Friday, June 29, 2007

al Qaeda doesn't accept Britain's surrender

From Sky News:

Police have confirmed that not one, but two massive car bombs were set to explode in the heart of London's West End.

The first car, in Haymarket, was a metallic green Mercedes packed with petrol, gas cannisters and nails, and was defused after police were alerted by an ambulance crew called to an incident at a nearby nightclub.

The second was in a car that was illegally parked nearby and towed to the Park Lane car pound.
Staff there alerted police because "it smelled of gas."

That device has also been made safe and has been taken away for examination.

In a news conference Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke said the second car, a blue Mercedes, was parked a few hundred yards from the first in Cockspur Street which runs between Haymarket and Trafalgar Square.

It was issued with a parking ticket at around 2:30am before being towed to the Park Lane car pound where staff alerted police.

DAC Clarke said: "The vehicle was found to contain very similar materials to the first vehicle in Haymarket.

"There was a considerable amount of fuel and gas cannisters, as in the first vehicle. There was also a substantial quantity of nails.

"This device, like the first was potentially viable and was made safe by explosives officers. The vehicles are clearly linked."

"The discovery of a second bomb is obviously troubling and reinforces the need for the public to remain vigilant."

He also asked anyone who may have seen the blue Mercedes parked in Cockspur Street to come forward.

But how can this be? The British listened to the terrorists! Tony Blair, the man described by the terrorists' sympathisers as "George Bush's poodle" was driven from office and his replacement has already been sworn in and moved his kit into No. 10 Downing. The only thing left to decide from the British point of view is the exact order in which their forces will be withdrawn from the Middle East.

What gives? Ron Paul promised us that if we would just ask the terrorists for their terms of surrender, and presumably follow them, that we would be safe.

Maybe Ron needs to run down to Auburn and put his head together with Lew and the boys at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and come up with a Plan B.