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On Glasgow Airport’s Challenged Islamicist Bombers

by | 1st, July 2007

RACHEL writes – and as Anorak notes in ‘Idiots Arrested In Flaming Car At Glasgow Airport‘:

As The Register points out (Beavis & Butthead in London jihad), and several kind people have just emailed me to say, this week’s *terrorism incidents have displayed a staggering lack of competence.

”Yes, it could have been a real horror. Only, the device could not have detonated. Not under any circumstances. You see, the terrorist wannabe clown who built it left out a crucial element: an oxidiser. The device was pure pre-teen boy fantasy.

“We’ll heat up these propane cylinders with burning petrol, and they’ll go off like bombs”, boys the world over have remarked with glee. They don’t realise that air is a poor oxidiser, and the only “explosion” they will get is when gas pressure inside the cylinders is great enough to burst them. Then the propane will ignite, and a nice fireball will blossom. A fireball, not an explosion.

Oh, the Piccadilly fireball would have blown the car’s windows out, and popped its doors open, and sent various bits like mirrors and so forth into the air at velocities possibly fatal to people nearby. It would have looked really cool, that’s for sure. But an explosive event…a detonation? Not in a million years. Sorry lads: you failed car bombing 101; you did not attend a single lecture; you did not even open the textbook”

Which is encouraging, at least as a thought. Cottage-industry terrorism, by under-achievers who are too clueless to do the maths/science stuff about fuel bombs, and who can’t drive without crashing into bins, – or who are so Darwinian-Award dim that they set themselves on fire before throwing the Molotov cocktail is clearly preferable to highly-trained steely-eyed holy warriors battling away in an epic global struggle. The 21/7 lot got the chemistry mix wrong too, it seems. The intention may well be the there, but the expertise…nah. Anxiety to amusement, up, down, up, down, it’s an emotional rollercoaster today.

Meanwhile the effects of the rainy weather have now killed eight people, and thousands are unable to go home or work because of flood damage to homes and businesses.

*I’m classing Glasgow airport fire-jeep farrago as ”terrorism”. It doesn’t appear to have been an accident, and the intention seems to have been to frighten people, so ”terrorism” it is. Crap terrorism.



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