Perspectives on Terrorism

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/04/2007 12:00 am EDT

As terrorists go, this was "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight." One of the would-be London bombers on June 29 drove erratically down Haymarket–presumably affected by the fumes from the gas cylinders and gasoline containers that were the heart of his makeshift car-bomb–before crashing into a garbage bin, getting out and running away. Another parked his explosives-packed car illegally, so it was towed away. The third attack was at Glasgow airport on the following day, but nobody was hurt except one of the attackers, who set himself on fire.

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