The description of Europe as a possible "platform" for a terrorist attack against the US by Michael Chertoff, the secretary for homeland security, is annoying, ironic and worrying. Annoying and ironic because, at least in the UK, the level of the threat owes a lot to the government's support for US wars - it provided the platform for the propagandists of jihad to reach out to the wider community. Worrying because the threat is both to the US and to ourselves. The US may be the most prestigious venue, but we know that the UK is second on the list.
It is additionally worrying because Chertoff is speaking from a position of comparative strength, which highlights how much more we still have to do over here.… Seguir leyendo »