The “bumper sticker” war on terror

John Edwards discussing the war on terror from May of 2007:

Contrast that with the latest headlines:

NEW YORK — As first reported by NewsChannel4’s Jonathan Dienst, three people were arrested and one other was being sought Saturday in connection to a plot to blow up jet-fuel lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said.

Four people have been charged. Three suspects are in custody: Russell Defreitas, Kareem Ibrihim and Abdul Kadir. Another suspect, Abdul Nur is still at large.

Defreitas is to be arrainged Saturday in Brooklyn on terror conspiracy charges.

Sources said Defreitas, a former cargo worker at JFK allegedly began to plot attacking the US last July or August. Defeitas sought help in carrying out a plan and went to an FBI informant, who gathered information about the plot.

U.S. Attorney Roslynn R. Mauskopf called it “one of the most chilling plots imaginable.”

“The devastation that would be caused had this plot succeeded is just unthinkable,” she said at a news conference.

Sounds like a “bumper sticker” issue to me.

  • John

    The “war on terror” still sounds like a bumper sticker to me. I like to give these things a few weeks to see if they’re real anyway. Either way, I don’t think the reasoning for their attack would exist if our country was not meddling in the middle east. The “thwarted terror attack at JFK” is nothing but proof that us being over there is not working. The people that have been charged in this case were here, not there.