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EXPLOSIONS IN LONDON - COULD BE TERRORIST ATTACK!

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Postby Shazzam » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:49 pm

Dixie wrote:The police made a mistake?????????????????????????

OK first of all, I don't think it's the police who should have taken the decision to kill that person. Why couldn't just get him and put him in prison??

And second, if the police shot an innocent man, they should be punished as well. Ask that man's families! What do they think it's best?

Geez.


It is absolutely shocking! There is a very little information here at the moment to determine why this happened! I suppose they are still investigating it. DANYET's comments are correct though "normally they don't carry guns". They usually only have batons. I don't know why the police thought this man was a risk/ or had a bomb!

Does anyone else have any further information?

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Postby Shazzam » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:51 pm

danyet wrote:
Dixie wrote:The police made a mistake?????????????????????????

OK first of all, I don't think it's the police who should have taken the decision to kill that person. Why couldn't just get him and put him in prison??

And second, if the police shot an innocent man, they should be punished as well. Ask that man's families! What do they think it's best?

Geez.

This is a tradgedy of course. English police do not usually carry guns. Police are allowed to shoot if they believe that lives are at risk. Usually they would have tackeled the man but they thought that this man had a detonation device and could set off his bomb at an instant. I believe the man was shot in the head in order to shut down the nervous system.

The question is "Why did they think that he had a detonater."?


Very true I know that the normal "Bobbies" don't. I'm not sure about under-cover detectives though. Apparently Detectives were involved in this case and carried out the act. It will be very interesting to see what comes out of this. What sort of intelligence / or lack of it, created this situation.

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Postby Shazzam » Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:06 pm

It appears from reports we are receiving here that the British police and security agents are making incredible inroads into capturing those involved in the recent terrorist attacks in London. My latest report was that they have arrested four suspects and are trying to arrange for the extradition of one suspect from Italy.

It is encouraging, as it sends a message to those who wish to take this sort of action that they are unable to hide.

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Postby Shazzam » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:24 pm

Dixie wrote:The police made a mistake?????????????????????????

OK first of all, I don't think it's the police who should have taken the decision to kill that person. Why couldn't just get him and put him in prison??

And second, if the police shot an innocent man, they should be punished as well. Ask that man's families! What do they think it's best?

Geez.


I know this is horrible and the fact that the man wasn't a bomber has now come to light which makes the whole thing worse. I think at the time the police believed that he was carrying a bomb and was going to detonate it. That is why they shot him as capture was classified as too risky to the public (as suicide bombers generally will detonate the bomb, before capture). The whole thing is terrible! The police will have to be very careful not to over-react and the intelligence has to be spot on.

Imagine how the police involved feel too; knowing now that the man wasn't a bomber! They are following instructions in connection with national security! They are doing their jobs so to speak...

These are the sorts of tragedies that come about after terrorist attacks as countries are trying to protect the public... :cry: :cry:
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Postby Shazzam » Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:42 am

I have heard some brief news that more suspected terrorist involved in the London bombings have been arrested today (Sat 6th August, 2005).

Has anyone been more diligent with their news coverage? I don't know anymore specifics about it. There just seems to be so many people involved. :shock:
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Postby mr_Love » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:07 pm

i dint heared about it yet!!!!!1
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Postby Shazzam » Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:41 pm

mr_Love wrote:i dint heared about it yet!!!!!1


I have an update!

British police charged two more prime suspects on Sunday in connection with failed attempts to bomb Londons transport system on July 21. Ibrakim Mukter Said, 27 and Ramzi Mohammed, 23.

On Saturday Yassin Hassan Omar, 24 and Manpo Kwaku Asiedu, 32, were charged with attempted murder (plus other charges).

I think the charges on Yassin and Manpo were from the first London bombings. The attack that derailed the London underground.
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Postby sallak » Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:01 pm

mr_Love wrote:i was shoked when i saw the news in " AL-Jassera TV "
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it's al jazeera means " the island
http://www.aljazeera.net
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Postby Shazzam » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:55 am

sallak wrote:
mr_Love wrote:i was shoked when i saw the news in " AL-Jassera TV "
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it's al jazeera means " the island
http://www.aljazeera.net


Do you know why they would give them self a name like Island?

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Postby sallak » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:29 pm

[/quote]shazzam1452 Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:55 pm Post subject:

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sallak wrote:
mr_Love wrote:
i was shoked when i saw the news in " AL-Jassera TV "
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it's al jazeera means " the island
http://www.aljazeera.net


Do you know why they would give them self a name like Island?



if u look at the map, the area in which u find saudia arabia, and other countrioes like uae, yemen, oman, ....
this is called jazeera
meaning
aljazeera channel is reffereing to its arabic origin
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