I watched Frontline on PBS last night after we put up some primer on the walls while Emily was checking email. I always say that PBS is our cable television. It’s all we really need aside from Lost and the Simpsons and perhaps Dancing with the Stars. Ok, sorta just kidding about the last one. Emily might beg to differ, however.
So the show was called, “Al Qaeda’s New Front“. And while it was not probably intentional, after seeing and recounting the Madrid and London subway bombings it reminded me how easily the same thing could happen in DC’s Metro. In fact, I am half-amazed it hasn’t already happened. But it’s something I think about almost everytime a train goes from above ground in to a tunnel. It’s something I will probably live with until I die. Just like when ever I (or likely any other DC Metro resident) see a “White Cargo Van” in the area I think, “Man, is that the Sniper?!”.
Anyways. The show was pretty interesting and I’ve come to the conclusion that neither the United States nor the extremist Islamics will ever see eye to eye. Each is too selfish, has too much pride and clearly doesn’t even want to try and understand what someone on the other side might think. Waging war is easier, I guess. What is scary is the fact that these extremist’s are clearly organized and scattered throughout the world. Either they have a great public relations department or they are sadly more efficient than ever before. And in the same vein, I bet they say the same about us.
What is the deal with religion, anyways? Why does it usually make people do so many stupid things.
On that note: Happy February!