'He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from
oppression.' - Thomas Paine (1795)
a government preparing to become totalitarian would require the new
Terror Laws enacted in the United Kingdom. Tony Blair said police need to
act on intelligence, without evidence, to protect the law-abiding public
from terrorists, criminals and anti-social individuals, but who is going to
protect us from brutal police with unprecedented powers?
The game has changed, says Blair,
and so must the law, but civil rights were introduced in medieval Britain to
ensure a fairer system and these respected statutes have balanced justice
and security in this country for eight hundred years. What Blair is
proposing is a return to the Dark Ages, when men were caged in dungeons
based on rumour, suspicion or lies.
Blair is wedded to the notion
that suspects are guilty until proven innocent because he believes senior
police presented a compelling case. The same police who claimed to be acting
on intelligence when they shot an innocent man on July 22nd ,
whom they insisted was connected to the failed tube attacks. They were dead
wrong and a Brazilian paid with his life.
On July 7th we had a
“suicide bomber” who was due to be a dad in two months, another had just
bought a Mercedes and one, rather than fasting and praying to Allah before
deliverance into Paradise, ate a McDonald’s! None of the July terrorists fit
the profile of extremists exacting revenge for the Iraq war. They were
Pakistanis, Ethiopians and a Jamaican!
A British-born black Muslim
convert who traveled to Afghanistan to study Islam, decided Jihad was not
for him, so upon arriving back in London he was approached by MI5 with a job
offer. Agents wanted him to infiltrate mosques and gather intelligence, or
perhaps even assist with ‘terror drills’ like the one on July 7th
in the underground? Luckily, he refused!
The accused are victims, but the
government, police and media are only addressing the issue from the premise
that suicide bombers struck the Capital, without producing a shred of
conclusive evidence. The CCTV images prove nothing. It is alleged their
documents were found on the train, but that is not proof of guilt either,
and where are the eyewitness accounts?
There is no investigation! Blair
does not want the hindrance of lawful proceedings or an inquiry, he already
knows the truth and that will remain hidden. He has the apparatus to make
his version of events stick. Three months detention without charge is enough
time to extract a ‘confession’ by interrogation and then there is torture,
condoned by George Bush.
The next phase is to condition
the people into accepting the death penalty for terrorists. In Bali, five
hundred protestors stormed the prison
demanding the immediate execution of three Islamic militants
jailed for the 2002 nightclub bombings. The angry crowd vowed to unite
against the “terrorism menace” while a more dangerous menace is seizing our