Friday, October 2, 2009

Worst Plan Ever

As a North Carolina native I've been remiss in not posting about this earlier, but there was not a whole lot to share about it up to now. Of course, I'm referring to Daniel Patrick Boyd and his band of lackeys. They were arrested back in July for planning a terrorist attack. I did not realize until now that they were planning to attack the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia. Daniel Patrick Boyd, are you serious? Out of all the targets you could hit, why would you choose a major U.S. military installation? Not to mention that this particular military base is home to the elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team. It is a place crawling with highly trained warriors. I guess it is marginally less reprehensible than attacking a school bus full of innocent, unarmed children, but it's almost certain that an attack on Quantico would be swiftly and efficiently obliterated before it got very far at all. Furthermore, there was zero chance these jokers were ever going to stay out of jail long enough to get to the point where they were going to carry this out. All of the members of this conspiracy took multiple trips to terrorist hotspots such as Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, and Pakistan. On top of that they were buying all kinds of weapons. It's difficult to think of a better way to get yourself noticed than taking multiple trips to known terrorist countries, and buying up tons of weapons.

Anyways, those are just my thoughts on the situation. Here's the indictment in U.S. v. Boyd, et al.