"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Evidently, the 8 or 10 hours a day I spend obsessively following the news isn't enough, because somehow I missed this (thanks to corrente):
An Oklahoma man was taken into custody after he tried to carry a bomb on board an airplane on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, an FBI spokesman said.

Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr., 24, was detained on Wednesday morning after a security screener using an X-ray machine saw the device in his luggage as he tried to board a flight to Philadelphia at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City.

"Although the investigation is in its initial stages we have found no apparent connection to any type of terrorist activity or group," FBI spokesman Gary Johnson said.

This bizarre comment only makes sense if one assumes that terrorism is the exclusive domain of swarthy people - which will no doubt come as a great relief to the relatives of Timothy McVeigh's victims.




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