Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Mantra

This is, amazingly enough, from Chronically Pissed, and we believe every politician in D.C. should be required to recite it every morning before they go about the business of protecting us.

1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by
a. Superman
b. Jay Leno
c. Harry Potter
d Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
a. Olga Corbett
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
a. Lost Norwegians
b. Elvis
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
a. John Dillinger
b. The King of Sweden
c. The Boy Scouts
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
a. A pizza delivery boy
b. Pee Wee Herman
c. Geraldo Rivera
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and 70 year old Leon Klinghoffer, an American passenger confined to a wheelchair, was murdered and thrown overboard by:
a. The Smurfs
b. Davy Jones
c. The Little Mermaid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and Robert Stidham, a US Navy diver was murdered by:
a. Captain Kidd
b. Charles Lindberg
c. Mother Teresa
d Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
a. Scooby Doo
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
d Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
a. Richard Simmons
b. Grandma Moses
c. Michael Jordan
d Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
a. Mr. Rogers
b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill' s women problems
c. The World Wrestling Federation
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

The answer, of course, to every single question, is (d) Muslim male extremist(s) mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

3 Comments:

At 10:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right! And don’t forget:
-- 1978–1995: The Unabomber kills three and injures 29 in a string of anti-technology bombings.
-- 1981: John Hinckley shoots U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
-- 1995: the single largest terror-related death toll in the U.S. before 9/11: Tim McVeigh’s Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 that killed 168 people.

Oh, wait! Those weren’t committed by Muslims. Nor were these:

** 1970 **
-- 24 August: the Army Mathematics Research Center on the University of Wisconsin campus is blown up; one dies
-- 6 September: Coordinated hijacking of four airliners. One hijacking is foiled in midair and two planes are diverted to Jordan’s Dawson Field. Nicaraguan hijacker Sandinista Patrick Arguello was killed and all passengers were freed after negotiated release of captured hijacker Leila Khaled and three PFLP prisoners. The following day a fifth airplane was also hijacked.
-- October 5 – 17: October Crisis (Quebec): FLQ murder of Pierre Laporte, kidnapping of James Cross.

** 1971 **
-- 4 December: In the McGurk's Bar bombing, a UVF bomb in Belfast's North Queen Street kills 15 people.

** 1972
-- 22 February: The Official Irish Republican Army kills seven civilians in the Aldershot bombing.
-- 30 May: Lod Airport Massacre by the Japanese Red Army terrorists, killing 26 and injuring 78.
-- 21 July: Bloody Friday nine are killed and 130 injured as Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) sets off 22 bombs.
-- 31 July: Claudy bombings; the Provisional Irish Republican Army sets off three car bombs in Claudy killing nine.

**1973**
-- 20 December: In Operación Ogro, Basque ETA group kills Spanish Prime Minister Admiral Carrero Blanco bombing his car in Madrid.

** 1974
-- 4 February: Twelve people are killed by the IRA in the M62 Coach Bombing.
-- 17 May: UVF detonates 3 car bombs in Dublin and one in Monaghan; 33 dead – the deadliest toll of any one day in Ireland's 'Troubles'.
-- 4 August: Italicus Expressen between Roma and Brennero explodes, killing 12 and injuring 44. Attributed to far-right terrorism.
-- 13 September: Basque ETA group bombs the "Rolando" cafeteria in Madrid and kills 12.
-- 30 September: Chilean General Carlos Prats is victim of a car bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
-- 5 October: Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves five dead and 44 injured.
-- 21 November: Birmingham pub bombing by the IRA kills 21, 182 people are injured.

** 1975 **
-- 26 February: London police officer Stephen Tibble, 22, is shot dead as he chases an PIRA gunman escaping from a bomb factory.
-- 31 July: Three members of Ireland's popular Miami Showband killed in UVF gun attack.
-- December 1975: Carlos the Jackal and his rebels attack OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria and take over 60 hostages - mostly they were OPEC countries' leaders.

