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The alternate title could be "nothing to see, just move along," as the bomb found in London is being almost completely ignored by the Left. Virtually ever liberal blog in the top 250 in the Ecosphere has no story. Not even the Hufftard Post
(BBC News) A car bomb planted in central London would have caused "carnage" if it had exploded, police sources have said.
Officers carried out a controlled explosion on the car which was loaded with 60 litres of petrol, gas cylinders and nails at 0200 BST in Haymarket.
Police were alerted by an ambulance crew who spotted smoke coming from the silver Mercedes, which was parked near the Tiger Tiger nightclub.
"International elements" are believed to be involved, the BBC has been told.
I was (unfortunately) up briefly watching some of the coverage at about 4:30AM, and the traffic was looking pretty bad. Fortunately, the bomb was found before it could make Piccadilly Square, and all the people who would have been near the it, look bad. And dead.
It will be interesting to see what they get from the CCTV in the area. Will it be people of Middle Eastern descent, meaning Islamic terrorists? Probably the best bet. If so, will they be from outside Britain, or one of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who would like institute sharia who live in England?
Anyhow, question the timing and motivations
- So strange. How can the police find a bomb in a car?
I mean if you want to make sure your bomb goes off then you hide it in the car, park the car in a the area you want, leave the car and use your cell phone to trigger it.
How could the police have had the suspicion that there is a bomb in the parked car?
What did they see from outside?
Why wasn’t the bomb hidden?
Why wasn’t it triggered?
Do I smell here that somebody wants to assure Gordon Brown stays on course in the war on terror?
- Has anybody ever heard of a bomb attack that was prepared like this?
Sorry, this sounds so much like: "Hey please remember me I’m suspicous!"
- I agree…as usual let’s see how the story pans out..but on instincts alone I’d say there is a 50% chance this is a LIHOP or set-up to create a crisis that makes Gordon Brown’s new govt look good and give them a sense of authority with the public. I hope not, I thought Brown would be better than Blair, but let’s wait and see.
- Oh no! more TERRA. I bet it’s elite scare tactics. nt
- I am just so cynical nowadays My immediate reaction was, George Brown gets to show what he can do when some ‘terra-ist’ attack happens.
Special Branch dirty-tricks dept?
- Not as cynical as me. I figured it was Shrub’s welcome to 10 Downing St. gift . . . a reason to align with the King in the war against the brown people.
That last one is interesting, saying the war against radical Islam is because they are brown. Will this be a new (stupid meme?) Anyhow, this is what passes for deep thought on the liberal side nowadays. I am waiting for the comment that links the foiled attack to the defeat of the Bush Amnesty bill, yesterdays SCOTUS decisions, or Bush refusing the Congressional subpoena’s as a deflection.
As a sidebar, I had a different idea for the Surrender Monkey this AM, scrapped it in favor of Moonbats. You can see it here, if ye like.
Developing: TV news stations are reporting that part of Park Lane, a vital travel artery, has been closed over a suspicious vehicle. Also, they have stopped an open top bus.
LeftishBrit (post) 20. agreed! Glad it was discovered in time.
I think it’s very unlikely that it was planted by people wanting to emphasize the terror-danger! However, it’s of course possible that political considerations might have led to this bomb being extensively covered in the news, when other thwarted bombs/attacks at other times may have received less publicity.
Yes, thanks Tony for dragging us all into this; and thanks both you and Georgie for dragging Iraq and the whole workd into it.
We have a winner for Moonbat of the Day: terrorism is all the fault of Blair and Bush. Because there were never any attacks prior to their invading Iraq. Can’t blame terrorists for their own actions and insane religious views.
We finally have a "question the timing" sweepstakes winner with a new DU thread.
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