CALL ME A LIAR
Okay, I said I wasn’t going to cover this ground again, but the following article I found by way of Ted Rall was just too juicy to not share with you. It turns out that the purported UK plane bombing plot– the one that has inspired our venerable DHS to forbid passengers from carrying innocuous liquids onto airline flights– may be less feasible than I originally thought.
My earlier skepticism was based largely on the veracity of the Bush/Blair governments and their clearly demonstrated propensity to cry “wolf” and then attempt to capitalize politically on the eager corporate media’s subsequent fear-mongering. It turns out that the alleged plot to smuggle liquid explosives onto airliners is so far to the edges of probability as to be ludicrous.
I won’t hold my breath waiting for the U.S. corporate media to take a break from ’round-the-clock JonBenet Ramsey grave robbing coverage in order to issue appropriately vociferous retractions, corrections, and criticisms.
From the UK tech periodical The Register, here’s the skinny:
Mass murder in the skies: was the plot feasible?