Saturday, June 30, 2007

In your humble Devil's final piece for 18DS, he wonders if he is a bad man for wondering, mostly in jest, whether it was actually the government who placed that bomb...

10 comments:

Harry Hook said...

No ...I feel exactly the same way, especially when the Spice Girls try to resuscitate Cool Britannia at the same time.

This is all very clever. How can we demand a referendum on that treaty, when we are too busy resisting regionalisation? I also can't help wandering about the possibility of not having another general election.

chris said...

Luckily we are not in Russia. A conspiracy requires loyalty, dedication and lots of skill. Our government can rarely even raise itself to mere competence.

More likely the suspicious timing means they have taken on board the EU idea of the convient crisis. When for the EU ever crisis requires more power of the EU, so for Labour every crisis requires less liberty for the citizens.

the A&E Charge Nurse said...

Devil, do you remember the iconic images from the IRAs handywork at Hyde Park & the Regents Park bandstand ?

Nail bombs were used to devastating effect, killing soldiers, horses and inflicting horrendous shrapnel injuries on the watching tourists, some of whom were presumably toe tapping to a few marching tunes before their limbs were blown off.

Is your loathing for centre right politicians so great that you are willing to make light of the fact that Baghdad style tactics may well be coming to a nightclub somewhere near you ?

Roger Thornhill said...

Who knows, it might just be down to the "humiliation" of Abu Hamster who found out after two years it was Queenie who was responsible for cleaning his chocolate starfish.

a&e, there is nothing wrong with raising the possibility - it can always be ruled out.

C4' said...

DK, we both think alike

http://conservativemindblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/gordon-brown-mi6-are-liars-terrorists.html

The Remittance Man said...

Sister A&E,

The Hyde Park bomb actually used real explosives. I have my doubts whether this Piccadilly one would have done anything.

the A&E Charge Nurse said...

remittance man - maybe some of the soldiers who patrol downtown Baghdad have a slightly different view about the psychological and physical trauma inflicted by car bombs.

The Remittance Man said...

Car bombs - yes. They use real explosives.

Petrol and gas cannisters - I have my doubts. Go read my blog if you want a clearer explaination.

Chuck Unsworth said...

Like so many, in an earlier life I managed to acquire some knowledge of explosives. From the descriptions to date it would seem that these devices were hardly put together by anyone with real expertise. The Remittance Man is right in his assessments. There's much more to this than at first sight.

The Remittance Man said...

Mr Unsworth,

I wouldn't go as far as to ascribe this to some sort of HMG conspiracy. I just think the "bomb" was unlikely to have much effect but the authorities will play it up as far as they can in order to push through yet more "anti-terror" measures.