You can tell by all the bomb craters
YOU ARE VISITING THE OLD MALKIN(S)WATCH. THAT'S FANTASTIC. PLEASE VISIT THE NEW MALKIN(S)WATCH WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE. Malkin thinks that the people of Bly, Oregon are in denial.
Even in a town as small and out of the way as Bly, local folks find it hard to believe that Islamic militants might think they could train with assault rifles on a sheep ranch without anyone noticing.Hee hee hee. Look, I was in a town very much like Bly this weekend, and the townspeople took notice when a city boy came to town, never mind someone in Middle Eastern dress. I don't think a terrorist training camp would have lasted very long.
"Ridiculous," Marilyn Thomas, who runs the Pit Stop convenience store in Bly, a tiny ranching community in the high desert of south-central Oregon, said Monday in a telephone interview.
"I'm from Chicago, where I didn't even know my neighbors. Here they know what you're going to do before you do it. And if you don't do it, they get mad"...
Though a few miles outside town, the ranch is near a highway and surrounded by scattered rural homes, making it unlikely that sustained assault rifle fire could go on without someone taking notice, Bly residents said. They took notice in 1999 when people in Middle Eastern dress living at the ranch came to town.
An unidentified witness cooperating with prosecutors described Oregon in a fax as a state that supported militia activity and firearms, and "looks just like Afghanistan," according to the complaint.