Monday, July 25, 2005

So they shot the wrong guy. And you want to blame the police?

The way I understand it, they followed the guy, challenged him to stop, and he ran. He was wearing a thick overcoat on a warm summer day, and carrying a rucksack.

Quite frankly, were I the policeman, I would probably have done the same thing. England is the first world, after all, and the police are not going to shoot you for stopping, like they would elsewhere in the world.

What if he DID have bombs strapped to his torso? What if there were a bomb in his rucksack?

Or have the Brits now become so Politically Correct that they'd rather let a suspect bomber onto the tube where he can blow up and kill another 76 innocent people.

So don't blame the police. Jean Charles de Menezes was as much a victim of the terrorist attacks as any of the ordinary people trying to get to work who were killed on the 7th July.

It's a pity, though, that the superpowers had to wait until terrorism struck them where it hurts most to do anything about. If they had taken action against terrorism years and years ago when it first started, perhaps it might not have grown into the world force it is today. But because the "freedom fighters" as they were then called, operated in countries the superpowers disliked, the attitude was "I don't condone it but I understand it."

And now, we are all reaping the whirlwind.