The recent confession of terrorist Zazi is a great victory for the government. Yet, I wonder how the governments tactics would be portrayed in the media if this were the Bush administration.
The guilty plea was apparently coerced by the FBI explaining that it could prosecute
Zazi's mother for immigration violations. In reality we cringe and should cringe at going after family members of criminals. However, unfortunately this is part and parcel of the governments strategy in many cases. Much of our adversarial form of justice is handled via negotiation by lawyers.
The question that is unanswered is why Zazi wanted his mother to remain in a country that he sought to bomb will never be asked or answered.
A larger question that we discussed here was answered by Zazi. Zazi did directly state that the goal of his bombings was to raise publicity for his cause. This is something we have suspected all along. The origins of media marketing publicity stunts is communist. This is done by Red Army factions and by the Commie PLO. Oddly,
this concept of branding has more in common with Proctor and Gamble than Marx. It was also the desire of spoiled rich Little Lord Fauntleroy types like Bill Ayers as well.
One of the authors we highly respect is Stephen Schwartz. He has questioned the long term impact of his coreligionists aligning themselves with far left types. The truth is that when progress is made it is frequently from the right. Nixon could go to China and Begin could make peace in a way that a type like Obama can not. Obama has the burden of proving he can use decisive force and knows he is vulnerable on charges about his patriotism.
Terrorism will only end when Muslims themselves start to grasp the serious damage that it has done to Islam. Each publicity stunt marketing bombing produces a counter reaction. If Osama wanted the USA out of the region his publicity stunt has not worked. The lives of those in the PA have gotten worse with each bombing. Even the myth that lawless demonstrations in the 1970's had any impact on the end of the Vietnam War is also wrong. The end of that war had more to do with Watergate than lawless unwashed Hippie Communists and spoiled rich incompetent terrorists like Bill Ayers.
Of course nobody is ever going to sit down and write this in book form. Sad, but it is what is seriously needed most.