Amateurish by Design?

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    Interesting analysis, not necessarily correct, but some interesting links to the context over the weekend:

    http://auspundits.typepad.com/auspundits/2007/07/british-terror-.html

     
  2. JeffWartman
    Offline

    JeffWartman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,309
    Thanks Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Suburban Chicago
    Ratings:
    +101
    Very typical example of thinking wayyy to far into something.
     
  3. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    Haven't seen anything else like it, so typical? I doubt that. Why do you think it's too over analytical?
     
  4. JeffWartman
    Offline

    JeffWartman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,309
    Thanks Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Suburban Chicago
    Ratings:
    +101
    No. The specific idea is not typical, it's typical that people continue to overanalyze.
     
  5. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    What do you see wrong or likely wrong?
     
  6. DeadCanDance
    Offline

    DeadCanDance Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,414
    Thanks Received:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +127
    Occam's Razor principle: "The simplest answer is probably the correct one"

    It's far more likely that these two morons lit themselves on fire by accident, and totally bungled the "attack".

    It strains credulity so imagine that they were inept on purpose, to serve some grand, greater nefarious plot.
     
  7. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    Right. Those two idiots have already been proven to be either connected to previous attacks directly or indirectly. All seem highly educated. For some reason they just didn't 'understand' barriers. Yeah, right.
     
  8. onedomino
    Offline

    onedomino SCE to AUX

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,677
    Thanks Received:
    474
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Ratings:
    +476
    Does not seem so amateurish to me. Ever seen the movie "Munich," about the Mossad hunting down and killing the Palestinian Black Septemberists that murdered the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games? Most of their bombs failed to go off as planned also. No one would call them amateurs. It seems to me that the recent UK attacks were fairly sophisticated: eight people arrested so far in both UK and Australia, using the cover of doctors to deflect suspicion, parking the bomb outside a nightclub, and then putting the second bomb where survivors of the first bomb would likely collect. If their bombs had gone off, no one would be calling the operation amateurish.
     

Share This Page