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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:31 AM
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More bombers may try to strike-London police chief
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http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L28192630.htm

More bombers may try to strike-London police chief

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - London's police chief warned Britons on Thursday that more cells of would-be bombers could strike as police made nine arrests in their hunt for the men behind failed attacks on the city's transport system last week.

Commissioner Ian Blair said the capital had been lucky that bombs on three underground trains and a bus had not exploded fully on July 21. Three men still wanted for the attacks remained a danger and might not be the only threat, he said.

"It does remain possible that those at large will strike again. It does also remain possible that there are other cells that are capable and intent on striking again," he told a police authority meeting.

The failed attacks came exactly two weeks after another team of suicide bombers killed 52 people in the capital. Police say four British Muslims carried out those bombings, which they have linked to al Qaeda.

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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:29 AM
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1. So, how many brown
people will you be executing next week?
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Guy_Montag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:24 AM
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2. Excellent - nothing like commenting on things you obviously know nothing
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:38 AM
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4. I'm sorry, could you clarify your remark?
I am commenting that this "threat" is likely to result in the death of more "non white" people who the police decide are "suspects".

What is your point?
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Guy_Montag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:56 AM
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5. The point is:
our police have an good record of not routinely killing ethnic minorities.

In this case Mr Menezes, not only would he be considered white european in any form of ethnic minority monitoring, (from the photos I've seen)he is not particularly dark skinned.

See the debate here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

about the pejorative use of the word executing.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:17 AM
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7. Sorry,
while I believe that the London police have a much better track record than most major American police departments, they have started the typical police MO.

They fucked up and killed someone WITHOUT justifiable provocation. They then IMMEDIATELY started lying about the incident (he was wearing a bulky coat, he jumped the barrier, etc) in order to cover up their mistake. They then ARROGANTLY assert that they will continue to "shoot to kill" regardless of the consequences.

Any death after this will be a summary execution, without regard for guilt or innocence. If the police were GENUINELY concerned about him having a bomb, why let him on a bus and into the tube station.

I am not some clueless American commenting on British police procdeure. I have been to London and have friends and family in the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:24 AM
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8. I agree with you.
It's pretty obvious the London is a war zone right now. They're doing the wrong thing.

Just yesterday, Blair babbled on and on about how the bombings were not connected to the war in Iraq.

And I have pink hair and a pair of wings.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:11 PM
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9. As much grief as was heaped on American voters
(Didn't a UK paper have a headline about 'How could 60 million people be so stupid?")

UK voters returned Blair to office and he has paid NO political penalty for waging an illegal war that has no come home to roost and is killing British civilians.

Unlike the US, the liberals control the government in the UK, but like the US GOP, party loyalty outweighs law and morality.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:26 AM
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3. Duh!!!!!!!!!!!!
u think! "may" try....what a profoundly, insightful statement.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:06 AM
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6. I am glad they have the best minds working on it!
I guess he deserves a "No shit?" for that one.
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