Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 825 times:
i was like 500m from where it happened. was at a friends place with loud music on and on the side of the building pointing away from where it happened so we didnt really notice anything untill there were dozens of police and ambulance on the road rushing there. the closest police station is right across the street of where we were and it was when we wondered what happened, we thought of a bank robbery or something with hostages at first.
i think that there are two options for what happened:
- rivalizing money laundry gangs
- premature detonation of a "terrorist ied"
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13613 posts, RR: 63 Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 800 times:
Not directly connected to this case:
Interesting thing is that a week ago the German news magazine "Der Spiegel" published an article about moderate Muslims, who openly critizised terrorist attacks and who spoke in favour of seperation of religion and government are being insulted as traitors through hate mail and threatened.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5314 posts, RR: 53 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 769 times:
The brave freedom fighters have opened another front in the war on Western Imperialism. In a brave move, they're trying to free the minds of their fellow Muslims by exposing the sham that is Western "democracy." Soon, nobody will have to live in fear of Western imperialism ever again and all will be free from terror!
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13613 posts, RR: 63 Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 681 times:
What you are talking about happened in Berlin. A construction crew was drilling 2" dia. holes to be filled with concrete as fundations for a new building. They apparently hit the fuse of an American 1000lbs dud bomb (reconstructed from fragments, I knew the guys of the Berlin Police bomb squad back then, we often worked with them when I was still bdoing blasting work in the Civil Defense). The resulting explosion killed 3 construction workers, injuring several others. The neighbouring house (a five story brownstone) got badly damaged (foundations dislodged, roof blown off), while all window panes within 500 meters radius got shattered.
This reinforced the notion that a law in Berlin and Brandenburg requiring every building site to be searched by an unexploded ordnance team with metal detectors wasn´t that bad. (THere was another explosion back in the 70´s when a (British, if I remember correctly) long time fuse bomb decided to go of under a suburban road 50 years after it was dropped. Fortunately it happened very early on a sunday morning and nobody got seriously hurt.
Actualy, during my college days I´ve been working for a month for an ammo disposal company as a digger (Firma Halter GmbH). At this time we did a systematic search of the Tiergarten park in Berlin (a bit like Central Park in NYC) and found a lot of ammo, both dud and just dumped at the German surrender.
This bomb in CGN now was definitely an attack, not a WW2 leftover, acc. to the latest news it was attached to a bicycle outside a shop. Police are still investigating if it was criminal or political background.