Thursday, October 19, 2006

Britain's links to Pakistan make it #1 Al Qaeda target

The Guardian reports that Britain is now the top target for an Al Qaeda "spectacular" thanks to our links to Pakistan.

Britain is an easier target, they have concluded, because of its traditional links with Pakistan which is visited by tens of thousands of people each year. Intelligence agencies have found it very difficult to penetrate the camps there.

So what should we do about it?

Force everyone to carry ID cards even though it clearly wouldn't stop a British born suicide bomber?

Or should we have tighter restrictions on those who choose to visit Pakistan?

Which would me more effective do you reckon?

It's a growing trend of liberal progressives to inflict a "collective punishment" on everyone for the sins of a few - all in the name of being "fair" and "non-discriminatory". So restrictions for everyone instead of targetting those who might pose a threat.

Incidentally, I would question the "traditional links" to Pakistan. Britain has traditional links to India and recent links to the bit of India that became the made up nation of Pakistan. It's hard to have "traditional links" to a nation that doesn't have a tradition.

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