Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Clash of Civilizations: London Calling

like any good cop'll tell you...

separate the (rather) arresting suspects on TV...

and get independent confessions...

before they get their stories straight...

it's tough...

the suspects are playing it cool...

almost too cool...


BBC News


"Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said the bombings had "the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda-related attack".

(how the hell does he know? no one could possibly know yet, and isn't naming suspects right after the crime irresponsibly scaring people unneccessarily?)

(he also said tomorrow people should act normal, and that transportation services will be up and running: how the hell does he know? is that a rational decision to make yet? can't they close the subways for a day just in case there are more bombs? haven't they ever heard of a "snow day"?)

"Prime Minister Tony Blair promised the "most intense police and security service action to make sure we bring those responsible to justice"."

(intelligence is key...)

"We know that these people act in the name of Islam but we also know that the vast and overwhelming majority of Muslims here and abroad are decent and law-abiding people who abhor those who do this every bit as much as we do," he added.

(so, since we like all the good ones, we can torture the ones we don't like, because if we're torturing them, they must be the bad ones.)

"US President George Bush told reporters at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles "the war on terror goes on."

(he sounds bored.)


BBC News


"Home Secretary Charles Clarke said he did not think military action had raised the terrorism risks. The terrorists simply wanted to destroy democracy and freedoms, he said, stressing that the 11 September attacks in America had come before the Iraq war."


(chill out...)

(turn off your brains...)

(many are very-very sure of very-very many things...)

(and they are clearly in control of the situation...)