Maybe I've just been left starry-eyed by that David Icke video, or maybe this "exclusive" report of a terrorist plot from WorldNetDaily is a minor work of art—a perfect synthesis of war-on-terror wingnuttery wrapped up in a bow and painted with a mustache. You've got:
– an interview with a shadowy terrorist from a fringe website
– Muslims being told to flee the targeted areas in a hush-hush operation even sneakier than the Mossad-Jews one
– WMD being smuggled over the Mexican border for a terrorist attack in, uh, New York
And the WND source, Abu Dawood, is almost charmingly naive.
(President) Bush is aware that brother Adnan has smuggled deadly materials inside America from the Mexican border. Bush is silent about him, because he doesn't want to panic his people.
Stuff like this reminds me how the mainstream media doesn't quite get the way terrorism plays around the country. There's a reason why Food Lion shelf-stackers in Lincoln, Nebraska are even more worried about terrorism than Manhattanites. It's not far removed from the reason Sightings got such boffo ratings. (I tried to tackle similar themes in a review of several war on terror sci-fi novels.)