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Thursday, August 10, 2006
OK, about the thwarted Big One:

Powerline endorses this Times (London) round-up.

WorldwideStandard explains it all for you here and here.

CNN notes that of the 21 suspects arrested, "some were of Pakistani ethnicity, a senior U.S. intelligence official said." No! You mean they weren't American businessmen, American southerners, Catholic priests, or homeschoolers? Shocking. Young Muslim males. Who'd have thought it?

The President used the term "Islamo-" -- *significant pause* -- "fascists." But the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants to put the f-word off-limits in this context; The Corner reports.

"Dearbornistan": "Investigators in southeast Ohio said they were working to unravel how two Michigan men charged with supporting terrorism came to have airplane passenger lists and airport security information."

De Nile: Eight out of eleven young males from Egypt who came to the U.S. to study English in Montana (where apparently the world's best ESL facilities for Arabic speakers are to be found -- who knew?) are still missing (hey, it's a big state).

Andy Cochran of CounterTerrorismBlog rounds up some recent posts on the U.K.'s home-grown terrorists.

Apparently the Brits have been working with (legitimate) Pakistani authorities (well, as legitimate as Paki authorities ever get, which in this case seems to be rather a lot) for about a month, i.e. since the outbreak of the Israel-Hezbollah war. A caller on the Limbaugh show today said he had heard that the Brits declined to share the operation with us because that would create too great a danger of its being leaked and published. Roger Hitchcock, sitting in for Rush, said (joke, people, joke! -- at least we think so) that the New York Times is outraged that it didn't get the story two weeks ago. Hitchcock called this a rare setback for the Times in its War For Terror.