I’m not sure what to make of the Nigerian/Detroit incident. As we’ve learned, especially with 9/11, there is the story behind the story. When the news of these things break I try to suspend belief until better researched facts come out.
In this case, was the guy really part of an effective terrorist network or just another misguided zealot that was basically acting on his own?
Richard Reid seemed to be a clueless dolt that was acting in a “me too” manner.
Is this latest guy another Richard Reid or a part of something more serious?
(As an aside, I suggest that the proper punishment for these guys would be for the authorities to release them in the concourse of a busy airport on a heavy travel day. Identify them as to who they are and what they did and let air travelers exact punishment. I know I would line up to kick the crap out of them. My shoe on Richard Reid’s head would feel soooo good.)