Finally in the eighth paragraph of this story we learn that these men were “most likely” Islamic jihadists. Before that, they were just “suspects from the Middle East,” including a “Jordanian,” who were probably “terrorists.” Charles at LGF has uncovered a 2001 Society for Professional Journalists document, “Guidelines for Countering Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling,” which reveals why mainstream media stories always purvey irrelevancies and side issues instead of identifying Islamic jihad activity as such. These men didn’t plot to destroy these embassies because they’re “Jordanian” or “Middle Eastern,” but because they’re Islamic jihadists. But that we are never directly told.
“Philippines arrests 3 ‘targeting Aust, US, British embassies,'” from AFP (thanks to all who sent this in):
Philippine security forces have arrested three suspects from the Middle East allegedly involved in a plot to bomb the US, British and Australian embassies in Manila, officials say.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita confirmed that two men were arrested last month in the southern island of Mindanao and were being interrogated by military intelligence.
A third man, believed to be a Jordanian, was arrested recently in Manila according to a government security official.
“Indications are that they were part of a plot to bomb at least four foreign embassies in Manila,” the source said.
He said the US, British and Australian embassies were believed to have been among the targets although he gave no further details.
“There is intelligence information that they are probably terrorists,” Mr Ermita said.
“Their objective was to create chaos.”
Asked if they had links to the Jemaah Islamiah and Abu Sayyaf militant groups, he said “most likely” but declined to give any further details.