…Apparently, by the world’s most unwitting terrorist.
As I drove toward downtown Kansas City on my way home, I saw the news choppers hovering over the skyscrapers. I was listening to news radio. The report was that the bomb squad was investigating a threat at the downtown federal building. Streets were closed. People were evacuated.
Strangely enough, there were simultaneous scares in Austin and in North Dakota, creating a geographical straight line of bomb threats through the center of the country.
As I neared downtown, heading straight past the mess, I wondered how strange it would be if the supposed bomb went off right there in front of me. And with two other threats happening, for a couple of hours, it looked like it might be a coordinated effort…to strike America’s flyover land.
But as the day unfolded, and the story of our hometown terrorist unraveled, it made me think of just how we deal with people who we consider threatening.