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https://plus.google.com/116832698358678246607 The End of Times : Megrahi, Convicted in 1988 Lockerbie Bombing, Dies at 60 The New York Times By Robert D. McFadden MAY...
Megrahi, Convicted in 1988 Lockerbie Bombing, Dies at 60
The New York Times
By Robert D. McFadden
MAY 20, 2012

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, Lockerbie Bomber, Dies at 60

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of an American jetliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, has died inLibya, family members told news agencies on Sunday, nearly three years after Scotland released him on humanitarian grounds, citing evidence that he was near death with metastatic prostate cancer. He was 60.

The death of Mr. Megrahi, who insisted that he was not guilty, foreclosed a fuller accounting of his role, and perhaps that of the Libyan government under Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, in the midair explosion of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people, including 189 Americans.

A former Libyan intelligence officer who worked undercover at Libya’s national airline, Mr. Megrahi was found guilty in 2001 of orchestrating the bombing and was sentenced to life in prison, with a 27-year minimum. But after doctors said he was likely to die within three months, he was freed in 2009 under a Scottish law providing for compassionate release of prisoners with terminal illnesses.

Cheering crowds greeted his return to Libya, escorted by Colonel Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam in a grim propaganda coup. His release infuriated many families of the bombing victims, touched off angry protests in Britain and the United States and was condemned by President Obama and other Western leaders, including Britain’s Conservative opposition after Gordon Brown, who was then the prime minister, waffled.

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi in 1992.

MANOOCHER DEGHATI / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES

Critics charged that Mr. Megrahi’s release had been a part of Libyan oil and gas deals with Britain. A British cabinet official said that he and the prime minister had discussed Mr. Megrahi with Colonel Qaddafi’s son at a European economic conference, but denied there had been any deal for his release.

After being treated at Tripoli’s most advanced cancer center, Mr. Megrahi lived with his family at a villa in Tripoli at the government’s expense. As civil war engulfed Libya in 2011, Western calls for his return to prison increased, especially after Colonel Qaddafi was overthrown and later killedby revolutionary forces.

Tripoli’s new leaders refused to return him. But, under international pressure, they signaled a willingness to get to the bottom of the Lockerbie case, still unresolved after nearly a quarter of a century of struggle among nations and investigations that spanned the globe, touching on Iranians, Syrians, Palestinians and Libyans.

Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said the United States would continue “toward a full accounting of Qaddafi’s horrific acts.”

“Megrahi’s death concludes an unfortunate chapter following his release from prison in 2009 on medical grounds — a move we strongly opposed,” Mr. Vietor said. “As we have long said, we want to see justice for the victims of the Lockerbie bombing and their families.”

The enigmatic Mr. Megrahi had been the central figure of the case for decades, reviled as a terrorist but defended by many Libyans, and even some world leaders, as a victim of injustice whose trial, 12 years after the bombing, had been riddled with political overtones, memory gaps and flawed evidence.

Abdel Basset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was born in Tripoli, Libya, on April 1, 1952. Little is known in the West about his early life. He had a good command of English, and he studied in Cardiff, Wales, for nine months in 1971, then made four or five trips each to the United States and Britain in the late 1970s.

Mr. Megrahi and his wife, Aisha, were married in 1982 and had four sons and a daughter.

His first cousin was Sa’id Rashid, a senior officer of Jamahiriya el-Mukhabarat, the Libyan intelligence service, and a member of Colonel Qaddafi’s inner circle. Mr. Megrahi was also a senior intelligence officer and director of the Center for Strategic Studies in Tripoli.

American intelligence officials said he became chief of security for Libyan Arab Airlines as a cover for his secret work as a military procurer, enabling him to travel widely, often using aliases and false passports. As tensions between the United States and Libya mounted in the 1980s, prosecutors said, Mr. Megrahi was enlisted for an act of terrorism.

It was to be the worst in British history, and a devastating strike against America. On Dec. 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747 jet carrying 243 passengers and 16 crew members, took off from Heathrow Airport in Britain, bound for New York. Little more than a half-hour later, cruising at 31,000 feet over southern Scotland, the plane exploded. All 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground were killed.

The terrorists apparently intended the aircraft to fall into the sea. But because it took off late, victims and debris fell on the town of Lockerbie. Evidence that was recovered showed that the plane had been blown up by Semtex plastic and a Swiss timing device of a kind sold to the Libyan military. The bomb had been hidden in a Toshiba cassette player and placed in a brown Samsonite suitcase, with clothing that was traced to a merchant in Malta.

Investigators, while they had no direct proof, believed that the suitcase with the bomb had been fitted with routing tags for baggage handlers, put on a plane at Malta and flown to Frankfurt, where it was loaded onto a Boeing 727 feeder flight that connected to Flight 103 at London, then transferred to the doomed jetliner.

After a three-year investigation, Mr. Megrahi and Al-Amin Khalifa Fhimah, the Libyan airline station manager in Malta, were indicted on mass murder charges in 1991. Libya refused to extradite them, and the United Nations imposed eight years of sanctions that cost Libya $30 billion.

