Monday, July 02, 2007

More info emerges about the UK terror plot

Debbie at Right Truth has the best rundown on what is known about the attempted bombings in London and Scotland. Here are a couple of the money quotes:

The reporting on terror in Glasgow and London has moved from 'disaffected Asians who couldn't find their rear-end with both hands, to a "well-coordinated operation stretching from Scotland to southern England", involving highly educated professionals. The plan was for the car bomb outside Tiger Tiger to explode, injuring and/or killing patrons of the nightclub. Then as patrons rushed to mass transit, there would potentially be more injuries when the second car exploded.


Whether the Glasgow Scotland and London terror cell were connected to al-Qaeda, as the most recent intelligence suggests, or some other group, their common denominator is Islam and the Qur'an. They were not disaffected youths, at least two were well educated professionals, medical doctors, (trained in Georgia???). This brings to mind the different organizations connected to Islamic terror, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Hizb ut-Tahrir.

I guess this puts the final nail in the coffin of the "homophobic Jewish bomber" theory. It also makes me glad that the educations of the "highly educated professionals" didn't include bomb making.

Seriously, this underscores points which have been made before about Islamic terrorism. While the average Palestinian rock-thrower may be a "disaffected youth" the 9/11 hijackers were educated men from good families. Just as bin Laden himself is from a wealthy family with sterling political connections. The Islamofascist ideology draws its support from every strata of Muslim society.

The way in which the Islamofascists appeal to the broadest possible cross section of Muslims reminds me of the way in which Hitler was able to appeal to every part of German society from the semi-literate beer hall brawlers of the SA to the Prussian aristocracy to the students on university campuses to high ranking military officers like Ludendorff and heroes of the First World War like Goering.

The world did not wake up to the danger posed by the Nazis until it was too late. Nevil Chamberlain "listened to Hitler" and gave away half of Eastern Europe and allowed the Germans to become almost unbeatable before England was willing to admit that Churchill had been right all along.

Just as paying the Dane-geld only brings more of the Dane appeasing tyrants and terrorists only brings increased demands.