Sunday, June 04, 2006
The Foiled Peace Tower Bombing Conspiracy
I suppose I pretty much have to comment on the attempt to blow up the Peace Tower.
First of all, congrats to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute for some quick thinking. You are patriotic mulchers, mesdames et messieurs, and I salute you.
So far, so good, for our beleaguered spy agency. We can't count on anything, until we have some convictions, and appeals are exhausted, but the spooks appear to have moved at the right moment. Naturally, they made the point that most Canadian Muslims are opposed to these lunatics. Since catching said lunatics tends to require the co-operation of the law-abiding Muslim majority, I can only applaud.
I think Daniel Larison makes the sensible point that hysteria is a particularly inappropriate response when the system works. Not that it will keep the usual suspects from overreacting. The masochistic wing of the Canadian right will doubtless be particularly noisy. The Pithlord advises the use of those foam earplugs. Some excellent brands are available here.