John Pistole at Aspen again . . . and again . . . and again

He’s baaack!

Every year at this time, we can count on the appearance of TSA Administrator (aka Molester-in-Chief, as we like to call him) John Pistole at the Aspen Institute in Colorado, solemnly intoning on the grave risks posed every day by those Terrorists Hiding Around Every Corner, especially ones with bombs in their pants.

In fact, he seems to have a thing for booty bombs. Last year at Aspen it was all he talked about. This year, it’s more of the same. Only with an added fillip of fear.

Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab—you know, so-called Underwear Bomber, a mentally ill young man who never had a chance in hell of blowing up anything—Abdulmutallab, John Pistole now tells us, didn’t succeed only because his underwear—wait for it—wasn’t clean.

That’s right. If not for less-than-fastidious hygiene, Abdulmutallab would’ve sent that Detroit-bound plane in 2009 all the way to kingdom come.

No, I am not making this up.

And not only does Pistole say this crap with a straight face, the media eats it up.

By the way, allow me to remind you that Pistole said in 2012 that “we’re safer than we’ve ever been,” yet somehow, we’re always supposed to be afraid. So afraid that the U.S. has imposed its insane security procedures on other countries, which countries are falling in line, with no end in sight.

I grow weary. So here’s one of our readers, Daisiemae, to take over:

I can’t see how people simply accept his pronouncements as Gospel. How does he know the guy wore it in his underwear for two weeks? Did he have a recording device in the guy’s underwear?

And how does he know the thing got “damp”? By the time any of the authorities got hold of this guy, all his explosive materials had been burned. You wouldn’t be able to know if it had been damp.

Pistole’s lies are so grandiose and ridiculous, a complete fool should be able to see through them. Yet they all nod their heads, amazed at his wisdom. It’s like they’re in a trance.

That’s the way it is in a cult. Pistole is exactly like a cult leader. I know . . . been there, done that. He’s exactly like the sociopathic cult leaders I knew in my youth.

Yes, Daisimae, and given John Pistole’s religious zealotry, the comparison to cults is apt.

Lisa Simeone is a writer, editor, political activist, Glamour Girl, and radio host. She publishes ABombazine, where this originally appeared.

One Response to John Pistole at Aspen again . . . and again . . . and again

  1. To escape the absurdity of reality these days in these United States, I have taken to reading lots of fiction. Most of the fiction I read these days would never qualify as great literature. But, it is light, it is easy to read, it provides an escape from the harsh realities of these days, and for the most part the authors are writers who write well and know their craft. Sometimes, though, while reading the reality of these United States these days it feels as if some of the most psychopathically twisted minds portrayed in some of those mystery novels have jumped the page … it sometimes becomes a blur as to who is a fictional character and who is a true, living, breathing, human being
    delighting in the seeing of fear to make themselves feel powerful and subjugate and entire population. It is sad when an entire population cannot recognize that a lot of this fear planting is nothing more than the mind of some psychopath gone haywire.