GLASGOW ATTACKED

Another failed terrorist attack in the UK:

Two men rammed a flaming Jeep Cherokee into the main terminal of Glasgow airport Saturday, crashing into the glass doors at the entrance in what appeared to be the third attempted terror attack on Britain in two days, witnesses said.

Police wrestled the two men to the ground – one of them engulfed in flames – arresting both and taking one to the hospital …

Hundreds fled screaming from the terminal as one of the men poured gasoline over the Jeep and tried to force it further inside the terminal, one witness said.

Something may be up at England’s Blackpool Airport, too. Presbyterians are mighty frisky lately.

UPDATE. An AP timeline of these murder attempts.

Posted by Tim B. on 06/30/2007 at 02:45 PM
    1. They are trying to see if the new PM is Spanish in character.

      Posted by Some0Seppo on 2007 06 30 at 02:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. No doubt, we’re all just jumping to conclusions.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 02:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. I wonder how Loewenstein will rate this on his scale of non-incidents.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2007 06 30 at 03:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Generally speaking, when a Gaia destroying-type vehicle crashes, the American MSM blames the vehicle.

      ‘SUV Plummets Off Cliff’, ‘SUV Robs Bank’, etc.

      I think we’ll find that the passengers riding in the vehicle are innocent and their religion played no role in their subsequent actions inside the terminal. They were in fact the real victims.

      Bad, bad SUV! Who KILLED the electric car?

      Posted by JDB on 2007 06 30 at 03:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. #1 SameOSeppo: I reckon he is just that.

      London attempts: he called a meeting.

      Glasgow attempt: he called another meeting.

      It’s passé for “leaders” to lead, these days. They need a committee so that any blame can be dissipated to the extent that there is no one to blame if things go pear-shaped IF they actually make a decision to do something. Or anything.

      My philosophy is: Lead, follow, or GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY.

      Posted by SandiM on 2007 06 30 at 03:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, you know.  These things happen.

      [/ostriche]

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 06 30 at 03:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ah hoop the howfin buggers caht a gude cuddly lug from the billies!

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 03:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sky UK has reported the terror alert level is now raised to ‘Critical’ which means an attack is imminent. This is not retrospective (that is, it is not as a result of the attack in Glasgow) and it should be noted it was not raised to ‘Critical’ after the cars were found yesterday.

      Looks like more tourble to come.

      Posted by Dylan Kissane on 2007 06 30 at 03:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. 4.

      Generally speaking, when a Gaia destroying-type vehicle crashes, the American MSM blames the vehicle.

      ‘SUV Plummets Off Cliff’, ‘SUV Robs Bank’, etc.

      Heh.  Careful.  We don’t need another remake of this thing.

      Posted by Apostic on 2007 06 30 at 03:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m over in London now staying with family.  Everyone is naturally making the comparison with the IRA bombings in the 80s and 90s.

      Except for one difference – the latest crop of ‘terrorists’ are utterly useless. At least the IRA gave warnings.  If they had actually wanted to regularly destroy thousands of innocent civilians, no one doubts their ability to do so.

      This lot couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo.

      Posted by pommygranate on 2007 06 30 at 03:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. #10: This lot couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo.

      Ah, laddie, tha’ ane gae me a chookle for sure!

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 03:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. *laughing* at paco’s scottish accent

      Posted by missred on 2007 06 30 at 03:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12: Laugh awa’, lass! I dinnae noo the slang a’ tha’ weel, but there’s a’ways the deectionary ‘a Scottish slang!

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 03:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Scotland, the Great Oppressor, had it coming.

      Obviously these guys had a problem reading the terrorist “how-to” manual.  It clearly states “crash airplanes into buildings” not crash SUV’s into airports.

      Posted by Zardoz on 2007 06 30 at 03:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13 och mon yer daein gid. a kin unnerstawn yer gibbering

      Posted by missred on 2007 06 30 at 03:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15: Och, noo I ken awhurr tha’ bonnie red hid came from!

