Monday, December 28, 2009

Plenty O' Crazy

Over at this post at Craig Murray's site, as mentioned by Angry Soba and Patrick from Cincinnati. Murray is a former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and something of a fruitcake, apparently. He does the classic "Boxcutters, ha ha," routine about the attempted Christmas bomber:

Silly Nigerian Man Sets Fire to Own Leg

Well, of course, he's just silly, because he didn't succeed. Never mind that ABC News is reporting that he was operating under orders of senior Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen, or that the New York Times reports that the explosive he was planning to use could have brought down the plane:

Had Mr. Abdulmutallab, sitting in seat 19A of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Friday from Amsterdam to Detroit, been able to set off the explosive, it might have blown a hole in the side of the airplane and caused it to crash, experts believe.

But as cracked as Murray's response is to the incident, check out the comments for the 151-proof insanity.

Update: More tawdry details on Murray here. Hat tip to Patrick from Cincinnati.