Thursday, August 10, 2006

Brits thwart massive terrorist bomb plot...but don't offend Muslims!

From the AP:
British authorities said Thursday they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in carry-on luggage, averting what police described as "mass murder on an unimaginable scale." Home Secretary John Reid said British police and government were confident the main suspects had been arrested.
Kudos to the Brits for foiling the plot. They've arrested the "main suspects"...what do we know about them?
The suspects were "homegrown," though it was not immediately clear if they were all British citizens, said a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. Police were working closely with the South Asian community, the official said.
A senior U.S. counterterrorism official said authorities believe dozens of people — possibly as many as 50 — were involved in the plot, which "had a footprint to al-Qaida back to it." The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
South "footprint"? Glaring in its omission is the word "Muslim", which may be the "sensitivity" the article is talking about. True, it's more likely that the "sensitivity of the situation" is referring to intel; however, considering that the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) always conveniently ignore the fact that these terrorists are Muslim fanatics, I have to wonder if political correctness isn't the "sensitivity of the situation" to which the AP refers.

Maybe I'm jumping the gun here. Maybe I'm putting the cart before the horse. Maybe I'm showing my prejudice against Muslims by just assuming that British-born South Asians with a plot bearing an al-Qaida "footprint" are necessarily Islamofascists. (pause...) Or maybe not:
Up to 20 people, thought to be young British Muslims, have been arrested. The arrests followed a 'pre-planned intelligence led operation' by the Met's anti-terrorist branch.
Once again, leave it to the blogosphere to get you the news that the MSM won't give you.

This P.C. whitewashing is exactly why, my friends, no one trusts the left with national security. They refuse to recognize the enemy for who he is, and if you don't know and can't/won't recognize your enemy, you're a sitting duck. Not wanting to offend the vermin who already want you dead is just flat-out stupid. Alas, such stupidity isn't only prevalent in the MSM; it also dwells in DHS big dawg Michael Chertoff's dome.