I’m not. Let me just state that up front. And apologies again about the language below – I try to keep the site clean, but this current issue just cranks my frustration levels too high for me to stay clean.
There is a chance, though, that I’m wrong on the air travel issue. I’ve credited the whole ass-raping that travellers are being subjected to now to a government making decisions based on idiots running things. The fine folks at StecoNews have a different view – conspiracy. Now normally I pass on any conspiracy theorists ravings, but since I hold fast to my almost certainly untrue conspiracy view (which if you’ve been with me long you’ve seen me post on before) of the lies we were fed to justify the illegal war in Iraq, I’m going to post some notes from other conspiracy nutjobs out there. That said, here’s a few highlights from the StecoNews post title “London Terror Alert? A Skeptical Round-up” for you to ruminate on.
Several points make the whole affair seem unlikely:
- The Republicans are joyfully using it for political gain. Via (Phila Daily News)
- Officials have known about the threat of liquid explosives for years and done nothing. Via (NYTimes)
- Bush has been trying to cut funds for bomb detection at us airports Via (ABC News)
That’s half the list. You’ll have to check StecoNews for the rest.Ã‚Â I do want to point out that #2 is true, but indicative of nothing.Ã‚Â As I’ve mentioned before, the terrorist attacks have done nothing to increase our risk during travel, but only heightened our awareness.Ã‚Â The natural government reaction is to make a meaningless gesture which appears to be a positive security move, and suddenly acting on the threat of liquid explosives is just that.
[tags]Air travel restrictions a political conspiracy?, More air travel ranting, London terrorist attacks a ruse[/tags]