War on Terror (was: warning - avoid HBNOnline for booking hotels)

Andy Wardley abw at wardley.org
Wed Nov 1 16:30:36 GMT 2006

Jonathan Bennett wrote:
 > And the Home Secretary says it's the IT industry's responsibility to
 > fight terrorism:
 > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39284479,00.htm

Reading between the lines:

    "We're about to award one of our 'favoured' IT partners a huge contract
     to build some useless system in the name of defeating terrorism because
     we have to find some way to pay them back the millions of quid they gave
     us to get elected and terrorism is the wolf-at-the-door-du-jour that lets
     us plunder the public purse without fear of reprisal except from those
     namby-pamby liberal who we can dismiss as being un-patriotic fringe
     loonies who deserve to be locked up for expressing those kind of
     dissenting views and other acts of incitement to commit terrorism."

Colour me cynical, but any politician actively spouting the "war on terror"
bullshit is either a perpetrator of the delusion or one of the deluded (John
Reid clearly being one of the former). It's the standard cover story they use
when they haven't got any real justification for doing whatever it is they're
doing, are about to do, or have already done and are about to get rumbled for.

So expect to see the government award some big defense contract for biometric
scanners or satellite tracking devices in the next few months, and John Reid
snaking more newspace, gloating about all the great things they're doing in
the war on terror.

Sorry, coffee-break rant over.  Back to work.


P.S. Al-Qaeda is an invention of the CIA.  Google for "al-qaeda cia database"
      if you're interested.  Kinda like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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