Tuesday, August 15, 2006

UK terror plot turns out to be complete bullshit

None of the alleged terrorists had made a bomb. None had bought a plane ticket. Many did not even have passports, which given the efficiency of the UK Passport Agency would mean they couldn't be a plane bomber for quite some time.
So based on a confession to Pakistani interrogators probably spat out between bloody broken teeth by a guy who left the UK years ago, we have mass arrests and a huge security clampdown that results in close to 30% of all commercial flights in/out of British airports being cancelled for a week.

The UK suspects had been under close observation for over a year without a hint of this supposed plot. This whole thing has been based on a confession almost certainly extracted through torture and therefore almost certainly useless.

Are you feeling scared and compliant yet?

1 comment:

North of 49 said...

"Scared and compliant"? Nope. Angry and stubborn.

Some unpleasant fallout from the liquids-on-planes ban cropped up on the news this evening: a duty-free gift shop outfit is closing up and laying off 70 employees in Vancouver, 150 nation-wide. From the TV visuals it looked as if they sell a lot of Canadian Maple Syrup which, as we now know, could be combined on board with pulverized back-bacon rinds and Moosehead beer into a mixture that could be detonated with an ordinary wind-up Mountie souvenir.

I feel so much safer now. And those 150 folks without jobs? Just collateral damage. The fatherland salutes your sacrifice.

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