Monday, July 25, 2005

What a Coincidence--NOT

This is just too much of a coincidence. Just as the United States Congress is debating whether or not we should renew the Patriot Act; just as the Brits are about to renew the debate on their own security tactics, Britain is "rocked" by a second "terrorist attack" in which not one, not two, not three, but ALL FOUR bombs prove to be duds.

Am I the only person on the face of the earth who thinks this is just a little fishy? Think about it. Opposition to the Patriot Act had been rising on both the left and the right, when lo and behold, just in time to have a calculated effect on the American and British people, four terrorist bombs fail to go off at the same time. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the last we knew the terrorists were evil, not stupid. What are the odds in favor of FOUR bombs failing to go off in the same attack? What are the odds of a failed terrorist attack taking place just in time to revive interest in the Patriot Act?

Let me be perfectly clear about this. I do not believe this was a coincidence. Nor do I believe that the second event in London was a terrorist attack at all. Call me suspicious but I suspect that the second, attack was a staged event to force the United States Congress and the powers that be in Great Britain to adopt permanent, Draconian security measures. If this had been an actual attack I suspect that there would have been actual damage. Not that anyone wants to see massive destruction or a loss of life, but as far as I'm concerned this was concocted in the backrooms at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and at 10 Downing Street to drum up support for the dismantling of civil liberties.

The next time Tony and George decide to invent the modern day equivalent of a Reichstadt fire they might try something which actually involves a little damage. It might make their staged event a little more believable. After all, even the Nazis had enough sense to start a real fire when they decided to clamp down on the constitutional liberties.

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