terror plot

Interesting story about the alledged terror plot from the Indian Express

This warning not to jump on the skeptics "armchair generals" bandwagon:
"So why is the case that, while accepting this general principle that our policies have bred murderous rage and resentment, the first reaction of so many to events such as today's is immediately to assume governmental conspiracy (CIA, MI6, Mossad, Neocons, whatever)? Armchair Generals are bad enough and many of us have had to sit across a pub table from some stocky dullard who thinks a shelf groaning with Andy McNab or Tom Clancy makes him James Bond's best mate. But the left seems to breed its own kind of pub bore equivalent. The guy (and it usually is a guy) who feels able to pronounce immediately that the latest event 'definitely' looks wrong, suspicious, or is 'clearly' a false flag operation. I've lost count of the number of times, after an atrocity or an 'atrocity prevented', some blogger or poster to board or box has sat back, filled their pipe and said sagely, 'looks like psy-ops to me'. No evidence is required and challenges are met with accusations of naivete and mental subservience to The Man, or simply a self-satisfied cui bono? - as if responding in Latin is too enigmatically clever not to be right."

And this skeptical look at the alledged terror plot:
"'As the police investigation into the terror plot unfolded yesterday, the main focus of attention was on two brothers who lived in a semi-detached ex-council house in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Their home in Walton Drive was raided by police in the early hours. ………..As word of their arrest spread, residents spoke of how the pair, both in their early 20s, seemed to shun local mosques and become insular after frequenting a local Islamic bookshop.
Phil Redfern, 26, a local builder and former acquaintance, said: "They used to come out and play football, but as they got older they got very secluded.

Frequenting bookshops - now that is a sign of a true terrorist. They shunned local mosques but went to the bookstore instead! Bookshops are not noted for their sermons or prayer services and tend to be rather cramped for that kind of thing. Perhaps Mr Redfern knows how the preaching is different in a bookshop compared to the local mosque, but I have my doubts.'

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