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Everyone is famous for 10 minutes, but the corrupt, poverty stricken continent
of Africa got a whole three days attention as aging rockers and
anti-globalization protesters tried to get the first world governments to give
away ever increasing amounts of other people's money to corrupt African
governments in the name of 'justice'.
That cause just died, as six 'security incidents' paralyzed the city of London.
Blasting the anti-globalization thugs off the front page might be a good
feeling, but some of us were hoping to revel a bit longer in the joy of seeing
collective French noses rubbed in the proverbial after Paris' failure to win
the 2012 Olympics.
Just the day before, Londoners were either rejoicing in the streets or shaking
their heads in dismay about London winning the 2012 Olympics. Even those people
who were intelligent enough to realize that winning the Olympics was a curse
must have secretly taken comfort in seeing hundreds of Parisians in tears when
their city failed to win in the corrupt bidding war of the International
Olympic Committee. The London committee was simply better at paying bribes to
the OIC officials than the French, and the best team won. Britannia Rules, UK!
But now London has bigger problems.
It's a little too early to start finger pointing at terrorist groups, but
if the nature of the arrests in London over the past few years is any any
guide, Middle-Eastern concerns would have to be high on the list of suspects.
England has more surveillance cameras per head of population than any other
country, so there are likely to be some incriminating shots of people with
And as for 2012, this may be shape of things to come, and it may be an
interesting Olympics. With terrorism promising to be the most high-profile
event, it's a pity the French didn't win.