** 1976 **
-- 3 February: Somali Coast Liberation Front hijack a school bus in Djibouti, killing one girl.
-- 16 February: Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia assassinate Turkish diplomat Oktay Cerit in Paris.
-- 21 September: Orlando Letelier assassinated in Washington by Chilean government.
-- 6 October: Cubana Flight 455 was bombed by anti-Castro exiles while flying from Barbados to Havana, killing 73.

** 1977 **
-- 7 April: Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver were shot by two Red Army Faction members.
-- 23 May: In the Netherlands, RMS activists kept 105 children and 5 teachers hostage in a school in Smilde.
-- 11 June: In the Netherlands, near Groningen, a passenger train was hijacked by members of the RMS, 55 passengers were kept hostage. In an army attack six hijackers and two passengers were killed.
-- 30 July: Jürgen Ponto, then head of the Dresdner Bank, was shot and killed by the Red Army Faction in a failed kidnapping.
-- 5 September: Hanns Martin Schleyer was kidnapped by the Red Army Faction. He was executed by the Red Army Faction on 19 October 1977.

** 1978 **
-- 13 February: Hilton bombing: A bomb is detonated outside the CHOGM meeting in Sydney, Australia, killing 2 people. 3 Ananda Marga members are later arrested and jailed for the attack, but later released due to lack of proof.
-- 17 February: The IRA kill 12 people in the La Mon Restaurant Bombing.
-- March: In the Netherlands members of the RMS movement occupy a provincial office in Assen. 67 persons were held hostage, one official was killed on the spot, another died of injuries a month later.
-- 16 March – 9 May: The Red Brigade kidnap Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro and assassinate him 55 days later.

** 1979 **
-- 29 July: Basque ETA members bomb two railway stations in Madrid, killing 7.
-- 27 August: Lord Mountbatten and three others are killed by IRA bomb on board his boat off Mullaghmore. The same day two IRA bombs kill 18 British Soldiers near Warrenpoint. After the explosions a heavy gun battle ensued between the Soldiers and the Bombers firing from their position inside the border with the Republic of Ireland. One civilian was caught in the crossfire and killed.

** 1980 **
-- 27 February: Dominican embassy siege: Guerrillas from M-19 take diplomats hostage at the Dominican embassy in Bogotá, Colombia. After 61 days, all are released on 27 April.
-- 24 March: Archbishop Óscar Romero assassinated by death squads in El Salvador.
-- 2 August: Strage di Bologna: A terrorist bombing at the railway station in Bologna, Italy kills 85 people and wounds more than 200.

** 1982 **
-- 29 March: A bomb on board the Paris-Toulouse train, kills 5 injures 27. Carlos usually assumed to be responsible.
-- 20 July: The Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings in London by the IRA kill eleven members of the Household Cavalry and the Royal Green Jackets.
-- 7 August: Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia set off a bomb in Ankara airport, killing 9 people and wounding 70.
-- 14 October: Direct Action bombs a Litton Industries factory.
-- 6 December: Ballykelly disco bombing in which Irish National Liberation Army kills seventeen civilians and soldiers in Northern Ireland.

** 1983 **
-- 15 July: Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia bombed a Turkish airline counter in the Orly Airport, killing eight people and wounding over 50.
-- 9 October: Rangoon bombing by North Koreans targets South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, killing 21 persons and injuring 48.
-- 17 December: Harrods bomb by the IRA. Six are killed (including three police officers) and 90 wounded during Christmas shopping at the West London department store.
-- 31 December: On the way to New Year's Eve 7 persons are killed and 70 wounded by bombs on the Marseille to Paris TGV and at the St-Charles station in Marseille. The attack is attributed to Carlos on behalf of the O.L.A.

** 1984 **
-- 12 October: Brighton hotel bombing by the IRA: 5 are killed in an attempt to kill members of the British cabinet.
-- 31 October: Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.

Etc., etc.

 
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