Monday, May 17, 2004

Long Hot Spring

Bombs Jangle Nerves Hours Before Blair Turkey Trip

Call me an alarmist. Call me a pessimist. Call me a glass-is-half-empty kind of guy, but when you call me that, duck to avoid the flying debris and shattered glass. Last week I posted the events that will make our long hot summer, and one of them, the NATO summit wil be held in Istanbul. Well, it looks like Turkey, surprise surprise, did not quite catch all the mad bomber jihadis, yet. (But their top men are on it. Who? Top men.)

Blair flew to Turkey for a six hour tour, a six hour tour, and 4, count 'em, 4 bombs exploded at British owned banks. (No one was hurt.) A welcoming gift and a reminder from the same fun crowd that devastated a British bank, the British consulate and a synagogue last year. Now you know why Tony's trip is not the two day excursion originally planned.

Don't worry about the Islamists, though. They aren't that many of them. They're just well-organized, have access to bombs and can plant them apparently at will.

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