Like I say, I think the wrong messages are being sent by both the media and government.
This includes some detail I had not heard before [Note: Some content might cause upset]
At present we don't know whether there are individual nutters, sleeper cells, non-religious home grown terrorists using religion as a shield for their real identity and agenda or someone testing the response to a suspected attack on a member of the armed forces, or whatever else it may have been.
witch Of course it is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, I was just relating to this instant.
I watched Newsnight last night and I think it explained why COBRA was involved - 1) They expected these sorts of attacks from extremists during the Olympics 2) Sources telling journalists that one of the suspects had previously tried to join up with terrorist organisations.
If the suspects did wait for armed Police, and then rushed them, I believe that they wanted martyrdom.
* Edited Link: it was for Tuesday's episode and last night's isn't available at the moment
Arthur's post, I've got this gut feeling that this doesn't fit right with the "terrorists hiding behind every bush" scenario. Maybe I'm wrong, who knows?
Doesn't matter why they did it, THEY DID IT. Unfortunatley the only punishment they can recieve is "life" imprisonment, which is never for life. Bring back Capitol punishment - Life for a life.