posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 06:46 AM
Originally posted by tommyc
It could have gone off by mistake and killed the bomber on his way to somewhere else. Because if it had been a suicide bomb they would not have gone
to the top back of the bus where it does the least damage.
That's a good point.
It's an expression of concern in minimising the inevitable effect.
When you see photos of the bus, the explosion left no scortch marks on anything. It wasn't designed to go up in flames and spread a fire for mass
damage. Descriptions from all bomb sites were of a loud bang, a flash and a lot of smoke, no fires.
These are just little signs of intimidation and reminder rather than a true desire to kill and cause mass damage.
I don't think true islamic terrorists would bomb a civilian area, even 9/11 was a financial centre and the attack doesn't seem to be more than
mostly a distraction for us and a motive for G8 to become focused on Terrorism. I think this will build alliances and we'll see more of these pricise
and well planned 'shock' attacks, worst case scenario is that we'll see a major 'shock AND awe' attack - another 9/11 on mass scale.
As bad as this attack in London was, it doesn't have a ripple affect across the world because unlike 9/11 and Wallstreet, Londons public transport
system doesn't stop the world.
It really just seems as thou this is purely intimidation. I think before we know it, the UK will be walking into another war.
If they are willing to spoil G8 then they are gearing up for a big war. I see this attack on London as a recruiting measure. I expect France and
Australia to get some threats also within 12 months.
[edit on 8-7-2005 by TheShroudOfMemphis]