From The Guardian. Last week London police busted in on brothers Abul Koyair, 20, and Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 23. Mr. Kahar was shot (it is unclear by who), and both men arrested on terror-related charges. The police were apparently looking for a "chemical bomb", possibly worked into the form of a vest for detonation by a suicide bomber.
However, a source close to the investigation is now claiming that "...the chemical weapons sought in the raid on a house in Forest Gate in east London "might be elsewhere or never existed"."
Another source from within Scotland Yard also expressed doubt:
"If the intelligence was wrong, we possibly have egg on our faces,"another anonymous Scotland Yard source said in the Daily Telegraph.
"We have wasted a lot of time, put a lot of people out, one man has been shot and two have been arrested."
The lesson for Canadians here ought to be obvious, especially since the London bust and the Canadian arrests on Friday night have been rumored to be linked in some way. Specifically: don't panic, don't prejudge. Sometimes there is less to these "investigations" than there appears to be. And for gawdsakes don't go apeshit like Christie Blatchford in her ghastly G&M column of this morning. (which I can't link to cuz its behind the password protection. Try googling "elephant" "room" "Blatchford" "Globe")