Tuesday, August 22, 2006

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

Shouldn't smile, but...
Following the news that eleven people have been charged in connection with the alleged plot to blow up airliners - specifically that eight of the accused had
On diverse days between 1 January 2006 and 10 August 2006 within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court conspired with other persons to murder other persons (contrary to Section 1 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977).
And
On diverse days between 1 January 2006 and 10 August 2006 within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court with the intention of committing acts of terrorism engaged in conduct to give effect to their intention to smuggle the component parts of improvised explosive devices onto aircraft and assemble and detonate them on board (contrary to Section 5 (1) of the Terrorism Act 2006)
I wonder what will happen to the wager between the hedgehog and the kamminator here. Are we about to see the beginning of the Great Banker Wars?
From Hak.

And although this one was more of a gentleman's [hmmm] bet, I wonder how confident terror apologist Azzam Tamimi is feeling today regarding his "I bet you it will turn out to be a hoax" remark?

Scribbles touched on this last week:
Every time I catch some news about the latest developments after the plane plot arrests, I've noticed that I keep hoping the news is that the investigation has turned nothing up. I think instinctively that I want the people to be innocent and for this to be another police fuck-up.

I've mulled this over in my head and I think it comes from the idea that another police fuck-up, as damaging as it would be, and as awful as it will have been for the people arrested, is not as horrific as a plan to blow up several planes to kill lots of people. The world will be a little less scary again and a little more normal.
Well it's not looking that way now. If things really are as grim as the police are making out, maybe we should take solace in:
  • Our security services thwarting a hideous act of terrorism

  • Catching those responsible before they blew themselves up

  • Tamimi and Sonic being exposed for the bullshitters they are
Admittedly, the third isn't exactly high up on the List of Good Things to Come Out of the Foiled Terror Plot, but every little helps as they say.

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