Yesterday, London police chased, caught then shot a
suspected bomber on the London Subway. Eyewitness accounts of this ordeal have
painted a kind of brutal, but almost necessary end to this young mans life. It
seems necessary when dealing with terrorists. After all, they could have trigger
devices on them and quickly detonate a bomb if the action is not handled
Unfortunately today, we hear that this person was not
linked to terrorists and was not carrying a bomb. Its sad enough that this young
mans life was taken because of a mistake in identity, but even worse is the
certain repercussions it will have on the war on terror.
You can almost hear the voices of Islamic Extremists in
your head. They will be telling potential recruits how the west treats Muslims
and how they must fight them. It is also an almost certainty to help recruit
other Muslims that were not before thinking of joining the fight.
A story like this almost makes you with that the
authorities would of lied about what happened. It was alright to lie about our
reasoning for war. If they would have done so in regards to this individual then
it might have kept Al Qaeda recruiting levels a little lower. Sadly though lying
about the situation would not be right either.
This just goes to show everyone around the world that it is
changing. We are all on edge a little more, though many wonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t admit it, and we
have that small thought in the back of our head about where the next strike
could be. Times like these do make you wonder what the world would be like with
someone different in the Oval Office.