Tuesday, November 08, 2005

International Roundup

Today in Australia, the police have arrested sixteen terror suspects.

Tomorrow the British Parliament will be voting to allow the police to detain terror suspects for 90 days without charge.

Silly Australians.

Silly British.

You don't need to announce it when you arrest terror suspects. You don't need a law to keep them in jail for as long as you want. You just leave it to me.

Sheesh. When will you ever learn?


Anonymous said...

Today in Australia, the police have arrested sixteen terror suspects...You don't need to announce it when you arrest terror suspects.

Well, actually they arrested them yesterday (I read about it last night) tomorrow (as the news item was dated the next day). Announcing it ahead of time - now that's prescient, that's how to deal with terra!

And You don't need a law to keep them in jail for as long as you want. Or, you can have law that keeps them there almost that long [Guardian via Google News]: Bin Laden's former driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, has been in U.S. custody four years...Arguments in the Hamdan case will be scheduled in time for O'Connor's successor to take part. Senate confirmation hearings are planned for January for Alito, who often has been deferential to government in his appeals court rulings. Ahem.

ollie said...

And, just what constitutes a terror suspect?

I say it is anyone who voices disagreement with us!!!

Freedom means the right to what you want, within the bounds of what we allow you to do. :-)

Stuff like the rights to see the evidence against you is just so "quaint".

Oh wait; this isn't A. G.'s blog...sorry...heh heh...

Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Sam, Sam, Sam, how would you feel if son of Sam was jailed without due process or basic rights?

ollie said...

Mr. Fitzgerald, if the Son of Sam were one of those treasonist, blame America First, Barbara Boxer loving liburals, then FINE.

We are at WAR darn it, and our leaders must not be quesitoned.

Now if he were one of those God Fearing, America Loving, make all the money you can Conservatives, then heck yeah, he needs due process! That's what the Constitution says, right?

Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

"son" is in lower case...I was referring to Sam's "son"

SamuelAlito said...

I say lock him up. The kid has been nothing but trouble to me.

bluewild said...


You have a friendly face. But folks say you are dangerous. What is the landscape of your mind?
Would you grace us with your version of The Wasteland?

"The best lack all convictions
while the worst are full of passionate intensity..." WB Yeats 1920 from The Second Coming

I'm sure you are familiar with this poem but I've reprinted below for your bloggers edification:

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

bluewild said...

I think all of you must remember...when one is accustomed to having an inordinate amount of power over vast numbers of the population, it requires the powerful one to see the population "en masse" - like a big evil shadowy monster, that must be destroyed quickly and without proof. It's too time consuming to distinguish the unfortunate human beings from the monsters and...oh well...welcome to the APOCALYPSO - it's the rage in the MiddleEast and very popular here, among the Christian Extreme.

ollie said...

Mr. Fitzgerald:

oh oh, I guess that I am revealing my age in that I know who the Son of Sam is...heh heh...

now if you'd just lock up some of these drunken college students who roam our streets at 2 am while singing loudly...

Gyrobo said...

The only way to protect yourself from the people who hate you is to put all your money into pork barrels. Spend! Spend! Spend!