On a brief meander around web world today I find that the Centurean2 blog has a piece on the Coptic Christians in Egypt much better than my piece the other day. It was a majority Christian nation by the choice of its inhabitants but things have changed.
I am mildly amused, parallel to my disgust, that the Americans have offered to place an assault ship, aircraft carrier by any other description, in the Thames estuary during the Olympic games in 2012 to help out with security. The 2,000 Marines would of course be there to help American citizens should the proverbial hit the fan. This assault ship contains the British designed Harrier jump jet aircraft which our own navy has seen fit to dispense with. We have apparently agreed with the French to have one carrier each and share defensive responsibilities. As we are going to be left without maritime aircraft for a while we are to rely on the ageing French carrier the Charles de Gaulle. Only problem there according to the French is that not only is the vessel not seaworthy but it won’t be for quite a while. Fixing up ageing aircraft carriers apparently requires rather more than a trip to Halfords.
The unelected Quangocrat Baroness Ashton now commands a diplomatic force for the EU which dwarves our own. How long do you think before the British embassies are closed?
My own opinion of terrorists and their sympathisers is pretty low as you can probably imagine and I am not surprised to read that the suspect packages found on those aircraft in the week were intended to explode whilst the aircraft were in flight. This attempt at stalling international air traffic would certainly not prevent me from boarding an aircraft were I due to do so. I hope it does not deter any of you that have travel plans.