I can't help but voice my skepticism at the timing of the exposing of the liquid explosives bomb plot. Was it just coincidence that it happened just as Israel was getting bad press and the Blair/Bush alliance was reaching unprecedented unpopularity with their disgraceful failure to condemn Israeli terrorism.
We are all reminded (so timely) that we under threat from the real terrorists, the Islamofacists!
How far are governments ready to go to achieve their propaganda objectives?
Arrest them, jail them?
Let their citizens be killed?
How about killing their own citizens?
These are crimes almost too terrible to contemplate. People trust their governments to protect them, their lives and property. It is a trust we could equate to that of a parent over the child. We all expect and recognize the need for wayward children to be punished, but one of the most horrific crimes is when a parent sexually or otherwise abuses a child. Well, it seems even the Israeli government doesn't mind sacrificing a few of its citizens for the propaganda effect...
Kurtz: One other note. On Reliable Sources two weeks ago, "Washington Post" Pentagon reporter Tom Ricks said he'd been told by U.S. military analysts that Israel was leaving some Hezbollah rocket launchers intact because the killing of Israeli civilians provided an image of moral equivalency in the war. "Post" editor Len Downie, responding to a letter from former New York mayor, Ed Koch, says he told Ricks he should not have made those statements.
Ricks told the New York Sun that he accurately reported the comments from analysts but that, quote, "I wish I hadn't said them, and I intend from now on to keep my mouth shut about it."
(for the full article http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14646.htm)
...And I wasn't supposed to commenting on current events. Oh well.
Muslims, its not time to wake up. The time for waking up is long gone. No, by now we should be out of bed, finished breakfast and on the way to work!