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Friday, June 29, 2007
London near-bombing: for facts, analysis, links, and the text of the message posted on a jihadi website the night before, go here.

According to Fox's account, one of the suspect cars "was ticketed and then towed an hour later to the impound lot on Park Lane on Hyde Park's eastern edge" -- right underneath Speakers Corner during an Islamist rally, if there's any justice. (I can assure you that there are no impound lots "on" or "in" Park Lane. They must be underground. At street-level, Park Lane has indoor BMW showrooms, in addition to the Dorchester and the Hilton.)