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 04:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. #16 oh aye, you ken well

      Posted by missred on 2007 06 30 at 04:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17. By the by, since you’re in “Fredneck”, if you ever get down to DC let me know and we’ll go have a meal an’ a gude crack.

      Meanwhile, enjoy this Scotish Wikipedia entry.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 04:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Police wrestled the two men to the ground – one of them engulfed in flames…”

      Remember in the movie “Saving Private Ryan” when the German bunker gets blown up, and the Germans come tumbling out burning like torches, and the young American soldier yells out “Don’t shoot, let ‘em burn!”

      Well…don’t shoot…let ‘em burn.

      Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 06 30 at 04:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. #18, thank you for the kind invitation.  I actually work in DC, needless to say I am there daily!

      and this is also a guid link scots

      Posted by missred on 2007 06 30 at 04:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. DAILY MAIL:

      ‘Police then jumped on top of him as flames continued to rise from his body while terrified onlookers fled in all directions.’

      ‘One eye witness who knocked the terrorist suspect over with his forearm said: “The man was wrestling with police on the ground.’

      ‘”I had seen him and the other man get out of the car. The flames were burning through his clothes. Police were telling everybody to get back.’

      ‘“Some people who were close by shouted ”let him burn“’

      Yup.

      Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 06 30 at 05:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. # 12

      *laughing* at paco’s scottish accent

      He’s still more understandable than a real Glaswegian!

      Posted by AlburyShifton on 2007 06 30 at 05:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3

      He is too busy pissing on, politely knocking back ganja in Iran with girls in miniskirts. (No link. He does not deserve it)

      *Any financial contributions would be greatly appreciated, however, to sustain hosting costs and the life of a freelance journalist.

      Film Actors Gild.

      Posted by M Box on 2007 06 30 at 05:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. The fellow being interviewed was perfectly understandable.

      Perhaps he wasn’t Glaswegian?

      My youngest sister, while in high school, was invited to tour Norway and Britain with an American college choir that was giving concerts one summer. They toured Britain first, and after finishing there, were to fly to Oslo.

      My sister decided, since there were a few days before their next concert, she’d take the train to Glasgow, and leave from there for Norway. (Our multi-great grandfather apparently stopped there briefly in 1816 on his way from Ireland to America, via Hamburg. It must have made sense at the time. That, or his uncle was as lost as he was.)

      She got off the train, and had to cross town to catch the next leg of the trip, and having no idea how to proceed, asked a likely-looking young man how to get to where she needed to go. And he gave her full, complete, clear directions. Clear to him, we assume.

      She understood not one single solitary word. Not so much as “a” or “the”.

      After a brief awkward pause, he realized that she was either simple, or a tourist, and took her by the hand and walked with her halfway across town to her destination.

      Incomprehensible, but apparently friendly folk.

      Posted by steveH on 2007 06 30 at 05:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Having lived in Scotland, I usually have no trouble understanding any of them, even those from the west of Scotland – unless they have had a few!  At that point I just nod my head and smile a lot.

      Posted by missred on 2007 06 30 at 05:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. This was the same airport where George Galloway got beaten up earlier this month.

      Posted by Ross on 2007 06 30 at 05:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s that muppet, Hafeez Brainzmissing, again – you know the guy

      Posted by pommygranate on 2007 06 30 at 05:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. # 26

      “I tried to get round him on one side and then the other and he blocked me with his belly”

      Ye shall not pass!

      Posted by M Box on 2007 06 30 at 05:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. # 27

      Thanks for that. And the reference to Viz and the “Pathetic Sharks”. Maybe “Biffa Bacon” could “sort ‘em out.”

