Thursday, July 13, 2006

America's No. 1 terror target: Indiana?

This is pretty ridiculous. According to Homeland Security, one out of every nine terrorist targets in the country are in Indiana. We have almost twice as many targets as California or New York. This is probably because our overzealous state agency placed Wal-Marts and “other assets” on the list.

One of the businesses on the list is Amish Country Popcorn (pictured above) in Berne, Indiana. The company employs five people. Perhaps they were on the list because terrorists universally hate the Amish. Personally, I know Al-Qaeda, Chechen rebels, the IRA, ETA, November 17, JDL and even the former Red Brigades, hate the amish and hate popcorn as much as they hate our freedom.

Actually, this will work out well as we'll receive more federal money. Of course, this comes at the expense of legitimate targets in New York, Washington DC and California.


Blogger indymtgpro77 said...

i wish a terrorist bomb would hit Mitch Daniels in the head.

July 13, 2006  
Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

"...the list includes 77,069 U.S. sites where terrorists might strike -- including a flea market, a petting zoo, ice cream parlors, several Wal-Marts and a tackle shop."

im speechless.

July 13, 2006  
Blogger indygirl said...

Who's reviewing these lists again?

July 13, 2006  
Blogger Marie said...

Why indiana Tops The Terrorist List

We have the largest supply of VX Nerve Gas in the world. A small amount could wipe out the country. It is being disposed of but won't be complete until 2007.

July 13, 2006  
Blogger mike said...

maybe the list is being used as a decoy to throw those terrorists off the real trail of terror.

for some reason I just thought of Scooby Doo.

July 13, 2006  
Blogger Smartypants said...

Thank heavens the Wal-Marts are safe. I can sleep now.

July 13, 2006  
Blogger Alex said...

: )

July 13, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Marie, I understand the point you're making, but a lot of states have targets which would cause an equal amount of devastation. There are nuclear weapons, nuclear plants and weapons stockpiles all over, but like Newport, these are hard targets. They have tight security and they would be difficult for terrorists to penetrate.

The real threats are to soft targets like landmarks, bridges, public transportation, ports, etc. The article correctly makes the point that it is ridiculous Indiana has thousands more "terrorist targets" than larger states. Yes, we have Newport and Crane, but we don't deserve more funding or consideration for anti-terrorist funds than NY, DC or California.

July 14, 2006  
Blogger indymtgpro77 said...

point well made, Tor

July 14, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

TYpical Indiana.

That having been said, I agree 100% with the "soft targets" point. Granted the public transit system in NYC is rather porous, but I'm more concerned about an attack on a Middle American city such as, oh, Indianapolis.

July 14, 2006  
Blogger cinnamon said...

I belive they would want to take out indiana. why not. even they can see how much this place sucks.

July 17, 2006  

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