The planned invasion of England by anti-abortionists goes "-boink-"
Fredric Rice, Utrecht, Nederland, reporting.
BBC News Radio's "World News Tonight" carried the odd bits and pieces
of international and domestic terrorism today with special attention
-- with a heavy dose of rather unusual outright, vocalized, anger --
to the domestic terrorism occuring right in their own back yard.
After a long-series, though thankfully sparse, string of related
terrorists incidents, Englanders today burried the victims of the
Irish Republican Partie's political expedience: the murder of three
and four-year-old children. The talks of a unification between
Northern and Southern Ireland were of great debate and importance to
the British prior to this latest incident and yet some Londoners
interviewed today expressed more of a desire for bloody revenge than
for talk and accomidationism with these terrorists.
As one Londoner put it, "we are getting very tired of it very
quickly." The BBC news commentator underscored that comment with the
expression of this being the feeling as a whole nationally; the IRA
was only making the unification of Ireland and the outcasting of
British Law from Irish soil that much more difficult, driving any
politically-aligned viewpoints which may have been held by some into
the political camps of the opposistion. "These people, by their acts,
defeat their own goals," was a woman-in-the-street comment made today.
Perhaps six or seven items of international terrorism were enumerated
by the BBC. The last item offered in this short list of terrorists
acts and demands currently in progress around the world was the
planned so-called "invasion" by anti-abortionists from America --
groups calling themselves "international life" and "opperation rescue"
among others -- into British cities. These groups have plans and
schedules wereupon they plan to block sidewalks, businesses, and
streets in England; basically bringing the American brand of domestic
terrorism to a country already beset with and tired of such groups.
Add to that the faintly annoying (though totally Christian) final act
of defiance to good taste: they plan to pander monies from the English
to help finance their terrorists activities once here.
BBC interviewed Ivan Lawerns, House of Commons for Home Affairs, about
allowing these American terrorists into the country -- for a purpose
which can only be considered one of fomenting violations of both human
and civil rights for political and economic reasons.
Lawerns made no great ambiguous comment about what he knew of these
American groups and certain individuals within them. He called these
individuals "far right fascism on the march" and underscored his
review of these groups as "political rabble-rowsers."
Lawerns was asked if the Home Secretary would allow them entry into
England or if they would be denied entry outright. Lawerns said that
the histories of each individual would be reviewed and if there were a
history of "havoc and violence," either as individuals or as a group,
they would be denied visitation rights and entry. "If we find that
where every they have gone before, havoc and violence has ensued,"
that will be reason enough to keep them out.
The BBC newsman pressed the issue by asking what would constitute
"havoc" and the spokesman for the House of Commons, Home Affairs,
indicated that the blocking of businesses by foreign nationals would
be looked upon as much as terrorism.
Once again, BBC pressed the issue wanting to know if these people
would be denied entry -- wanting, in effect, a decision from Lawerns
which could not be mistaken by anyone listening. BBC asked if a
history of unlawfullness and havoc would deny entry or if only the
mere _possibility_ of same would be grounds for denial of entry. Once
again, Lawerns indicated that such groups have already caused a great
many problems in America and that the Home Secretary would undoubtably
deny entry by these groups _as_ groups.
Lawerns and the BBS newsman agreed that "dissenting opinions" must be
allowed to be expressed within the boundaries of the law and that to
deny the right of peacefull expression would be contrary to the type
of democratic process the current political realities are yet they
agreed that to allow some to be beyond the law is to invite anarchy.
Lawerns also mentioned that the anti-abortionists in England had no
need for what he called the "meddleing and bumbleing" of foreign
agents in British affairs. He suggests that anti-abortionists in
England should properly take "in outrage" the "presumption" of the
BBC also aired the comments from an un-named charasmatic cult leader
for the American terrorist organization known as "international life."
He said that his followers would "do everything they have to" to keep
the "abortionist and their 'victims'" apart. (Englanders are also well
aquainted with groups which do "everything they have to" to further
their political agendas.) He claimed that he had a "higher duty" to
humanity and that it didn't include obeying the laws of whatever
country he and his followers operated in.
What do some citizens of Nederland think of these American terrorists
groups? This reporter asked several individuals over a round of drinks
at a lake-side resort (The Hotel Baron) last evening. "They are crazy,
yes." remarked the hardware engineer among us, voicing a general
consensus of what they see of American news television. "These people.
They would shoot one hundred [people] to stop one abortion."
As an additional item of note, pop rock star Sinead, known for her
political songs and causes, sang a song of protest to a crowd of
twenty thousand fans. The music review was offered in protest for the
murder of two children last week by the IRA.