Terror plot hatched in British hospitals: “A suspected secret cell of foreign militants, believed to be linked to al-Qa’ida and using British hospitals as cover, are being questioned over the terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow. Five of the eight people under arrest last night are said to be doctors. Another of those detained is the wife of one of the doctors, who is a medical assistant working for the NHS. The home of a sixth doctor is said to have been searched by police.”
A thousand points to the first person to find a rightwinger using this as an argument against socialized healthcare.
In all seriousness, it’s very creepy to consider that terrorist attacks were being coordinated by those who are meant to first do no harm. (I’ll note that the families of some of the suspects are registering complete shock regarding their loved ones’ involvement. To be expected, I guess.) In their typical British way, though, the Brits are getting on with life. They’re far less concerned about the halfwit incompetents who didn’t manage to successfully blow up anything than are the rightwing hysterics on this side of the pond. Naturally.
[Post title from The Smiths’ Ask.]