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

Friday, June 29, 2007

Car bomb in London

Explosive experts defused a car bomb packed with petrol, gas and nails on Friday which could have caused huge loss of life in London's busy theatre district and raised fears of a terrorist attack, police said.

The bomb was found in a green Mercedes car parked outside a night club shortly after 1 a.m. (midnight GMT) when several hundred people were still in the area, about half-a-mile (one km) from the prime minister's Downing Street residence.

The police, who were alerted by ambulance workers who noticed smoke inside the car, said they did not know who left the bomb but launched a counter-terrorism investigation. Link

db: 1/2 a mile from PMs residence - irrelevant. Also not far from Buckingham Palace etc etc. There are several possible culprits - certainly not limited to demented British male AQ wannabes. Whilst the 'car bomb' was 1/2 mile from Gordon's place, it was around a hundred yards from the Admiral Duncan pub which was bombed in 1976 by a neo-nazi.

Whoever is responsible, and regardless of how many bombs there may be [reports coming in that another car bomb has been found in Park Lane] we must reject knee jerk Blair-like assaults on our liberty. The possibility of locking up suspects for 90 days without trial or charge will become an issue again, stand by.