Tag: War on Terror

‘Just A Traffic Accident’…

‘…nothing to see here, move along…’ Banker Greg King, who was walking with his friend Georgie Sheard in the area, claims he was the first person to call the police after nearly being hit by the vehicle. The 22-year-old told…

Voices From A Doomed Society…

Several hundred Swedes have joined Islamic State militants in recent years, making the country second only to Belgium as a source of European recruits to the “caliphate”. “I can understand why people are asking whether Sweden has been too open,…

Note The Passive Voice…

A large area of Knaresborough was sealed off from 5pm until about 8.30pm last night. Children were kept in school and people were told to stay in their homes or businesses. North Yorkshire Police had been told there was an…

Not Letting A Crisis Go To Waste…

…not when that crisis can potentially help you clamp down a bit tighter on freedom: Baroness Neville-Jones, a former security minister and chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee, and Colonel Richard Kemp, a former Army commander and terrorism expert, said the…

We Can Scare You Silly With Exaggerated Threats. Others Can’t…

An ad for an anti-shatter window firm warning of the possibility of a terrorist attack during the Olympics has been banned for causing undue fear and distress, a watchdog said. Note: not that it was inaccurate, misleading, or untruthful. Not…

Same same but different

I’ve often criticised Britain’s political parties for so often being so similar that it really makes no difference which one you vote for, but it’s worth pointing out that the same applies in other countries. At the weekend I was…

The Inconvenient Anniversary…

Jonathan Freedland thinks it’s time we all put 9/11 behind us: When the artist Art Spiegelman told his story of 9/11 in a graphic novel, he called it In the Shadow of No Towers. It was an arresting thought, the…

Hate in a cold climate

And here we go. “At Utoeya, the water is still being searched for more victims,” deputy police chief Roger Andresen told reporters. “We have no more information than… what has been found on [his] own websites, which is that it…