DUBLIN, IRELAND – What is the point of calling in a bomb threat if you don’t give enough info to stop it?
I’ve always wondered why a terrorist group goes to all the trouble to warn of an attack. Isn’t this strategy kinda counterproductive? I mean, terrorists want to kill and maim, don’t they? Wouldn’t a phone call saying a bomb is to go off at a certain time undermine that desire?
Maybe this is all a show, a type of ‘we can do whatever we want whenever we want and you cannot do a damn thing about it!’ Maybe it is all about slowly bleeding the state since responding to these warnings, some of which may be fake, is a drain on resources and morale. If so, it has an effect after all in support of the terrorists’ intentions.
On this day in 1973
A male caller with an English accent, likely tied to the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), rang a telephone exchange and warned that a bomb was about to explode. Unfortunately the details on the location were not specific and a bomb did go off outside a pub, killing a 21-year-old bus conductor, Thomas Douglas, and wounding 14 others. The streets were busy at the time in light of an Ireland–New Zealand rugby match.
Listen love, there is a bomb in O’Connell Street at the Bridge.Warning placed at the telephone exchange
The Troubles were bad enough for Ireland without throwing in useless advanced warnings. The deceased was from Stirling, Scotland and had only been in Dublin for four months when he was killed by the shrapnel. To what end?
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