‘Four Lions factor’: how terrorist incompetence is saving lives

Witness accounts of the “fireball” on a tube train at Parsons Green in London and the images of the bomb apparently responsible suggest an improvised explosive device that did not function as intended.

Metropolitan police sources said the device only partially exploded, and initial examination of the device led explosives experts to conclude it was “viable”, meaning it was meant to explode more fully.

One possibility is that the detonator did not set off the main charge, causing the flash and the heat that burned some commuters but not a powerful blast that could have been much more destructive.

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  • marty_p

    ISIS claims responsibility:
    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5017012,00.html

    I would assume the incompetence in IED construction is directly proportional to how many generations of inbreeding is in the lineage of the individual constructing the explosive.

  • Hard Little Machine

    “Asians” in London, as they’re called really need to pressure the government to give them more free courses in this sort of thing. Figure a 3 month certificate program. Then we can get some quality control.

    • LairdKintyre

      Asians. Those darn Japanese and Koreans are so psychotically violent.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    The will of Allah alone saved these people.
    They have been blessed and should show their gratitude by converting to Islam.
    The miracles of Allah are just part and parcel to living in a big city, with lots of Muslims.

    • LairdKintyre

      So thinks the Grand PooBah of Londonistan.

  • LairdKintyre

    This can never be accepted as the “”new normal””. I refuse to let a bunch of ISIS scum piss in our collective Western face. If Leaders of Old Europe like Richard Coeur de Lyon or Charles Martel or Jan Sobieski could come back and see the likes of Merkel and Macron they would bitchslap them where they stand, hand them a sword and dare them to duel. Europe needs lesders. The invasion must be stopped

    • Tooth&Claw

      I think it’s too late for Europe and Britain. They had operable breast cancer, now it’s metastasized.

    • It clearly has been accepted as the “new normal”. The peasants have been told so by the Muslim Mayor of London, and he should know. Anyway, it is nothing to do with Islam, and a teddy bear with pink candles will quickly resolve it, so all move along.

      PS: the problem is not ISIS, it is the collective consciousness of Islam. ALL its Muslim serfs are programmed from birth to hate Westerners, and while some implement that through violence, most just shuffle about the streets hating inside while collecting welfare, demanding privileges, waking others with pre-dawn caterwauling, clogging streets with their backsides, charging innocent people with ‘hate crimes’, calling for Shariah Law, and insinuating themselves into positions of power in readiness.

      That ‘peaceful majority’, relentlessly spreading itself through Western society like a virulent cancer, is hugely more dangerous than a few witless, inbred morons blowing up their handbags on a train.

      “Why are millions of Muslims risking all to come to a society that they hate with such passion?” rang a particularly stupid headline recently. “Why did dozens of Greeks sit sweltering in a hot wooden horse all day so they could get into Troy?” one might equally well ask.

  • Exile1981

    If you look at the picture, the bucket has 2 handles. That suggests a inner and an outer bucket. I suspect the inner one had the detonator and the low power explosive meant to set off the outer explosive, which likely has shrapnel mixed in it. The inner explosive failed to set off the outer one, this could be for a lot of reasons. I’m going to guess it was because the inner bucket acted to shape the charge upwards and away from the secondary charge.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      I’ll go a few steps further.
      This was an improperly made (compacted) TATP bomb that slow-burned rather than exploded.
      Inept or rushed chemistry + wrong type of bomb casing.
      The perps are local boys that never went to Syria and were never around anyone with actual bomb making skills, or even had rudimentary knowledge other than what they read in jihadi chat rooms.
      Maybe not lone wolves, but they were certainly not plugged not the main ISIS pipeline of jihadis.

      • Exile1981

        Reading the linked article they mention that right wing terrorism is much worse and link to an article by the ADL. I just read the list of 150 right wing terror attacks. The vast majority were guys mouthing off about wanting to get rid of X and unless the FBI informant hadn’t offered to get them explosives and suggested a target would have been 2 drunks and nothing more. What a crock article.

        It also says only 300 people where killed in those 150 ‘attacks’ hell muslims kill more in each years ramadon attacks than right wingers did in 25 years. I know which I see as a real threat.

    • This morning there were tweets that said there was a ‘cooker’ inside the bucket. Sounds like someone tried to copy the Boston bombers.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Isn’t this article instructing the jihadists how to kill more efficiently?

    • David Murrell

      That’s what the corporate media want.

  • vwVwwVwv

    how will Britain respond?
    With flowers, candles or postcards.
    what will the British Lion do, oh sorry i forgot they have a old queen and a t´Theresa as Premierminister, they will have coffee for tee time in Protest, just to send a strong massage, or something.

    blood for blood!

  • vwVwwVwv

    Hi Guys, it’s OT but a must see.
    Want to know how STASI fake news work?
    Merkel in a QA with random people from the audience and randomly qoestions.
    Moderator got the pictures of the people in the hands with the questions.

    http://www.qpic.ws/images/screenshot57szs.jpg

  • David

    Cool clock Mohammed!

  • All it takes is for ONE idiot to get it right.