All posts filed under: terrorism

Fighting terror a bit too far

Current Affairs / terrorism

I’m all for fighting terror, but this seems too much of a “Big Brother” item to me.. FBI wants palm prints, eye scans, tattoo mapping – CNN.com CLARKSBURG, West Virginia (CNN) — The FBI is gearing up to create a massive computer database of people’s physical characteristics, all part of an effort the bureau says to better identify criminals and terrorists. The FBI wants to use eye scans, combined with other data, to help identify […]

News from Pakistan

Current Affairs / terrorism

As I write, Fox News has reported on camera, if not online, that Benazir Bhutto is dead. I have been watching for just under an hour during which she has gone from having escaped from the bomb blast at her rally with no injuries, to having died in hospital of the injuries she had allegedly not received. The art department at Fox News has already got some basic portraits up with birth and death years […]

How Arafat Got Away with Murder

Current Affairs / terrorism

This would be just the one instance here, out of how many, one wonders. Now that he is dead, can all of his bad acts be listed out? How Arafat Got Away with Murder Twenty years before he joined Bill Clinton and Yitzhak Rabin in Washington for that famous handshake–and proceeded to become Clinton’s most frequent foreign guest at the White House–Yasser Arafat planned and directed the murder of an American ambassador and his deputy […]