My friend writes in another friend’s livejournal today:
None of us are safe you know. I’ve been to two school fetes this weekend and I wasn’t searched at either of them. If that isn’t just asking for trouble I don’t know what is…
You are joking?! If I’m not stopped and frisked at least three times on the way home from work today, I’m going to phone the FBI!*
I can’t help but think that there’s a terrible lot of fussing going on about nothing here, and I’m not saying that just because I’m a Child of the Troubles. For starters, I would be a lot more convinced of the validity of the Critical Terror Threat if the cars in London had been loaded with Semtex, for example. I can’t see how gas (particularly that amount) could have blown up half the city; and I’m pretty sure the handful of nails found at the scene couldn’t have done too much damage either. Of course, I could be wrong.
In any case, I think that everyone should just calm down, and save their energy for when Al Queda really threaten to strike. Because byjaysus, you can be sure that they will.
That’s all I have to say on the matter. Thank you.
* To which my friend replies:
We were talking about national security, not your sexual deviances…
Yes, but that’s a whole other matter entirely! 😉