Last night intelligence authorities revealed the terrorist plot to blow up as many as 10 transatlantic flights. Somehow, I woke up a liberal this morning, and had these thoughts:
One of the big tragedies in all this is that those 21 were probably identified with one of those nasty and illegal intelligence programs. I just wonder how many people's civil liberties were trampled upon, just to stop those 10 planes from blowing up? I shudder to think that some innocent people have their phone numbers stored in a government database!!!!! What have we become?
And I think of the poor people getting searched in England and in the USA today. I'm convinced that anybody of Arab descent is getting a longer look, as racial profiling rears its ugly head. Better for a plane to get blown up than for 1 innocent Arab to get profiled. I can only rest better knowing that the airports are probably teeming with ACLU attorneys, making sure that as many whitebread grandmas get searched as do young Arab men.
And who knows how much evidence Scotland Yard really has? You just know they're busy trying to figure out how to keep these guys locked up as long as possible, when in fact none of them were caught with a bomb in their hands. Personally, I won't rest easy until I'm convinced these 21 won't spend 1 day longer in jail than is permissable by law.
Finally, it's pretty clearl these guys were all victims of oppression at the hands of America and its only neocon ally. It's no wonder these guys wanted to make a statement. We MUST find away to make these misunderstood and oppressed people of the world like us!
OK - I'm done. I've recovered those 50 points missing from my IQ, and I'm now back to being a thinking man. Lock up these 21 scummy, murderous vermin and throw away the key. Get serious about profiling Muslims in the west. And whatever we do, do not play nice with states that sponsor terrorism.