Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Educating Cardiff

A British jihadist has been killed by UK forces in Syria after he directed a plot to kill the Queen, it emerged on Monday night.
In a move David Cameron said was “a new departure” for Britain, Reyaad Khan was last month assassinated in an RAF drone strike after security services uncovered his bid to stage a terror attack in the UK.
The Prime Minister said that it is the first time UK forces have directed a targeted attack against one of its own citizens when Britain is not at war.
The Prime Minister authorised the strike without the approval of Parliament but said that it did not require a vote because it was an act of “self-defence” for which there was a “clear legal basis”.
Wow, that is - once again - the Reyaad Khan (see Icons Passim) who went to Willows and then St David's just round the corner from Bronwydd Avenue. Does this mean he wasn't killed as previously reported in July? I shed no tears for him, but I don't know what I make of this "clear legal basis."

If I had been born later I would have gone to St David's. My generation went to St Illtyd's in Cardiff. We did Robert Bolt's A Man for all Seasons at O level.
What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ... And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you – where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's, and if you cut them down – and you're just the man to do it – do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

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