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AFTER BIN LADEN: WHAT NEXT FOR AL-QAIDA AND GLOBAL JIHAD?

Jason Burke of the Guardian argues that bin Laden’s death implies a diminution in interest in global jihad and a return to local agendas. I will try and find other piece of analysis, in the spirit of undergraduate essay-writing!

YOUR BLOGGER ON THE BBC WORLD SERVICE

Following a totally unexpected interview on the Marketplace Show on US Public Broadcasting, your blogger was interviewed on the BBC World Service on the implications of Osama’s death for AlQaeda’s financing. The link will work until the end of May 2011.

BRISTOL SQUATTERS DENY TESCO ATTACK AND PETROL BOMB CLAIMS

OK, this is the Guardian [yeah, so it’s suspect. Something more than a little odd going on here. I thought the story in the Independent [two posts down] had a manufactured feel to it. This piece claims everyone had moved out of the squat bar 4 individuals. Do I smell undercover police officers somewhere in this little mess?

We will probably find out 5 years down the line. Ah, the things people do to influence the local elections.

POLICE RAID OVER ‘PETROL BOMB PLOT’ SPARKS TESCO RIOTS

“A Tesco Express store in the bohemian neighbourhood of Stokes Croft, in the north of the city, was the focal point for the violence, with police claiming that they had uncovered a plot to petrol bomb the store, which opened eight days ago to widespread hostility from the community.”

Now the UK police wouldnt be putting the interests of big business above the interest of the people who actually pay the taxes that pay for them, would they? Of course not! The quote from the Independent above is obviously tongue in cheek…Isn’t it? [There’s a bohemian neighbourhood in Bristol??? There’s a bohemian neighbourhood outside the 1950s???? Journalists and police officers have been watching too much Life on Mars, Heartbeat etc…..]

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