"As we face the threat of mass murder we have to accept that the rights of the individual that we enjoy must and will be balanced with the collective right of security and the protection of life and limb that our citizens demand," said John Reid, after an informal meeting to discuss counter-terrorism with the Interior Ministers of Germany, Wolfgang Schaeuble, and of France, Nicolas Sarkozy at the Home Office, Aug. 16, 2006.
Neither as a citizen of France, or a citizen of Europe I've been demanding for such a protection, therefore I think John Reid could give some nuances on his speech and correct his statement to "some citizens demand".
Not in my name, Mr Reid.
It's a shame to see terror being such a profitable industry everywhere around the world, for politics in need of a justification for their repeated assaults to civil liberties and for all kind of businesses.
We have a new kind of ecosystem there. The great herd of so-called security experts is probably bigger than terrorist groups that they are supposed to study.
The amount of damages and losses generated by them is incredibly bigger than real harmful damage generated by terrorists.
Scepticism or moderation, they ignore.
Why moderate a profitable business?
The security enthusiasts mafia is selling reports to governments and producing medias kits , television shows or advertising in the press at the same time. No need to rewrite History, they just dictate it.
Year after year, the same myths are reiterated, claimed, stated. Some would hope they would turn being true, or at least being perceived as true.
Sadly, it seems working. Government officials seriously quoting 'ethnical and muslim profiling' in airports as a possibility is just crazy.
Sceptical you said? I'm very sceptical regarding Police Forces and governments really protecting us from terrorism if they think targetting muslims is doing the job.
Or forbiding Ipods or laptops in planes.
It's just stupid, insulting plus totally inefficient. And so costly.
Who is getting the profit of this? War profiters...
Medias selling stories to masses, producers selling shows and stories to medias, security industry, politics in need of a heroic stature.
French presidential election is running in 2007.
Interior Minister Sarkozy is in full campaign since a few years yet.
Again he is on the parade on television.
Such a good timing with the release of its last book.
What a good occasion to link old lies with new assumptions.
Muslim and religious influence on fall 2005 riots in France turned to be a total fantasy.