Spoons has been pondering why we haven’t seen any suicide bombers in the USA itself. The theory of his readers (with which I basically agree) is that the Caliphascists are scared of what the USA might do in response. Clearly they’re not scared of the reaction from Turkey or Spain. But if nothing else, our invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have indicated that it is in fact possible to piss off America enough for them to put the hammer down. It might be that we haven’t had another attack here not because of increased security but because our enemies no longer believe that America is a paper tiger. One wonders sometimes if some of the activity in Iraq isn’t a probing of just how much it takes to get the Americans to rouse themselves to take action. At least our boys are making it an expensive experiment.