Jul 07 2007
That was the basic idea, it seems, behind the gasoline and nail filled cars parked in downtown London. If not for a lucky design flaw in the detonation system in an otherwise ingenious car bomb, the long distance triggering signal from halfway around the world would have not only detonated the bombs killing or injurying possibly hundreds of people, the long distance signal would have given the local plotters an excellent cover alibi – enabling them to stage other follow-on attacks:
TERROR suspects linked to the foiled car bomb attacks in London allegedly planned to blow up the devices from mobile phones in Australia.
Eight people, including an Indian doctor in Australia, are still being held by police for questioning in relation to last week’s two bomb attack attempts in central London and another at Glasgow Airport.
British tabloid the Daily Star today reported that during their investigations police had allegedly uncovered a plan to detonate one of the car bombs outside a London nightclub from Australia.
“They intended to blow it up by remote control – by calling mobile phones in the car,” the newspaper said.
Brings a whole new meaning to ‘reach out and touch someone’. People need to recognize what the global communications boon has brought this world. It always us to communicate from great distances in a near instant and from our own internet sites with links to knowledge and individual experience the likes of which humanity has never before experienced. But it has also brought our enemies much closer to us as well.
The reason we need programs like the Terrorist Surveillance Program at the NSA is because this fantastic technical wonder that is global communications means someone behind a computer in a small village on other other side of the planet can plan and execute a deadly attack all the way around the world – without even getting out of his pajamas. Sobering, isn’t it? There is no more “deploying to a safe distance” in this modern world. We either sit back and get hit or we go on the offensive and take them out first. There is no more neutral ground – no safe base.