Pony Express Service - In the past week, U.S. marshals have announced charges in twenty terrorism probes in twenty states. It is a bunch of cases. Its more than we have seen since 9-11.
However analyst Jim Jones, of the CIA, says not to try to fit a pattern to the terror arrests.
"These are things that are happening completely orthogonally," Jones said.
He continued, "These people were charged with terrorism, but actually the arrests are not related, to that, or any other common factor. These are just people buying things or doing things that twisted people associate with terrorism on a theoretical basis. Like nail polish remover. Terrorist. Like hair bleach. Terrorist. Like aspartame. Terrorist. See, no connection to terrorism. We just say terrorism. Just because, how else can we arrest all these people with whacky names and whacky religions?"