May 3, 2013
Little commentary is needed after reading this article. Constructing a “picture” of “terrorism” that will scare us and fortify the government’s quest for more and more power requires a considerable amount of work. But one has to admire, if reluctantly, their ability to turn an old hag, living half way around the world, and a 24 year old widow into “threats to our national security.”
Of course, though, as every con man knows, a successful con requires “a mark,” that is, one who is prepared to be bamboozled. And, apparently, “we the people” are prepared to be bamboozled.