Police avert car bomb 'carnage'I EXPECT THIS IS JUST THE VERY FIRST OF A BARRAGE OF LIKE BOMBS WHICH ARE BEING PLANNED A ND PLANTED BY TERRORISTS ALL OVER EUROPE - AND THE USA.
Police say the area will be closed for some time
Haymarket: A car bomb planted in central London would have caused "carnage" if it had exploded, police sources have said. Officers carried out a controlled explosion on the car which was loaded with petrol, gas cylinders and nails at 0200 BST in Haymarket.
Police were alerted by an ambulance crew who spotted smoke coming from the silver Mercedes, which was parked near the Tiger Tiger nightclub.
"International elements" are believed to be involved, the BBC has been told.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command, said: "It is obvious that if the device had detonated there could have been significant injury or loss of life."
The area was cordoned off while police examined what they described as a "potentially viable explosive device".
Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Britain faces "a serious and continuous threat". He added the public "need to be alert" at all times.
THE WEST'S DEFEATIST REACTION TO THE CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL CARNAGE IN IRAQ HAS TAUGHT THE ENEMY THAT THIS IS THEIR BEST TACTIC.
WHICH IS WHY TO STOP IS WE MUST STAY AND WIN IN IRAQ.
AND DEPOSE ASSAD AND THE MULLAHS OF IRAN.
WE MUST NOT ONLY BE ALERT AT ALL TIMES; WE MUST REMAIN ON THE OFFENSIVE.