Let’s see: what happened today?
Another American beheaded on camera by ISIS. Russians invading Ukraine. Reports of an English town where over 1,400 children have been raped or sold into slavery by Muslim Pakistanis with the knowledge of local authorities who did nothing to stop the abuse because they didn’t want to be perceived as racists. Ebola turning into a full-blown plague in West Africa.
Basta? Enough to make you overlook the latest news from Castrogonia?
Enough to keep you awake at 2 a.m. even though you have to go to work in just a few hours?
Wait….It seems that Muslim extremists have stolen about a dozen commercial airliners from the Tripoli airport in Libya.
The State Department will not confirm or deny this piece of bad news.
And should anyone be surprised that at this hour the story can only be found in conservative news outlets, such as The Blaze, The Washington Free Beacon, and Fox News?
I hear the 1988 Talking Heads song “Nothing But Flowers” playing in the background, incessantly, stuck on one line: “And as things fell apart nobody paid much attention.” This current time we are all living through is not at all what left-leaning David Byrne and Talking Heads had in mind a quarter century ago, but those words acquire a stronger prophetic character with every passing day. And perhaps it won’t be long before we find ourselves living out some other lines from the same song.
This was a Pizza Hut
Now it’s all covered with daisies
you got it, you got it…
…We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
you got it, you got it
This was a discount store,
Now it’s turned into a cornfield
you got it, you got it
Don’t leave me stranded here
I can’t get used to this lifestyle
From The Blaze
Report: Nearly a Dozen Commercial Airliners Missing Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary After Islamists Overrun Libyan Airport
Leading up to the somber anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, there are fresh fears of possible 9/11-style attacks taking place across North Africa as radical Islamist groups in Libya have reportedly seized nearly a dozen commercial airliners in the last month.
While counterterrorism officials are reportedly concerned that the missing jetliners could be used by terrorists to carry out deadly attacks, the timing of the theft is also setting off alarms. The concern is that radical Islamist groups will use the planes to mark the anniversary of the deadly 9/11 attacks, according to alleged intelligence reports disseminated within the U.S. government.
Reports that Islamist militias have seized the jetliners come just weeks before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks…
… The aircraft were reportedly stolen in August after Islamists took control of the Tripoli International Airport. It was later reported that 11 commercial jetliners were missing….
… When pressed by the Washington Free Beacon, a “senior State Department counterterrorism official” refused to comment on reports of stolen jetliners in Libya. Another State Department told the online publication, “We can’t confirm that.”