Sunday, August 20, 2006
NO EVIDENCE FOUND AGAINST 'TERROR MASTERMIND'
This article is an early confirmation the Peroxide Plot was largely a case of wishful thinking. If the Pakis can't make charges stick on the supposed ringleader, Abdul Rauf, and the Brits can't even force his extradition from Pakistan, you've got to wonder how the rest of it will go. I know it'll be hard, but maybe the Brits can bring themselves to stop arresting people on suspicion in the middle of the night for a while. Not saying there's no substance at all in the arrests--maybe one or more people really did want to do something and hate us for our freedoms--just saying they weren't a serious threat at that point, the police went off half-cocked, and it's been blown way out of proportion. Apparently interrogators in Pakistan agree with my hunch.