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Quoting mrbrklyn (mrbrklyn-at-panix.com):
> I'm sure everyone has been following this but it really makes me
> upset that every time we are attacked by terrorists that it is the
> general public that is punished with more surveillance, and less
> freedom of moments. Instead of attacking the enemy and fighting
> militant Islam, we stop laptops from being used on airplanes.
Tidbit: I used to live right near the site of this car-and-knife attack.
(I lived on Trinity Church Square, Southwark, London, off Borough High
Street, just south of Borough Market and the reconstructed Globe
It's no surprise whatsoever that Theresa May's Tory government wants
to use this incident as an excuse for even greater Internet
surveillance: She was infamous for years as the main 'snooper's
charter' (Investigatory Powers Act 2016) backer in Parliament, which
passed it with her faction's backing in 2016. You surely remember the
Churchill quotation: 'Never let a good crisis go to waste.'
If you want to go after the main backers of terrorism, you'll find the
core of the problem, and almost all of the funding, among the Wahhabis
in Saudi Arabia. Discouraging their behaviour, rather than fondling
glowing globes with them as His Orangeness just got through doing, would
be a good start.
Oh, that record-setting $110 billion arms deal Trump announced with
Saudi Arabia? Turns out, it doesn't exist. This has been making the
rounds of defense analysts, who initially said 'WTF?' and then compared
notes. Turns out, here are a bunch of letters of interest or intent,
but not contracts and little likelihood of funding those (because of low
market oil prices and the Saudis' high cost of carpet-bombing Yemen) if
they did exist. So, the whole thing was yet another con job.
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