Every year at this time, we can count on the appearance of TSA administrator (aka Molester-in-Chief, as we like to call him) John Pistole at the Aspen Institute in Colorado, solemnly intoning on the grave risks posed every day by those Terrorists Hiding Around Every Corner™, especially ones with bombs in their pants.
In fact, he seems to have a thing for booty bombs. Last year at Aspen it was all he talked about. This year, it’s more of the same. Only with an added fillip of fear.
Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab — you know, so-called Underwear Bomber, a mentally ill young man who never had a chance in hell of blowing up anything — Abdulmutallab, John Pistole now tells us, didn’t succeed only because his underwear — wait for it — wasn’t clean.
That’s right. If not for less-than-fastidious hygiene, Abdulmutallab would’ve sent that Detroit-bound plane in 2009 all the way to kingdom come.
No, I am not making this up.
And not only does Pistole say this crap with a straight face, the media eats it up.
By the way, allow me to remind you that Pistole said in 2012 that “we’re safer than we’ve ever been,” yet somehow, we’re always supposed to be afraid. So afraid that the U.S. has imposed its insane security procedures on other countries, which countries are falling into line, with no end in sight.
I grow weary. So here’s one of our readers, Daisiemae, to take over:
I can’t see how people simply accept his pronouncements as Gospel. How does he know the guy wore it in his underwear for two weeks? Did he have a recording device in the guy’s underwear?
And how does he know the thing got “damp”? By the time any of the authorities got hold of this guy, all his explosive materials had been burned. You wouldn’t be able to know if it had been damp.
Pistole’s lies are so grandiose and ridiculous, a complete fool should be able to see through them. Yet they all nod their heads, amazed at his wisdom. It’s like they’re in a trance.
That’s the way it is in a cult. Pistole is exactly like a cult leader. I know . . . been there, done that. He’s exactly like the sociopathic cult leaders I knew in my youth.
Yes, Daisimae, and given John Pistole’s religious zealotry, the comparison to cults is apt.