Monday, August 14, 2006

Enough with the dates.

Things that annoyed me about the situation over the weekend:

1. Tendency of people to behave as if there was an actual attack, rather than the prevention of one.
2. "10/8." Santa Maria...
3. At least one media source claiming this could have been Britain's 9/11. The planes were heading from the UK to other places, not vice versa.
4. The theories raised on both sides of the Atlantic about the suspicious timing of this thwarting of a monstrous atrocity. Although this last only counts as an annoyance if it's true, and it would hardly be the first time that it's happened (witness the good day to bury bad news farrago and the Emperor's transparently obvious voter-pandering).
5. The announcement that the British government's done this four times before, although curiously they never felt the need to announce this until now. (And as the family of Jean Charles de Menezes will attest, the UK forces don't always get it right.)

I dread to think what would have happened had it gone wrong.

The worst thing is, it'll probably

1 comment:

The Archivist said...

Hate to say it, but I think your post is missing its conclusion.

I'm very pleased the situation was prevented, but I'm not surprised about the reactions of people.