So we’re now officially at war. At which point I’ll get on my soapbox to make two points:
- This is not a war against terror. I don’t think the USA will be storming into Belfast to sort out the Real IRA or into Catalonia to silence ETA. This is a war against America’s enemies, enemies created by the USA’s own policies of sanction and denial. Call it whatever you like, but Blowback has come home to roost.
- In times of great national trauma, why does the Britney Spears dead in car crash rumour always resurface?