This guy deserves a thorough fisking!
This may or may not say something about precautions and security increases in recent years around government targets. The IRA during its campaigns never targeted civilians, their issue was with the government.[ed: emphasis mine]
How can this guy be so ignorant. The IRA is a terrorist organisation that at its height purposely targeted the civil population of mainland Britain.
A good example of this is the 1996 Manchester Bombings in which, luckily, no-one was killed.
This language comes from IRA apologists who condone their violence because they are fighting the greater evil of the British occupation. And thus try to diminish it to inconsequence.
The IRA were just as evil as the individuals that planted the bombs yesterday.
And I am a person that supports a united Ireland and protested against the use of parratroops during the early 90s.
But I am not naive enough to classify the IRA as freedom-fighters, which this guy is inferring. [Since writing he has edited his post and added a comment that this scentence was unintentional and forgetful of the attrocities the IRA perpetrated on the civilian population of the UK. Kudos to him.]
… recent bombings such as those in Madrid and today in London involve timers and bombs
This guy seems to have more information at his disposal than the government.
Perhaps the security forces should give him a call to find out the names, telephone numbers and addresses of the people involved.
At the time he wrote this the government has still not ruled out suicide bombings. They even suspect that the bus bomb was a potential suicide bomber.
We will see how it all pans out. But the author of this blog seems amazingly knowledgeable.
We can only hope that the 6000 CCTV cameras within the underground system have captured the offenders
Finally some sane commentary on the attrocities.
This is what I dearly hope for as well.
That the many CCTV cameras that have removed some of our basic civil liberties can be used to protect the few that we have left.
Lets catch the bastards!
I donâ€™t want to jump to conclusions too much, but the first thing I thought of when I heard about the bombings was that it has not only been carried out by Islamic extremists, but that they are somehow linked to the Finsbury Park Mosque in London
He doesn’t want to jump to conclusions? Then why does he straight away?
We have no information at time of writing as to who actually carried out the attacks.
Again the author is privy to lots more information than us mere mortals.
Who says it is not anti-globalists? or foreign islamist extremists? [After all one of the bombs went off in a densly populated Muslim neighbourhood.]
Jumping to conclusions seems to be something this author is very good at. Or he has special knowledge not availble to the rest of us.
British police were on the trail of establishing links between Al-Masri and planned plots against London, of which 6 planned attacks have been foiled before today due to the information gained from these raids[ed: empahasis mine]
If the police have been monitoring this guy, and the mosque, as they no doubt have to be able to stop 6 planned attacks, how come the attacks yesterday were likewise not discovered and stopped?
It could still be these guys, and I would not rule them out, but the police would likely have had some prior warning if they were involved. Unless the author is suggesting that the police suddenly, for some unknown reason, decided these people that had planned previous attacks were no longer a threat and so decided to ignore everything they were doing.
His extradition to the USA is now still on hold due to the UK being a UN member nation and therefore not being allowed to extradite people to countries who will impose the death penalty.[ed: empahasis mine]
The US is also a member of the UN and they extradite people to countries that have torture.
I think the author means membership of the EU which is significantly different.
And he is right. The EU has a policy that prevents member states from extraditing criminals to countries if it is suspected they might get the death penalty for their actions.
[This is aslo true of drug couriers who are chaged in countries with the death penalty for this crime.]
there is no way that an attack of this scale could have taken place in London without the local assistance of somebody like Al-Masri and his followers[ed: empahasis mine]
Will this guy never end.
Using the same distorted logic you can say that Americans must have assisted the 9/11 terrorists.
It may yet be proved that local extremists were involved. But an attack on this scale is not impossible for someone with evil motivation, bombs, a tube map and an A to Z. Regarless of where they come from.
He does finally redeem himself with the following;
At the moment all our thoughts and prayers are with the people of London.