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Emotional blackmail

“Look at all the crying people who’ve lost relatives. Look at the cute little orphaned girl presenting a flower to the Queen. Listen to the horrible emergency calls, and how distressed everyone was on July 7. Listen. Look. It’s horrible, isn’t it? And it’s all those nasty terrorists’ fault. Tony can keep you safe from the terrorists. Oh, that reminds me: I’m sure we can count on your support for the mentalist draconian legislation we were having trouble passing…?”

Bunch of queens

If you’re going to be an explodey-bomber, there oughtn’t to be enough bits of you left for a proper burial. As has been proven by many events, clearly the London branch of Al Quaeda are a useless bunch of lamers.

And sheerly out of boredom and annoyance, PDF puts out a jihad on them.

Lying to liars

It seems that lying to a hack is now illegal. I surely sleep safer in my bed knowing this edifying fact. And passing secrets to Iran.

Ah, shut up with your Rachels

If anyone else approvingly cites Tom Gross’s repetitive point about the PR that murdered-by-Israeli-state Rachel Corrie gets compared with assorted murdered-by-exploding-fanatics Rachels, then you have my express permission to run them over with a bulldozer.

Maniacs kill people and always will. This is sad and a problem, but fundamentally boring. However, we don’t expect nominally civilised governments like Israel to slaughter unarmed civilians (quite why we don’t expect Israel to slaughter unarmed civilians is less clear, but that’s a point for another day), so it’s interesting when they do. Why d’you think Steve Biko gets more PR than, say, Nelson Chisale? Or come to that, why Jean Charles de Menezes gets more PR than James Adams?

Actually, I guess if you’re the kind of person who believes that Rachel Corrie still gets PR when suicide bombing victims don’t because everyone on the left is a crazed antisemite, you probably also don’t understand why De Menezes gets that much attention. Sigh…