Shades of the Kill Switch

ABC News: Significant Development in Terror Threats Since 9/11, Officials Say

“Groups affiliated with al Qaeda are now actively targeting the United States and looking to use Americans or Westerners who are able to remain undetected by heightened security measures,” Mueller said. “It appears domestic extremism and radicalization appears to have become more pronounced based on the number of disruptions and incidents.”

Yes, the number of homegrown, American terrorists aiding and abetting Islamic extremists right on our own soil is becoming more and more of a threat. We get it. We also get that they use the Internet. Something rightfully should be done about it, hopefully by an appropriately-armed member of the U.S. Military.

As with all things leftist, though, one must scour each and every line of any information that they release for public consumption. Sure, trying to determine methods of obtaining intelligence on such persons and groups and being effectively able to do something about it is a great idea. We can agree on that. The two points that trouble me here, however, are (1) the difference between what I understand to be a dangerous extremist and what this administration considers an extremist, and (2) the seeming emphasis on the Internet’s influence in creating such dangerous, dangerous people.

I can do the math.

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  1. Gail B. says:

    Yes, John, and so can the government. Bad, bad Internet….

  2. Anonymous says:

    We would have LOVED a kill switch on Michael Moore’s big fat mouth. But, noooooo.

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