One of this posts made the following observation:
TOM CLANCY WAS RIGHT: And we're living one of his scenarios right now. Not much is known for sure, but it's obvious that the United States is the target of a major terrorist assault.
It is hard to argue with that, having read Clancy's books like Sum of All Fears (before it got 'white-washed' in the movie version).
But if the situation in 2001 was like living in a Clancy novel, I would argue that 2009 is much like living in a Vince Flynn novel.
"The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.Hmmm....a political witch-hunt to hog-tie and punish those who would dare to protect the country?? A powerful, female, liberal politician arguing to afford better rights to captured terrorists than our own troops? Sounds eerily familiar, eh?
[Mitch] Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for sixteen years first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihadists and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgment of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives.
But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes."
So once again I have to ask, if 2009 is like living in a Vince Flynn novel....Whereforartthou Mitch Rapp??