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There was an attempted terror attack last Friday on a U.S. airport, and no one is talking about it.

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This is pretty amazing.  As explained by Shaun King at the Intercept, a terror attack on a U.S. airport was narrowly foiled just this past Friday:

On past Friday morning, at 12:39 a.m., security footage from the Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina showed a man walking through the front doors wearing black clothing and a black cap, while carrying a bag. “Based on a review of the video, the individual walked near the entrance to the terminal, went out of sight momentarily, and was then seen departing the area without the bag,” according to the criminal complaint.

Following the Transportation Security Administration’s protocols, airport security allowed a bomb dog to sniff the bag for explosives and the dog signaled to the team the presence of dangerous materials in the bag. The concourse was then shut down. The street leading to the airport was shut down. And Asheville Regional Airport officials found themselves in a dangerous emergency situation.

What investigators eventually found in the bag was AN/FO (Ammonium Nitrate/Fuel Oil) explosives that, according to the criminal complaint, have been used “in a number of terrorist-related incidents around the world. When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently. Nails or ball bearings are often items added to the device so as to increase the devastation inflicted by the explosion.”

This bomb was meant to cause multiple deaths:

In fact, sharp nails and bullets were found in this improvised explosive device. Whoever built it designed the bomb to cause horrific bodily harm. Before disarming it, authorities discovered that the alarm attached to it was scheduled to go off at 6:00 a.m. that morning just as a fresh round of travelers was scheduled to arrive at the airport.

The man who planted it, it turns out, openly admitted to authorities that he was “preparing to fight a war on U.S. soil” and that this bomb was but one part of that war.

Holy cow!  Where is the wall-to-wall media coverage?  Why hasn’t President Trump been tweeting about this?  How is this story uncovered?

Well, as Shaun King points out, the answer appears to be because the bomber — who has been arrested — is not Muslim.  No, he is a White guy.  A militia type who wanted to kill Americans and start a war on U.S soil….

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The Republicans DID want to reach out for more ‘different’ people, Right?

Reince Priebus, the guy running the Republican National Committee, spend money after the GOPer’s lost to Barack Obama the second time to find out what the party should do to fix the problem within his party…..

The answer came back…..

Widen your base….

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That was music to Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio’s ears, since they had , at the time, idea’s about immigration that would appeal to Latinos…..

THAT was all good…..

Then….

The guy leading the Republican’s efforts to get back into the White House is now an businessman/entertainer, who has been a registered Democrat, twice, an Independent and now claims to be a Republican…for the second time…..

Worst than THAT?

He’s pumping up his numbers by thumbing his nose at the GOP elite and establishment types and running on what seems like a cloaked racist policy line…..

Time and again this Dog has called him fading out….

But as soon as he gets up and spews his insults against women, latinos, muslims or anyone else that doesn’t agree with him….He get MAX media coverag and his polling numbers climb….

Hidden away in the same numbers is the fact that his support is weak and that against Hillary Clinton, who will be the Democratic Party choice….He’d probably lose….

So Mr Priebus and his guys have been reduced to standing on the sidelines as his report and it’s conclusions about increasing the parties base gets buried by the new P.T. Barnum of 2015….(Running a circus on anger and fear as the main attraction’s)….with the Ring Master as…….

One Donald Trump…..

Hillary Clinton probably can’t be more happy everyday…..

image…Politico

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Oh, yea….

And remember that ‘No’ third party run promise?

Donald Trump is refusing to rule out an independent White House run if he fails to win the Republican presidential nomination.

“Well, I’m going to have to see what happens,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “I will see what happens. I have to be treated fairly.”…..

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The Holy War of Radical Islamists….

I know this isn’t something new….

The Middle East and Africa ARE in the miiddle of Holy Wars of Islam….

The religion does NOT preach violence…

But there ARE those who ARE using violence to conquer other Islamist’s …

American President;’s have run their Foreign Policies looking at things in terms of national boundaries…

That has been short sighted and wrong….

The efforts at introducing American style ‘democracy’ in most cases has been a failure….

If you talk about stability ?

The old autocrats may not have been fair….But they provided stability …

That is because they seemed to blend their peoples together by force…

Not a good thing….

But now in almost everyone of the countries they where removed there is chaos….

Things in world aren’t fair…..

And are VERY complicated…

But I have said for sometime that the American way isn’t for everyone…

We now have a President stuck ….

Like George Bush after 9/11…..

There ARE people waiting for him to do something….

There ARE people that want him to do NOTHING….

Everyday the media has stories of ISIS and Boko Haram committing violent acts….

They claim they are doing them to reestablish THEIR religion , something that has been done by other religions thru history….

That said…..

In history people are chastised for NOT doing anything to stop atrocities…..

Against that…… The question sits on President Obama’s mind….

What should I do?

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Another Hundred Years War? I’m sure the Three Amigos would like that, but…Whatever Works….

….by  @ Whatever Works…..

 

Romney aside, Obama aside, serious things appear to be happening.

The usual noise machine is going all ‘we can’t let this stand’. I assume they want to shoot someone.

Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia . . . shall we wage war on all of them? Because that could precipitate war with one billion people.

War with a billion people who mostly don’t want war with us.

War with a billion people because of the actions of  a hundred thousand? A few hundred thousand? The militants among the billion? The Islamists amongst a billion Muslims? Wage war on a billion people?

If the neo-con dreams come true, that’s what we’ll have. And Saudi Arabia couldn’t stop it; the Saudi royal family would probably be wiped out early on. They’ve been in Al Qaeda’s gun sights for some time.

You think it can’t happen?

Check out the 11th and 12th Centuries…..

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Lets not to so caught up in Libya that we forget Iraq and Egypt……

While listening to POTUS talk radio this morning I heard a very interesting thing that I wanted to write on today…..

Iraq and Egypt……

 

While we all are enwrapped in the daily Libya updates …..

The first phase on moving past dictatorships goes on in Egypt and the second phase in Iraq…..

These two countries are MUCH more important than Libya……

 

In Iraq there is finally a government in place…

But the old blood feuds seem to rumble occasionally below the surface…

The US has indeed cut the number of troops in the country down…(as afar as I can tell that number is around 50,000 although there are also private companies that employee a lot of ex-US military to do certain functions)

But the remaining  troops  it seems are working hard under the radar to help the country grow…..

The US must keep an eye on this for years to come…..

And it’s gonna cost money….

 

The case in Egypt is actually a bit better….

While they are in phase one….

There country was not in a war….

Therefore its interrnal stuctures and most of country is not damaged….

The country’s military has maintained stability and put new figures in place to run things…

Egypt being run by an army that is trusted means that it will leapfrog past Iraq in getting on….

Indeed it seems to have already done so…..

There are no troop worries in Egypt for the US…

As I have noted here…

Every senior and middle grade Egyptian military officer has attended some form of training of exposure to the US military system…

The US….

And Israeli’s have extensive interactions with the the Egyptian military…..

 

Both countries will have to take the baby steps to move into what they want to be ….

In both cases the Iranians and Islamist fundamentalists will want a seat at the table and demand that the country accept its way as the basis for the country’s laws…

Democracy will demand the opposite …..

 

We need these tow countries to be successes….

We need them to be examples to the Middle East and North Africa that YES….

The dictators of the past can be shoved aside and stable countries can emerge that will offer more rights to their citizens…

That the West will let those citizens enjoy some form of democracy…

And those people can prosper….

 

That is certainly more important than Gaddafi…..

And we shouldn’t forget the other things that are much more important that the latest headline splashed across the nightly news….

 

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