Skip to comments.London bombs: More attacks possible as terrorists still at large, warns expert
Posted on 07/07/2005 8:24:08 AM PDT by Wiz
Canberra, 7 July (AKI) - Terrorists that carried out the multiple blasts that hit London's transport system on Thursday morning could conduct further attacks in the near future unless they are captured, according to a leading al-Qaeda and terrorism expert, Rohan Gunaratna. "If the cell that perpetuated these attacks is not neutralised, there is likely to be another attack in the coming days," said Gunaratna, the head of Singapore's International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI).
The coordinated and simultaneous manner in which the attacks were conducted, and the fact that they resulted in multiple fatalities, clearly indicated that the group that carried out the blasts was "a cell affiliated or inspired by al-Qaeda," Gunaratna said.
Speaking from the Australian capital Canberra, Gunaratna, who has closely studied the international al-Qaeda terrorist network, believes that it is very likely that the group will strike again because a study of the March 2004 Madrid train bombings, which killed 191 people, revealed there were other attempts by the al-Qaeda linked group, to conduct further blasts, following the train bombings. Those attempts were foiled by the authorities in the Spanish capital.
"This [Thursday's attacks in London] is not a suicide attack, so the terrorists are still free," said Gunaratna. "Unless they are identified and neutralised, there could be another attack soon," he said.
Some unconfirmed reports however suggest that a suicide bomber was involved in the blast on the London bus.
(Excerpt) Read more at adnki.com ...
Go Bless those Brits. As their European neighbors will use this as an excuse for their cowardice, Tony Blair will only strengthen his resolve to be on the proper side of history.
No wonder this guy is an expert....genious!
God Bless those Brits. As their European neighbors will use this as an excuse for their cowardice, Tony Blair will only strengthen his resolve to be on the proper side of history.
Duh - you mean they could carry out MORE attacks? Wow, I thought it was all over. Sarcasm off, I'm more worried if some are going to be going off in America later on the same day.
What is this source?
So this "expert" is talking out his a** regarding suicide bomber involvement. Why the heck should we pay attention to him restating the obvious and making up what isn't obvious?
You forgot to mention that they should search them for washing machine timers, you know, like that innocent guy in Iraq that the ACLU thinks his civil rights are being violated.
Their ubiquitous cameras should spot them.......
Another Brilliant Deduction from an "expert." (/sarcasm)
Let's just change "London" to New York, Dallas, Boise, Boston San Franciso, San Diego...
With our open borders, it is just a matter of time.
Grab your socks 'cause here it comes...
Gunaratna is a solid analyst, albeit, IMO, understating the reach and breadth of AQ.
His book, Insider AQ, is an informative look at the structure and workings of Osama et al.
There've been reports of other stations in England shutting down outside London and perhaps other bombs foiled.
I am surprised that it took this long for the Muslims to attack the UK. That's what you get when you allow them into the country. God bless the Brits and their attempt to protect themselves. Now let's see how the rest of Europe will fare.
And what are we going to do here in the US? Build more mosques and open up our borders wider? Isn't it time to stop Muslim immigration all together?
There won't be more attacks, terrorists like to hit and run. They run the big stuff out and then dissapear like rats.
>>>I'm more worried if some are going to be going off in America later on the same day.>>>
Nah, they are like ADD children. Can't focus on more than one thing at a time.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.