Friday, June 29, 2007

Newsflash - bombs in London don't explode

By Libby

Well, everybody and their brother is blogging about the two car bombs in London today. Judging from the headliners, the remaining Bush supporters have worked themselves into a frothing panic over this latest terrorist threat, but as always, for news like this, I turn to my man in England, Cernig, who has a more sober analysis. He's the must read post on this one.

Looking beyond the alarmist headlines about potentially viable bombs, one discovers buried in the articles that the no one was able to actually get them to explode, not even the cops and as Cernig points out, even if they did explode, the canisters are manufactured in a way, by UK mandate, to minimize the explosion so the construction of the bombs alone indicates amateurs, not professional terrorists. He has much more and has been updating as news comes in.

For all the hype, I'm predicting that this will turn out to be much less serious a threat that didn't really require all this hyperventilating. It's most likely to be random nutcases who formed their own little homegrown wannabe insurgency. However it turns out though, we could take a lesson from the British.

They aren't in a panic driven frenzy begging their government to save them from this horrible terrorist threat by bombing the bejebus out of the Middle East. They simply shrug and carry on with their lives.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous lester said...

I'd say this was a pretty big deal and it was only with a great deal of luck that lots of people weren't killed. the problem is england and france and these places have massive welfare states and open borders. it's an invitation for lots and lots of losers

2:56:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

They're amateurs Lester. The bombs were badly built and the car thing didn't exactly cause huge damage.

But even if, for the sake of argument, these were serious terrorists, so what? What are you going to do? What is anybody going to do about it. When your number is up, it's up. You still have a better chance of dying in a car accident than you do of being killed by a terroirst. Especially in Boston.

And I'll also bet that these guys will turn out to homegrown, at best second generation immigrants, if they are Muslims.

6:42:00 PM  

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