Friday, June 29, 2007

But, Terrorism Is Just A Bumpersticker, Remember

Explosives-Packed Car Defused in London
By David Stringer

Police in London's bustling nightclub and theater district on Friday defused a bomb that could have killed hundreds after an ambulance crew spotted smoke coming from a Mercedes filled with a lethal mix of gasoline, propane and nails, authorities said.

The bomb near Piccadilly Circus was powerful enough to have caused "significant injury or loss of life"—possibly killing hundreds, British anti-terror police chief Peter Clarke said.

The discovery resurrected fears that followed the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings that killed 52 people on three London subways and a bus and failed attacks on the transit system just two weeks later.

"We are currently facing the most serious and sustained threat to our security from international terrorism," Britain's new home secretary, Jacqui Smith, said after an emergency meeting of top officials.

But in Washington, two U.S. officials briefed on the investigation said British authorities had so far found no terrorist link in the early hours of the investigation. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said the inquiry had yielded no suspects and no definitive description of anyone leaving the vehicle.

Police were examining footage from closed-circuit TV cameras, Clarke said, hoping the surveillance network that covers much of central London will help them track down the driver of the Mercedes.

U.S. Rep. Peter King, the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, said British authorities saw a man fiddling with a cell phone near the Mercedes.

"They found a cell phone and it was going to be used to detonate the bomb," said King, R-N.Y.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous catfleas said...

"We are currently facing the most serious and sustained threat to our security from international terrorism."

They need to look to the terrorist that they have allowed to move into their country.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How strange. Just this morning when I woke up and heard the news I thought, "boy those bumper stickers sure are making a racket worldwide!" You know that's one of the more insanely stupid things that the Dems have ever said. And they have set the pretty high. LOL!

Morgan

12:57 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

There was a second car from nearby that had the same mix of gas, explosives and nails! It was taken to an impound yard where the workers smelled gas and called the police.
Loud bumperstickers for sure, Morgan!

tmw

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The British response to terrorism in Britian "I say old boy, frightfully bad of you to be detonating bombs in the Underground, I say, heres fun, I'll do my best to be like you and forget all about my own culture and heritage and we all get along splendidly, shall we?''. J'Mac.

4:30 PM  

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