      Posted by M Box on 2007 06 30 at 05:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Time to fight back, West…
      I’d like to see a Gay Pride March in Mecca in my lifetime.
Posted by Honkie Hammer on 2007 06 30 at 06:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. I have to go with pommygranate.  So far these jihadi wannabes haven’t managed to kill anybody (unless Mr. BBQ dies of his burns), or even cause a spectacular amount of damage.  This was another blatant attempt to humiliate the British so the jihadis could brag to the Muslim world that they “forced” the withdrawal of Britain from the Middle East.  Unfortunately, the attempt made them look like idiots.  Al-Qaida must be very disappointed at the quality of the troops they’re attracting these days.

      Still, idiots can get lucky, so we’ll all have to maintain our vigilance for the foreseeable future.

      George Galloway got beaten up?  Way to go, Glaswegians!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 06 30 at 06:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Seems the only way to avert Islamic terrorist attacks is to deport all the Jihadist vermin infesting the country.

      Posted by darrinhV2 on 2007 06 30 at 07:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #31: George Galloway got beaten up?  Way to go, Glaswegians!

      I hadn’t heard that, either, but am delighted to know.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 07:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. I wish they’d stop calling these ‘attempted’ attacks.  They ARE attacks, just not very successful ones.

      As somebody said, these incompetents haven’t accomplished much.  But we can’t count on that.

      Posted by Firehand on 2007 06 30 at 07:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #34 I agree.  At the risk of adding a serious note to the annual MacBlair of Glen Pacomorra highland games and silly talking festival, we should be very careful about assuming that these clowns will continue to f~#k up.

      Cheers
      RodC

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 06 30 at 08:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. I bet they were feckin’ Campbells. [/Macdonald]

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 06 30 at 08:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. As I understand it Galloway was beaten up by a bunch of Orangemen (if you don’t know don’t bother asking) who were returning to Glasgow from a “walk” in London, I believe Galloway is a fan of the Celts.

      I am delighted to read that the ‘bombers’ were caught and given a good thumping too I understand by local bystanders rather than the one policeman present. It certainly restores my faith in Glasgwegians.

      I have a good friend who used to be a tour representative for holiday charter flights to Spain from the UK. He would have to go to the airport early each morning to meet the different flights, he would usually approach each arriving group of holiday makers to find out where they were from, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham etc. He never had to ask about the Glasgow flight, he told me you could spot them halfway across the concourse opening their cans of MacEwans beer and lighting up their fags and singing bawdy football songs, this would be at five in the morning mark you.

      Wha hae the Scots!

      Posted by Harry Flashman on 2007 06 30 at 09:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Finding a carparking spot at the airport can be very frustrating.

      Posted by Ubique on 2007 06 30 at 09:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Not to make light of a serious situation, but this new crop of martyrs is a pretty incompetent bunch. Thankfully.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 06 30 at 09:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. #35: Rather, old fellow. So far it has definitely looked like the amateur hour, but one of those fellows is likely to get lucky one of these times, and that’s no laughing matter. What I find particularly galling is the complacency manifested by people like the execrable Olberman, who apparently don’t believe it’s terrorism until there are corpses lying all around the street.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 09:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. #36: Good line, locomoti!

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 30 at 09:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. This might all be stemming from the recent statements that MI5 has hundreds of suspected jihadi under observation.

      This could be both a test to see to what degree there has been penetration as well as an effort to draw heat off of bigger operations by spamming a slew of lesser ones.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 30 at 09:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s passé for “leaders” to lead, these days.

      Worse than that, the new “let the issue die in committee” brand of politician even makes ol’ Bill Clinton look preferable in comparison…at least his “govern by focus group” approach would result in activity at some point. (Okay, it’d still be hit-or-miss as far as it being appropriate action goes, but hey, baby steps…)

      Posted by PW on 2007 06 30 at 09:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. #1

      They are trying to see if the new PM is Spanish in character.

      That was exactly my thought.

      Posted by kae on 2007 06 30 at 09:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #43

      I seem to recall that Slick Willie didn’t miss everything.

