LONDON (AP) – Police thwarted an apparent terror attack Friday near the famed Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London, defusing a bomb made of a lethal mix of gasoline, propane gas, and nails after an ambulance crew spotted smoke coming from a silver Mercedes outside a nightclub.
The bomb in the city’s theater district was powerful enough to have caused “significant injury or loss of life” – possibly killing hundreds, British anti-terror police chief Peter Clarke said.
Heads up to the ambulance crew who saw the smoking vehicle. Given this action and the man with the smoking, unexploding backpack from the terror attacks on buses a little while ago, it seems that terrorists in London have problems with their explosives.
But leave it to politicians to totally miss the football:
Britain’s new home secretary, Jacqui Smith called an emergency meeting of top officials, calling the attempted attack “international terrorism.”
“We are currently facing the most serious and sustained threat to our security from international terrorism,” she said afterward. “This reinforces the need for the public to remain vigilant to the threat we face at all times.”
Doesn’t he realize that they’re not international terrorists? These guys are being bred in their own backyard.