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  •  The person to whom I was responding was (1+ / 0-)
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    mocking the idea that a plot to detonate a bomb aboard a passenger aircraft deserved to be taken seriously.

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 08:35:48 PM PDT

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    •  Was he mocking the idea, or was he mocking that (0+ / 0-)

      … one particular instance, the "underwear bomber"? A lot of the details reported in that specific case certainly did sound more absurd than threatening.

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      by lotlizard on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 08:51:52 PM PDT

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      •  He used the underwear bomber (1+ / 0-)
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        as a pretext to dismiss any threat posed by Al Awlaki.

        To refresh your recollection, there was a segment on the left (the Chomskyites and their ilk) who were convinced Osama bin Laden was a "victim"  of a crime perpetrated by the United States but who were not convinced bin Laden himself had attacked the United States.

        "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

        by Geekesque on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 08:44:50 AM PDT

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