Dogs That Didn’t Bark – The Failed London Terror Plot

The Corner on National Review Online

Anyway, the irony is that from a policy standpoint, it seems to me that security officials have to view things like the failed London bombing as basically no different than a successful bombing. But because the bombing failed, the policy options to security officials are far narrower precisely because the bombing failed and therefore didn’t rouse the sort of political reaction it might otherwise have.

I had a similar reaction to Jonah Goldberg. Apparently what happened today was a fizzle, but one that was not prevented by any official government action. It seems like the terrorists just screwed up. It may be true that a terrorist attack is fairly difficult to bring off under normal circumstances and maybe 9/11 was just a lucky break for the terrorists, but still I’m afraid that because the worst didn’t happen in this case then it won’t be taken as seriously as it should have been. (I hope I don’t have to say that I’m very happy that they didn’t succeed and people did not suffer).

UPDATE: This article seems to confirm the guess above, that the original car bombs found in London failed to explode because they were defective.

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