Oh deary me. Recent news stories are talking up the threat of al-Qaeda terrorist attacks during the U.S. elections, such as this story (US warns of ‘large-scale’ terror attack) in the SMH.
Of course many are suggesting that this is yet another ploy by G.W. et al for election glory, as what better time to want Big Boy Bush in charge of the U.S. military. When you think about it, you’ve got to wonder why al-Qaeda would want to disrupt an election which is looking more and more likely to dump G.W. and pull the U.S. out of the middle east. al-Qaeda’s whole point is that the U.S. is run by nationalistic interventionist infidels.
If G.W. is expecting the U.S. citizenry to believe that one, then… well… yeah…
More amusing however is a quick search on Google News shows about 10 nations, including our very own SMH reporting the fact in their local media before any of the mainstream U.S. media outlets.
However the stupidity doesn’t end overseas, as the Australian government has just signed a $530 million deal to purchase 59 “refurbished and updated” M1A1 Abrams tanks. I’m assuming they’ll go quite nicely with our airforce of 3.5 FA18s or how ever many we own now.
These tanks will be of great use for
invading other countries protecting our borders from land based threats from other nations. One wonders if we’re about to be invaded by submersible tanks from New Zealand. Excellently thought through Senator Hill. Periscope up!