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Hero Cop May Have Saved Scores Of Lives [UK TERROR PLOT!!]
Sky News ^

Posted on 06/29/2007 9:09:13 AM PDT by Enchante

Sky News sources say one of the first police officers on the scene of the London West End car bomb may have saved dozens of lives by diffusing the explosives before the bomb squad arrived. It is believed the quick-thinking cop recognised that the car was wired to blow up, jumped in and disconnected the trigger device, thought to be a mobile phone. This backs up an eye-witness account of a police officer briefly entering the metallic green Mercedes before running for cover.

People are being warned to stay vigilant after the discovery of the "massive" car bomb, which could have killed hundreds of nightclub revellers.

The device, which contained 60 litres of petrol, a large amount of nails and several gas canisters, was found in the Mercedes early this morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; britishterrorism; eu; europe; islam; islamofascism; jihad; jihadineurope; londonbomb; londonbombing; rop; salmanrushdie; salmanrushdiebomb; terror; unitedkingdom
Breaking news - UK terror plot with massive car bomb apparently stopped, so long as there are not other bombs and bombers on the way!
1 posted on 06/29/2007 9:09:16 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: Enchante

But Muslims just want to be understood.


2 posted on 06/29/2007 9:12:09 AM PDT by wastedyears (Cloture? Nuts.)
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To: Enchante

he’s got a couple


3 posted on 06/29/2007 9:12:29 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Enchante
It is believed the quick-thinking cop recognised that the car was wired to blow up, jumped in and disconnected the trigger device, thought to be a mobile phone. This backs up an eye-witness account of a police officer briefly entering the metallic green Mercedes before running for cover.

Good job. Buy that officer a beer.

4 posted on 06/29/2007 9:12:39 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Enchante

Gee, how will Olbermann report this event?


5 posted on 06/29/2007 9:12:54 AM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Enchante
BBC Story:

Police avert car bomb 'carnage'

6 posted on 06/29/2007 9:14:19 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: RDTF

“he’s got a couple”

Biguns!

And made of something substantially tougher than brass!


7 posted on 06/29/2007 9:14:41 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Enchante
Brass bollocks.

I'll bet he wouldn't cry himself to sleep if someone took his iPod.

8 posted on 06/29/2007 9:14:51 AM PDT by wideawake ("Pearl Harbor is America's fault, right, Mommy?" - Ron Paul, age 6, 12/7/1941)
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To: Enchante

Quick-thinking. ~Crazy~, but he probably saved the day.

60 liters of gas would have made for a very, very nasty scene.


9 posted on 06/29/2007 9:15:09 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Enchante
Not breaking. Reported last night:

Car Bomb Scare In London

10 posted on 06/29/2007 9:16:06 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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Excerpt from story at link ,,,see post #6:

*************************************I feel better now ****************************

The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest organisation representing Muslim groups in the UK, urged people to help the police find the perpetrators.

Secretary-General Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, said: "It is now a duty upon all the rest of us to help the police so that they can bring whoever was involved in this plot swiftly to justice".

12 posted on 06/29/2007 9:17:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: guido911

It’s Bush’s fault. Mr President, have you no shame?


13 posted on 06/29/2007 9:19:42 AM PDT by steve8714 ("A man needs a maid", my ass.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; Enchante
Foiled Attack...
'International elements' involved...
Al Qaeda suspected...
Internet Forum Comment From Night Before: 'London Shall Be Bombed'...
Central street sealed off amid new alert...


PANIC AT PICCADILLY: TERROR CAR DEFUSED IN LONDON


14 posted on 06/29/2007 9:20:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Search every Mennonite meeting house, every Buddhist temple.


15 posted on 06/29/2007 9:20:36 AM PDT by steve8714 ("A man needs a maid", my ass.)
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To: Enchante

...Meanwhile over at CBS, they’re talking about what your summer reading list of books should be....


16 posted on 06/29/2007 9:20:38 AM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: F15Eagle

Yes, “defuse” would have been the correct word to use in this context of dismantling or disabling a bomb.... “diffuse” does not make sense in the context of removing wires or separating bomb components, unless the English have such a use of the word that is unfamiliar to me.........

from dictionary.com

diffuse:

–verb (used with object)
1. to pour out and spread, as a fluid.
2. to spread or scatter widely or thinly; disseminate.
3. Physics. to spread by diffusion.
–verb (used without object)
4. to spread.
5. Physics. to intermingle by diffusion.

–adjective
6. characterized by great length or discursiveness in speech or writing; wordy.
7. widely spread or scattered; dispersed.
8. Botany. widely or loosely spreading.
9. Optics. (of reflected light) scattered, as from a rough surface (opposed to specular).


17 posted on 06/29/2007 9:22:01 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: RDTF
he’s got a couple

....and they're BIG ones.

18 posted on 06/29/2007 9:23:39 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here...)
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To: Enchante
You might enjoy FReeper bluecollarman singing "Muslims in London" on YouTube
19 posted on 06/29/2007 9:24:05 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: RDTF
he’s got a couple

Solid brass too.

20 posted on 06/29/2007 9:24:17 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Enchante

It is nice to know there are still people in this world willing to risk it all for their fellow citizens!


21 posted on 06/29/2007 9:24:29 AM PDT by DonaldC
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To: Enchante

Breaking news? Dude, this was posted at 2 in the morning CST.


22 posted on 06/29/2007 9:24:47 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: steve8714
Search every Mennonite meeting house, every Buddhist temple.

And Lutherians. Those are wild people.

23 posted on 06/29/2007 9:25:04 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here...)
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To: Bon mots

He sounds like the English version of Bruce Willis’ John McCane (yippe ki yea).


24 posted on 06/29/2007 9:26:18 AM PDT by billygoatgruff
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To: Doctor Raoul

“Good job. Buy that officer a beer.”

