Sunday, July 1, 2007
More on London/Glasgow Airport Car bombings...
"None of the five people arrested day after terrorist attack on Glasgow airport Saturday and two car bombs in London Friday was British, say UK police sources"
"This strengthens the international dimension of the series of attacks in Scotland and London. British PM Gordon Brown holds “people associated with al Qaeda” responsible for all three car attacks. Scotland Yard says they were “totally coordinated.” At least one key suspect is still at large.
Britain went on the highest security level of “critical” after two terrorists smashed a blazing jeep into the Scottish arrivals terminal Saturday, the day after two bomb cars were disabled in central London. This level indicates further attacks are expected.
DEBKAfile cites international counter-terror experts as noting that the three attacks, atypically of al Qaeda, caused no loss of life, only major disruptions and confusion. Some sources suspect the two failed London bomb car episodes Friday may have been a diversion from a broader terrorist campaign organized by al Qaeda in the UK or other countries. It is not clear if the detained suspects were illegal immigrants or al Qaeda operatives who managed to sneak into Great Britain. In either case, they would have needed the support of a local network to locate targets and reach them. The greatest danger is that the London-Glasgow incidents are part of a larger scenario which is still to come."