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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Breaking - Arrests in UK

British Police are rounding up suspects from the 7/21 attempted bombing. Let's hope they're not using profiles that might include ethnicity to nab these slugs, lest the British press become "concerned" with the "increasingly hostile environment for Muslims."

British police arrest four in bombing investigation
The Associated Press

LONDON British police investigating a series of failed bomb attacks in London said Wednesday they had arrested four men in the English city of Birmingham.

One man was arrested during a police search of a home in England's second largest city of Birmingham, at 4:30 a.m (0330GMT), a Metropolitan Police spokesman said. The man was shot with a stun gun during the search and police said they uncovered a suspicious package, which was being examined by explosives experts.

Three other men were arrested shortly after at another home in the city, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of London.

''The operations are in connection with the incidents in London on July 21,'' the spokesman said on customary condition of anonymity. Four bombs were planted on London Underground trains and a bus on that day, but they failed to fully detonate.

Police have since then launched a manhunt after releasing images of four men thought responsible for planting the devices. They released the names of two of the suspects.

Officials could not confirm reports that one of the men arrested in Birmingham was one of the four suspected bombers.

Police have been trying to determine whether last week's failed bombings were connected to the deadly July 7 attacks that killed 52 people and the four suicide bombers who carried them out.

In a separate development, two other men were arrested on suspicion of terrorism while traveling on a train in England's midlands region.

Does anyone else get the feeling that England has roving bands of terrorists, waiting until the proper time to attack? Is there any question that similar circumstances exist in the US?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler