Which country do you live in, Joanna?
Sounds like a major pain.
In my world - San Francisco - everyone seems most mesmerized by the fate of
one of our own home-grown major master-mind terrorists - straight out of
Texas - Karl Rove. In fact attention has now slightly shifted from the
"Downing Street Memo" to "Downing Rove" as the major game in town - both
entirely connected, of course.
Last night on the TV, it was pretty spooky to see the Cabinet meeting made
for media consumption triumvirate - Bush-Rumsfeld-Rove -sitting behind the
meeting table. A World War II German management system in the eyes of many.
I hope the Anglo & Muslim Brits can persuade Mr. Blair to follow the Spanish
model and withdraw from Iraq - I suspect that will deflate the will to
domestic insurgency. Eliminating the wind-mill.
One prays here that Bush & Co. are not betting on another domestic act of
terrorism to breath life back into their penchant for a disastrous foreign
policy abroad and more clamping down on internal dissent.
As I say, many eyes waiting to see what happens to Rove. If he falls will it
be a Presidency by remote control?
> Be alert -- your country needs lerts!
> Last night there were two bomb scares just a block or two away from where I
> live. The first was a rucksack left in a phone box, which the army bomb
> squad dealt with and found to be harmless. In the other case, fire officers
> spotted a couple of men behaving suspiciously around rubbish bins behind the
> fire station -- they ran away, but the bins proved to be making a beeping
> noise. So 150 people were evacuated, included 40 very distressed elderly
> people from a sheltered housing complex a couple of hundred yards away, and
> it was several hours before everything was back to normal. And guess who was
> in the back room with her nose in a book throughout!
> No, come to think, I heard what must have been the controlled explosions,
> and though it didn't seem to be coming from the right direction, assumed
> that next-door were slamming their doors *again.
> Now the rucksack was almost certainly left there due to carelessness, and
> whoever left it has paid by losing his belongings in the bomb squad's
> controlled explosion. But the other sounds like a hoax, though nothing has
> yet been announced. If so, that is unforgiveable.