Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Tactical move against London - what blowback are the bombers hoping for?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:23 PM
Original message
Tactical move against London - what blowback are the bombers hoping for?
The attack wasn't random or opportunistic but a tactical move by whomever choreographed it.

What outcome or response are they counting on?

What would be the best case scenario in the minds of the perpetrators, relating to post-bombing reactions by Blair and other world leaders and the potential blowback from those reactions?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
seshers Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:26 PM
Response to Original message
1. Good question
It must be related to the G8.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:27 PM
Response to Original message
2. It was to inspire terror
I don't think there was anything strategic or tactical beyond setting the idea in the heads of the people that they can do this anywhere any time.

Maybe I'm wrong though.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:27 PM
Response to Original message
3. Good question
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:28 PM by slackmaster
I have no answers. It seems like all bad no matter how I look at it. Maybe it was another bonehead move like the WTC attack.

Tagging the thread for later reading.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:28 PM
Response to Original message
4. I'm sure they were trying to increase the support for the Brits to
pull out of Iraq and Afghan. If they can get all support for the US to pull out, they can concentrate all their efforts on the US!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ConfuZed Donating Member (856 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:29 PM
Response to Original message
5. They are hoping that london will be united in our resolve and support
the war on terror in iraq remember :puke: Bush's numbers was in the toilet during 9/11, the madrid bombing and now the london bombings :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:29 PM
Response to Original message
6. Pure revenge.
Possibly for a love one killed by coalition forces.

The idea is to get the British to stop killing more innocent civilians.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dmkinsey Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:40 PM
Response to Original message
7. Isolate US
by chipping away the "coalition of the willing"
The average Brit in the street already opposed to involvement in Iraq now their likely to put sufficient pressure on Blair(already weak) to actually get UK troops out of Iraq.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:45 PM
Response to Original message
8. to scare and divide. They know the Brits hate the war, tony and bush.
divide and conquer.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seshers Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:48 PM
Response to Original message
9. Smoke screen
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:49 PM by seshers
July 7, 2005 - 9:46 a.m.

Three masked men in capes stole three endangered cotton-top Tamarin monkeys Thursday from the home of a primate expert, police said. These monkeys are made of solid gold and reportedly know the where-abouts of Osama bin Laden.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:49 PM
Response to Original message
10. well here's the crazy scenario that went through my mind....
use the bombs to call tony back to london.


kill tony.

kill the other g-8 members off slowly and surely while the whole world's attention is in place.


but maybe i've been watching too many movies. that was an idle thought btw.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Southsideirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:55 PM
Response to Original message
11. To put pressure on Blair to remove their troops - like Spain.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:56 PM by Southsideirish
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 24th 2014, 06:11 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC