Friday, June 29, 2007

English Police on It Again


A Mercedes sedan packed with gasoline, nails and a detonator was discovered in London's bustling nightclub and theater district early Friday morning. British police said if the vehicle had exploded it would have caused "significant injury or loss of life."

Police were alerted to the situation by an ambulance crew that noticed smoke coming from the Mercedes, which was parked near Haymarket Street and Piccadilly Circus. Anti-terrorist officials said they were reviewing footage from the many closed-circuit cameras in the central London area and had launched a massive manhunt for the car's driver.

Showing again they know how to police much better (given the history with the IRA). AND showing that these huge dragnets of useless wasteful non-legal electronic surveillance but rather human intelligence.

The ambulance drivers and the bouncer who called the police. Like the video rental store employee who called on the Fort Dix 6.

This is what Barnett calls thick connectivity and the resiliency of systems/networks in developed countries.


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