Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Massacre in New York: Never let a crisis go to waste


I am very sorry about the killings in New York. 

The alleged killer ran down his eight victims with a lorry (The Daily Telegraph oddly uses the Americanism truck). America is at least spared the gun restrictions conversation and might have an immigration conversation instead. Donald Trump, if he is clever, will not let a crisis go to waste.

The suspect was named as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, who moved to America from Uzbekistan in 2010. He is said to have left a note in the lorry claiming he committed the attack on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Theresa May, who always speaks in clich├ęs, condemned the attacks as cowardly, when of course it requires courage to kill people and risk being killed oneself.


  1. Well, it does not require too much courage to mow down unsuspecting holidaymakers in the street with a two-tonne vehicle. The suspect was very, very lucky not to get shot by the NYPD as he emerged from the lorry.

    1. He was shot by the NYPD as he exited , I suspect you mean killed too.

  2. Shot dead I meant...