Terrorism Strikes at Glasgow, Scotland Airport … SUV crashes into Airport … Suspects Arrested

 

A day after two terrorists bombs in London, England … terrorism strikes Glasgow as anGlasgow_Terror1 SUV on fires drives into the Glasgow Airport. Two men have been arrested after their Jeep Cherokee rammed the airport.

Two men rammed a flaming Jeep Cherokee into the main terminal of Glasgow airport Saturday, crashing into the glass doors at the entrance in what police are treating as a potential terror attack linked to the two car bombs found in London, Scottish Police Chief Constable Willie Rae said.

Hours after the Glasgow attack, Britain raised its security alert to “critical” — the highest level possible and an indication that terrorist attacks are imminent. U.S. airports increased safety precautions. (Fox News)

 (Hat Tip:Klaas)

One the eve of the 4th of July holiday in the United States following the terrorism attempts in London and Glasgow, there will be tighter security at US Airports.

BBC: Blazing car crashes into airport Glasgow_arrest

CNN: U.K. terror alert level ‘critical’

Prime Minister Brown: ‘Be United, Resolute And Strong’

Gordon Brown has warned the British people to be vigilant and told them to remain “united, resolute and strong”.

The UK is now at its highest threat level – meaning further attacks are expected “imminently”. (SKY News)

Bloggers covering the terrorism taking place across The Pond:

  • The Gateway Pundit: The travelers shouted, “Let him burn!” as one of the flaming terrorists tried to flee from the scene of the blast.
  • Hot Air: Scottish cops believe incident is linked to car bomb plot
  • Jawa Report: Must be those damn rightwing Christians again.
  • Black Five: England … Yesterday was interesting, today just upped the ante. Be careful out there
  • Blogs of War: it’s obvious that people are still shocked by this. As if it’s truly unexpected when it most certainly shouldn’t be.
  • Little Green Footballs: Attack on Glasgow Airport

UPDATE I: U.K. Police Make 5th Terror Arrest

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – Police searched several houses near Glasgow’s airport and made a fifth arrest Sunday in connection with a fiery attack on its main terminal and foiled car bombings in London, which the prime minister suggested were carried out by terrorists linked to al-Qaida.

The terrorist threat that Britain faces is “long-term and sustained,” Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a nationally televised interview. It is clear, he said, “that we are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al-Qaida.”



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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Terrorism Strikes at Glasgow, Scotland Airport … SUV crashes into Airport … Suspects Arrested”

    1. MissingJustice on June 30th, 2007 6:57 pm

      Thank god that it seems no one died in this attack {Unless there are deaths that we don’t know about, but I doubt that.}

      Why this might have happened, was the fact that there was a brand new Prime Minister, and the terrorists weren’t all
      that happy.

      I won’t be surprised if a attack farther down the road will happen, and I won’t be surprised if someone would be killed during a future attack. I hope not, but that’s the world we live in.

      Apparently it was false that one of the drivers had died, which wasn’t false news that we wanted, but I wonder which terrorist group [If any] these idiots were connected to?

    2. Richard on June 30th, 2007 8:39 pm

      Look to the Middle East, is my guess ….

    3. Richard on June 30th, 2007 8:41 pm

      In Britain, as here, I suspect, there are at least some “sleeper” cells; i.e., groups that are waiting for the signal to attack. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone tried something on the Fourth of July.

    4. Glaswegian on July 1st, 2007 5:51 am

      As some of you may be able to tell by my “handle” I’m from Glasgow, i.e. a Glaswegian…Iwas born and raised in Glasgow through my teens — I’m a U.S. Citizen now have been here for years. Most of my family and some of my heart is still in Glasgow. Anyway…I think that MissingJustice is right that the new Prime Minister probably drew some of this. Today was also the “official” beginning of what they call the “Glasgow Fair,” from now to about July 15th. This is when people leave on their summer holidays in Europe, etc., so I’m sure that was part of this timing. I do think also there is at least some kind of a cell involved since the cars in London were from Glasgow. This next two weeks in Glasgow is always interesting with all of the traveling, etc. Also, July 12th is the day the the “Orange Walk” is held by Protestant groups in Glasgow – King “Billy’s” birthday. This is something I certainly don’t miss since I’m Catholic and my BD is this month. I’m not taking sides here, I think both sides are just plain stupid to still be “fighting” about religion in this way. This is also usually the two wettest weeks in Scotland so I you don’t get away to the continent you spend a lot of time hiding in the boarding houses at the beach!

      No matter…it’s still scary and sad. I do think we try to forget, but something always comes up. I live in a military town and going to the base is no longer just another trip to the store — but, I think that the feeling of security while on board the base is worth it.

    5. Glaswegian on July 1st, 2007 5:52 am

      Oh..1 more think…on the Scottish newspaper site I read it said that the bombers appeared Asian.

      pmt

    6. G on July 1st, 2007 6:25 pm

      Glaswegian,

      I’m a little confused with your 5:52 comment. You do know that the interpretation of “Asian” is different between the UK and USA?

    7. Glaswegian on July 1st, 2007 7:04 pm

      oops…yes, I do know this and should have made it clear what I meant. Asian generally means people of Indian descent, usually Pakistani. Because there are so many Indian/Pakistani people in the Glasgow area (and have been for many years, even since I was very young) I tend to think Indian or Pakistani when I hear the word “Asian” used by Scots. Thank you for providing the “interpretation,” it certainly means 2 very different things in this context.

      This is an area where I have most of my “language” problems, the slang and idioms etc., I learned in childhood sometimes just pop out and then I (hopefully)notice that I have used an incorrect or misspelled word and fix it. I transcribe medical reports and in my job I am expected to have no less than 99% quality in my reports so it is an ongoing process (another reason I think that English only should be taught in elementary schools because that is when you learn your grammar, etc., but that’s another argument for another time).

      pmt

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