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Old 06-30-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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Breaking News part II: For God's sake, this is getting ridiculous.

Has anyone seen the news? There's been an attack on Scotland's Glasgow Airport which is now evacuated and closed. There were gas cannisters/molotov cocktails in the car; 4 people have been arrested.

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A car on fire has been driven at the main terminal building at Glasgow Airport, police have confirmed.

Eyewitnesses have described a Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the building with flames coming out from underneath.

They have also described seeing two Asian men, one of whom was on fire, who had been in the car.

Strathclyde Police said two people had been arrested and detained in connection with the incident.

The airport has been evacuated and all flights suspended following the incident at 1515 BST.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:37 AM   #3
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More info from the BBC:
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Whitehall spokesman said the incident was not being treated as a national security threat.

One eyewitness said: "I heard the sound of a car's wheels spinning and smoke coming out.

"I saw a Jeep Cherokee apparently as if it was trying to get right through the doors into the terminal building.

"There were flames coming out from underneath then some men appeared from in amongst the flames.

"The police ran over and the people started fighting with the police. I then heard what sounded like an explosion."

Eye-witness Richard Grey told BBC News 24: "A green Jeep was in the middle of the doorway burning. There was an Asian guy who was pulled out of the car by two police officers, who he was trying to fight off. They've got him on the ground."

Stephen Clarkson said he saw people running towards him and "panicking" then noticed a crashed Cherokee jeep.

He said he helped police restrain one of the men.

"It was lucky that I was there," he said. "I managed to knock the man to the ground with my forearm and the police got on top of him and restrained him and put handcuffs on him."

Thomas Conroy, a maintenance worker at the airport believes the men deliberately tried to set the car on fire.

"It looked like they had molotov cocktails with them," he said.

"They sort of burst them round about the flames to make sure the car would go up big style. Within minutes it was up and the terminal caught as well."

Dr Rak Nandwani was at the airport building to pick up relatives when he saw a plume of black smoke.

He said: "The whole place has come to a standstill, the terminal building has been evacuated. I have spoken to my relatives and they have been moved to outside the building.

"They were told they could not pick their baggage up from the baggage collection area. There must be about 50 police cars at the airport. Me and my son, along with everyone else, have been moved to the car rental area."

Taxi driver Ian Crosby said: "This was no accident. This was a deliberate attack on Glasgow Airport."

Mr Crosby, who said he served in Northern Ireland, told how he shepherded people away from the scene in case of a secondary explosion or a nail-bomb.

Two men, one of whom was reported to be badly burned, were seen being led away in handcuffs.
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Shahids can be stupid sometimes.
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No injuries? That's fortunate.

I'm watching CNN, and they assured us that this doesn't have any connection to the US. Oh.
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would certainly be distrubing if al qaeda abandons their want for spectacular attacks abroad and settles on smaller, easier, more mobile attacks
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Al Qaeda being who exactly? An elaborate and well funded international terrorist organisation or a bunch of wannabes with petrol, nails and the anarchists cookbook?

So many of these plots just seem like open source terrorism without an outside connection.
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So many of these plots just seem like open source terrorism without an outside connection.
You mean people that don't have the same Kill All Americans mission as Al Qaeda but have their own issues?
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More like your average nice young Muslim boy born and raised in the UK who just happens to be so outraged about Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Islamophobia, Unveiled Women, Reconquista, Abolition of the Caliphate etc. that they will get together with some of their mates and go out to do some damage. Different than a bunch of Saudi guys who spend years going to paramilitary training camps and then get put together to carry out a specific mission designed by some higher up then going out and doing it.

Governments could pursue as many foreign wars as they want and eliminate every last one of Al Qaeda's top leadership from whatever cave in Pakistan they are in and it would not stop guys with grudges.
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That's why I think terrorism can never be fully stopped, only curbed to an extent.
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That's why I think terrorism can never be fully stopped, only curbed to an extent.
Terrorism is a means pursued by many groups but in events like this one (since we don't know yet) Muslim fundamentalists. But since most leaders (Bush, Blair etc.) repeat that Islam is a peaceful religion and don't seem to have any problem reaching out to fundamentalists when it is in their interests I very much doubt that it will end.

