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Thank God for Incompetant Terrorists

I can't get past how incompetant our 'homegrown' terrorists are.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they are as this certainly keeps a lot more people alive and in one piece. But apart from the 7th July bombings a couple of years ago the rest of the attempts have been so disorganised or farcicle that if it wasn't such a serious problem I'd be laughing loads. OK, maybe I am laughing a fair bit in anycase.

But between having suicide bombers whose backpacks all refuse to detonate and car bombers who crash into a bin and run away you'd have thought that whoever is training these idiots needs to be sacked. Or is it really only the utter idiots that are trickling to 'The Cause' and these incompetants are the only ones they have to play with?

Anyway, the car bombing that was averted in London last night was done so through stupidity and not anything that Her Majesty's Government did to prevent it. Sadly this will largely be the case with most attempts. The gvoernment can only do so much but a lot of it ends up being down to luck.

But luck is definetly on our side (our being the non-terrorists) with eyewitness reports such as this...

"Bouncers from a nearby nightclub said they saw the car being driven erratically before it crashed into a bin. They said the driver then got out and ran off."

Car Bomb Found in Central London (BBC News Online; Friday 29th June 2007)

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greeba
Jun. 29th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
I love crap terrorists. It's a fine example of the half-assed and incompetent way we go about things in this country.

The 21/7 bombers made my last job interview a royal pain in the ass, I walked from St Pancras to Marble Arch and back to Euston that day, then came home via Birmingham...
lenfant_de_jeu
Jun. 29th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
You never hear about how many close encounters there were until 50 yrs later when it doesn't matter, like NZ finding out Japanese Submarines did make it to our coast. No one ever tells you when you want to know, especially if it is proof they are doing their job well.

One other thing about British raised/trained "terrorists" would be a lack of sense of desperation on their part. In most countries with suicide bombing you live with daily gun fire and bombs and terror, you could die anyway, why not take a few out with you, put it in your control. You just can't feed that in Britain, even if rush hour metro with line faults on your way to work makes you think...

borrgette
Jun. 29th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
You are of course assuming that these are terrorists aiming to blow something up rather than people (from either side) aiming to raise the awareness of the possibility of terror.

No point losing sympathy by actually killing people if you can get a substantially similar effect by leaving a car, very publicly, in the middle of London. Or from the other side no point actually killing people and having it show up in thirty years that you have launched an assault on your own country.

Just call me wildly unconvinced that we're getting close to a whole picture.
angusabranson
Jun. 29th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
I actually had a very similiar conversation with someone about this earlier too.

Keeps things in the public mind without actually doing anyone (apart from some businesses loosing a day or two takings) any harm.
mrwarfrog
Jun. 29th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Do you not find it a "TADGE" convenient that, on the first day on the job, Mr Browns government are found lacking in the security department? If I was more of a cynic I would say it was a "Get Brown" strategy.
mrmmarc
Jun. 29th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
AH, my friend, thank you for saying what i have ben laughing about.
Useless terrorists.
I come from ulster- I know what 'not useless terrorists' are like. Indeed, the current batch of terrorists are complete fucktards compared to the likes seen in the past.
Could any of this bunch stick a mortor shell within 15 feet of the prime Minister? No. Could they have kidnapped everyone of the OPEC oil ministers? hell no. Compared to what went before- these guys are retards.
Its transpires the police man who saved the day was able to actually lift out the TPU to disarm the bomb. Wha? jesus- once terrorists use to have three TPU's as a failsafe. Morons!

Luck? maybe. Shiteness? More probably. And lets face it- they are all shite. The only question is, who is the more shite- the police or the bad guys. On a day our boys are more shite- they win. Mostly its them.

These guys are amature hour. They DROVE a car into haymarket? It will be tracked back for miles- if they used a motorway it will trace it even further. Morons!
(Guys the last decent pIRA cell only lasted a couple of months)

And ultimatly- all we have is mockery and disdain. Failure to respond with humour, disdain and scorn is to credit them with anything else is to provide them with a victory. no fear, no doubt, no Daily Mail cowardice.
The bomb itself would have been 1/10000th of the size of one of thousands of bombs dropped during the Blitz. That never broke the nation, neither can/will the current batch.

Laugh at them. Laugh at them, and when you find a suspect- shoot them seven times in the face.
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