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Keith Olbermann derisively dismissed the arrest of six men in an alleged terror plot to kill U.S. troops stationed at Fort Dix in New Jersey, choosing to portray the news as an attempt by the Bush administration to "terrorize" Americans with phony threats"
OLBERMANN: And one other note today. The ultimate premise of the war in Iraq and the ultimate premise, certainly, of the Republican presidential campaign ahead, counterterrorism. The FBI claims it has broken up a plot to attack Fort Dix in New Jersey. The flaw, though, in the breathless reporting of the purported terror cell, the bureau infiltrated the six-person group after its members took video of themselves practicing with assault weapons, brought the tape to a photo store, and had it transferred to a DVD.
The details of the supposed plot don't seem to hold together that well either, though that did not stop extensive and entirely credulous coverage on TV, the Internet, in print today. The men supposedly had plans to gain access to the base disguised as pizza delivery guys, then cut the power somehow, they, quote, "hit four, five, or six Humvees and light the whole place, and retreat without any losses." And take the tape of yourselves practicing and have it copied at PhotoMat. In other words, the FBI has arrested six morons.
Olbermann appears to believe that the arrests were part of a hoax perpetrated by the FBI at the behest of the Bush Administration, the Republican Party and the Guiliani campaign - all enabled by a "credulous" media. From the safety of his anchor desk, Keith "knows" the plot was not real, that there was no actual threat, because the suspects were "morons".
Keith conveniently ignores that just a few weeks ago there was a deranged "moron" who, acting alone, killed over 30 people with just two handguns. Zacharrias Moussoui was caught before he could carry out the 9/11 attacks because he was such a "moron" that he told flight instructors he only wanted to learn how to take off - yet 19 other "morons" killed close to 3,000 people. The 1993 World Trade Center bombers were such "morons" that one of them went back to the Ryder rental office to claim his deposit on the truck used to blow up the Tower One parking garage - after they had killed six people and injured over 1,000. A border patrol agent prevented the Millennium Plot because one of these "morons" was caught with a cache of explosives in the trunk of his car. A transatlantic flight did not explode over the ocean because Richard Reid was such a "moron" that he was unable to light the fuse for the bomb in his shoe before being tackled by an alert passenger and a flight attendant.
Apparently Keith Olbermann wants a new government policy to limit its investigations to terrorists with SAT scores over 2,000 and a 3.4 GPA.
All we can say is that it requires a special degree of malice to believe that any time a terror attack is successful its the U.S. officials who are the "morons" but when these same officials prevent an attack its just a scam to "terrorize" Americans cooked up by the Bush administration in cahoots with law enforcement officials and "the media" to arrest "morons" who are never a "serious" threat. Oh, except when the terror attack is directed at Keith Olbermann. In those cases, any threat - even laundry detergent shoved into an envelope - is so important that "journalists" must take to the airwaves to denounce anyone who does not take the threat as seriously as he and blame everyone who does not share Keith's political agenda.