Saturday, July 23, 2005

Fair Call?


So, the bloke shot in Stockwell tube station wasn’t anything to do with the London Bombings …


"We are now satisfied that he was not connected with the incidents of Thursday 21st July 2005," police said on Saturday. "For somebody to lose their life in such circumstances is a tragedy and one that the Metropolitan Police Service regrets."

That’s a pretty ironic use of the word satisfied if you ask me.

So, it doesn’t look like the shooting was a ‘fair call’ or a conspiracy. Just a fuck up.

I guess quite a few newspapers and conspiracy-based web sites are feverishly rewriting the copy they had planned for tomorrow.

I burst out laughing when I saw the CCTV stills of the four suspects released yesterday. It was a very bleak kind of laughter. The thought of armed police combing London in search of people of every shade of brown under the sun who were behaving suspiciously in baggy clothing was just so ridiculous.

There’s only something like a quarter of a million people here who fit that description.

Have you seen this man…

For fuck’s sake.

Somebody, somewhere is taking the piss out of all of us big time. And when I say us, I’m including your ordinary, everyday policeman.

And I keep asking myself the question …

Surely those four men who carried out the attacks on Thursday must have expected to be caught. What were they thinking?

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I’ve said this before, the Nazis had total a free reign over the countries they controlled. They had army on the streets, security checks, secret police, ID cards, torture and death camps. It didn’t stop 'terrorism'. We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how British police have been taking instruction from Israeli security specialists on how to deal with the threat of domestic terror; including the 'tactic' of shooting prone suspects repeatedly in the head. Fantastic, what an absolutely fucking top notch idea. Those guys have really got the suicide bomber threat under control haven’t they. Let's put a fifteen foot high concrete wall around Brick Lane and demolish a few houses in Leeds whilst we're at it. Yeah, let’s copy them...

2 comments:

rahid said...

Sadly thinks: so are we all Brazilians now or what?
Probably not the time for one-liners now, but that's all i've got.

Stef said...

it's always time for one liners - provided you can come up with one that's good enough

I can't

The media's still saying this shooting wasa good call in the circumstances - this is begining to fuck me off. How can anyone say this is a good call until a few basic questions are answered

- why did the police allow a suspected bomber onto a bus then a train (it would seem that he took a bus to Stockwell bvefore going into the station)?

- why were the police saying there was a connection to the bombings hours after the shooting?

Good call? How can any reasonable person claim that right now?