Couple found guilty of 7/7 anniversary London bomb plot


#1

theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/29/couple-guilty-july-7-anniversary-bomb-plot-london?CMP=twt_b-gdnnews

They were caught because they were asking around on twitter where they should bomb… I’m not lying.

Hooray for imbecility?


#2

thank goodness for their stupidity!!!


#3

With £14,000 he obtained from his wife, he purchased 10kg of urea nitrate to construct an explosive device at his parents’ home in Reading and even filmed himself detonating a small charge in his back garden.

[LIST=1]
*]Where did his wife get £14,000?
*]Did he really spend £14,000 on a 10 kg bag of urea nitrate? Not even the finest laboratory grade urea nitrate should cost that much.
[/LIST]I find this all rather hard to believe.


#4

I probably should have said reagent grade.


#5

Might you not be basing too much on the wording in one particular article?

What would you find more believable?


#6

Did the article state that he spent it all on the nitrate?:confused:


#7

OK people, this is an idiot who happens to be Muslim. The gun owners groups, the pro-life group, etc. all have had them. This is not ISIS or al qaeda. He calls himself the Silent Bomber yet maintains a twitter feed discussing bombing on a sensitive anniversary in Britain and posted a video showing him blowing up a small bomb. He’s have to be a bit silly to think British security would not be looking for people like him.


#8

It did seem to say that, but perhaps it’s as Kaninchen said, it’s just poor wording in the article.

What would I find believable? Well, that he would have gotten a technical grade at the most, and that he would have spent a lot less.

I had some wrong info in here; I think I had prices for urea from China, not urea nitrate. I think they had urea fertilizer at about $300/ton.


#9

Thanks be to God that they were caught.


#10

With a bit of commotion over the details of the story,

They have been given life sentences: news.yahoo.com/life-sentences-london-attack-plot-couple-144020789.html

The updated story also shows up at the Guardian:

Couple found guilty of 7/7 anniversary London bomb plot
theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/29/couple-guilty-july-7-anniversary-bomb-plot-london?CMP=twt_b-gdnnews


#11

I am definitely glad that they caught these terrorists before they could do kill anyone.


#12

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