I do not understand why interested readers must resort to the Power Line for information regarding possible Islamofascist organizational links to the LAX/El Al massacre.
Tony Snow’s Sunday morning show on Fox tangentially raised the issue in an interesting interview with Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh. I may be missing something, but I am puzzled how it is that the Rocket is breaking this story in the American media.
Saturday’s NY Times account of the massacre relegates its description of the El Al security staff’s role in taking Hadayat down to the bottom of the story buried inside the paper. Why would that be? In order to prevent Hadayat from continuing his rampage, El Al security staff expertly shot Hadayat without injury to the numerous bystanders in the terminal. It is heartbreaking to read of the two lives Hadayat managed to take before El Al brought him down. But it appears that he would have been able to exhaust his ample ammunitition in murdering additional victims if he had targeted some American airline desk away from El Al. Yet I have not seen or heard anyone draw the obvious inferences from these facts or suggest that they might have a bearing on the issue of arming pilots. As my favorite college English professor used to ask when applying a failing grade to a deficient student paper, is this some kind of a joke?
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