The Fort Dix “Terrorists” In A Nutshell

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — The federal government charged five alleged Islamic radicals with plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey.

A sixth was charged with aiding and abetting the illegal possession of firearms by three of the others.

"The philosophy that supports and encourages jihad around the world against Americans came to live here in New Jersey and threaten the lives of our citizens through these defendants," New Jersey U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie said at a news conference Tuesday.

The men were arrested Monday night and heard the charges against them Tuesday in federal court. They will be held without bond pending a hearing Friday, according to Michael Drewniak, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.

Wonkette, I think, says it best:

Ok. So, the plot was: six dudes from New Jersey buy some guns and storm Fort Dix. The Fort Dix that is full of lots and lots of Army reservists with way, way more guns. And, like, extensive military training and shit. Yes, thank god these terrorists have been caught and locked up before they could be killed within minutes of deciding to carry out the dumbest fucking terrorist plot we’ve ever heard of.

Firedoglake adds:

Well, so much for fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here.Internment Girl?

You know that Debbie Schlussel is turning clumsy-ass cartwheels of joy that there’s finally some Hot Islamic Jihadi Action for her to write about.  And of course, their semi-questionable citizenship status has Michelle Malkin melting through her Victoria’s Secret white cotton lady briefs.  You can go look at their blogs if you want.  I don’t have the stomach for it.   They’ll be dining out on these six losers and their woodland paintball games all the way to the 2008 elections and beyond.  The Muslim Fanatics are, like, totally among us right now!!  Time to start rounding them all up, eh,

Cry_wolf3Never mind that we’ve done this song and dance before with those seven losers in a warehouse in Miami that got arrested last year.  Never mind that this is all suspiciously well-timed for the Bush Assministration, whose poll numbers are tanking and whose pet idiot will be making his second (and undoubtedly awe-inspiringly bad) testimony before Congress the day after tomorrow.

No, this time it’s different!  This time it’s important!  This time the threat was REAL!

("Wolf!" cried the boy, "Wolf!  Wolf!")

Color me unimpressed.

I mean, yes.  If the official story is correct, there were a group of young men who had some intent to harm people at a military base.  For that, they deserve a trial and conviction.  But having all the evil intent in the world is not comparable to being an actual terrorist threat.  I mean, six guys against an entire military base?  That’s kind of like saying a dictator with no WMDs poses a "threat", simply because he is a bad man.