"It's interesting to see that the discovery of a bomb plot happens at the same time as the Israeli offensive. This effectively knocked the Israel/Hezbollah War off the TV screens," wrote a conspiracy buff under the name of "George Orwell" in a conspiracy chat room, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.
"This is just a scare tactic by the Bush-Blair regimes to prop up their rock-bottom poll numbers by convincing the brain-dead that they are being 'protected' from 'terror.' Pay no attention to this Blair-Bush media grab," wrote another conspiracy freak whose screen-moniker is an obscene reference to Bush.
Another blogger wrote: "Quite a coincidence that Heathrow Airport just happened to have on hand tens of thousands of clear plastic bags for passenger carry-on."
"Every time Bush’s or Blair’s popularity sags more than usual, there’s a bombing or an attack foiled, then there’s a temporary rise in their numbers. You’d think real terrorists wouldn’t want that! We’re being played, conditioned and herded. It’s boot camp for everybody but the NeoConorati," said a blog poster with the moniker Gregrandar at dreamlogic.us.to
"And it happened right after Lieberman lost. And Ken Mehlman made his speech. After not having their ridiculous color-coded warning system change since about the last election if memory serves. What a coincidence!" wrote Cliff Schecter at the Huffington Post.
"I heard a moonbat call a radio station and say that he thought Bush timed the arrests with the opening of Oliver Stone’s new film on 9/11," a poster wrote at UrbanGrounds.com.
"The claim that American and British security forces have thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up commercial flights between Britain and the United States should not be accepted uncritically. It is impossible to determine at this point whether or not such an attack was in the offing, although the mass media have, as usual, reported the assertions of the British and American governments as indisputable fact, without bothering to ask for any specific information that would substantiate the official story," said blog Critical Thinking Online. "If it is true that such a heinous crime was being planned, the responsibility for this ultimately rests with policies pursued by Washington and London."
"Is it any surprise that the British intelligence chose to launch yet another absurd publicity stunt at such a critical time? And how long would the Western world believe such alleged “terror” plots uncovered by the secret intelligence agencies?" asked Al Jazeera.
"The latest plot has been known about for weeks and could have been nipped in the bud at any point from two weeks ago to the morning after the Joe Lieberman defeat. ... The latest plot serves the Bush administration’s plan to expand the Patriot Act even further," writes Joy Tomme at the Ratbang Diary.
"Will terrorists get you if you don't believe george and God are the team protect you?How about some speculation?THIS "MAY BE" JUST WHAT bUSH NEEDS! Terror & Fear!!! What a great neo-con opportunity! FEARMONGERING + a distraction from the Israel/Lebanon War (which was a distraction from the Iraq Quagmire) is "just what the doctor ordered". PERFECT," writes Chuck at BushAmerika2.
"Today's red level terror alert in symbiosis with escalation of conflict in the Middle East is the trial balloon for a massive staged false flag terror attack, blamed on Hezbollah or Al-Qaeda, that will light the blue touch paper for World War Three," writes Paul Joseph Watson at PrisonPlanet.com.
Oh my. These conspiropaths make my head hurt. I tend to agree with The Anchoress, who sees hyperventilating on both the Left and Right, and wrote:
"The news is serious…so why is so much that is being written and spewed forth so wretchedly unserious? Why am I getting such a strong sense that - for some, note, I say some on both the left and the right (and in the media) - this event is an excuse for extraordinarily reckless, demented and self-interested excess? There are people out there who seem too-happily energized by all this - by the thrusty adrenaline-rush of the breaking news, the drama of a credible threat - and who are apparently using the story as an excuse to let not their better selves but their baser ones, shine forth in full glaring (and all too predictable) brilliance?"