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July 8th, 2005
08:57 am


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My sentiments exactly

On a slightly different note - I'm not a conspiracy theorist and I don't really buy into what follows, but running through my head as I listened to the radio yesterday morning was "who benefits from this?"

The major reaction to this will be support for the war on terror. No two ways about it. And rightly so - after all, we can't have people thinking they can get away with exploding London.

So that'd be support for Blair and Bush then.

Add to that possible evidence (albeit sensationalised) gathered by Michael Moore and others that Al Qaeda may have been effectively created by Bush.

Of course, the theory is that they're all headcases, and so they blow stuff up to make their points. And that's fine and entirely believable. But if we assume for a second that they might be or have been reasonable people, what do they achieve by killing Londoners? More western soldiers determined to take all they have away from them? That's not much motive...

Of course, it's not necessarily a government conspiracy - could easily have been people even from the UK who want to get a war moving, who want all the refugees and immigrants out of our country. And I was somewhat encouraged by the way Livingston declared that we would keep giving aid to those who flee their countries.

Other theories aired by people last night included it being the work of the G8 anarchists, who threatened "something spectacular" over the next 48 hours at the weekend.

Of course, keeping an open mind, it could of course have been psychotic extremist arabic terrorists.

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Date:July 8th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
What's a 'terror' when its at home and how can you have a war with it?

War against terrorists? Possibly, but we don't tend to call it a war when we arrest a murder, or even a group of rioters.

The whole attitude is extreemly racist imo. "A tiny minority of country x's population did this to us, they must all be bastards!"

Quote heard on the bus this morning - "Yeah, I think we she should bomb 'em all, see how they like it...you know....whatever country it is."

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Date:July 8th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
Sorry, that last comment was me *whoops*
Date:July 8th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
Yeah I had pretty much the same thoughts when I was watching it on the news yesterday "hmmmm how convenient....and how remarkably un-devestating for the number of bombs used"

Then we get told that it requires some evil genius to organise it all??
I agree with Michael Portillo on this one, like hell did it.
Every bloody week a reporter from some tabloid demonstrates exactly how easy it is to move around with "bombs", and it takes no organisational skills to get a few mates to leave packages on trains and buses.

I would have expected " Al quiada" to go for bigger numbers/effects,especily with the backing they have.
(Yeah I find it interesting how all the specilists they have been interviewing have been saying that its not a terror network just a motivaion, or agreement of thought).
It looked to me like the work of some fringe group with no major backers to me.
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Date:July 8th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
At one point I heard it suggested that this was done to shock people, make news, but not hurt people - there have been very few deaths. Perhaps they saw that killing people was hurting their cause more than it was helping it, so they're trying the old-style terrorist attacks, where you try to make a big bang, get attention, cause hassle, but not alienate the public by, well, killing them...

Not sure, but it's something to consider.
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Date:July 8th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
Note - not very few, but very few compared to something like September 11th.
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Date:July 8th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
That's a very good point, but somewhat deflated by the fact that nobody has claimed resposability through official channels. The claim was on a website, wheras terrorists would usually contact authorities.

Definitely something to think about though.
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Date:July 10th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ah I haven't kept up-to-date on everything, I didn't know that. That is suspicious, there are normally loads of people claiming responsibility.
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