Friday, September 14, 2007

No Known Link to Terrorism, Hmmm?

The FBI is looking pretty silly now for having immediately said there was "no known link to terrorism" when the two men with an explosives-filled car were arrested in South Carolina last month.

The car was packed with bomb-making equipment and bullets, and even contained a videotape instructing how to make a remote-controlled detonator, "to save one who wants to be a martyr for another battle."

The FBI needs to stop reflexively making their "no terrorism involved" statements when arrests are made. It appears this is done to keep the public calm or perhaps to cover up an ongoing investigation, but the end result is that the public can't trust such statements.

Statements about terrorism links should be made after an investigation, not before.


Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Since this is in my town and USF was H and I's alma mater, the local news has something on the case every day. The newspaper played on sympathy two weeks ago by headlining with "A Family in Despair". Now, they seem to be more realistic. You can catch all of The Tampa Tribune's coverage here.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks very much for the links, I will be reading them!

Best wishes,

9:04 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

The FBI needs to stop lowballing the common sense of the American public and infantalizing us by telling obvious lies. We want the straight truth and more importantly, deserve it.

That they once again sought to appease - not us - but the Muslim community - is as transparent as the fact that no average joe drives around with low grade explosive materials and video how-tos on detonator making.

10:20 AM  

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