IRS Plane Attacker Part of ‘Right Wing,’ Christmas Bomber Just a ‘Lone Wolf’

Todd Warner Houston on is taking on those in the journalistic community who are happy to label the nut who flew the plane into the Tex IRS building an extreme right winger while the underwear bomber is just a lone wolf, same with the base shooter; either the media should call them all lone wolf nut jobs or part of a bigger plan.


No clearer difference can be seen in how the Old Media and its left-wing compatriots treat mass killers, terrorists and nutjobs than the way Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and Joe Stack have been portrayed by the Old Media and the left. Abdulmutallab, the jihadi Christmas Bomber, was treated as an aberration unconnected with any larger group — despite that he trained with al Qaeda — and Joe Stack, who flew a plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas, has been held up as the epitome of the “teabaggers” and the “anti-government right” despite that not a single tie to those folks has been yet discovered.

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association with the teabagger movement came post mortem when people associated with the tea party movement attempted to make him a hero on Facebook.

the "christmas" bomber did not injure or kill anyone. The base killer, killed 12 people and injured 31. Stack killed 1, plus himself and injured 13.

Both you and Warner are being a bit dishonest in your premise. I'm guess neither of you bother to read or at least understood the links you linked too.

Warner links to a CBS article and writes - “As of now, he appears to be a lone actor with no conspirators. A report the following day said of the jihadist bomber, ‘We’re not aware of anybody else,’ one official told Orr. No further arrests are imminent.”

He completely cherry picks a single line out of a two page article. Let me expand -

One law enforcement official said the man claimed to have been instructed by al Qaeda to detonate the plane over U.S. soil and Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., chairman of a House Homeland Security subcommittee, said there were "strong suggestions of a Yemen-al Qaida connection and an intent to blow up the plane over U.S. airspace."

But other law enforcement officials cautioned that such claims could not be verified immediately, and said the man may have been acting independently - inspired but not specifically trained or ordered by terror groups.

"This does not strike us as having the earmarks of any kind of well-planned or well-orchestrated attack," a senior security official told CBS News justice correspondent Bob Orr.

The FBI continues talking with Abdulmutallab He claims connections to an Imam in Yemen and an al Qaeda linked bomb maker, but U.S. officials have not verified those claims.

As of now, he appears to be a lone actor with no conspirators. "We're not aware of anybody else," one official told Orr. No further arrests are imminent.

A Virginia-based group that monitors militant messages called attention Saturday to a Dec. 21 video recording from an al Qaeda operative in Yemen who warned of a looming bombing in the U.S.

The fact that very little was known within the first 48 hours of the attack and while a Yemen link was made, but I can understand not wanting to shit all over another country without knowing all the facts. And while we haven't arrested anyone else, we've been lighting up the hills of Yemen with drones.

Warner also writes - The Associated Press also played on the isolated extremist line by portraying Abdulmutallab on Dec. 29 as a “lonely, depressed” man.

The article was about blog posts that were thought to written by Abdulmutallab. Again - read the article, it's not making any judgement about whether he was working with others or not.

As for Stack, Warner cherry picks AN article from the National Review's cherry picked article.

I'm willing to have this argument Chris, but this is BS place to start the argument.

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