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Same thing we've seen here,

as the basic ingredients for making these bombs are harder to come by in industrial quantities, they resort to buying small consumer amounts and cobble them together which in turn makes for less effective bombs.



Not sure I get you there ?

"...looking in the window while flames lick around the bucket."

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No, looks like it could have killed lots of people but the explosive did not detonate, so it was a mistake in the packing or the wiring perhaps. More a question of inexperience or poor training maybe.
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It appears the police have identified the terrorist but are not releasing details. However Trump has made a statement to the effect it was a Muslim known to the security services and indeed on a watchlist.
So... just another of the same old thing, then?
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Timothy made the initial criticism of Trump then May copied him. Timothy was her former advisor, the idiot who shaped much of the last Conservative manifesto. Not exactly someone to give any credence to.

Given that Isis have admitted responsibility it seems not unlikely that Trump was stating the truth in his comments. And even if he wasn't at worst he was crediting the security forces with more knowledge than they actually had.

Is that clear enough for you?
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Timothy made the initial criticism of Trump then May copied him. Timothy was her former advisor, the idiot who shaped much of the last Conservative manifesto. Not exactly someone to give any credence to.

Given that Isis have admitted responsibility it seems not unlikely that Trump was stating the truth in his comments. And even if he wasn't at worst he was crediting the security forces with more knowledge than they actually had.

Is that clear enough for you?
Gosh you are gullible - ISIS admit everything - and do you accept the head of a foreign government horning in on our security operations?
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No, looks like it could have killed lots of people but the explosive did not detonate, so it was a mistake in the packing or the wiring perhaps. More a question of inexperience or poor training maybe.
No the mixing as has been released by the investigators - same error as the would be suicide copy cat bombers some years ago. More like home grown self trained off the internet incompetents
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So... just another of the same old thing, then?
Islamic must be the favourite but there have been assorted other nutters who tried to bomb the Tube in the past. We can't say until the police confirm.

As the Terror threat level has been raised to the Max, whoever it is has not been caught and is expected to strike again imminently.
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So... just another of the same old thing, then?
Exo, that's not important. All that matter's is Trump's tweet.......
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I wish the UK's government would start to get ahead of this problem rather than simply react to each attack. I think that would make everyone a lot safer.
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The way the Muslim mayor of London is chirping on Twitter, I think the police know it is an Islamic attack. Just my opinion.

My guess is they have a suspect and are monitoring him to see if they can roll up a wider network.
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From Reuters: British police arrest man in hunt for London bombers

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...yZI?li=BBnb4R7

"British police arrested an 18-year-old man in the southern port of Dover"

I would assume he was trying to make a getaway to the continent.
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And as a result they are now searching a house in Sunbury on Thames. They must suspect that it's the bomb factory as they have evacuated all the houses around giving the residents a minute to get out Funny one wouldn't first think of Sunbury in connection with Jehadists as according to the Census figures its very much a white middle class Christian area with a very small number of Muslims.
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And as a result they are now searching a house in Sunbury on Thames. They must suspect that it's the bomb factory as they have evacuated all the houses around giving the residents a minute to get out Funny one wouldn't first think of Sunbury in connection with Jehadists as according to the Census figures its very much a white middle class Christian area with a very small number of Muslims.
You are thinking of Lower Sunbury, down by the river. Upper Sunbury is much less elite and Cavendish is on the borders of Feltham with its more ethnically diverse population.

Cavendish has always been dodgy.
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I think if it was the far right, the police would have been in a rush to get the message out. The fact there is still no announcement on the attacker ups the probability further that it was a jihadi attack.
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I wish the UK's government would start to get ahead of this problem rather than simply react to each attack. I think that would make everyone a lot safer.
OK wise guy tell us how.
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The house being searched is reported to be foster carers who have taken in middle eastern refugees/migrants.

Maybe IS have been organised enough to smuggle a child migrant into the UK, maybe they were radicalised while here. Not good either way if that is how it played out.
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