Should do something in retaliation though, possible a MoToon of Death!. Mockery hurts zealots more than anything, it should be encouraged. I am happy to COEXIST when theres a world that Muslims can leave their religion, atheists and apostates are tolerated, holy wars end and blasphemy is met without death threats (and murders).
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I'm just hoping this is not the beginning of the end of humanity as we know it. I know we've always had wars. But lately this terrorism menace has been ridiculous!
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In the past humanity was smaller and wars killed a lot more people, terrorism isn't even a blip in the scale of things. Of course that religious mindset doesn't give the wonderful cost-benefit calculation that stopped the USA and USSR from going at it with nuclear war so if given the means maybe religious fanatics could do a lot of damage but otherwise things are getting better and we must not give away freedoms to the state.
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I can't believe it. What a sick world. Is it not safe to travel anymore? Or even be at home?
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That's why I think terrorism can never be fully stopped, only curbed to an extent.
This is very true. You can never stamp it out, because it's not just one group of people, it's an idea. No matter how many terrorists you kill, and no matter how many years you spend chasing them, there will always be another. There is no way you can negotiate with, or change the mind of, or even buy off, someone who is willing to die to kill you. That's why they'll never be stopped.
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Just seen a news report at last. Apparently the terrorist threat level has been raised to 'critical'. It seems weird to watch "A statement from the Prime Minister" and see Gordon there instead of Tony.
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it's not just one group of people, it's an idea.
I have no words for the so called civilized people that embrace this idea of killing innocent people to get attention for their causes. How could anyone that is brought up the normal way thru childhood think like that? What amount of deep rooted brainwashing....?? Unfathomable.
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Yikes. Sorry so many people took offense at my Cheney thing. It wasn't mine, BTW. It really did come from a link...that's why I didn't just post a link, I've had trouble linking before. Anyway, I thought it was funny in a sort of "The Onion" way. But as some people point out, The Onion isn't that funny anymore, mostly b/c real events have started to render it moot. Anyway, sorry to see so many Cheney fans. I promise in future not to offend their delicate sensibilities.

Sorry to interrupt a genuinely important news story as this one is, but has there been any mention in our (U.S) media about the Cyclone in Pakistan, which happened Teusday, has killed dozens of people and left 1.3 million homeless? Thousands of people storming govt offices in Pakistan over tardy aid, and riots breaking out in the miltary. There is another Cyclone (hurricane) brewing right now. Mumbai is underwater to the level of a couple of feet; all transportation has come to a halt there.

Curious this happened Teusday and there has been no mention of it. I know it has been an extremely busy newsweek here but usually with a natural disaster of this magnitude there is a sentence or two in passing on TV.

Since my links don't work and people seem to forget who I am (hope you guys don't hate me? I haven't posted in a while, but now I have a laptop I can..) I'll just say, google it and/or check the BBC and other international papers. It seems to be all over everywhere else.
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Originally posted by Teta040 Sorry to interrupt a genuinely important news story as this one is, but has there been any mention in our (U.S) media about the Cyclone in Pakistan, which happened Teusday, has killed dozens of people and left 1.3 million homeless? Thousands of people storming govt offices in Pakistan over tardy aid, and riots breaking out in the miltary. There is another Cyclone (hurricane) brewing right now. Mumbai is underwater to the level of a couple of feet; all transportation has come to a halt there.
You say this happened on TUESDAY?? I'm normally quite up to date with current events, and I didn't know about this at all. I just looked it up on the BBC, what terrible news! Here in the UK everyone appears to be obssessed with our own floods (which have been pretty bad and have killed a few people, but are absolutely nothing in comparison to what is going on in Pakistan).

After that revelation, I feel a bit silly carrying on with this thread, but just in case anyone is interested:

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"Following the attack in Glasgow and the discovery of two car bombs in London on Friday, the government has raised the UK's terrorism threat level to "critical" - which means an attack is expected imminently.

BAA, which runs several major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Edinburgh in addition to Glasgow, said it had increased security.

Dropping off and picking-up passengers in front of the airports has been severely restricted and there may be significant delays in reaching the terminal by car, the operator warned.

It said passengers should try to reach airports via public transport to avoid delays.

Security measures include:

* Increased armed patrols at many airports including Heathrow and London City

* The road outside Birmingham International Airport is closed and traffic is being diverted to the short-stay car park

* Extra police patrols are in place at Manchester Airport and Blackpool Airports where cars are not being allowed to drive to the front of the terminals

* Taxi ranks at Luton Airport have been moved away from the terminal to stop cars approaching

In London, police said they would be making more use of stop and search under the Terrorism Act and there would be patrols by armed response vehicles around mainline train stations."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6257944.stm
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