London Car Bomb Plot Foiled
Kudos to the Brits
, who have lots of experience with bomb plots.
Police were alerted this morning to a suspicious vehicle in The Haymarket area in the heart of theatreland, close to Regent Street's popular shopping area.
A witness reported seeing gas canisters being removed from the car, believed to be a silver Mercedes, at around 4am.
The vehicle was covered in a blue tarpaulin as forensic teams examined it.
The area, including Piccadilly Underground station, has been cordoned off and will remain closed for some time, police said.
Not surprisingly, the Left views this as "Ho hum." Atrios
Watching the CNN coverage of the thwarted car bombing in London I'm struck by how the coverage makes something that didn't happen thousands of miles away sound like something around the block. You know, foiled bomb plot in London! Terrorists crawling up through your toilet!
There are also the implications that such an event might practically shut down London, aided by images of the locked down site, which is of course absurd. Most people don't have the luxury of huddling under their beds, cowering in fear, even if they wanted to. But more to the point it's a big goddamn city and something almost happening in one part of it, even a central part, is for most people something quite far away.
Nothing to see here, move along!
Salon manages to sink even deeper
We bring up the attempted bombing in London because that's just the sort of thing the Iraq war was supposed to be preventing, at least according to Joe Lieberman circa 2006. Amid news of a foiled plot to hijack jetliners and fly them into the United States, Lieberman said then: "If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out [of Iraq] by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England. It will strengthen them and they will strike again."
Yep, if there's another terrorist attack, it proves the Iraq War was useless.
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