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More on the London Plot

Tory Diary: “Within hours there’ll be pundits blaming the invasion of Iraq and Blair’s support for Israel for making Britain vulnerable to these attacks. Let us remember the chronology – 9/11 happened before the invasion of Iraq. Terrorists could just as easily blame action in Afghanistan for their evil. They do not need excuses – they need to be defeated. As the IRA used to chillingly warn – the targeted have to be lucky all of the time, the bombers only have to be lucky once. The terror threat is going to grow and grow over coming years. The world has always been populated with evil men but technological change means that devastating weapons technology has never been so portable. Brown and Blair may be hamfisted on homeland security policy but they understand where events are taking us…”

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