So this Wednesday, the FBI and NYPD busted a homegrown terror cell — a group of four men who wanted to replace two Bronx synagogues with a few bloody craters.
(Thank God religion had nothing to do with it.)
It turns out that all the explosives they purchased were fake — supplied by agents pretending to be Al Qaeda militants. Sen. Chuck Schumer called the group "relatively unsophisticated," which is exactly how I describe the dolphin tattoo I have on my ankle.
Anyway, this ruffles my ridges.
Frankly, I don't give a flying imam how unsophisticated a terrorist is. I don't care if they can't tell the difference between a Stinger and a stapler, the fact is: It's dangerous to downplay their ultimate goals, simply because they didn't reach them.
Schumer wasn't doing that — thankfully, even he stressed the need for vigilance. And, unless you count Olbermann, the typical, dismissive attitude toward the threat of terror hasn't happened.
But it's only been two days. Give it time, folks. Liberal journalists, dumbass comedians and left-wing blogs have done this before. Whether it's the group who tried to bomb Fort Dix, the creeps who wanted to decimate the Sears Tower or that charmless shoe bomber, since all these losers failed, that's somehow proof we're just exaggerating the threat of militant Islam.
But look, I'd prefer not to have one of these plots be successful — like a mall blowing up — in order to prove that the terror threat is real. Especially since I'm a huge fan of the store Hot Topic — it's where I got my barbell nose bone and slip-knot chain wallet.
And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler.