Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Conspiracy Theory?

My wife, Wanda has come up with the theory that the recent e-coli outbreaks are the work of terrorists. She may be right. Who else would come up with poisoning carrot juice and spinach, two staples of the American diet. I, on the other hand, think they are working with McDonald's.


Blogger Alexander said...

On a serious note, I am often surprised that something like that has not happened yet on a large scale, regarding water contamination or other sources which are essential to everyone regardless of the wealth of their country or its defenses. Perhaps people who would carry out attacks, 'do' have a conscience after all? I frequently look at certain scenarios and events taking place and think - "Now,that would be a perfect if somebody wanted to cause chaos". If somebody 'really' wanted to cause widespread devastation in our countries, they wouldn't need a costly nuclear weapon or even bombs. The fame of martyrdom and the rewards of doing so, is a major motivating factor for such folks though. So that may explain why it doesn't occur?

4:23 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Remember that - so far - they've stuck to attacking symbols of Americas' financial and political prosperity. World trade center towers, pentagon and so on. Poisoning our food supply doesn't attack such symbols. Also, keep in mind that the vast, vast, vast majority of our farm products are exported to other countries. We're the #1 producer and exporter of dozens of grains, meats and produce. So attacking the food supply in America would have devastating effects globally.

3:19 AM  
Blogger Alexander said...

Yes,I guess that is true when it comes to food produce. When it comes to Europe, the attacks have been on more everyday civilian targets though, as a way to strike back. Our bombs on London buses and the Underground, were similar to how the IRA operated. Madrid,it was the trains. Bali, holidaymakers. As you say, the American attacks have been against political/economic symbols like military strikes. In Europe and elsewhere, it is more of the classic 'terrorism'.

4:04 PM  
Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

I am truly glad what started as a rather strange attempt at humor has turned into a serious discussion. You guys have given me an idea for a post.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

That's a too scary thought to even been considering...

4:57 PM  

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