Questions that need to be answered *LINK*
Posted By: kristine In Response To: Fake Terror Obfuscates Lebanon and Iraq Failures *LINK* (kristine)
Date: Saturday, 12 August 2006, at 3:39 p.m.
In Response To: Fake Terror Obfuscates Lebanon and Iraq Failures *LINK* (kristine)
Britain’s airline terror plot: Questions that need to be answered
The claim that American and British security forces have thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up commercial flights between Britain and the United States should not be accepted uncritically. It is impossible to determine at this point whether or not such an attack was in the offing, although the mass media have, as usual, reported the assertions of the British and American governments as indisputable fact, without bothering to ask for any specific information that would substantiate the official story.
The British police statement that the alleged plotters aimed to “create mass murder on an unimaginable scale” by blowing up mid-flight an unspecified number of aircraft is chilling. The far-reaching security measures that have been implemented—including the shutdown of London’s Heathrow Airport and an indefinite ban on carry-on luggage—add to the climate of fear and apprehension.
At a time such as this—in the midst of spectacular claims from London and Washington, a media barrage supporting them, and a massive disruption of commercial flights resulting from extreme security measures—it is all the more imperative that people not suspend their capacity for critical thought and political judgement.
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