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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Too close

Someone has posted the air traffic control conversation that brought the Times Square bomber back to the gate.


  • Look for the America-hating right wing to make hay out of any administration effort that doesn't comport to fictionalized TV-movies of superhuman, "Boorah!", Delta Force perfection.

    I'll be interested to see the backstory of Faisal Shahzad. I suspect that he's young, relatively affluent, fully westernized, and was naturalized pre-2001. I further suspect he fits the profile of the self-loathing Muslim ex-pat... Those between 20 - 35 who have been surrounded by western prosperity, but begin to feel guilty for such privilege and, oddly, over compensate by becoming radicalized and act out as a form of penance or "moral" purge.

    By Blogger -epm, at 9:44 AM  

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