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Thursday, August 10, 2006


The latest "terror plot"

There isn't enough information yet to know if the latest "terror plot" was a real one, or yet another agent provocateur -induced, hyped-up phony. I just want to focus on one detail of the hype, which I have heard from several sources, because it comes straight from the U.K. police so it's being widely repeated:
UK police said they could have caused "mass murder on an unimaginable scale".
"Unimaginable"? Really? Blowing up nine planes is truly horrific, but the dead might total, what, 2000-3000? That's about the number that were killed in Iraq in just the last month, and pales before the number of Iraqis that have died since the U.S./British invasion. It's not that much more than have already died in the latest Israeli assault on Lebanon. It's around the same number as U.S. troops who have died in Iraq. And it's less than the number who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

Unimaginable? Sadly, all too imaginable. What's truly unimaginable to me is the destruction that Israel is currently visiting upon Lebanon. But sadly in that case, I don't have to imagine anything. All I have to do is keep my eyes open.

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