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View Diary: Did BushCo Tip off London Bombers? (231 comments)

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  •  I'll believe it when I see it..... (none)
    .... I trust the British press to pick up on this if there is truth to it.
    •  You'll probably see something soon. (none)
      ...Security officials tell ABC News they have discovered links between the eldest of the London bombers, Mohammed Sadique Khan, 30, and the original group in Luton...

      ...One of Khan's friends informed the BBC today that Khan had undergone training for explosives at terror camps in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

      Sounds fairly probable that this story has legs to me.


    •  This also depends on the Pakistanis (none)
      and the government of Pakistan has done an awful lot of talking out of both sides of its mouth.  

      A lot of the "legs" of this story depends on what we think the Pakistanis did or didn't do.  It's not entirely clear that members of that government aren't collaborating with al-Qaeda in various ways.  So there could well have been multiple leaks that helped al-Qaeda slip this by the British police efforts.  That's not to excuse the Bushies for their shameless use of events like this, just to point out that there are a number of points meriting deeper discussion here.

      I think this disruption of an investigation exemplifies the stupidity of playing political games with terror arrests - and the difficulties in providing the public a clear explanation of what's going on, even when you are in fact on the level.  What should or would liberal government have done in this situation, especially given our desire to convince the public that a heavy focus international cooperation is a better way to combat terror than extensive use of the military?

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