What's Up Doc?
The Daily Mail reports:
An Iraqi junior doctor and a brilliant neurologist working for the NHS are among the suspects being quizzed over the series of bomb attacks across Britain, it emerged today. ... The junior doctor has been named as Bilal Abdulla, who is said to have completed his medical training in Baghdad. The suspected ringleader of the Al Qaeda car bombers is a brilliant neurologist working for the NHS. Saudi Mohammed Asha, 26, was arrested with his 27-year-old wife, who was in traditional Muslim dress, on the M6 in Cheshire on Saturday night. ... Tonight it has been revealed that a third man, aged 26, arrested in Liverpool, was also reported to be an Indian doctor who works at Halton Hospital in Cheshire. ... One of the two men who drove a blazing Jeep Cherokee into the terminal building at Glasgow airport on Saturday afternoon is also thought to be a doctor. It is believed he worked at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, four miles away.
Although the involvement of an Iraqi doctor is going to be portrayed as proof the attacks were blowback for the war in Iraq, the apparent ringleader was a "brilliant" Saudi neurologist, and an Indian doctor. None of these men were poor. Nor were they "uneducated". As medical doctors they were applied scientists with a greater amount of training and education than 99.9% of the journalists who will report on the incident. The plotters did not share a single nationality, though they may in the end share membership in a single organization: al-Qaeda, led by that wealthy Saudi, Osama Bin Laden, ably seconded by a medical doctor, Ayman_al-Zawahiri, who speaks three languages: Arabic, French, and English, with degrees in behavior, psychology and pharmacology and a Masters degree in surgery. Why if one didn't know better one would think Britain under attack by a transnational organization led by the cream of the dissident intelligensia of the Islamic world. The heads, in fact, of a strand of radical Islam that bids fair to lead their faith. They are smart; and probably smarter than our public intellectuals, whose minds they can lead around by the halter.
It's also interesting to note, that for these Doctor Kill Dares, their ideology easily trumped the Hippocratic Oath. "Do No Harm" was replaced by "Kill as Many as Possible" and as painfully as possible. Nor did the prospect of endangering their position, jeoparadizing their families and educational investment seem to faze them. No sirree. It'll take a lot more than a little welfare to pacify these dudes.