Most awesomely awesome article I’ve ever posted?
Taylor and Boan are hardly basement-dwelling paranoids obsessed with tinfoil hats and Area 51. Taylor holds advanced degrees in astronomy and physics, and is an associate at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. He and Boan have done consulting work for the Defense Department and the U.S. space agency NASA…
“One thing that popped into my mind was that the only way Americans would be in an asymmetric war on the other side would be if we were attacked by aliens. Everyone chuckled, but then after a minute the comments started setting in,” Taylor said.
“Then we really got to talking about it and we thought, well, you know, we really might need this contingency plan anyway,” Taylor said.
Failure to prepare may mean mankind will have to dig in and fight with improvised weapons and hit-and-run tactics, much the same way Islamic extremists have battled the U.S. military in Iraq, Taylor said.
“You’d have to create an insurgency, a mujahideen-type resistance,” Taylor said. “The insurgents know how to win this war against us. It also tells us that if we were attacked by aliens, this is our best defense.”
I take comfort from the fact that no matter what tribulations might be visited upon us, Rick Ellensburg would be somewhere safe in Brazil writing posts about the media’s “complicity” in demonizing the alien hordes. And probably misrepresenting a post of mine in the process.