Through an email, I just found out about the London blast this afternoon. Since I don’t watch much TV, there was no way for me to know. I, along with the rest of the world, am in mourning for those who lost their lives in the 4 separate blasts that rocked the subways and buses of jolly old England. However, that leads me to question a few things.
I wonder whether those that carried out the bombings got their training in the world’s largest terrorist playground — Iraq.
I wonder whether they foresaw the import of their actions and the effect on the World Media’s coverage of other items of interest. It is kind of interesting (conspiracy theorists, here’s your cue!) that the blasts in London seem to take some of the heat off of both our and their leader from the recent criticism both have received. For at least the next few days, Bush and the rest of his evil minions administration no longer have to worry about Rove’s part in the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity to the media. For at least the next few days, the DSM is non-existent, the increasing body count in Iraq is irrelevant, potential Supreme Court nominees are on the back burner, and the torture at Guantanamo never happened.
I have heard it put elsewhere that these blasts could have intentionally been set to draw attention away from current events. A “Black-Op” per se. But I don’t buy that. Our government is corrupt by all accounts, both left and right, but I’d still like to think that we don’t play THAT dirty. At least not yet anyway. Just like Osama’s message last October, I think this WAS meant to take the heat off of other newsworthy items and draw attention to the “War on Terror”. I mean when was the last time Al-Qaeda was mentioned? Could it be that they were just jealous they weren’t in the news, but Bush’s plans to invade Iraq well prior to UN Security Council approval were?
I also wonder if somehow the “terrorists behind this plot” might not be found hiding in, say, Syria perhaps? Could they be Iranian perchance? I’m sure they won’t be Saudi, or at least if they are/were we (US & UK) won’t go after them there. There are all kinds of questions that could be asked.
The bottom line is this: we have been creating more terrorists in Iraq than were present BEFORE we invaded. Iraq is nothing more than a training ground for them. Hell, look at their latest tactical game of “Kill the Envoy”. Just today, CNN reported that the Egyptian envoy to Iraq has been killed.
Either way, what happened in London this morning is a tragic event that shouldn’t have happened. (If I wanted to be mean I could point out that at least Blair wasn’t reading My Pet Goat!) The Brits should, by all means, investigate who is responsible and prosecute them to the fullest extent. However, let’s just hope that the British Government and, by extension Our government, doesn’t rush head-long into another war we may not ever win let alone have the troops to wage it.