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Posted on 07/01/2007 7:54:22 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Police Blow Up Car At Hospital
Updated: 15:47, Sunday July 01, 2007 Police have carried out a controlled explosion at the hospital where one of the alleged car bombers is being treated.
A suspect car was blown up by police in the car park of the Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Sky News correspondent Rona Dougall said.
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Saw this and was wondering...
I know this hospital was evacuated yesterday. Wonder if the car they blew up was there the whole time and no one claimed it. Also wondering if the evac order is over and this car was recently parked there.
Hope we get more details about this.
Look, the rules are very simple, and they are posted. If you don’t have your ticket stub when you leave the garage, we blow up your car. PLEASE DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET STUB.
Too bad they didn’t first put him in it.
So just how many muzzies are there in the British isles?
On Fox now.
Just how do they go about “blowing up” a car in a parking lot?
Simple. First you pick a car, any car....
They called it ‘controlled’. I have no idea, unless they haul it to vacant area.
Parking lot = Target rich environment
The New PM gave a very bad signal to the Islamofascists in his talk to the UK people after Tony left. Now the UK people will pay for that message of weakness.
Hopefully, John Howard will enable Brown to find his balls and backbone before it is to late for our UK cousins.
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U.K. police make 5th terror arrest By IAN STEWART, Associated Press Writer
49 minutes ago
Police searched several houses near Glasgow’s airport and made a fifth arrest Sunday in connection with a fiery attack on its main terminal and foiled car bombings in London, which the prime minister suggested were carried out by terrorists linked to al-Qaida.
The terrorist threat that Britain faces is “long-term and sustained,” Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a nationally televised interview. It is clear, he said, “that we are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al-Qaida.”
After meeting with the country’s top intelligence officers, police and senior officials, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said Britain would not be cowed.
“We won’t, as the British people, be intimidated or let anyone stop us getting on with our lives,” Smith said.
On Friday, police thwarted an apparent plot to set off a coordinated bomb attack in central London when an ambulance crew outside a nightclub spotted smoke coming from a Mercedes found rigged with explosives. They found a second Mercedes filled with explosives hours later.
And on Saturday, two men rammed a flaming Jeep into the main entrance of Glasgow airport, shattering the glass doors and igniting a fire just yards from people lined up at check-in counters.
“Al-Qaida has imported the tactics of Baghdad and Bali to the streets of the UK,” said Lord Stevens, Brown’s terrorism adviser.
The two men from the Glasgow attack were in police custody Sunday, one of them under guard in the hospital after being engulfed in flames when the Jeep crashed into the airport.
Early Sunday, police arrested two people a 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman on a major highway in Cheshire, northern England, in a joint swoop by officers from London and Birmingham, Scotland Yard said in London. A fifth suspect was arrested in Liverpool, police there said.
Police said officers were searching a residential area about a mile from the airport. In Houston, a small town just outside Glasgow, police cordoned off the area around a two-story house to search it.
The two attacks clearly are linked, police and security officials said, noting that all three vehicles contained flammable materials including gasoline and gas cylinders.
Britain on Saturday raised its terror alert to “critical” the highest possible level and the Bush administration announced plans to increase security at airports and on mass transit.
The new terror threat presents Brown with an enormous challenge early in his premiership and comes at a time of already heightened vigilance one week before the anniversary of the July 7, 2005, London transit attacks. Those were largely carried out by local Muslims, exacerbating ethnic tensions in Britain.
Kenny MacAskill, Scotland’s justice secretary, said the two Glasgow attackers were not “born and bred here.”
“Any suggestion to be made that they are homegrown terrorists is not true,” he said.
Brown, a Scot who replaced Tony Blair as prime minister just days earlier, urged Britons to remain “constantly vigilant” about security. He said “Everything is being done in our power ... to protect people’s lives.”
“We will not yield, we will not be intimidated, and we will not allow anyone to undermine our British way of life,” he told the British Broadcasting Corp. in a TV interview.
Lord Stevens, London’s former police chief, called it a major escalation in the campaign waged by Islamic militants.
In a column in Sunday’s News of the World newspaper, he wrote that the terrorists are using “the same technology, the same bomb-making techniques, the same operating methods as their brothers-in-arms in both Baghdad and Bali,” referring to the 2002 and 2005 attacks on the Indonesian resort island that killed more than 200 people.
Glasgow police chief Willie Rae said a suspicious device was found on a man wrestled to the ground by officers at Glasgow airport and hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns.
John Smeaton, who saw the attack, said the man shouted “Allah, Allah” as he was detained.
Glasgow airport began reopening Sunday, although the airport operator warned many flights would be canceled. The crashed Jeep remained out front, covered in a blue tarpaulin, and cars were not allowed to drive up to the terminal.
Officers also were reviewing closed-circuit television footage in the search for clues into the foiled London bombings.
The incident hinted of a foiled December 1999 plot to attack Los Angeles International Airport. Customs agents stopped a man in a car packed with 124 pounds of explosives. He is serving a 22-year prison sentence for the plot.
And last year, a 35-year-old British convert to Islam was convicted of plotting to bomb several U.S. financial targets and luxury London hotels with a plot that called for using limousines packed with gas tanks, napalm and nails.
In April, accused members of an al-Qaida-linked terror cell were convicted of conspiring to blow up the Ministry of Sound nightclub, one of London’s biggest music venues.
Dunno, but there was one less as of yesterday.
“The New PM gave a very bad signal to the Islamofascists in his talk to the UK people after Tony left. Now the UK people will pay for that message of weakness.”
Correct. Not enough John Howard’s in the civilized world.
Thanks for the article...great info.
You may get your wish anyway. His burns could well be enough to do him in.
A witness, Jackie Kennedy, described how she saw one of the car's occupants douse himself in petrol and set himself alight.
"He had a big smirk on his face. He lifted up what appeared to be a five-litre drum, which I think had petrol in it, and set himself on fire. His clothes were melting in front of my very eyes.
First, inhale deeply, place lips firmly around tailpipe and .........................;-)
Thanks. I got the link to that article from a Spey Casting Bro across the pond.
This has been a big wakeup call for his family, friends and himself. Up to this weekend, he has been making fun of GW, John and Tony for their stupid war in Iraq.
The failed bombing attempt in London and now on his sod/homeland has been a wakeup call.
Yesterday, he was complaining about the lack of coverage by the London MSM, and he found this on the internet and emailed me the link.
Apparently, the local media and cops are doing a good job and pulling no punches about who is responsible for this near tragedy.
Must have been illegally parked in a designated Handicapped parking space. The bastard.
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