Writerís view is personal, must not be
The London car-bomb and the need for intelligent skepticism
Sender: MARJORIE GIBSON
By: John Chuckman
We should all exercise a healthy skepticism regarding the
story of the car-bomb just found in London.
There are powerful reasons for this.
The grant of an appeal to the Libyan convicted of the
There is powerful evidence that key evidence in his trial
was tampered with or manufactured by the CIA. The U.S. wanted
this matter off its plate, the families of the dead being a
constant irritation. And who better to pin it on than the then
Actually, nothing is easier to fake than an amateur device
like this. It takes little sophistication, and there is low
risk of discovery.
The CIA has just released papers it terms the 'family jewels'
which concern many dark matters from decades ago. While these
papers are carefully selected to make the CIA look more
ineffectual than it is and to give it a public-relations boost
in light of its torture and kidnapping activities today, they
still document a perfect willingness to engage in the most
Mr. Brown has just taken office, and expectations are high
that he will distance himself from Blair's foreign policy, a
policy many thoughtful people regard as foolish, destructive,
and rather servile.
In the United States, paranoid games have been regularly -
such as phony terror alerts and ridiculous arrests -played
concerning threats to keep fears fired up.
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