Thursday, August 10, 2006

Warning Shot

Cheerio to our ol' chums across the pond in Britain! Good show mates!

10 planes were supposed to be simultaneously blown up this morning, according to Scotland Yard, in a terrorist act of "mass murder on an unimaginable scale". The airlines being targeted were American, United, and Continental flying from Britain to California, New York, and Washington.

The "sophisticated" plot involved hiding liquid explosives disguised as beverages or other common objects in carry-on luggage. British police conducted raids overnight and into the early morning arresting 25 and taking 21 into custody thereby thwarting the terrorist plans.

U.S. President George Bush said the alleged terror plot was a "stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists." Let this be a reminder to everyone. They have no desire to limit their suicide bombings to Iraq (35 killed, 122 wounded just today). Let it be a reminder, in which no one died but hundreds very easily could have, that the terrorists are going to, its only a question of when and how, bring the death and carnage of the Middle East to our turf.

How many planes would have needed to be blown up to make us open our eyes? I pray that this act was enough to open eyes, that we could heed the implications of the warning shot and not have to suffer the consequences of a bullet that is on target. I pray that it won't take more loss of life, comparable to that of 9/11, to open our eyes... again.

I am so thankful that God protected the lives of those who very easily could of perished this morning. But just because families did not loose loved ones and lives were not lost, I simply pray that the implications of these acts could have just as great of an impact as if they had.

For God's Glory,
David Knepprath


Anonymous said...

Those British people really are brilliant, aren't they?

Mirranda said...

I confess. That anonymous comment is from me. Though you probably knew that.