A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Saturday, July 30, 2005

You don't say!

Yahoo News: Italy Arrest Shows Global Reach of Terror:

LONDON - When the bomb he tried to detonate aboard a London Tube train failed to explode, police say Osman Hussain jumped out a carriage window, ran along the track, then hopped through back yards before melting into the city's bustle.

After going underground for five days, Hussain boarded a train at Waterloo station — possibly walking past his picture and those of three other suspected July 21 attackers on posters that blanketed the city. Then he slipped away, traveling from London through France to Rome.

His ability to escape a massive British dragnet, coupled with the arrest of another suspect in Zambia with al-Qaida ties, raised fears about the global reach of today's terrorists and the depth of their networks.
The MSM seems to be behind in reality. People with brains have understood that terrorism has a "global reach" for a long time now. Reporters are just catching up.

"Every single terrorist event we've had, and the failed ones we've had, there usually are foreign connections, even though the cannon fodder may be home grown," said Magnus Ranstorp, director of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Which is why we must root out terrorists and their training camps where ever they may be.

If the attacks of July 7 and July 21 are linked, they show a worrying degree of preparation by a person or people making use of homegrown radicals from two distinct ethnic groups — with three of the four July 7 bombers of Pakistani origin, and at least three of the July 21 suspects with East African roots, Standish said.
Hmmm, "distinct ethnic groups"? Oh, yes, like the fact that 15 of the 19 September 11 Terrorists were Saudis?

Who did this and all this.