This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I'm sure by now everyone has heard about the failed terrorist attack in Times Square. By my count this is the third terrorist attack since Obama came into office. Fortunately this one failed as opposed to being thwarted. Abdulmutallab also failed on Christmas day but Hasan was successful at Ft. Hood. All three had terrorist ties. In addition to the driver Faisel Shazad, eight have been arrested in Pakistan over this latest incident. Too bad for the press, they were just itching for it to be a tea partier, which is disgusting. It turns out he was a registered Democrat but we won't be hearing much about that. He's an American citizen (as Hasan) so the whole miranda question is dicey.
Kudos to law enforcement for closing the loop so fast and extra special kudos to the watchful citizens. Unfortunately, law enforcement is reactionary not preemptive. As with Abdulmattalab it was incompetance and luck that saved disaster. My question is the same one I had with the last two terrorist attacks, has Gorelick's wall been rebuilt? We'll learn more but it seems to me there were flags.