July 9, 2005

Britain faced with “clean skin” terrorists?

Posted in London, UK, War on Terror at 3:03 pm by billdawson

[editor’s note: this post was “pasted” in — it appeared originally at the old Dawson’s Danube site, which is archived here.]From the Times:

A main concern is that they are dealing with “clean skins”, possibly British-born terrorists who have not crossed the intelligence radar before.

I would say this ups the ante a bit. No matter their religion or color of skin, these could well be full British citizens — since birth — who have attacked within their country (I shudder when I say “their country”, but so it might be) for political reasons at a time when British troops are engaged in conflicts overseas. And their motives could be found to be directly related to the fact that British troops are engaged overseas.

Lest you think there might be a “high treason” exception to the abolition of the death penalty, this will set you straight: http://europa.eu.int/comm/external_relations/human_rights/adp/:

This treaty explicitly bans the death penalty in all circumstances, including in war-time.

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