Terrorist Threats and the Right Answer
By Robert Thompson
Nov 12, 2006, 13:53
When someone as distinguished as Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, the Director of MI5, warns of a multitude of Islamist terrorist plots in the United Kingdom, we have to sit up and take notice. This is no scaremonger, this is the highly professional Head of an effective Intelligence Agency.
The question which then comes to mind is why this dangerous situation has come about, and we have to accept that it is not a matter of chance but has its roots in errors made by successive British governments. Britain, like France, has a large Muslim population, the vast majority of whose members are hard-working and law-abiding, but there exist on both sides of the Channel a great number of prejudices against those who are seen as a foreign community which has difficulty in integrating.
However, the British government has other things which it could do to get rid of excuses for terrorism, and in particular disown its own past links with anti-Arab and/or anti-Muslim terrorism, even if it were not called terrorism at the time. This could start with withdrawing all support for Zionist terrorism, as currently seen in Palestine and as recently fully reported in the Lebanon, and also with the withdrawal of all British troops from Iraq. Mr Blair must be well aware that his blind support for anything ordered by the President for the time being of the USA can only increase the danger arising from those who know that they are hated by the Neocons and their Zionist fellow criminals. He and his Cabinet must know that the refusal of justice is going to build up a desire for revenge for genuine slights, as well, of course, of imagined ones. They should set to work immediately to end this situation by admitting their own errors and then apologising.
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