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A Fine Rant

The master of miniscule, skippy the bush kangaroo, let loose with an excellent rant about the wusses on the wrong wing of the discussion regarding the threats the US faces today.

I think he hopped over a few things that were going on during the 1960s and 1970s that didn’t directly involve the CCCP:

The United States was disrupted by multiple riots in the 1960s. The “12th Street Riot” in Detroit in 1967 was probably the worst, but there were riots in many cities following the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in 1968 and a police riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Today there is Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, but there were many more groups and individuals involved in terrorism world-wide before the fall of the Berlin Wall:

Carlos the Jackal wandered around the world carrying out assassinations and bombings. Abu Nidal and his Black September crew were responsible for hundreds of deaths in hijackings and bombings. The Red Brigades in Italy and Red Army Faction of Germany were involved in assassinations, kidnappings, bank robberies, and bombings while I was stationed in Europe in the 1970s.

Since they made a movie about it people should remember the deadly 1972 Munich Olympics.

For some reason, when the Red Army Faction blew up a US Army barracks in Frankfurt am Main while I was stationed at Rhein Main Air Base, and we had to evacuate our barracks once or twice a month for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams to sweep the area, it never occurred to me to give up my rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. I assumed that the Bill of Rights and the Constitution were what I was supporting and defending, especially since I had sworn an oath to that effect.


1 Scorpio { 05.29.06 at 1:47 pm }

Sure — my husband’s commander was killed by a terrorist bomb in Germany in 1972. My car was searched many and many a time by MPs before I could drive into a US base. Nothing new about it — and no one suggested that the NSA could bug everyone, or that there had to be “free speech zones” to combat it, either.

2 Bryan { 05.29.06 at 2:59 pm }

It’s really unbelievable when you consider that Nixon was the President for a good chunk of that time. Today, people think you’re crazy when you tell them that the Shrubbery is worse than Nixon.