Beyond the Cusp

November 2, 2017

Manhattan Terror and More


The terrorist attack in Manhattan was horrific and abhorrent in every manner. The terrorist was required to jump over five yards or more and avoid hitting the trees parked along the median separating the bicycle lanes from the traffic lanes. Then he accelerated to run down approximately twenty cyclists and murdering eight of those he struck. The terrorist has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. Terrorist, please excuse our jumping to conclusions as he has not been convicted, just caught in the act, shot, hospitalized and hopefully at least arraigned, Sayfullo Saipov entered United States through Diversity Visa Program. He came to the United States seven years ago from Uzbekistan carrying a Diversity Visa, which has been, importantly, a part of President Trump’s proposed revisions for his “extreme vetting” program.


Manhattan Terrorist Sayfullo Saipov Murderer of Eight Cyclists

Manhattan Terrorist Sayfullo Saipov
Murderer of Eight Cyclists


President Trump sounded less than amused as he Tweeted, “The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based. We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter).”


President Trump Tweeted, “‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty”

President Trump Tweeted,
“‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty”


The Diversity Visa Program was a State Department wonder program, as in it makes one wonder who came up with such a lame-brained idea, whereby fifty-thousand immigrant visas were made available annually and, according to the United States Citizen and Immigration Services website, applicants must prove they have a clean criminal record, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or have at least two years of work experience within the past five years in order to qualify. One can only wonder how difficult it might be to qualify with such strict restrictions plus one wonders how were these qualifications to be verified, word of honor, scouts honor, note from your mother, or slips of paper from nations where such pieces of paper are easily attained by just about anybody and easily forged by any organization or determined individual. The program was passed through the Congress as a fine piece of progressive legislation and signed dutifully by a progressive President George H.W. Bush in 1990. These programs have been in action since the 1970’s and continued and bolstered by Democrats and Republicans alike with terrorist murderer Sayfullo Saipov having arrived in 2010. Both parties are to blame for these contemptable programs which undermine the safety of American citizens.


In the end, terrorist murderer Sayfullo Saipov rammed his rental truck (see below) into a school bus probably hoping to murder any children who may have been aboard. We believe the school bus was empty, and we are thankful of this, but murdering children is another cowardly preference these new breed of terrorists target. The other fortunate thing other than the school bus (see below) being empty was that it also brought the murderous rampage to a quick and decisive end. Still, at this point, terrorist murderer Sayfullo Saipov stepped out of his totaled truck apparently holding firearms. It turns out that his guns were toys, replicas incapable of hurting anybody and apparently were there for him to brandish in hopes of being sent to his seventy-two virgins (or raisins depending on the translation).


Crashed Rental Truck

Crashed Rental Truck


School Bus which Stopped Attack

School Bus which Stopped Attack


Now we will have a little good news before closing. In Israel, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and intelligence agencies discovered a new terror tunnel leading into Israel. The IDF believed the tunnel to be unoccupied at the time of its destruction, something the Israeli government has determined to be the best actions to use to avoid appearing unnecessarily unkind. What kind of world are we residing in when a national government has to be concerned as to whether or not terrorists are in a tunnel designed for the murder of its citizens before destroying it, but it gets even more embarrassing. There were some twenty terrorists working away in the tunnel preparing for who knows what when it was destroyed. Gaza medical authorities from deep within Hamastan reported that seven of the terrorists died resulting from the destruction of the terrorist attack tunnel burrowed underneath the Israel Hamastan (Gaza) border. Mahmoud Abbas came out to meet reporters and declare that Israel was guilty of murdering the heart of terrorism, if only that were true. Hamas denounced the needless destruction of their tunnel and the taking of the lives of seven of their finest people. Then came the saddest part of this day, the Israeli government issued a statement apologizing for causing the death of the seven terrorists working in an attack tunnel which led from Gaza under the border into Israel from where terrorists would one day emerge to murder Israelis and destroy their homes and attempt to destroy the entirety of Israel. Yes, they apologized for killing terrorists readying an attack tunnel for the assault to murder Israelis. At least the terror tunnel is destroyed and terrorists met their end and I guess we will have to live with the apparent apology for killing terrorists in a terror tunnel.


We understand that Israel values lives, even terrorist lives, but given a choice between terrorist lives and the lives of Israeli civilians including children, we will take terrorist lives. It was proven that terrorist target children came that same day in Manhattan as the terror attack ramming came to an end when the terrorist targeted a school bus hoping it might have children aboard. Still, the loss of life can be mourned and respected without a formal apology for killing terrorists readying their attack tunnels for their deadly purpose. Seven terrorist died and their work in the tunnel has come to an end making, hopefully, many Israelis safer as a result and that is the good news. Every destroyed terror tunnel is, in and of itself, a blessing in its own way.


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