Two-thirds of the British public believe that the recent London bombs were linked to our involvement in Iraq.
Only two-thirds? What do the other third think the bombs were about? Were they a protest at school dinners? The weather? An innate hatred of Thursdays?
While only two-thirds of Britons understand the relationship of the atrocity to real world events, the government are faring much worse, with apparently none of them having any grasp on causality. Blair bats on with his inexplicable ‘evil ideology’ mantra.
Since the bombing, two reports have come out warning that the invasion of Iraq has raised the risk of terror attacks in Britain. One was a report from a think tank, the other was from the UK’s own security establishment, a report leaked to the press. (story here)
Japanese journalists have now done what the British media, what Blair himself should have done already. In a report aired tonight by NHK, they visited some of the Islamic schools in Pakistan that the London bombers are thought to have visited recently. These schools are accused of nurturing terrorists.
NHK interviewed some of the people connected with the schools and played a recording of a speech of one the radical Mullahs. The message was very clear: these hard core Muslims were waging a war against the US and UK because of, wait for it, our attacks on both Afghanistan and Iraq and because of US foreign policy. You can’t get much more from the horse’s mouth than that.