I wish that I could be more erudite and intellectual in this post. However, at the moment I find myself so disillusioned with current events that it is impossible not to be angry tonight. Our leaders say that they want a free and peaceful world. How can this be when Israel are defying the terms of the truce in Lebanon? How can this occur when the UN is increasinly viewed with suspicion and it's authority undermined? How can this be when security measures that have been introduced in an emergency have led to chaos that has led to repeated security scares? How can it be when this has led to blatant instances of racism. It may seem that I am looking at this from a very western centric point of view. However, if we are to believe that terrorism is a global threat then all these are of extroadinary importance to all of us.