Note that those arrested overnight are not poverty-stricken have-nothings fighting for their physical survival, but comfortable middle-class people who have chosen to kill us in the name of the ideological hegemony of dhimmitude.
And there are people who say that ideas aren't evil. As Voltaire used to say, those who believe absurdities commit atrocities. This time at least, they were foiled. That's the good news.
UPDATE 1: I have to say, I agree with this [American] letter to the editor one-hundred percent:
Dear Editor:Anybody care to cogently disagree with that?
If termites are weakening a home's foundation, what do we do? We call the exterminator and eliminate the problem. If armed robbers are at our doors trying to break their way in, what do we do? We defend ourselves to the best of our abilities until the authorities arrive to eliminate the threat.
If Islamic totalitarians come close to murdering hundreds of people by mixing common household materials to blow up airplanes, what do we do? Apparently, we stop carrying liquids and gels in our carry-on luggage.
What should we do? We should insist that our government eliminate the real source of the problem decisively and quickly. Islamic totalitarian groups such as Hezbollah and Al Qaeda, and the countries supporting them such as Iran and Syria, are hell-bent on attacking Americans [and other Westerners]. They will not stop unless we make it impossible for them to function or regroup. Their infrastructure and support networks have to be permanently disabled as quickly as possible in whatever way our military recommends. A drawn-out, five-year "War on Terror" where we help build roads, plants and hospitals in the Middle East only strengthens the resolve of our enemies.
And they'll keep trying to blow up planes in the meantime.
UPDATE 2: "If we're at war," comes the question, "then at war with whom exactly?"
"President Bush said the arrests are a 'stark reminder' that the U.S. is 'at war with Islamic fascists.' " Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein give a more focussed answer:
The group that threatens us with terrorism—the group of which Al Qaeda is but one terrorist faction—is a militant, religious, ideological movement best designated as “Islamic Totalitarianism.”Read on here at The Objective Standard: ' 'Just War Theory' vs. American Self-Defence.'
The Islamic Totalitarian movement, which enjoys widespread and growing support throughout the Arab–Islamic world, encompasses those who believe that all must live in total subjugation to the dogmas of Islam and who conclude that jihad (“holy war”) must be waged against those who refuse to do so.
Islamic Totalitarians regard the freedom, prosperity, and pursuit of worldly happiness animating the West (and especially America and Israel) as the height of depravity. They seek to eradicate Western Culture, first in the Middle East and then in the West itself, with the ultimate aim of bringing about the worldwide triumph of Islam.
This goal is achievable, adherents of the movement believe, because the West is a “paper tiger” that can be brought to its knees by sufficiently devoted Islamic warriors.
Given that the enemy ... is primarily ideological, what, if anything, can our government’s guns do to defeat it?
LINK: Foiled transatlantic bomb plot 'was ready to go' - Times Online
London Airline Bombing Plot News (updated 4:05 pm ET) - Counterterrorism Blog
How terrorists could have made a 'liquid bomb' - Daily Telegraph
Just War Theory' vs. American Self-Defence - The Objective Standard
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