29 June 2007

The bomb that got away

On the whole, bombs placed in cars outside nightclubs are probably bad things. Not a controversial point of view, but nevertheless one that was repeated quite frequently on the BBC news tonight, after a major terrorist attack was averted in London. Because the bomb didn't go off, we were presented with the rather surreal spectacle of people who hadn't been blown up asked to comment on what it would have meant to them if they had been.

"Charlie", who had been at the Tiger Tiger bar nearest the suspect car bomb, was left to speculate on the "talented people" he'd been with who might have been killed, had the bomb gone off. To be fair, talented though Charlie's friends may be, even they must have been a little stumped to describe what it was like to witness a bomb not exploding.

7 comments:

PW said...

One mustn't tempt fate, as we are under 'sustained' attack as we're told at every opportunity by our brand new government. Nevertheless, I think we should allow ourselves a brief cheer that the score in the past week has been General Public 3 v Incompetent Terrorists 0. The one that got discovered because it was given a parking ticket - that must surely go down in the comic book annals. I think that's possibly one of the biggest problems in Baghdad. Not enough traffic wardens and clampers.

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