The WSJ has changed the headline to: Bomb Attempt on U.S.-Bound Flight
A passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight tried Friday to detonate an explosive device strapped to his leg and later told investigators he had affiliations with al Qaeda and was trying to blow up the plane, according to a senior U.S. official.
“We believe this was an attempted act of terrorism,” said a White House official.
Somebody in the WH didn’t get the memo. That was almost a “man-caused disaster,” certainly not an act of terrorism. And it was not “attempted,” it just failed in the attempt.
This is important. You see, if it’s war on “man-caused disasters,” then Anthropogenic Global Warming qualifies and the attempt to stop it, misguided and doomed to failure though it may be, is nonetheless worth the beggaring of Western economies.
If the WSJ was going to change the headline, it should have been Passenger Tries to Blow Up Plane, Claims Tie to al Gore. Abdul Mudallad was just trying to eliminate a source of CO2 and couldn’t afford Carbon Credits.