March 19, 2004


This report may be slightly sexed-up:

Security bosses fear al-Qaeda are plotting to attack the BBC.

An alert was sparked when a Moroccan posing as a newspaper photographer was seen taking pictures of the TV Centre in White City, West London.

When he was challenged, he gave false details — and fled in a car driven by another Arabic looking man.

Security has been stepped up at all BBC buildings since the incident on Sunday.

I wonder if security would have been stepped up if a Norwegian had been taking photographs. Why does the BBC single out the swarthy? This obvious racism should be investigated. Meanwhile, as usual, LackeyWorld™ attracts the standard Islamoid attention:

A statement attributed to al-Qaeda has threatened "America's lackeys" with attacks similar to those in Madrid last week, singling out Japan, Italy, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Pakistan, an Arab daily reported today.

"To America's lackeys we say: a lackey of America has destroyed his future by allying himself with the tyrant of the century," said the text signed by Abu-Hafs al-Masri/al-Qaeda Brigades received by al-Qods al-Arabi newspaper.

"Learn your lesson, you lackeys of America, the brigades of death are at your gates," it warned.

Lackey us! Thanks for the warning, Abu-Hafs al-Masri/al-Qaeda people, but it really wasn’t necessary. Your brigades of death have been around long enough for some of us to get the message. Like Victor Davis Hanson, for example:

We overlooked 25 years of continued terrorist assaults from November 1979 in Teheran to the USS Cole, in part because multiculturalism and cultural relativism were so entrenched that we dared not condemn as evil and wrong those creepy people who believed in gender apartheid, fundamentalism, autocracy, anti-intellectualism, and anti-Semitism, but instead romanticized or at least ignored them.

The rest of the Hanson interview is recommended. One more extract:

The President has raised domestic spending by 8% per annum, lavished funds on health care and education, offered near amnesty to illegal immigrants from Mexico, appointed a plethora of minority judges, cabinet officials, and administrators, and committed more AIDs relief funds than all prior administrations put together-and is still  hated by our Left, simply because his demeanor, accent, religion, and even appearance don't validate the aristocratic Left's rhetoric about sex, class, gender, and the other. It really is a make-believe world in which a Barbra Streisand, Gore Vidal, or Arianna Huffington cheaply sound off from their estates about some purported cosmic evil fostered by poor deluded Americans hooked on K-Mart and NASCAR.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 19, 2004 01:20 AM

Al Qaeda attacking the BBC? Geez, talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

Posted by: David Gillies at March 19, 2004 at 01:37 AM

lackeys of the world unite!

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at March 19, 2004 at 01:50 AM

although i do have a lackeytose intolerance...

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at March 19, 2004 at 01:50 AM

Read the entire interview with Hanson. Powerful stuff.

Posted by: JEM at March 19, 2004 at 01:59 AM

wow, you're right jem. excellent

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at March 19, 2004 at 02:17 AM

And these BBC nancypants thought they'd be the last to go in the crocodile's jaws. Heh...

Posted by: Tongue Boy at March 19, 2004 at 02:19 AM

I really don't understand why the Beeb should be nervous. After all, one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist. And since they can't determine which is which.....

Posted by: Sandy P. at March 19, 2004 at 02:27 AM

For the leftist double cosmic evil check this out.

Posted by: BC at March 19, 2004 at 04:49 AM

Sorry try this

Posted by: BC at March 19, 2004 at 04:54 AM

All this time allied with the US and Britain is still only a Lackey? Geez, France has only been kissing up to Al Qaeda for a couple years and they've already made Minion First Class with a key to the private Death Brigade rumpus room.
With laxidasical Coalition promotion policies like this, it's no wonder Spain is reconsidering their options.

Posted by: Bryan C at March 19, 2004 at 06:03 AM

Hmmmm ... Australia is a US lackey? You have to admit, it has a nice ring to it. Fetch me a cup of coffee ... mate.

Posted by: Bill at March 19, 2004 at 07:30 AM

Good god.. lackeys?!? What are they going to do next? Announce the completion of another successful five-year plan?

Posted by: Joe at March 19, 2004 at 09:17 AM

Hey, I am a woman, I don't even rate lackey status. I am sure that lackeys refers to males only. I am an infidel whore I would have you know.

Posted by: Terrye at March 19, 2004 at 01:09 PM