These were the words with which my oh so consideration OH woke me this morning. With scare-mongering like that, it is a wonder he never got a job at the BBC.
My first thought was that it was Hezbollah, finally having enough of our cosying up to Israel. I forgot that we were at war with terror still.
So we watched the television news and I don't think I reacted in the way I was supposed to. I didn't feel relief that the Government had saved us from this, but instead I thought how are we to know if there was really a plot? Is this just a convenient way to deflect attention from our part in the messes in Lebanon and Iraq?
I don't trust anything on the news anymore - the BBC is impotent after the Kelly affair and the constant threat of having its charter taken away if it doesn't toe the party line with the Government. And I don't trust the Government. This is a scary situation to be in. There will always be terrorists but if you can't trust your own Government, that is a much more frightening proposition.
Am I paranoid? Will writing things like this on the Internet, get me put on some sort of list? Fuck it, I think I may already be on a list anyway - I attended a couple of SWP meetings at Uni and my Amazon purchases of books by Mark Steele, Michael Moore and Che Guevara plus a few teach yourself Spanish books are bound to
must mark me out as some pinko with their sights on ruling a South American nation.
I might sound as if I'm being flippant about this. Its a defence mechanism. If I think I about these things seriously for too, I will panic.