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Thirteen Years of Stupidity

Today marks another year since two regrettable events occurred.  One occurred this decade and launched an internet meme, and another is vying to become one:


Who are these escaped mental patients (and why would they believe the John Hancock rather than the much-more prominent Sears (Willis) Tower is the primary target)?  Well, it could be the rantings and ravings of a three-star general:

Ret. Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney told Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ” host Uma Pemmaraju on Saturday that United States might be witness to another terror attack on September 11 this year, according to Breitbart.

In order to address the increasing threat of ISIS, an al-Qaeda breakaway group, the U.S. should “go to DEFCON 1, our highest state of readiness and be prepared as we lead up to 9/11,” because “we may even see a 9/11/14,” the network military analyst said.

Well, at least he isn’t the lieutenant general that is demanding every Christian buy an AR-15.  But ISIS isn’t McInerney’s primary worry:

In the interview, the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 was also referenced by McInerney. On March 8, Flight 370 went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Despite extensive land and sea searches, officials have failed to find any sign of the missing Boeing 777-200ER, which was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. It’s believed that the plane crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, west of Australia.

“On the seventh of September, a major news network and publishing network are going to put out a book. It is going to be earth shattering of what’s happening and what happened. The fact is we may even see a 9/11/14 MH-370 surface again. We should go to DEFCON 1, our highest state of readiness and be prepared as we lead up to 9/11,” he said.

Apparently, the retired general cannot let go of his certainty that the first Malaysian 777 lost this year ended up in Pakistan:

I do believe that those people in Pakistan, in the ISI, those people who knew where Osama Bin Laden was and didn’t tell us. I believe those same elements could be involved with getting that airplane into a Pakistan air force base.

Anything’s possible, I guess.  The widebody airliner that crashed (oops, disappeared) in March could conceivably plow into a skyscraper today.  All that would have to occur is a penetration of the ADIZ around the United States and fly nap-of-the-Earth into the targeted building…

…or more likely, the 777’s wreckage remains strewn across the Indian ocean seabed.  The 77-year old McInerney is already a little unhinged, so perhaps one can chalk this up to the fact that Fox News’ audience probably prefers cranky old ‘experts.’  But is there something more sinister lurking beneath the surface?


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