"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Where are they Now ? No. 431. The Muslim Mercedes Jihadist Suicidalist Bombers of early Summer ?

"LONDON’S worst ever bomb carnage was foiled yesterday — thanks to a drunken reveller, a hero cop and a car clamper." Sun 29/6/07

Friday June 29th (2 days after Gordy took over at No 10) a pale metallic green Mercedes (model type and Registration Number never released) was clumsily parked outside the large, busy, three-story Tiger Tiger nightclub in Central London. An ambulance crew responding to an unrelated call at 1:30 a.m. noticed smoke in the vehicle and alerted Police.

It was reported later that , a brave , heroic, selfless, hero / police officer leaned inside to switch a cellphone off that was the bomb's trigger and turned it off.

A second pale blue Mercedes 280, ( Registration Number never released) was illegally parked in nearby Cockspur Street about the same time. Traffic officers hauled it away to an underground garage at Hyde Park. Many hours later , after news of the first "bomb" blanketed the airwaves, that dopey car parkalistas told Plod that the towed car reeked of gasoline.

No one claimed responsibility (then or since) for the bombs ( a collection of petrol in cans, propane gas cylinders and a quantity of brand new nails) , and police arrested no arrests. A senior government official said the two explosives appeared to be "al Quaida inspired." "International elements" were believed to have been involved with the bombs, Whitehall sources told the BBC.

"Simultaneous, co-ordinated bombs have historically been a distinguishing feature of [al-Qaeda's] anti-Western attacks "Frank Gardner,BBC security correspondent.

CBS News has reported that a message appeared on the widely used jihadist Al-Hesbah site, at 8:09 a.m. June 28, saying: "Today I say: Rejoice, by Allah, London shall be bombed." (ie before the cars were parked)

Later that day Peter Clarke the Sphincter of the Yard , said the similarity of the bombs indicated that they were probably the work of the same people. "The threat from terrorism is real," Clarke said. "It is here, enduring. Life must go on, but we must stay alert." ***

Botched London plot leaves 'gold mine' of clues D. Tel

"Last night, scores of specialists were taking the vehicles apart at secret locations, confident they will find crucial clues to the identity of the terrorists. Police expect to find DNA from the bombers and to secure evidence about where the bomb material came from."

Police have crystal clear video image of car bomber

"Police have a 'crystal clear' video image of a man who tried to kill hundreds of people by blowing up two cars in central London, according to reports." Daily Mail

Curiously enough, however extensively you might search for further information after June 29th /30th on the web, it is impossible to find anything about the wannabe jihadist suicidalists, police activities, the cars, leads ..... anything.

Plod has a history of the cars, (even after failing to ask for public help - have you seen this car etc., ) a "crystal clear pic of the driver" in Cockspur Street (curiously unpublished) and a gold mine of evidence, and details on mobile phones.

Maybe it was just members of the Lady Dame Jane Pauline Neville Jones Fan Club having a good larf.

*** "It is here, enduring. Life must go on, but we must stay alert." ... readers please note this will be one of the many wise and witty saying of Peter Clarke PC in Lord Patel's forthcoming slim anthology, "The Plod's Plod. The Wit and Wisdom of Peter Clarke PC " Lunchbucket Press - which should hit the shops in time for Christmas.


Philip said...

"The body of the man who drove a burning jeep into Glasgow airport and died of burns after battling for his life for over a month still lies unclaimed in an infirmary in Scotland, the official said.

Neither the [Bangalore] police nor the Ahmed family has received any communication confirming that the body is that of Kafeel."

Mother applies for visa to go to Sabeel's trial

Anonymous said...

Curious indeed.
'The U.S. military confirmed yesterday that it awarded the largest security contract in Iraq to a private British firm, Aegis Defence Services, in a deal worth up to $475 million over two years.'

Anonymous said...

PS Fun Fact;
'One notable [Aegis] shareholder is Frederick Forsyth, author of the classic mercenary novel, Dogs of War. His 414 shares give him a stake of 3.1% in the company.'

Shutter said...

Thanks for that Philip which pre-empts Where are they Now No.432 Deep Fried Muslim Jihadist run Amok in Glasgow Airport.

Who does not - after nudge nudge wink wank from Lady Dame Jane Pauline Neville Jones (no less)told Sky News "One has to conclude ... these are linked," meaning the London and Glasgow parking problems.

Bit behind on the Aegis front - evidently te Lady Dame Jane Pauline Neville Jones Fan Club and RUSI old Bluffers co-ordinating committee have pulled off another coup against Dynacorp.

Perhaps the smell of ordure emanating from their Bosnian sex trafficking is still providing a handicap.

The fight for this contract with Blackwater, Erinys and Dynacorp was covered in a post in February this year ;

There must be easier ways of earning a crust.

Presumably the awarding of the contract had little to do with the US contacts of Director The Honorable Robert McFarlane
who was President Reagan’s National Security Advisor from 1983 to 1985. On retirement from government, he founded Global Energy Investors and is Chairman of Energy Communications and Solutions LLC. He is Vice Chair of the United Nations Energy Security Forum, an advisor to the governments of Russia and Ukraine on Environmental policy and a Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He was appointed to the AEGIS Board as a non–executive director in 2005.

Anonymous said...

Why was Thomas Lack Lund, a Met police terrorism officer, jailed under the OSA?

Shutter said...

Lack Lund was jailed for allegedly leaking an alleged internal Met report to the Sunday Times that said Jihad Armageddon was due.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish