The tale starts unlikely enough. A story comes out of Pakistan claiming that al Queda is set up for an attack inside the U.S. involving explosives and nuclear materials. It even goes so far as to name a particular terrorist, Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, claiming that he had brought the bad stuff in through Mexico over the last two years and was now waiting somewhere in the U.S.
Okay, the odds are already poor. How many threats and rumors and promises of attacks greater than 9/11 have we endured over the last five years? Well, I don’t have the exact figure, but suffice it to say that I am willing to take Target Centermass out on the limb and assure the reader that the answer is a number probably greater than pi. Trust me. Keeping that hollowness of earlier stories of evil shenanigans, let’s stretch this tale into the fantastic.
A commenter at Ace of Spades, after reading about the above, posts that he thinks he saw this guy … trying to rent a house … some time earlier this year … in Texas. Apparently he feels strongly enough about this to have contacted the FBI.
Okay, let’s take the long odds against each aspect of this compound story and multiply them into a probability approaching zero. Still, that leaves a trace of a chance. I almost feel paranoid even writing up this story except for two points — first, they are eventually going to hit us again so we must be vigilant and, second, we are talking about the Lone Star state. Besides, even long odds must pay off some time. Douglas knocked out Tyson. Snub fighters took out the Death Star. Lyle Lovett married Julia Roberts.
Hat tip to Gateway Pundit, who expands the story even a bit more.