'Al Qaida Bomb Plot' hoax?
As predicted here Thursday, April 09, 2009,
[Deliberate?] 'Security leak' prompts arrests in suspected al-Qaida plot
Well at least their arses are covered when it later turns out that the alleged "al-Qaida plot" was a complete fabrication.
The completely bonkers version:
Scramble to find the Easter bomb factory
A desperate (shock!! Horror!!) search was under way last night for the terrorist bomb factory (shock!! Horror!!) from which a suspected al-Qaeda cell (shock!! Horror!!) planned to launch a devastating attack (shock!! Horror!!) in Manchester.
The slightly more rational version:
Raids on 'bomb plotters' fail to unearth explosives
Raids to foil an alleged al-Qa'ida bomb plot, hurriedly brought forward after a blunder by a senior police officer, are yet to uncover any explosives or firearms, according to senior security sources.
but wait . . . . wait:
But further pressure was growing on the government last night after after it emerged that the suspects being questioned today may have exploited lax student visa regulations to enter the UK from Pakistan.
aaahhhhhh. Dirty filthy illegal immigrants, eh? How DARE they seek an education! Well we can fix that by kicking out all immigrants then. Good thing the cops found something though, was it not? Otherwise it might end up looking like a very cynical attempt to distract from the death of Ian Tomlinson at the hands of the police, rather then the vitally urgent anti-terrorist/anti-immigrant raid it was.
pic courtesy of: Cryptome.org
From Rupert Murdoch's completely bonkers version:
The alleged Manchester plot represents a significant shift in tactics by terror groups based in Pakistan who view Britain as a prime target.
if it's an 'alleged plot' how could it represent anything but an allegation?
Between 2002 and 2006 their emphasis was on training young Britons. But if these plot allegations are proven, they suggest that planners are now exporting operatives here.
But if these plot allegations are UN-proven what would that represent, Rupert?
This week’s suspects had been under covert surveillance for a month and preparations for the swoop were already advanced before Mr Quick allowed crucial documents to be photographed as he went to brief the Prime Minister.
A whole month, eh? Well they simply must have been guilty of something nefarious then, no?
The suspects were allegedly seen filming in central Manchester and intelligence services had intercepted “chatter” suggesting that an attack could occur as early as this weekend
Filthy Freakin' F*$khead FILMERS!!!! String 'em up!
And what would we do without our wonderful 'chatter'? We'd be lost without it, no?
meanwhile back at the ranch . . .
UK unemployment passes two million
UK unemployment figures rising
but hey, as long at the police keep doing a sterling job hunting that 'chatter' none of that really matters, does it?
speaking of sterling:
Weak pound helps exports
haahaaahaa - WHAT exports? good old Guardian, always looking on the bright side. Of course the fact the the UK no longer exports anything of any real value, having shipped nearly all manufacturing overseas, makes that headline appear a little pointless.
More importantly though:
A FURTHER steep rise in the cost of food is keeping shop price inflation high, new figures from the British Retail Consortium have revealed.
From Wednesday, 18 February 2009:
'Bomb plot' case jury dismissed
The jury in the trial of eight men accused of conspiring to murder by blowing up transatlantic airliners has been discharged for "legal reasons".
It is not yet known why the judge, Mr Justice Henriques, took his decision to discharge the jury.
A new jury will be sworn in and the case re-started at a time to be fixed.
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