Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Liars on parade

Written By: Bob - Apr• 16•13

Never let a tragedy go to waste.

Pump up the fear, the horror, the gore, the loss and the tragedy.

Keep it fresh. Keep it raw. Personalize it. Maximize the public trauma and human cost, exploit the victims and their families.

There’s profit in them thar tears.

You’ve got ad blocks and column inches to fill, boys, and baby needs a new pair of shoes:

The deadly bomb attack on the Boston Marathon highlights what may be a growing threat to American cities — the use of IEDs to target large gatherings, inflicting mass damage with a device that is difficult to detect.

Security experts say the use of IEDs is becoming a preferred tool of terror in both domestic and global attacks — or attempted attacks — against the United States.

There is no “growing threat” of IEDs in America.

It’s precisely the same now as it was three days ago, at it was on September 10, 2001, and as it was when a man named Andrew Kehoe used IEDs to destroy the Bath Consolidated School, then murdered responders with a suicide car bombing… way back on May 18, 1927.

Claiming that any of this is “new,” or an “escalation,” is the most blatant and naked of lies.

The rest is all angling on how to profit from it.

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  1. parker says:

    Soon, anyone with a few brain cells functioning, will realize we are all Israelis now. The big spectacular attacks on our soil have been foiled. Malls, sporting events, infrastructure will be the new smaller scale targets. And random sniping will occur. Imagine a well placed, talented sniper hitting the drivers of 10 18 wheelers crossing the I-80 bridge over the Mississippi within the space of 20 seconds. Imagine simultaneously demolishing 5 major rail road bridges over the Mississippi cutting the nation in half. Sooner or later the jihadi will realize there are easier ways to bring America to its knees than grandstanding the destruction of the WCT.

  2. Gayle says:

    The carefully-coached Newtown parents were in the stands at the finish line, being paraded as the ultimate victims before whose visage everyone must submit and bow.

    And then – who could have known? – their ultimate claim to victimhood vanished. Their 15 minutes? Over. Gone to new saints in the victimhood parade, as quick as that.

    Nobody’s even thinking of them anymore. What’s… Newtown?

    I hope the short time in the spotlight was worth it for them. Really.