Tuesday 16th of July 2024

Terrorist Confesses After Two Years Torture- Thought Police Wag The Dog

Given that Dhiren Barot's incarceration commenced with 12 days of solitary confinement, it's not surprising that he's told Coalition interrogators exactly what they want to hear.  Barot along with seven others was charged by British police with possessing reconnaissance plans of the Stock Exchange in New York, the International Monetary Fund in Washington, Citigroup in New York, and the Prudential Building in New Jersey, as well as having notebooks with information on explosives, poisons, chemicals and related matters.  

It seems that as the information would be useful to a terrorist planning a terrorist attack, the possession of the knowledge is illegal under U.K. law.   This, folks, is a scary precedent to set in the war on terror.  There's no doubt that unless the Wooden Tops scored a definitive "result" then Barot's imprisonment was going to look terrible on the history books.

According to Bloomberg, reporting restrictions on coverage of the case were lifted today, no doubt as there was finally some "good news" to tell.

Want to know where I first heard the expression "suitcase bomb?"  It was in the 1997 movie "Wag The Dog".  That's the film where the US Administration invents a terrorist threat to win an election.  The stunt's producer proposes to spread the story that Albanian terrorists are planning to attack the US by bringing in the "dirty bombs" over the Canadian border.  

When, nearly ten years later, somebody finally confesses to such an act, you have to wonder, in this age of rendition and Halliburton-built concentration camps, what was done to Barot in order to extract such an original story.