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Meet the "London Bombers"

Here's the skinny on the monsters who blew up a bus and a subway the same day a training exercise for same was scheduled -- killing and maiming other Muslims in the process.
Hasib Hussain, 18, a "loving and normal young man" --  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/07/15/uhasib.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/07/15/ixportaltop.html

Shehzad Tanweer, 22, a university graduate who studied sports science and loved cricket and football.
"The best lad you could ever meet" --  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22989-1692042,00.html
"He was proud to be British. He had everything to live for." --  http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/men/news/s/165/165813_suicide_bomber_had_all_to_live_for.html

Mohammed Sadique Khan, 30, married with a baby daughter, worked with disabled children in a primary school.
"I never knew he had a religious background. I go to the local mosque and have never seen him there." --  http://www.theage.com.au/news/war-on-terror/teacher-mentor-suicide-bomber/2005/07/14/1120934365633.html?oneclick=true

Lindsay Jamal, 19, a Muslim convert from Jamaica, married with a 15-month-old son.
"He wasn't the sort of person who'd do this. I won't believe it until I see proof." --  http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/1,,2005320810,00,00.html
(Note: in this story, he's named as "Lindsey Germaine"  http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/1/hi/uk/4676861.stm , see also  http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/318251.html , not to be confused with Lindsey German, the London born convenor of the Stop the War Coalition. )

These guys, after buying return tickets from London to Luton [  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=15742951%26method=full%26siteid=94762%26headline=was%2dit%2dsuicide%2d%2d-name_page.html ], were caught on CCTV cameras - one police source said the men were chatting "as though they were going on a hiking holiday". --  http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13385127,00.html

Police are still trying to figure out why some of the bombers appeared to be carrying pieces of identification not just of themselves but of at least some of their three accomplices. --  http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2005/07/14/bombing_suspects_identities_shock_leeds/?page=2

Hmmm. What might explain this? Maybe the guys who were supposed to plant the documents got mixed up.

"Hey you, Muslim person. Wanna make a hundred pounds? You could use that kind of dough, with a new kid and all. We're running a terror drill, and all you gotta do is take this here harmless backpack with a fake bomb inside to work with you tomorrow, just to see if the subway guards catch you or not. Mum's the word, this is national security and all; you can't tell anyone!" --  http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/london_exercise_video.html

Does Anyone Really Believe this Horseshit?
 http://news.baou.com/main.php?action=recent&rid=20340
Isn't It Odd... 16.Jul.2005 16:28

Roland

How we know exactly who these London bombers were, and, yet, the coalition forces and the Iraqi authorities are mute when it comes to putting faces on all of those "suicide" bombers taking such a heavy toll in lives right under their noses.

Latest news: Police now are rejecting the suicide bomber allegation 16.Jul.2005 21:36

brian

London police avoid term 'suicide bombing' Sat Jul 16,11:08 AM ET



LONDON (Reuters) - Police have not yet definitively established that four men who carried bombs on to London's transport network intended to die in last week's blasts, a Scotland Yard spokesman said on Saturday.

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He was commenting on a report in the Daily Mirror newspaper suggesting the bombers, who all died in the July 7 explosions, may have thought they had time to get away after planting the devices.

Police have carefully refrained throughout the investigation from publicly using the term "suicide bomber," describing the four men only as bombing suspects.

"We've never used the phrase 'suicide bombers'. We've always been aware that among the things we need to clarify is the notion these people intended to die as well as letting off a bomb," the spokesman said.

Asked what alternative explanations were possible, he said: "Obviously, there's human error of various types or misjudgments of various types. It may seem unlikely, but that's policing -- you start with all the possibilities and narrow down the certainties."

Fifty-five people died in the blasts on three underground trains and a bus. Police suspect the attacks were masterminded by al Qaeda Islamist militants.

The Daily Mirror report said several factors cast doubt on the suicide theory -- two of the men had pregnant wives, they did not carry the explosives strapped to their bodies, and they bought return rail tickets from Luton to London.

It quoted unnamed security sources as suggesting the bombers may have been duped into believing they could escape unscathed.
 http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=8&u=/nm/20050716/ts_nm/security_britain_suicide_dc

One more thing... 16.Jul.2005 22:13

Roland Reagan

I bet Bush is behind this.

Bush doesn't have enough brains to come up with that 20.Jul.2005 09:52

johhny says hi

a puppet with that sort of intelligence could only train monkeys to poo poo properly (after 100 tries)