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Blundering bomber 'blew himself up after forgetting to put his watch forward'
Daily Mirror ^ | Apr 01, 2014 09:17

Posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:21 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

A blundering bomber was being hunted last night after a powerful device he attached to a car exploded in his face.

The injured criminal fled the scene in Dublin “dripping in blood” on Sunday night after the device went off early.

It had been attached to a Volvo SUV belonging to a local businessman.

One of the theories is the suspect forgot about the clocks changing.

A source said: “It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon.”

Irish police are investigating if he got his timings wrong after planting the high-grade explosives under an SUV on Long Lane in Dublin’s South Inner City.

Neighbours reported hearing a huge blast at around 11pm on Sunday near the old Meath Hospital.

The man was then seen stumbling from the scene and getting into a taxi on the junction of New Street and Clanbrassil Street.


The scene of the explosion in Dublin

A senior source said: “This certainly was a high-grade explosive used in this bomb. It wasn’t garbage stuff.

“It would appear the bomber got his timings wrong.

“It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon.

“However, it is more likely he didn’t realise just how powerful the explosives would be.

“If anyone had been in the car or walking near it at the time then they would have been killed.”

The Volvo SUV was completely destroyed in the blast while a house beside the vehicle had its doors and windows blown off.

The army bomb squad was called to the scene by police and the Explosive Ordnance Defence unit was carrying out a post blast analysis yesterday.

The car owner runs a business in the area and has no criminal convictions.

He declined to comment when contacted yesterday.

Detectives are probing if the attack was perpetrated by an inner city gang.


31/03/2014 Members of the Gardai at the scene following a car blast at Long Lane, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Supt Dave Taylor of the Garda press office added they are appealing for anyone who may have collected the suspect to contact them.

He said: “It was a very extensive explosion and it was a very frightening experience for the people on Long Lane.

"The consequences could have been very, very serious. Witnesses have reported that a man was seen fleeing the scene soon after the explosion heading towards the New Street and Clanbrassil Street area.

“As a result of our enquiries we are making an appeal for that man to come forward. We believe he may have significant injuries as a result of this incident and we believe he might require urgent medical attention.

“We are requiring that person to come forward to help us.

“We are appealing for anyone who might have picked up a person in the New Street and Clanbrassil Street area shortly after 11pm who was quite obviously suffering to come forward.

“It is quite obvious that the car was the object of this attack.

“We are investigating all the circumstances surrounding that at the moment. It’s very early in the investigation to determine the reason behind it.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: dublin; fartyshadesofgreen; ireland; longlane

1 posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:21 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Somebody needs to post that commercial of the car with the suicide bomber - he parks it outside the sidewalk cafe and pushes the button and the car is so sturdy that no one notices except of course the bomber.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 6:04:14 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Wait... failure to go on daylight time would make the bomb detonate too late, not too soon.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 6:05:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Dublin Ireland?? IRA????

Perhaps Peter King funded this ‘freedom fighter’


4 posted on 04/02/2014 6:07:39 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh wait. Maybe the bomb’s time was correct. The bomber’s time was one hour late. So, intending to plant the bomb an hour ahead of its explosion, it exploded while he was doing it.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 6:09:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The bomb timer was probably set to DST. His watch wasn’t, so he was an hour behind....................


6 posted on 04/02/2014 6:11:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Vaquero

From what I’ve read, the IRA and their Protestant equals have descended into plain ordinary mafia style extortion rackets to local businesses. The owner of the SUV probably didn’t pay his ‘dues’.......................................


7 posted on 04/02/2014 6:14:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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the story says he fled the scene in a cab??? no cabbies reporting a bloody mess of a passenger at all?? wtf??


8 posted on 04/02/2014 6:19:30 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: HiTech RedNeck

More likely he just inadvertently triggered the device while planting it.

It probably had nothing to do with time changes. IMO


9 posted on 04/02/2014 6:25:58 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: raygunfan

who says it was a cabbie driving the car? stolen taxi, accomplice driver. good cover, as it would not draw suspicion like most unfamiliar cars driving slowly and stopping in a neighbourhood.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 6:26:07 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Mercat
Somebody needs to post that commercial of the car with the suicide bomber ...
Really? I can't say I've even heard of it, let alone seen it.
I just can not imagine a car company using terrorism as a sales tactic.
11 posted on 04/02/2014 6:46:11 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Actually, it's a scream. Look Here.

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation

12 posted on 04/02/2014 6:50:16 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Mercat
Volkwagen Polo - Small but tough...
13 posted on 04/02/2014 6:52:48 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Wow! Usually forgetting to change the clocks just means you are late for church.
14 posted on 04/02/2014 7:04:17 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Mycroft Holmes
Effin' VW. A car invented by Nazis no less.
Wouldn't drive one even if they gave them away.
15 posted on 04/02/2014 7:08:19 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I’ll bet the moron didn’t change the batteries in his smoke alarm too.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 7:10:25 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We are human beings. The debate is NEVER OVER!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Premature detonation.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 7:16:33 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Confucius say man who forget time lose face.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Vaquero

From what I saw of Dublin this summer, it’s just possible that “inner city gang” no longer refers to home-grown elements.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 8:01:20 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: DeaconBenjamin; Mercat; HiTech RedNeck; Vaquero; Red Badger; driftdiver; ameribbean expat; ...
Irish police are investigating if he got his timings wrong after planting the high-grade explosives under an SUV on Long Lane in Dublin’s South Inner City...The man was then seen stumbling from the scene and getting into a taxi on the junction of New Street and Clanbrassil Street.

The Blackplitts Mosque and Islamic Center is on Clanbrassil Street, one block below Long Lane.

20 posted on 04/02/2014 9:03:01 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: raygunfan

Look who drives cabs.

I’m just sayin.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Albion Wilde

So maybe it’s a homegrown element objecting to foreign infiltration?

I’d almost be tempted to applaud.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Ahh, there was an episode of "Monk" (Tony Shalhoub) with this theme. Mr. Monk and the Rapper
23 posted on 04/02/2014 9:09:19 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: heartwood

I’d say probably the reverse.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 9:18:05 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> The man was then seen stumbling from the scene and getting into a taxi on the junction of New Street and Clanbrassil Street. A senior source said: “This certainly was a high-grade explosive used in this bomb. It wasn’t garbage stuff... The Volvo SUV was completely destroyed in the blast while a house beside the vehicle had its doors and windows blown off... The car owner runs a business in the area and has no criminal convictions.

Thanks DeaconBenjamin.


25 posted on 04/02/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Cboldt
Ahh, there was an episode of “Monk” (Tony Shalhoub) with this theme. Mr. Monk and the Rapper

It's a jungle out there.....

26 posted on 04/02/2014 11:13:20 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

He blowed up real good!


27 posted on 04/03/2014 8:07:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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