Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No Hunting Terrorists Without A Licence!

Surely they're just doing the job the British just won't do?
Three hours later, however, [Pakistani villagers] were woken by explosions in Khaisoor, as three Hellfire missiles from a Predator destroyed a mud-built bungalow in the village.

Inside, among the five people killed and six injured, were Rashid Rauf, the British militant alleged to have masterminded a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners in 2006, and two senior Al-Qaeda comrades, Abu Nasr Al-Misri and Abu Zubair Al-Masri, according to Pakistani intelligence sources...

Patrick Mercer, the Tory MP for Newark and former shadow security minister, said Rauf’s killing raised serious issues. “This raises the question of how much co-operation the British intelligence agencies provided in what is ultimately the execution of a British subject.
Guess Mercer learned his lesson after last time.

See, here we are back again with the central feature of Cameronism. In so far as The Dave's strategy is to dodge having to deal with tough issues by shrinking them down to the point of absurdity, it's no surprise that the Tories main contribution to a global war with deranged fanatics is to quibble about the paperwork.

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