I have to say, I have been quite impressed with the British Intelligence that has been executed since the London bombings. Every day, it seems, there is another headline telling of a new arrest made in connection with either the original, or the botched copycat. Today, a new raid was made that resulted in the arrest of 9 suspects. I'm sure the police are having the time of their life. They seemed relatively useless when I was there, walking around with no guns. This must be such a rush for them.

There have been a few strange stories regarding the London bombings, and the most comical I've seen was this one: Ex-IRA Bomber Warns British Shoot-To-Kill Policy Only Provokes Terror. I could not stop giggling when I read this headline. I think that is one of the funniest statements I've read in a long time. The article is quite biased against the strategy of the British Police, as you could fully ascertain from the title. The number one source quoted in the article is a former murderer. Great reporting.

But back to the statement. (Laughing again), would it really provoke more terror if you knew that if your homemade bomb didn't go off the British would kill you anyway? That's like saying that the death penalty encourages murder. Dennis Prager once gave a great hypothetical. He said that if the government said that if a person committed murder on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, he would automatically be sentenced to death, the murder rate would rise, but on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

It is tragic that an innocent person was killed accidentally by British forces. It's more tragic that 52 innocent people were killed by bloody terrorists (sorry, no pun intended).

And on another note, the media really expect us to take them seriously when their number one source in an article is an admitted murderer?

Posted by Portia at July 28, 2005 08:49 AM

I am constantly amazed at how bad American journalism has gotten. I honestly think I should get into it just to see if there's something that can be done.

Posted by: MacStansbury at July 28, 2005 11:44 AM

Go for it! Although you're probably overqualified, and any and all associations with the Pajamahadeen will certainly disqualify you. So, maybe not. Hey, just start your own world wide newspaper.

Posted by: Portia at July 28, 2005 01:15 PM

Interesting it doesn't bother you that Bush is a murderer on a scale that dwarfs the London terrorists.

Posted by: ziggy at July 29, 2005 05:39 PM

not a good day to start something, buddy.

1. you're wrong
2. there is no #2

I was all righteously angry...and I thought to myself, "what am I fighting against?" honestly, if you can't come up with anything better than that, then just keep quiet.

Posted by: MacStansbury at July 29, 2005 06:27 PM