CNN is reporting that two teams of government investigators using fake documents were able to enter the United States with enough radioactive sources to make two dirty bombs, according to a federal report made available Monday.
There's a friggin' surprise.
As far as I can tell, no-one good benefits from this knowledge. The American public simply have something else to be afraid of, and are powerless to defend themselves against it.
Anyone in the business of building and deploying dirty bombs however, DOES benefit from this knowledge, since they now know in broad terms that the US borders are about as safe as a ten-year-old at the Neverland Ranch.
So what purpose can there possibly be to telling us this?
Plain and simple, the current administration likes us scared. Scared makes us compliant to their will and less likely to kick up a fuss when yet another section of the constitution gets the line item veto.
Fear makes us worry about friends and neighbors we have known for years, but who maybe aren't quite, Christian enough, Republican enough, White enough.
So. Don't be afraid of things that aren't there. Don't let anyone persuade you that Security is more important than Liberty. Think for yourself and be vigilant by all means, but do not succumb to this administrations scaremongering.
That's all for now...