Monday, June 05, 2006

Quotes for the day

On Liberty…

Those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither security nor liberty.

Benjamin Franklin

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson

On beards...

Going into someone’s house and shooting them in front of their mum, that’s not right is it? Just because they have got a beard doesn’t mean to say you can shoot them.

Protestor outside Royal London Hospital

On big fat spiders...

I see myself as the big fat spider in the corner of the room. Sometimes I speak when I'm asleep. You should both listen. Occasionally when we meet I might tell you to go to the Charing Cross Road and kick a blind man standing on the corner. That blind man may tell you something.

Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson

Ok, strictly speaking, that last quote hasn't got much to do with current events.

It is still a good one though


The Antagonist said...

Pardon me for stating the obvious, but....

- Typically focused and committed to their cause
- Team-oriented and very disciplined
- Will employ a cariety of vehicles and communicate predominantly by cell phone E-mail or text messaging services
- Well prepared to spend years in a 'sleeper' mode until it is time to attack

All of which sounds rather a lot like a description of Tony Blair & Co.

The Nuremberg Trials saw men hung for offences which included waging a war of aggression, violating the customs of warfare and committing crimes against humanity.

The case for the prosecution is water-tight.

Big Ben maybe out of action for some weeks but The Hague's knell hails, Mr Blair.

Stef said...

That list of terrorist characteristics came via this article here

You've just go to love how people who appear normal, are comfortable with their environment, use a mobile phone, are found in mixed company and have a friendly and coopoerative disposition may be potential terrorists

Yup, nothing insane about that check list whatsoever

The Antagonist said...

Shit, ordinary people are terrorists?! Better lock everyone up, just to make sure, eh?

Hitler had the same idea and orchestrated the burning of the Reichstag to prove it. Who knows what the Bush/Blair cabal might have been up to so we can all endure freedom?

Meanwhile, the rest of us mistakenly assumed that it required huge 'defence' budgets, huge bodies of armed men and women, and all the most dangerous weapons in the world, in conjunction with the violation of various conventions and international treaties, to do terrorism properly.

Daniel said...

Sounds like the characteristics of a pathological psychopath/Bond Villian rather than a terrorist ?!