Tuesday, May 8, 2007

It's not terrorism if you're white, part deux

It was just last week that I was discussing the corporate media's complete lack of interest in home-grown terrorist, Tyler Joseph Froatz. Froatz was held without bail after authorities found a sizable weapons cache in his Jeep and apartment following his arrest for assaulting the organizer of an immigration rally in Washington, DC. Details can be found here. At the time, I speculated that the case might have attracted more attention if his name had been more exotic and his skin browner:

Imagine if Tyler Joseph Froatz was named Tayib Jamal Farahani and was of Middle Eastern decent. To say that this would have generated some national interest is a bit of an understatement. This would have been splattered all over CNN for hours. Fox would have had a field day. The wingnut blogs would have been on this like ugly on an ape for weeks. Michael Chertoff would have made a public statement raising the terra level to blinking red. Dick Cheney would've booked all the Sunday talking head shows. And Dubya would've said something incredibly stupid. But since it was just Bubba from Podunk, the MSM and assorted right tards not only couldn't care less, many of them wish he would've succeeded.
I just never expected my theory to be tested quite so quickly. All we need now is the official response from the White House.

I also want to point out that none of our civil rights were harmed in the making of these arrests. George Bush didn't have to listen to our phone calls, open our mail, monitor our Internet activity, or check our bank transactions. Hell, he didn't even need to torture any of the detainees at Gitmo. Nope. This case was blown wide open with good old fashioned police work based on a tip from a concerned citizen.

It will be interesting to see if the details currently being reported stay consistent over time or if this is another case like the Miami terrorists. In any event, this case proves that there are still some competent, hard-working people in the executive branch. The FBI are to be commended for taking any and all appropriate action here.

Oh, and since the terrorists are indeed following us back here, does that mean our soldiers can come home now?

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