      Cheers
      Rod C

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 06 30 at 10:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Apparently the terror awareness in UK is now “Critical”.

      How about they raise this level to “Ooops, this is BAD, let’s actually do something”.

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 06 30 at 10:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Glasgow attempt,was that to be in conjunction with the London bombs that were found?

      How many cells are in Australia? Are any of them Islamic Journalists?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 06 30 at 10:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Also, I have a friend living in London now (just moved there) who experienced 911 in New York, and was in the connecting building. Talk about coincidence.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 06 30 at 10:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Reposting part of my post on another thread last night. Worth repeating the last par from one of the stories on Sky:

      He added: “There was a lot of anger – if the crowds had got hold of this gentleman it would have been the end of him.”

      Gotta luv those Scots.

      Posted by SandiM on 2007 06 30 at 10:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. I am delighted to read that the ‘bombers’ were caught and given a good thumping too I understand by local bystanders rather than the one policeman present.

      #37, those bystanders might find themselves in trouble in the new wussified Britain:

      Fined for tackling shop thieves
      A HERO shopkeeper was fined £250 yesterday — because he tackled three hoodie thieves.

      Brave Jacob Smyth, 33, chased and caught the yobs after they grabbed armfuls of spray paint from his hardware store.

      Cops gave two of them £80 fixed penalty fines — then HE was charged with assault.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 06 30 at 10:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. To the Scottish Bravehearts!

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 06 30 at 11:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Frisky Frisky Frisky !

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 06 30 at 11:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #50

      dear god, art, that is outrageous.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 06 30 at 11:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3—And Lowenstein (if you are out there).

      The thing is, all these terrorists are jokes until they suceed.  Terrorists often are complete morons and losers—why else strap on a bomb vest and expect 72 virgins on the other side (speaking of which, who the hell really wants a perpetual virgin, let alone 72 of them).

      Suppose the FBI National Office did not worry about CAIR and gave permission for that agent to look at Mousausi’s hard drive and in doing so allowed the FBI to roll up the whole gang.  It would have been hysterical.  The dumb terrorist going to flight school to learn how to take off and fly but not land.  The “last testament” of Ata asking for women not to touch his body after death (lest they touch (or really want to touch) his manliness).

      They are always a joke until they succeed.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2007 06 30 at 11:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Red Ken: It’s our government’s fault, not the RoP

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 06 30 at 11:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. As these incidents escalate, common people will see the political class for what it is…out-of-touch elites with no other desire than to hold power.

      Some things can only be given credibility by intellectuals, normal people are not that stupid. (with apologies to George Orwell)

      In every western country you look at, you see it happening…the slow but sure realization that the individuals we have elected to govern us are worthless when the chips are down. Daily the major media is shown to have their own agenda…and that agenda as more to do with politics than it does with giving complete and honest information. Sixty years of relative peace is the culprit.

      Thank the muzzies for waking up the world.

      Leaders will emerge as they always do. It’s happening faster and faster.

      Posted by trainer on 2007 07 01 at 12:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. #56—I am not so sure. It is a very different world and frankly, I will not be surprised if my granddaughters (long unborn, my oldest son is 3) will be wearing veils, if only for self preservation.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2007 07 01 at 12:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. #56, trainer:

      Ad Triarios Redisse!

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 07 01 at 12:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. #56 Check this out from my joke supply

      Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.

      The first surgeon, from New York, says, “I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.”

      The second, from Chicago, responds, “Yeah, but you should try electricians!
      Everything inside them is color coded.”

      The third surgeon, from Dallas, says, “No, I really think Librarians are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order.”

      The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles chimes in: “You know, I like construction workers……those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over.”

      But the fifth surgeon, from Washington DC, shut them all up when he observed:  “You’re all wrong.  Politicians are the easiest to operate on…….there’s no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains and no backbone, and the head and the arse are interchangeable.”

      There may be a few exceptions, but not many!!
      Cheers
      RodC

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 07 01 at 12:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #50 has nailed it.