And a pair of clean underwear.


26 posted on 06/29/2007 9:28:09 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Lurking in Kansas

absolutely - and if my memory serves me right, the cops there (Bobbies) don’t even carry firearms


27 posted on 06/29/2007 9:30:16 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

>>It is now a duty upon all the rest of us to help the police so that they can bring whoever was involved in this plot swiftly to justice”.<<

I left off the name because this sounds exactly like the statements Clinton made after every terror attack that he ignored. In other words, @#$Q@ you!


28 posted on 06/29/2007 9:30:22 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: billygoatgruff

29 posted on 06/29/2007 9:32:20 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI - CSC)
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To: Enchante

All right; I’ll play Devil’s Advocate:

What if the trunk (boot) had the tools and nails of a roofer, a normal 15gal gas tank, and a cellphone on a charger?

Guess I’ve driven a bomb too! [/sarc]

Good job, Copper.


30 posted on 06/29/2007 9:37:01 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Bon mots
he’s got a couple

Solid brass too.

Probably goes through a pint of polish a week.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
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LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

31 posted on 06/29/2007 9:37:36 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: billygoatgruff

"What's all this, then?"

32 posted on 06/29/2007 9:39:33 AM PDT by Blogatron (I pitty the devil when hippies start arriving in bunches.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest organization representing Muslim groups in the UK, urged people to help the police find the perpetrators.

"We're shocked - shocked - to think that Muslims could be involved. The perpetrators must be found and punished for so completely messing up this demonstration of peace!"

33 posted on 06/29/2007 9:43:04 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Choose life!)
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To: Blogatron

What did the Bobbie say to the three-headed man?


34 posted on 06/29/2007 9:46:03 AM PDT by Peelod (I do renounce Hillary! and all her pomps and works.)
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To: Enchante
Good Lord, Doucheingham,
Do you believe all this flap?
Islamic Terrorists? Nonsense old man. Nonsense!
Know the fuzzy wuzzies well. Served with them all over the empire.
Decent chaps, one and all. Still they don't tipple, eh what? And that man/goat business. Not my cuppa, is it then? This silly Car bomb thing,....Probably an act of charity from one of those Islamic charities the Yanks are going on about all the time.
Never cared much for them, those Yanks. Pushy, Smile a lot. Good teeth and all, I s'pose. Oil rich Wog chappie probably left a Mercedes as charity transport for some poor bloke who cant afford a motor of his own. Decent, if you ask me. Left fuel canisters for the cold spell this winter. New fangled cell phone was probably lost by some teenager who are always nattering to each other, and this Arab chappie found it and thought the bloke getting ther new motor would not mind dropping it off at the teens manor.
Hrumph. Just like a Yank to confuse things.
I SAY,...............What was THAT? Sounds like one of those BIG bah-stards that used to go off during the troubles in Cyprus.
Hmmmm. No couldn't be. This is London after all. Oh Boy,...could we have a refill here? Same again?
35 posted on 06/29/2007 9:46:59 AM PDT by Gideon T. Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American. PALESTINIANS: A proud history of mindless violence since 1964.)
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To: Enchante
They just had the British Police spokesman on — Deputy Commissioner — guess what — the dude's name is Tariq Azar (sp) — he’s a Muslim.
36 posted on 06/29/2007 9:47:58 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: guido911
how will Olbermann report this event?

Bush's fault. If Gore were president, it would never have happened because then the terrorists would love us.

37 posted on 06/29/2007 9:49:57 AM PDT by edsheppa
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To: Peelod

I give. What DID the Bobbie say to the three-headed man?


38 posted on 06/29/2007 9:50:06 AM PDT by Blogatron (I pitty the devil when hippies start arriving in bunches.)
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I give. What DID the Bobbie say to the three-headed man?

'ello, 'ello, 'ello.

39 posted on 06/29/2007 9:57:41 AM PDT by Peelod (I do renounce Hillary! and all her pomps and works.)
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To: Enchante

Gee...haven’t they found out who owns this car?? Any information from the surveillence tapes?


40 posted on 06/29/2007 9:59:16 AM PDT by cmiller623 (Mayor Antonio Villa....or never mind. Los Angeles is doomed!)
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To: Enchante

Will the UK and the rest of Europe wake up in time?


41 posted on 06/29/2007 10:00:50 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: Enchante

These SOBs only need to be lucky once; the cop deserves a medal as ‘ol Baba Ali could made the cell call when the officer jumped into the car. Britain’s political fortunes are dissipating by the hour right now; they have a new Prime Minister p*ssy in charge, and the Mohommedans know it. This will escalate quickly if they think they can can get the Brits out of Iraq through homestate terror. It is also a dire warning on how they will think as soon as the RATS have the White House.


42 posted on 06/29/2007 10:04:05 AM PDT by Amalie (FREEDOM had NEVER been another word for nothing left to lose...)
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To: Enchante

Anyone ever noticed that these clowns can afford to use high-end cars like Mercedes for their bombs?

where is all that money coming from? Certainly not from the pockets of ‘individual cells’ of jihadists.


43 posted on 06/29/2007 10:06:49 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Doctor Raoul

Good job. Buy that officer a beer.

Make it a Guinness, a big tall one.


44 posted on 06/29/2007 10:11:45 AM PDT by GreyWolf (My $.02)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Buy that officer a beer.

He'll never have to buy another one himself.

45 posted on 06/29/2007 10:24:27 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: wildbill

Mercedes has a lower end line over in Europe that’s not sold stateside. It’s not nearly as meaningful to have one over there; it’s just another car unless it’s one of the luxury lines.


46 posted on 06/29/2007 11:16:08 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (I am so proud of what we were...)
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