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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:13 PM
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AAR just said that they found some unexploded bombs...
in London. At least that's what I think he said. This is good, not only because they didn't go off, but because they can learn a lot about who constructed them.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:15 PM
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1. If they are hauled off and just blown up without forensic investigation
you will know who planted them
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:15 PM
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2. I haven't heard anything like that on British news
and I'd be surprised if AAR can get that without it being broadcast here.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:43 PM
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28. Heard the same thing on BBC America (TV) @1PM
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:15 PM
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:16 PM
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5. Air Amerca Radio
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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6. AAR: Air America Radio.
I didn't hear that report. I too would like a link from somewhere.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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8. Air America Radio
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:16 PM
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4. They definitely said it.
I also heard it.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:25 PM
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17. Oh good, I'm not delusional.
Unless we both are. :-)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:27 PM
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19. like i thought this morning......
this was amateur night.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:29 PM
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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9. Found this in Bus. World/Ireland:
'...An explosion ripped a bus apart near Tavistock Place. Eyewitnesses said that the HQ of the nearby British Medical Association had been splattered with blood.

There are also reports of a suspect package at Stockwell Station and an unexploded bomb at Baker Street.'

http://www.businessworld.ie/livenews.htm?a=1208535 ;s=rollingnews.htm
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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10. so it wasn't suicide bombers?
these were timers or remote detonation?
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:20 PM
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15. Yes
I was watching BBC America and that is what they were saying but they do believe that maybe some of the bombers inadvertently blew themselves up as well. They also suspect that the terrorist that did this were home grown terrorist not foreign.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:36 PM
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23. Interesting
"Home Grown." Says a lot.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:42 PM
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27. There's no shortage of local people who would like to see...
Sharia law in England. Whether those people would bomb for that goal is a separate question.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:26 PM
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18. timers
you cannot be too effective with remote on the tube
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:18 PM
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11. BBC said earlier that they had one contained explosion
Sounds to me like they found one, detonated it safely.
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:19 PM
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12. Is there any chance the explosives came from the IAEA cache?
The one that went missing in October??
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:19 PM
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13. Yeah it was Sam filling in for Randi. Said there were timing devices
Don't know where they got that report.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:20 PM
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14. Awesome!!!
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:23 PM
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16. Reminds me of the WWII stories.
The tag, UXB, is a horrible memory for many Londoners who lived through the hell that was the Blitz, fighting alone against a far superior force. They had to suffer with unexploded bombs littering the city. Special teams of experts, officers all of them, worked to defuse these munitions in place by hand. Many of them died.

So the finding of UXBs today probably reminds those who witnessed similar events.

I feel for Londoners. This was such a waste of life. I hope that they also do not have pay with their freedoms.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:28 PM
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20. now my bs meter is going off
I've been to London many times & it's pounded into your head not to leave your bags or possessions alone. Anything left around unattended is immediately reported & taken away. I know because I had to fight to get my suitcase back when I set it outside a hotel gift shop so I could go inside & buy a paper. They don't even have trashcans on the street because they could be used to place bombs. So if they've found unexploded bombs that somehow miraculously a city of people trained to report unattended packages & items didn't report to authorities, I'd say it wasn't al qaeda that planted them....

dg
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:34 PM
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22. So you think it is another diversion? and to solidify support through fear
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:38 PM
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25. i'm still in shock at this point
two of the bombs took place in areas I was recently at with my cousin, King's Cross & Russell Square. We used those stations a lot, since we stayed in those areas.

as for any tin-foil hat ideas, i'll hold off on that until the authorities have a chance to investigate, but for now, i'll say it's highly suspicious.

dg
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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:38 PM
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24. Yes, that sounds very fishy.
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:39 PM
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26. Sam Seder on AAR said the ABC newswire is reporting this.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:47 PM
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30. Link
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Investigation/story?id=918193
" U.S. authorities tell ABC News that British police have recovered two unexploded bombs from the scene of the terror attacks in London.

In addition, British investigators say that parts of timing devices have been recovered from the blast scene that would have been used to detonate an explosive device. This could provide evidence that would help determine who was behind the attacks, sources told ABC News."
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:45 PM
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29. ABC News has it on their site
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 03:46 PM by drm604
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