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Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Story

I was in the bagel store the other day, and they happened to have a copy of the Globe and Mail lying around. I looked down at the cover, and there was a big headline, "RED ALERT". Underneath the headline was a picture of an airport screen showing a bunch of cancelled flights. To the right was a big inset listing all the things no longer allowed to be brought onto planes in carry-on luggage.

And I realized that, quite literally, the big story was not the plot to blow up a bunch of planes, but was instead the (over)reaction to the plot by our governments.


  • I am really getting pissed off by the free-floating idea that this (terrorism) is new.

    Hello? Air India Flight 182 anyone? Hello?

    By Blogger Thursday, at 6:23 PM  

  • I'm still curious why a spcific threat in the UK is causing airplanes in Vancouver to refuse people carrying liquids?

    Oh, spreading fear of terrorist for domestic political gain! Right, forgot that Cheney is still in charge...

    By Blogger Mike, at 7:23 PM  

  • Well said Declan. It's frustrating to see paranoia increase in the wake of a successful police investigation.

    By Blogger Andrew, at 12:00 PM  

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