Mr. Megrahi lived under armed guard and worked as a teacher. Negotiations led by former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa produced a compromise in 1999: the suspects’ surrender, and a trial by Scottish judges in the Netherlands.

The trial lasted 85 days. None of the witnesses connected the suspects directly to the bomb. But one, Tony Gauci, the Maltese shopkeeper who sold the clothing that forensic experts had linked to the bomb, identified Mr. Megrahi as the buyer, although Mr. Gauci seemed doubtful and had picked others in photo displays.

The bomb’s timer was traced to a Zurich manufacturer, Mebo, whose owner, Edwin Bollier, testified that such devices had been sold to Libya. A fragment from the crash site was identified by a Mebo employee, Ulrich Lumpert.

Neither defendant testified. But a turncoat Libyan agent testified that plastic explosives had been stored in Mr. Fhimah’s desk in Malta, that Mr. Megrahi had brought a brown suitcase, and that both men were at the Malta airport on the day the bomb was sent on its way.

On Jan. 31, 2001, the three-judge court found Mr. Megrahi guilty but acquitted Mr. Fhimah. The court called the case circumstantial, the evidence incomplete and some witnesses unreliable, but concluded that “there is nothing in the evidence which leaves us with any reasonable doubt as to the guilt” of Mr. Megrahi.

Much of the evidence was later challenged. It emerged that Mr. Gauci had repeatedly failed to identify Mr. Megrahi before the trial and had selected him only after seeing his photograph in a magazine and being shown the same photo in court. The date of the clothing sale was also in doubt.

Investigators said Mr. Bollier, whom even the court called “untruthful and unreliable,” had changed his story repeatedly after taking money from Libya, and might have gone to Tripoli just before the attack to fit a timer and bomb into the cassette recorder. The implication that he was a conspirator was never pursued.

In 2007, Mr. Lumpert admitted that he had lied at the trial, stolen a timer and given it to a Lockerbie investigator. Moreover, the fragment he identified was never tested for residue of explosives, although it was the only evidence of possible Libyan involvement.

The court’s inference that the bomb had been transferred from the Frankfurt feeder flight was also cast into doubt when a Heathrow security guard revealed that Pan Am’s baggage area had been broken into 17 hours before the bombing, a circumstance never explored.

Hans Köchler, a United Nations observer, called the trial “a spectacular miscarriage of justice,” words echoed by Mr. Mandela. Many legal experts and investigative journalists challenged the evidence, calling Mr. Megrahi a scapegoat for a Libyan government long identified with terrorism. While denying involvement, Libya paid $2.7 billion to the victims’ families in 2003 in a bid to end years of diplomatic isolation.

Mr. Megrahi began serving his sentence at Barlinnie Prison near Glasgow, where toilets were buckets in cells. He was moved in 2005 to the smaller, more humane Greenock Prison in Inverclyde, Scotland.

His first appeal was rejected in 2002. He dropped a second one to clear his repatriation to Libya. Doctors diagnosed his advanced cancer in 2008. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill of Scotland released Mr. Megrahi on Aug. 20, 2009, and he flew home to a welcome that coincided with the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Qaddafi revolution.

He outlived the colonel by seven months.
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In this piece, which originally appeared here in 2012, Russ Baker shares problems with the official explanation of who did what in the bombing of a Pan Am plane that crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland and made an international pariah of Libya.
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And while they are at it, they should call for terrorist British PM Cameron to be arrested also for war crimes, like declaring war on Libya for no good reason at all. The witnesses at the Lockerbie bombing trial were each paid a staggering 4 million dollars to falsely declare that Qaddafi had been responsible, when he had not been, and he himself was told to confess, and to lessen his military strength, or else his country would be destroyed, and even after he sucked all that up, and did as they requested, they still smashed Libya for Israel, the so-called 'revolutionaries' including Al Qaeda mercenaries fighting alongside NATO troops in Libya, their first actions on military victory being putting usurious Rothschild Jewish banks in Libya as well as an Israel military base. 

Cameron needs to be put on trial for that, and for lying to the British public about fighting ISIS, when the British RAF is quite clearly being used to arm ISIS, sending Hercules transport planes filled with armaments for them, so Cameron bears guilt for all those horrific murders and the sex slavery inflicted on little children by ISIS, including little Christian children, whilst Cameron, the shameless hypocrite, continues to lie and say he is a Christian, when he comes from a Jewish banking family (sadly, the only real qualification to be British PM) and  fanatically serves only the interests of Israel, and not Britain, with his traitorous 80% 'Friends of Israel' membership in his party. 

