Saturday, April 28, 2007

Six Down, a Few Million to Go

The Brits have nabbed a half dozen villains this week:

British anti-terror police early on Tuesday arrested six Muslim on suspicion of inciting terrorism overseas and raising funds for terrorists. Five arrests took place in London, and the sixth in the southern English city of Luton, near the capital. The men included Jamaican born Abu Izzadeen, who last September famously heckled interior minister John Reid as he gave a speech to Muslim leaders urging them to stamp out extremism. Izzadeen and the other five men — all aged between 21 and 35 — are reportedly being held at an unnamed police station in central London.

That’ll teach you to mouth off, Izzadeen.

“The arrests form part of a long-term pro-active and complex investigation into alleged incitement and radicalisation for the purposes of terrorism, as well as alleged provision of financial support for international terrorism,” a Metropolitan police spokesman said.

Alleged incitement?? What would it take for the mealy-mouthed to say it straight for a change? “We suspect” would be perfectly legal and would sound a lot less wimpy than “alleged.”

The news story goes on to say that these guys aren’t related to the 7/7 train bombings. I suspect this means that no one is willing to make any connections and muddy the situation any more than it is already.

Note that one of these fellows is from Jamaica so I presume he can be sent packing after whatever term in jail he is entitled to.

If we were more interested in our survival than in the finer points of freedom for all, we’d put some kind of GPS system on these vermin before they’re released. Which is not to say they wouldn’t find a way around that eventually, but for awhile the human intelligence gathering would be of great benefit.

Don’t you wonder how long it would be before the EU outlawed such “inhumane” treatment? That would happen before the killers and beheaders figured their way around the system. The lumbering, corrupt EU elephant can move like a ballerina when it feels threatened.


Meanwhile, should you have been concerned that they were slumbering in Brussels, not to worry.

The EU Parliament is demanding a lowering of the methane level produced by domestic animals:

Their call came after the UN said livestock emissions were a bigger threat to the planet than transport.

The MEPs have asked the European Commission to “look again at the livestock question in direct connection with global warming”.

The official EU declaration demands changes to animals’ diets, to capture gas emissions and recycle manure.

They warned: “The livestock sector presents the greatest threat to the planet.” The proposal will be looked at by the 27 member states.

The UN says livestock farming generates 18 per cent of greenhouse gases while transport accounts for 14 per cent.

There’s really a simple solution: give all citizens one of the United Nations’ SUVs. In no time at all, the emissions for transportation will pass that of the animals. Problem solved.

Meanwhile, we could provide corks for Porky and Bessie, so their emanations could be contained. Problem further solved.

However, if you want a radical solution to hot, poisonous air, eliminate the UN and the EU. Just think of the reductions in bloviation. Enough to give LA clear skies.

Why do they make these things so complicated? Oh…of course, jobs for the criminal bureaucratic class. Otherwise we’d have thousands out on the streets in their $400.00 shoes, panhandling among ordinary citizens.

Never mind. Some solutions are worse than the problems they are designed to correct.

7 comments:

MauserMedic said...

But there is an elegantly simple solution to this: immediately implement the destruction of all livestock designated for the feeding of the masses. Thus we achieve the following: An end to the evils of factory farming and animal abuse; an immediate forced conversion to vegetarianism, giving the proletariat a much needed health and ethical awareness boost; a massive reduction in methane, allowing the enlightened leadership of the EU to focus on other important issues, such as importing more non-indigenous labor to increase the local population's appreciation of cultural diversity.

GraysonHill said...

If we were more interested in our survival than in the finer points of freedom for all, we’d put some kind of GPS system on these vermin before they’re released. Which is not to say they wouldn’t find a way around that eventually, but for awhile the human intelligence gathering would be of great benefit.

Not if you buried it around their spines, or lodged it inside their skulls. Brain surgery ain't easy in the parts of the world these people hang out in.

omnipotence said...

"If we were more interested in our survival than in the finer points of freedom for all...we’d put some kind of GPS system on these vermin before they’re released. Which is not to say they wouldn’t find a way around that eventually, but for awhile the human intelligence gathering would be of great benefit."
"Don’t you wonder how long it would be before the EU outlawed such “inhumane” treatment? That would happen before the killers and beheaders figured their way around the system."

Prior to America's entry into the war, Congress passed laws that, collectively, authorized President Franklin D. Roosevelt to instruct the FBI to investigate suspected subversive activity.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, the Smith Act of 1940 and the Voorhis Act of 1941 were the grounds for Roosevelt's wartime domestic surveillance of American citizens whose political activity might lead them to serve the interests of opposing nations.

MrSmith said...

"Note that one of these fellows is from Jamaica so I presume he can be sent packing after whatever term in jail he is entitled to."

I wish I could share your optimism, but there have been a good few headlines lately about rapists not being sent back to their country of origin when they so richly deserved it. Here's hoping you're right, though.

Archonix said...

It's worth noting that, no matter how insane an EU demand or directive might seem, they all have the same purpose: gathering power. Every directive passed out by the EU is another area of law handed from member states to the bureacracy, another 'competence' that they are no longer allowed to legislate. Farming policy, energy policy, regulations of consumer rights, environmental policy (that is everything from waste disposal to the treatment of national parks), employment policy and ransport policy are all essentially legislated by the EU. Soon you can add foreign and military policies to that list. All that's left is schools and hospitals. Everything the EU does is designed to remove the powers of the national governments. This particular bit of rumination would remove a whole raft of legislative powers, including over areas such as property rights and energy policy.

They're already talking about a common policy on terrorism. IN about a year we'll find that they've launched another series of directives which will define terrorism in such broad and meaningless terms as to make anyone a terrorist for any reason, except in the cases where they obviously can't help being a terrorist, like, y'know, when they're blowing up schools and things, cos those people are poor and oppressed and need understanding...

james higham said...

Excellent points, Dymphna. May I suggest you take a look at The Lighthouse [Cassandra] who takes a similar line and might even be 910 material.

MrSmith said...

Hate to say I told you so, but:

http://tinyurl.com/yuuado