Monday, June 26, 2006

Peters: Feds got it right in Miami

Ralph Peters writes that the feds who worked to nab the Miami 7 deserve thanks from the American people. He reaches back to recent US History to offer a little advice for those who want to dismiss the seven as harmless wannabees:

Now consider how Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols & Co. would have come across had they been popped for conspiracy three or four months before the Oklahoma City bombing - namely, as nuts with delusions of grandeur. Jobless and living on the edge of poverty, McVeigh and Nichols would've seemed pathetic, not deadly. Losers. Like the perps in Miami.

It only took a pile of cheap fertilizer, an old vehicle and one committed killer to bring down the Murrow Federal Building, kill 168 people and shatter thousands of lives. And it wouldn't have taken very much for those half-baked fanatics in Miami to kill hundreds, if not thousands.

Well said Col. Peters.


Blogger sam's notes said...

Excellent post, Floyd. I made the same analogy this weekend to someone who was doubting the serious nature of the situation.

Blogger bubba said...

Isn't it amazing how a certain group of people immediately blew this news and its implications off, as if it was merely another throw-away media story?

Ralp Peters is spot on, as usual.

Blogger Glenn said...

Nothing beats infiltration to preempt possible danger. When will a "whistle blower" leak details of the program to the NY Times?


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