They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The root of all evil and most joy

timesonline: Armed raiders steal 40m pounds in Britain's biggest cash robbery

A gang of armed robbers posing as police officers stole up to 40 million pounds in Britain';s biggest cash robbery, police said yesterday.

The Bank of England confirmed that "more than 25 million pounds" was taken. The raid was so big that senior ministers and officials at the Bank were alerted within hours.

The gang struck in the middle of the night at one of 11 cash management centres run by Securitas, with some of Britain's biggest banks, to service the country's ATM system.

The gang breached the sophisticated defences of the depot in Tonbridge, Kent, by forcing the manager to take them inside after kidnapping and threatening his wife and small son. In little more than an hour the gang had tied up the 14 staff, loaded a 7.5-tonne lorry - and disappeared. Read more