Friday, June 23, 2006

The Latest Domestic Terrorism Plot

East Blogistan is going into a blood frenzy over what Stratfor is calling a bunch of "Kramer jihadis" in Liberty City, FL.

The aspect of this story that piques my interest is that early reports indicated that the men were members of a weird little religious group, which I had never heard of before, calling themselves— get this— The Seas Of David. As of last night, when I started searching the web for information about these guys, the phrase turned up exactly zero pages on Google.Com. All the entries in News.Google.Com linked to recent news stories about the Liberty City Cell. One of them mentioned that MSNBC identified the group as a "radical Black Muslim" organization, but my bullshit detectors rang pretty loudly on that one and I haven't found the MSNBC page yet. I bet they took it down (or it never really went up).

So. Click here to see what Google News is saying now. I think this aspect of the story is still developing, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that we are not looking at a radical Black Muslim organization. More likely, we're looking at some folks who need more Omega-3 fatty acids in their diet.

Update 1.0: Mojo asks if this group might really be called The Seeds Of David, and honestly— I think that wouldn't surprise me. Considering that this page comes up when I search the web for that phrase, I suspect it's entirely possible that the Top-Down Media have completely failed to transcribe the name of the group into their alien language properly before rendering it into English...

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