On September 2011, in Libya, we were spearheading the deposing of Moammar Qadhafi, who had been holding a stranglehold on the country, living like a king and preventing the aspirations of the Muslim Brotherhood’s quest to build a sharia-compliant all-Middle-East caliphate superpower to challenge the relatively free rein we have had for the past 250 years with enforcing free trade, limiting slavery, protecting private property, and other similar imperialistic impositions. In the process of running the existing military control out of power, we destroyed the security and control they had been doing on the resources of the country and also fo their own munitions. One of the decisions that came down from this administration was to NOT send US troops to protect the suddenly unguarded weapons depot at the capital. When we finally got around to securing it, we happened to notice that someone had made off with most of the inventory of surface-to-air missiles. Similar to the Stinger missiles that you see in the movies taking down an airliner with one shot. 20,000 of them.
Since then, millions of dollars and man-hours have been poured in to “fixing” that problem. About 5000 of those missiles have been recovered. The rest of them are unaccounted for. It’s been 8 months. They could be anywhere in the world by now.
Our borders from Mexico are wide open. For a fee, professionals will ensure an easy crossing bringing yourself and whatever gear you happen to want to bring into America with you. Even if the gear is a long skinny box with military markings. And all of the stocking-footed crotch groping that the TSA can do isn’t going to make a hill of beans difference to one of those.
One a day. One airliner a day. Randomly throughout the US. Without warning. Without quarter. Without explanation. No way to tell when and if something like this will start. How many days before you couldn’t pay people enough to risk getting on an American airplane? How many days before no one in their right mind would fly anywhere from an American airport? How many billions or trillions of American equity would go up in smoke? Just disappear.
So, do you feel lucky?
If so, keep voting lib-prog.