Skip to comments.'Police Shot Bombers' Reports New Zealander (Suicide Bombers Thwarted -- GOOD SHOOTING, BOYS!)
Posted on 07/09/2005 2:28:24 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
A New Zealander working for Reuters in London says two colleagues witnessed the unconfirmed shooting by police of two apparent suicide bombers outside the HSBC tower at Canary Wharf in London.
The New Zealander, who did not want to be named, said the killing of the two men wearing bombs happened at 10.30am on Thursday (London time).
Following the shooting, the 8000 workers in the 44-storey tower were told to stay away from windows and remain in the building for at least six hours, the New Zealand man said.
He was not prepared to give the names of his two English colleagues, who he said witnessed the shooting from a building across the road from the tower.
Reports of attacks carried out by suicide bombers have been rife in London.
Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper reported an unconfirmed incident of police shooting a bomber outside the HSBC tower.
Canadian Brendan Spinks, who works on the 18th floor of the tower, said he saw a "massive rush of policemen" outside the building after London was rocked by the bombings.
Sounds like a BS friend-of-a-friend story to me. Do you really think Reuters would sit on it?
Whoa, whoa, whoa, suicide bombers in New Zealand?
Two Muslim suicide bombers dead, no innocents killed or wounded. All in all, not a bad shift for the Kiwis. Hand 'em some medals and hoist 'em some brews.
It would be nice to believe this were true, but several things don't quite tally...
Do I believe Reuters would actually "sit" on a story giving Islam an (additional) black eye, PR-wise?
Is this a trick question, of some sort...? :)
"Do you really think Reuters would sit on it?"
Never, not for five minutes.
Confusing statement? So are London police officers now armed? Hardly seems fair when no one else is armed. They may have to rethink that.
"And the biggest story going round the City of London after the attacks on Thursday morning (but not officially confirmed by the police) was that marksmen had shot and killed a potential bomber in the vicinity of Canary Wharf."
Well, all the people who were allegedly told to stay in the building would know if this is true or not. They were either asked by the police to not leave the building or the weren't. Should be reasonably easy to confirm this rumour or not.
If these martyrs were gunned down without actually slaughtering any of the infidel, do they still get their 72 virgins? Maybe they can get 36 each, because they really tried!
While most police officers in London are not armed, there are certainly armed officers fulfilling roles similar to those filled by SWAT Teams in US police forces.
These are referred to as SO19 Officers and are members of the Police Firearms Unit.
A significant number of other officers, including many detectives, are firearms trained and while they are not routinely armed, do carry firearms under special circumstances.
If these martyrs were gunned down without actually slaughtering any of the infidel, do they still get their 72 virgins?
sadly the chances of 8,000 people not speaking to the press about the shooting of two potential suicide bombers on the same day 50 people were sluaghtered a few miles away is about zero.
therefore its probably safe to say that the shootings did not take place. arrests may have taken place, though i'm sure the police would have said so by now.
police officers in london are generally not armed. all officers recieve firearms training and firearms are available for 'general use', however some police officers - those from the diplomatic and royal protection groups, the special branch, anti-terrorist branch and the 'flying squad' are armed as part of their normal duties. armed incidents in the UK are attended by specialist firearms teams who volunteer for such duties and are trained to a particularly high standard. they are based locally and arrive at the same time as unarmed police officers.
Nope, blowing the op means they become one of the virgins.
I've been wondering about this report for a few hours.
As reports broke, there were reports of 5 explosions in the tubes, and one bus exploding. Later there was a report of a 7th 'explosion' in the financial district.
From the Telegraph's minnte by minute timeline:
9.46am: British Transport Police reports explosions on the Underground at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square.
In actuality, there were 3 tube explosions: at Aldgate, between King's Cross and Russell Square, and Edgeware Road.
So, was one of these shootings near the Old Street station, and could the other have been in the financial district?
Some of the early reports could be inaccurate, but there does seem to be reports of 'explosions' that are unaccounted for.
I thought Brit cops didn't carry firearms.
I imagine that the unarmed officers make sure that the armed officers have plenty of time to keep the appointment.
"Gun Control" at it's best.
"witnessed the unconfirmed shooting by police of two apparent suicide bombers outside the HSBC tower at Canary Wharf in London."
The "unconfirmed" part has my attention at the moment...
I heard this story from a "friend of a friend" on Thursday evening. She works as a solicitor in Canary Wharf and phoned her brother, a police officer in Southampton, to see if he knew anything about it. A different source but the events were described exactly as in this story.
The small print in the Koran actually says they get "72 virgin goats."
Imagine the surprise and subsequent delight of those martyrs when they discover that little fact. ;-)
I've been up too long
New Zealanders in London.
'A massive rush of policemen'
By KATIE ROOK
Thursday, July 7, 2005 Updated at 11:34 AM EDT
Globe and Mail Update
From the 18th floor of Canary Wharf in London, Canadian Brendan Spinks could see a massive rush of policemen outside the building Thursday after the city was rocked by terrorist attacks.
The Internet in his office had just gone done down when Mr. Spinks, an investment banker at HSBC, saw a flurry of police cars and yellow-vested men outside.
Reports of attacks carried out by suicide bombers were rife, and in one unconfirmed incident police shot a suicide bomber outside the 42-floor banking tower.
You're absolutely right about that. Of 8000 people there would have to be at least one who would talk to the press. Personally, I wouldn't give the press anything other than undisguised contempt.
I like the fact that police officers are armed on this side of the pond. But I like the fact we are armed even better.
That's too sick even for me.
Hey, we could use about 100 of those. Our troops could drop one via parachute in the one of the terrorist cell areas in Iraq and say "and we've got 99 more of those if you guys don't knock it off."
We might be on to something here...
I don't believe it. I think the interogation value of the bombers would be very apparent to any cop at the scene. I'd understand the urge but I don't think a London cop would pass up the chance to get the necessary info for more thorough revenge.
The story is that a New Zealander saw the police in London shoot these two men, it happened in London.
No they get the full allotment of virgins, but they are camels not women.
I thought their cops didn't carry guns.
No. " shooting by police of two apparent suicide bombers outside the HSBC tower at Canary Wharf in London."
That was before they started to carry carry guns.
Has the ACLU sued the cops yet? Be patient a little, give em time.
A lot of them are. A decade ago I purchased a couple of dozen of nice Smith & Wesson model 10s that had been issued to the London police. They had British proof marks and a fair amount of holster wear, but shot very well. The importer that I got them from said that he was able to obtain them because the London police were converting to Glocks (9mm semi-autos).
The fact that this incident was "leaked" and "reported" like it was, leaves me to believe that we obviously do not have, and will never have, the "full" scope of what happened...
Somebody, somewhere, will ask more about this, and by that time someone else will have cooked up a plausible senario and explanation, and that'll be that...
Remember control and distribution of the dis-information is key...For some reason they feel its important to be able to do this whenever they can...
Me??? I'm just a junior level conspiracy theorist...
So the head terrorjerks are left wondering if these two are really dead. . . or squealing like a pig?
That would be an unexpected bonus for our side I suppose...
I officially call BuIIS**t.