      My twenty cents worth anyway: the bombs were designed to not go off; or ii) if they were bungled now, don’t count onthem being bungled in the future.

      If it’s an intifada then statements by Brown to the affect that “British people stand united against terrorism,” sound a little disingenuous.

      Posted by Pericles on 2007 07 01 at 12:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. I hope the Glaswegians gave this fucking terrorist vermin a good kicking.  Will the half-baked left behind the eight ball “progressives” accuse these Pissed off Scots of being red Knecks.  Peter Fitzsimons is probably deeply concerned that the poor terrorist was injured and will need compensation, maybe with the help of a scum felching lawyer.

      Posted by Howzat on 2007 07 01 at 02:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #54
      who the hell really wants a perpetual virgin…
      Surely with all that pent up frustration, a clutch of chicks with enough skill and imagination to make a seasoned porn starlet reel about in shock, might be more of a reward.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 07 01 at 04:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. What is ironic, is that the humanitarian nature of the West has contributed to a massive worldwide Muslim population explosion over the last 100 years, through charities and goodwill programs, increasing the Muslim population of the world from a few hundred million to 1.6 billion.

      This kindness has resulted in burgeoning demand for emigration from Islamic countries to the West.
      It would be especially ironic if this Western kindness results in a catastrophe for the world; it is only a matter of time before one of these Islamic fundamentalists gets their hands on a nuke.

      Posted by Mike_W on 2007 07 01 at 04:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. #54 speaking of which, who the hell really wants a perpetual virgin, let alone 72 of them

      OK, the men get 72 virgins but what do the female martyrs get—72 men who don’t know how to f**k?

      Posted by under the whip on 2007 07 01 at 05:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Actually, the women get a few dwarves. That’s all. Just dwarves.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 07 01 at 05:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. Allah is allocating dwarves to the big crowd of assembled female martyrs:

      “All right, the queue for dwarves is to your right. Please choose from the list of names supplied. And I’m sorry ‘Licky’ has already been chosen.”

      Posted by under the whip on 2007 07 01 at 05:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. #65

      Kinky bints.

      Posted by Mike_W on 2007 07 01 at 05:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. This might be worth the time to read again.

      Many British Muslims Put Islam First,…

      It’s about a year old and it’s a poll result so, for whatever it’s worth, there it is.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 07 01 at 05:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. On Channel 9 news tonight, they actually uttered the words “Islamic terrorism”.

      An eyewitness said the burnt one continued to fight the police shouting “Allah” with every punch he threw.

      Posted by SandiM on 2007 07 01 at 06:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. An eyewitness said the burnt one continued to fight the police shouting “Allah” with every punch he threw.

      Are you referring to the news announcer, or the perpetrator?

      Posted by Mike_W on 2007 07 01 at 06:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. A POLICEMAN has emerged a hero after defusing a bomb that was two minutes from exploding in a fireball that could have killed hundreds of partygoers outside a London nightclub.

      As police inspected the Mercedes that was “smoking”—apparently vapours from more than 60 litres of petrol inside—the officer braved choking fumes to dismantle a mobile phone on the dashboard as a detonator.

      Police later discovered a second car bomb in an underground car park as a massive manhunt began for the potential bomber and his terrorist cell.

      Police said the second car was to go off 15 minutes after the first bombing.

      Link

      The bloke who towed the second vehicle must be thanking his lucky stars. Guess there’ll be “new procedures” put in place before they tow over-parked vehicles from now on.

      Posted by SandiM on 2007 07 01 at 06:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. #70 Mike_W: Err…that would be the perp.

      Posted by SandiM on 2007 07 01 at 06:29 AM • permalink

 

  1. Green, green Mercedes and other Gaia destroyers everywhere; Islamic baby puke green.
    The color of choice for destroyers of worlds 😉

    Posted by Mike_W on 2007 07 01 at 06:41 AM • permalink