Thursday, 26 February 2009
Who are the Real Criminals?
As our civil liberties are eroded and ordinary citizens become criminals, we let the real criminals of the moment walk free. Earlier this month, Washington's new director of national intelligence, retired Admiral Dennis Blair, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
He warned that the deepening economic crisis posed perhaps our gravest threat to stability and national security than Al-Qaeda or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The real terrorists are not those who organise humanitarian trips to Gaza, but are the bankers from Wall Street and the city of London whose recklessness has plunged the western world into its greatest depression for a hundred years.