Thursday, December 31, 2015



With the advent of ISIS, the face of terrorism has changed.   It is not that we don’t have to worry about large scale attacks like 9/11, but it seems like the new normal is to motivate ‘lone wolf’ religious nutcases to target places where civilian gather. 

Earlier this year ISIS posted a video of a suicide bomber among the crowd at Time Square.  We have to ask ourselves if this was propaganda to make us fearful, or was it a recruiting tool for radicalized American Moslems willing to commit the greatest sacrifice for Jihad.   

I know that our government leaders say if we change our routines we are giving in to terrorism, but perhaps we are living in a new reality and haven’t yet accepted the truth.    

Regardless of the number of NYC police in Time Square on New Year’s Eve, I don’t see how that scene can be made safe from people willing to die to create chaos and destruction. 

We haven’t decided yet if we will watch the ball drop in Time Square on TV, as we usually do on New Year’s Eve.   I have trepidation.   

At any rate, I will be glad when this night is over.

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. The suicide thing is the deal breaker, for sure. But still not worth losing sleep over. Americans seem to be the most terrified nation on earth.

  2. I ain't skeert of no ISIS...I'm more afraid of Donald Trump and the rest of them GOP presidential hopefuls.

    1. You're righ Jackiesue: I am more scared of the mental morons that would open carry a rifle or pistol into a public place -These are tiny dick males who are looking for a confrontation as an excuse to brandish their guns, believing that it will enhance their manhood image. They are fucked up and truly dangerous.

  3. Heard someone on NPR yesterday say the terrorists won. Without a shot being fired or any dead bodies they won when all kinds of activities got canceled because of the threat of terrorist acts. It didn't cost the terrorists a dime and they got the results they wanted!!


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."