London bombers

Powerline points to a Sun article about the possibility that the suicide bombers were duped and didn't know they were going to blow themselves up.

Powerline scoffs, but the idea sounds reasonable to me. Based on their early morning demeanor and acquaintances' descriptions of their personalities, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they thought they were just doing a trial run, or carrying explosives for someone else.

UPDATE: More on the dupe theory here. HT: RealClearPolitics.

UPDATE 2: The Mirror weighs in, with an explanation of exactly how they may have been duped:

Our source disclosed: "The theory that they were not a suicide squad is gathering pace. They were the weakest link.

"We think it's possible they were told that when they pressed buttons to set off timers they'd have a short time to abandon the bombs and get away before the blast. Instead, the bombs exploded immediately."

That makes more sense than my early speculation about a trial run. HT: NYGirl via Alarming News.

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