Fri Jun 29th, 2007 at 10:13:51 AM EST
This is the BBC report at 10:26 am French time: link
One police source said the bomb was a "big device" and posed a real and substantial threat to the area around Haymarket, which is in London's theatreland. But a Westminster source said it was a "relatively small" device.
More substantially -- or weirdly -- I note this:
Bouncers from a nearby nightclub said they saw [a silver mercedes] the car being driven erratically before it crashed into a bin [at 4 am]. They said the driver then got out and ran off.
Is it me, or does this sound like a grand masterplan cooked up by Al-Baldric in his garage after the ingestion of one too many drinks?
If you want to set up a car bomb in London, you do not drive it drunk and crash it into a trashcan at 4 am.
from the diaries ~ whataboutbob