The Ministry of Shadows

Last Five Entries

Gone, But Not Forgotten?
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

What The Internet Will Look Like Under SOPA
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Fearsgiving Week
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Jesus Approves of Waterboarding
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Beware of Asteroids
Wednesday, Nov. 09, 2011

Resources

FirstGov Portal

Legislative Database


Recommended Reading

Bindyree

Bruce Schneier

James Hudnall

Glenn Greenwald

D-Day

You Are Dumb


All links are current as of the date of publication. All content created by the author is copyrighted 2005-2010, except where held by the owners/publishers of parent works and/or subject materials. Any infringement of another's work is wholly unintentional. If you see something here that is yours, a polite request for removal or credit will be honored.

 

Wait And See

Sunday, Jul. 01, 2007 1:12 PM


British authorities have made several arrests in the wake of two attempted car bombings and a similar attack at Glasgow airport.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is already whipping up the terrorism parade by stating that the perpetrators are very clearly connected with al-Qaeda.

I'll wait for some facts. In the wake of the 'bottled sports drink' scare that had us worrying about budding chemists brewing up harm in the airplane toilet, adopting a bunker mentality isn't going to serve anyone, least of all two of the largest free nations on the planet.

Not to mention which, what if it is al-Qaeda? What does this prove or disprove, apart from the idiocy of the 'we'll fight 'em over there, so we won't have to fight 'em at home' tune that still gets airplay in America?

Terrorism is about taking the fight to the enemy's home ground, where they feel safe, and pressing all those buttons that are considered off-limits in a civilized setting. I'm not saying we have to walk bravely amidst the flying bullets (at least, not until Strolling John McCain does so without a vest and a 100-soldier escort and air support) … but we do need to be mindful of the changes we adopt and advocate, as to whether they are actually sensible.



The Ministry has received 0 comment(s) on this topic.