Cameron even tried to take Britain to war against Iran, but somehow or other, God knows how, the terrorist fanatic was held back this time. Cameron is a terrorist and a traitor because he supports Israel EVEN WHILST ISRAEL HAS OPENLY STATED THAT THE THERMONUCLEAR SAMSON OPTION CAN BE UNLEASHED ON ALL THE WORLD AT ANY TIME ISRAEL CHOOSES, SHOULD ISRAEL FEEL EXISTENTIALLY THREATENED, AS IF WE ALL ALL MERE SLAVES WHO SHOULD JUSTIFIABLY BE PUNISHED BY THERMONUCLEAR ANNIHILATION IF ISRAEL FEELS WE HAVE ALL NOT SERVED ISRAEL WELL ENOUGH.
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10 videos done in series explaining WHY.... this video talks about Lockerbie Bombing. The videos are just my memories, memories that are vetted to be 85% true by a Gannett editor  (the guy that won the Ben Bradlee award) sorrysilverman.com 

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To those worried about me thank you & I'm OK ... I'm sad about my mom being bullied by the CIA most likely because she gave birth to me.

My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and she left me a package which is nicknamed my "life insurance" she knew I was being terrorized by Nissan execs that were in the same CIA clique she was bullied by & she wanted me to survive so she left me a LOT of pictures & tapes. My grandfather Karl Frisbie used to work for John McCone Kennedy's CIA director.

My mom is still alive but the disease progressed to the point she does not know who i am. Odd after I whistle blew BOTH her and my uncle (Bill Frisbie who was chief pilot of Pan Am - remember the Lockerbie Bombing cover-up) they both got dementia & I was told it wasn't a coincidence. IranContraSpy.com anyway I gotta not let the past hurt me and my PTSD ( complex PTSD) needs to be acknowledged by the CIA as part of the I doing & I need to use my PTSD as a source of good and that's taking the lessons learned from panic attacks and outbursts and helping others that suffer.

Finding a cure for PTSD is most like not possible BUT finding remedies to combat the symptoms and conditions are possible and life is too precious I to suffer - my hope is to help others & I think that's what my mom & my "real dad" the man that raised me and my bio dad (most likely either Ed Daly or Robert Kennedy) would've wanted..

I'm NOT going to insist on a DNA test cause i was told if I did I'd be dead and cremated. If congressman Joe Kennedy wants me to take one I will. I'm not expecting anything except hoping that the CIA will stop the excessive bullying done to me. I want to live the next 1/2 of my life in peace (live in peace NOT rest in Peace) I want the CIA to acknowledge me and give me a pension with HEALTH insurance cause the Obamacare thing isn't that great for ppl like me. I'm 50 years old and the insurance sucks for middle class Americans that want to keep their Doctors - seriously do you ppl at the CIA "get" how difficult it is for me to get a Dr with all the drama they've inserted in my life. OMG a Dr in Nashville was interrogated when I seeked help for my PTSD - call me Caroline Krass and I'll give you the details 615-944-7599
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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

Fundamental to the design of the bag is a combination of fabrics which have high strength and impact and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, which is used in ballistic body armour.

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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

Fundamental to the design of the bag is a combination of fabrics which have high strength and impact and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, which is used in ballistic body armour.

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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

Fundamental to the design of the bag is a combination of fabrics which have high strength and impact and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, which is used in ballistic body armour.

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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

Fundamental to the design of the bag is a combination of fabrics which have high strength and impact and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, which is used in ballistic body armour.

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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

Fundamental to the design of the bag is a combination of fabrics which have high strength and impact and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, which is used in ballistic body armour.

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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

Fundamental to the design of the bag is a combination of fabrics which have high strength and impact and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, which is used in ballistic body armour.

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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

Fundamental to the design of the bag is a combination of fabrics which have high strength and impact and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, which is used in ballistic body armour.

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A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester, this week.

Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.

After the tests, explosives were placed in the aircraft without the lining to show the damage that could be caused.

Disasters such as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 drove the need for this kind of invention, as well as an incident in which a printer cartridge bomb was found on-board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport in 2010.

Photo: A controlled explosion without Fly-Bag in the hold

Fundamental to the design of the bag is a combination of fabrics which have high strength and impact and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, which is used in ballistic body armour.

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Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 7th of July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7. They were a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London, which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour. 

On that morning, a Thursday, four terrorists separately detonated three bombs in quick succession aboard London underground trains across the city and later a forth on a double decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty two civilians were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attack, it was the United Kingdome's worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing as well as the country's first ever suicide attack.

The explosions were caused by homemade organic peroxide based devices packed into backpacks. The bombings were  followed two weeks later by a series of attempted attacks that failed to cause injury or damage.

The 7 July attacks occurred the day after London had won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, which had highlighted the city's multicultural reputation.
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Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 7th of July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7. They were a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London, which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour. 

On that morning, a Thursday, four terrorists separately detonated three bombs in quick succession aboard London underground trains across the city and later a forth on a double decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty two civilians were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attack, it was the United Kingdome's worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing as well as the country's first ever suicide attack.

The explosions were caused by homemade organic peroxide based devices packed into backpacks. The bombings were  followed two weeks later by a series of attempted attacks that failed to cause injury or damage.

The 7 July attacks occurred the day after London had won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, which had highlighted the city's multicultural reputation.
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The London 7/7 Bombings were the United Kingdom's worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing  as well as the country's first ever suicide attack. London and The Tube had changed forever
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