Don’t the good townsfolk understand that housing Muslim detainees captured on the battlefields of Iraq and Af-ghanistan makes them a target? As a number of knowledgeable people point out, having O’Hare airport nearby, as well as Chicago’s Sears Tower and the Magnificent Mile, might complete the picture for a jihadist wanting to make his mark. All it takes is a fake I.D. and a Google Earth map.
What could the good people of Thomson be thinking?
I’ve pondered whether southern towns would take the same tack, all for the unsubstantiated promise of 3,000 jobs. What if it was Dalton, for example? It’s been similarly hard hit by the economy and is also a town near a big city with an international airport and tall buildings.
I doubt the patriots in Dalton would accept this prison, especially after they learned how estimated job creations are being falsified under the current, hopeychangey administration.
But back to Thomson. I feel bad they’re this willing to accept these federal prisoners.
My best guess is that people will rationalize almost anything when they’re desperate enough to find work and support their families. They’ll accept normally unacceptable conditions, if only they believe they can retrieve what’s been lost in the crisis. Remember, Rahm Emmanuel: “A good crisis should never go to waste.”
Does the situation in Thomson illustrate why the current administration hasn’t acted to fix our economy?
Instability, remember, is the friend of leaders with big-change agendas. Hugo Chavez is just one example, propa-gating instability in Venezuela so the world, including our president and many of our leaders, barely blink when he seizes a farm or a town or the ritziest Hilton in the region.
And Saul Alinsky, whose influence inspired Obama, was a community organizer who cut his teeth in the Al Ca-pone mob decades ago. He said in one of his last interviews in 1972 that his dream was to “organize America’s middle class,” a goal Obama seems to share.
But how do you do that? One way is to destabilize things to the point the people will accept anything – maybe even allow the world’s most evil terrorists to reside nearby.
Will the next hue and cry from desperate American towns be, “Sex offenders, stay away, but we heart those for-eign jihadists”?
I hope Americans get some backbones soon, or we won’t even recognize our country in a few years.