By: Todd M. Schoenberger
The buzz term within political and media circles on Friday was “abundance of caution.” The term was coined by Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, as she made the rounds describing how the U.S. would respond to Friday’s terrorist attack.
Yes, it was a terrorist attack, even though very few are calling it such because the only pictures we had of the event were isolated shots of airplanes sitting silently and alone on a tarmac. It seems a portion of the population requires explosions and mayhem to give it the full outright description of “terrorist attack.”
If you’re keeping score, the United States has experienced five separate terrorist attacks against the homeland in the past 18 months: The Fort Hood shooting; the killing at the military recruiting center in Little Rock; the Underwear Bomber; the Times Square bombing; and, now, Friday’s attack.
How many of you remember the New York Post cover story a few months before September 11th? It was about an Islamic Extremist who was promoting jihad and the death of western civilization. The goon in the picture was none other than Osama bin Laden.
Most of us at that time were following the Gary Condit/Chandra Levy events, and paid little attention to this news story, even though it appeared only eight years following the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Now, nine years removed from September 11th, and we have been the target of a number of attacks that could signal something much more catastrophic.
Today’s Wall Street Journal has an informative article about how the CIA is requesting full power to implement “hunter killing teams” in Yemen to seek out these rats without having to go through red tape of obtaining approval before striking. It’s crystal clear that playing “nice” as President Obama attempted in his first few months in the White House is absolutely ineffective and makes us increasingly vulnerable.
What makes Friday’s attack even more alarming is how it wasn’t a suicide mission. For those who believe in the “see something, say something” mantra, you at least have an idea of what to look for. Now, our bomber wears brown shorts, drives an ugly brown truck, and only makes right turns.
(As an aside, does anyone find it ironic that Juan Williams makes the comment about those wearing Muslim-looking garb just a couple of weeks ago, and these freaks send bombs anonymously through the mail? A topic for another time, I suppose.)
Here’s the business perspective: Can we expect the days of “order by December 23rd for Christmas delivery” to be over? After all, I would suspect all packages will be inspected going forward, right? If so, better get those online Christmas orders in earlier this year!
The Election Day television marathon begins today! Be sure to tune-in to the Fox Business Network on Monday, November 1st, at 12noon, ET, to watch Todd M. Schoenberger debate Democratic Strategist, Christian Dorsey.
Then, on Election Day, starting at 10pm, ET, see Todd M. Schoenberger on Fox 29 Philadelphia discuss the Christine O’Donnell Delaware Senate race, along with the key Pennsylvania races.
Following, the Philadelphia appearance, Todd M. Schoenberger will be live, and in-studio in New York, doing one-on-one political analysis with Neil Cavuto on Fox News and the Fox Business Network from midnight until 3AM, ET.
Hope you have a chance to catch these important television appearances!!