Thursday, July 22, 2004

So Much for "Terror in the Skies"

If the National Review is to be believed, it turns out that those Syrian "terrorists" carrying out "dry runs" are actually members of a band called Nour Mehana.

Nour Mehana

There's your swarthy terrorist leader, ladies and gentlemen. This ought to bring shame to the faces of prejudiced paranoids like Michelle Malkin and Annie Jacobsen, but if there's one thing that's for certain in this world, it's that such an emotion is totally foreign to such people; rather than issue mea culpas, they'll just take this latest revelation as evidence of the thorough preparation of the "terrorists", who we're supposed to believe are now going to all the trouble of establishing international reputations for themselves just so they can go hijack American planes some day. Unfalsifiable theses like this one are the mark of a conspiracy theory, not of a well-thought out position worth taking seriously.