THE TIMES SQUARE CAR BOMB
…but sometimes he’ll still eat you first. While the initial US reports on the Times Square car bomb concentrated on the by now traditional denials that this was anything to do with terrorism and, even if it was, it was “amateurish”, the Telegraph in Britain was the first to note the parking space:
“Person of interest” in Times Square bomb plot had just returned after spending 5 months in Pakistan
“Another clue in the investigation is a video posted online early Sunday morning by personsÂ in Connecticut.” More onÂ this story. “Authorities Have Identified Person of Interest in Times Square Bomb Attempt,” by Richard Esposito, Pierre Thomas, and Brian Ross forÂ ABCÂ News/JW
Meanwhile, Pakistan is lashing out at USA for ‘discrimination’ (no kidding):
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday stressed that United States must end “discriminatory behavior” Â towards Pakistan and provide civil nuclear technology to overcome acute energy shortage in the country. DAWN has more>>
Just when the jizya ran out:
ISLAMABAD: The US completed a transfer of $656 million to the Government of Pakistan today for some of the costs incurred while conducting counterinsurgency operations against militants in 2009. Dawn has more>>
And investigators had not ruled out a range of possible motives….
Yeah, his motive is a real puzzler.
Well, what else would you call a country where the cops threaten a man with arrest for putting an election sign saying “GET THE LOT OUT” in his window, and charge a Christian with “hooliganism” after he was overheard saying that he believed homosexuality was a sin?
Why the British put up with their capriciously thuggish inept constabulary is a mystery. But certainly a land where displaying the colors of the Union Jack counts as “racist” and expressing what remains the Church of England’s official position on homosexuality gets you fingerprinted and locked up is not one that has any meaningful commitment to freedom of expression. The current election feels like a theatrical pseudo-campaign played out in the ruins of a civilization.
Rod Liddle on theÂ case of the stolen sandwich:
Cheesed off ? Â CHILD UNCHEESED