London Calling — But It’s The Wrong Number

From Holden:

Um, yeah, about those terror bombings in the London Underground last summer…

Ya see, it was not really al Qaeda after all.

The London bombings last July were planned on a shoestring budget from information on the Internet and with no direct support from al Qaeda, a British newspaper on Sunday quoted a government report as saying.

The attacks on the London transport network that killed 52 people were the product of a “simple and inexpensive” plot hatched by four British suicide bombers bent on martyrdom, the Observer newspaper reported.

The four men had scoured “terror (Web) sites” on the Internet and their knapsack bombs cost only a few hundred pounds (dollars), The Observer said, citing a draft of the government’s definitive report on the blasts.

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The official report, due to be published in the next few weeks, also found nothing to support the theory that an al Qaeda fixer, presumed to be from Pakistan, helped plan the attacks.

The report does conclude that the four suicide bombers were partly inspired by ringleader Mohammad Sidique Khan’s trips to Pakistan.