ABCNews is reporting that Al Qaeda is dispatching suicide bombers to the United States and other Western countries:
Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9.
The only question I have for them is “Why did it take you so long?” Not that I want it to happen, of course, but it seems a pretty simple kind of attack to pull off, and I would have thought they’d have done this sooner and often.
Hell, back in high school, while making a very bad home movie, we got Erwin to strap a square piece of wood to his chest with a small explosive attached. He detonated it by removing a playing card from a clothespin, the two sides of which would form the necessary connection with the card removed. It went off, blew a hole in his shirt (and exploded some ketchup packets attached), and he then performed the worst impersonation of a dying man you’ve ever seen. I mean, really, it was embarrassingly bad.
But that’s not my point… the point was that bombs are not that hard to make and probably not that hard to hide on one’s person (never tried it, so working off imagination and Erwin-polation here).
So what’s been the hold up? Finding an American Muslim willing to off himself for the glory of Allah? Maybe that American Dream has some merit and power after all.
I won’t be surprised when a suicide bomber detonates in some public area in the Heartland, but I will be surprised it took them so long to get around to it. Maybe if they need some good ideas on targets, they can consult with Dinesh D’Souza, given how – in this case – religion makes for strange bedfellows.