Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thwarted terror attacks distract from war on Pakistan and austerity for the people of Europe

A few varying news items. You may think they are not connected, but, I contend they are.

Apparently a "Mumbai type" terror attack in Europe was foiled.

Intelligence sources revealed that militants based in Pakistan, thought to be linked to Al Qaeda, were planning simultaneous strikes on and other European cities.
The plot was in the "advanced but not in the imminent stages"

Notice how vague all that is? "thought to be linked to Alqaeda"?
Despite the claim that "plotters had been tracked by spy agencies for some time, the intelligence sources said."

The intelligence sources said? No names? No one wants to take credit for this spectacular arrest?
And despite being tracked, it is just a thought that this is Al Qaeda linked.
Hhm! Maybe it is not really a thought, maybe it was a feeling, a tea leaf reading???

The plot was in the "advanced but not imminent" stage.

Advanced, another vague term. How advanced? Define advanced? Somebody write a note to someone else? Did someone buy a book that could be construed as being connected to "terrorism" Did someone attend a service at a mosque? How advanced?
No mention, no clarification.

Luckily the US has been bombing Pakistan and killing all manner of persons. Because somehow this "pre-emptive" bombing of Pakistan may have actually prevented any more advancement of the planning of this attack? Or so follows the logic?
Terror plot against Britain thwarted by drone strike

Except, the drone attacks in Pakistan have been killing a lot of innocent people for some time now. Oh and there is another problem. The US likes to pretend they are not attacking Pakistan, even though they are making war on Pakistan regularly.

It is all good you see, since the US preemptively attacks Pakistan they have prevented a terror attack in Europe. Are you following that logic?

Yes, the latest attacks left 60 Dead as Helos, Drones Strike in Pakistan (But Don’t Call it a War)
Call it terror prevention? Because that is how it is being spun. When that stops working the war on Pakistan will be rebranded.

So we have covered the connection between the pre emptive attacks on Pakistan and the so called terror attack arrests.
But, the news of these arrests has also knocked off the radar screen another serious story.
The European economy is bad, really bad. And Europe is taking it to the streets!

Brussels braces for day of Europe-wide protest

Police barricaded banks and shops and ringed European Union headquarters, where labour leaders are hoping to mass up to 100,000 people from 30 countries in the afternoon to say "No to austerity!".
Anti-austerity protests sweep across Europe
Anti-austerity protests erupted across Europe on Wednesday — Greek doctors and railway employees walked out, Spanish workers shut down trains and buses, and one man even blocked the Irish parliament with a cement truck to decry the country's enormous bank bailouts.
clear pixel clear pixelWorkers in Europe Protest Austerity Measures

The banks didn't have austerity. They got bailed out. Austerity measures are now being pushed on the people of Europe.

Governments in Britain, Germany Belgium and elsewhere were forced to use billions of euros of taxpayer money to shore up a banking sector that went into near meltdown after the collapse of U.S. Lehman Brothers bank two years ago.
Good thing that pesky terror attack was pre-emptively pre-empted...

Knocking the news of European wide protests, austerity measures and banker bail-outs off the main stage and onto the side stage. Where it can be ignored.

Because fear, fear, terror, terror is all you need to think about.


  1. Hope there is not going to another Gladio style attack.

    - Aangirfan

  2. Wouldn't that be just awful Aangirfan?
    Really horrible for the innocent people caught up in it.