There have been at least 5 major train wrecks in the past month or so, and this is not counting the ones that were prevented by arrest of Al-qaeda operatives planning major train disasters in Canada and the USA. Interestingly, as Don Laird notes, the same magazine, ‘Inspire’, by AQ in the Islamic Maghreb which advised its readers to attack trains also advised them to attack various other infrastructure facilities wherever possible. The attack on a transformer farm in California with AK47s by an “Armed gang” for example (earlier reports where more clear that many AK47s were used to fire MANY rounds into these transformers) which the press has written off as mere vandalism or this attack on an emergency radio broadcast center strike me as oddly under-reported, or perhaps mis-reported would be a better way to describe it.
The entire Western media seems to be run by the principles of misdirection these days more akin to a child’s birthday magician than to the principles of informing the public for the purposes of allowing them to make the best decisions in their own interests. You know, free and democratic society kinds of things.
On a completely different subject, hundreds of people made very ill by bagged salads across the USA. This seems to happen quite often recently and to quite a lot of people. (H/T Richard)
Be interesting to get a look at the workers at ye’ olde salad factory.