I guess the British trust their government just about as much as we trust ours. I’m normally not one for conspiracy theories, but the circumstances around this supposed “9/11 2″ plot do make me wonder.
From The Guardian:
Suspicion and (often internet-fuelled) talk of conspiracies is no longer the prerogative of the young, it seems. According to Khan, it has been noticeable that older Muslims, traditionally engaged in mainstream politics in a way that their children are not, have talked openly of their anger and distrust of the government in recent months.
Scepticism about the plot is shared by many in the area and not just by Muslims, says Qurban Hussain, a local resident and the deputy leader of Luton borough council. “People are definitely sceptical. They are not sure whether these claims are just to clamp down on British Muslims. Is it scaremongering tactics by the government or another reason to harass more innocent people?
I do confess that as much as Bush fills me with distrust, Blair fills me even moreso. Labour has a lot of explaining to do to the British and American people, if they want our confidence.