Exciting times (but not in a nice way) for the old country this past few days then. Terrorism is back in Scotland after those long years since the Lockerbie air crash. The Glaswegian locals had something to say about this event though.
John Smeeting, one of the locals who tackled the terrorists at Glasgow airport was interviewed by CNN. He was asked about his role in restraining one of the terrorists:
“Me and other folk were just tryin to get the boot in and some other guy banjoed him” !
Bravo John – dinnae mess wi’ the ‘weegies’!
A comparison of possible eye-witness accounts if this had happened in the US rather than Glasgow:
America:”Oh my God! There was a man on fire, he was running about, I Just ran for my life. I thought i was gonna die, he got so close to me”
Glasgow “C*nt wis running aboot on fire, so a ran up an gave him a good boot, then decked him”
America:” I just wanna get home, away from here. I just wanna get
home, I thought i was gonna die”
Glasgow:” Here pal, am no leaving here till am oan a f*ckin’ plane!”
America:” there was pandemonium, people were running in all
directions, we didn’t know what was happening thought I was gonna die”
Glasgow:”F*ck this fir a kerry oan, moan we ll get a pint in”
America: “We thought he was gonna blow us all up he had a gas
canister, and was trying to get into his trunk, I thought we were gonna die, I just ran for my life”
Glasgow:” Ah was swaggered by the motor that wis on fire, and the dafty couldnae even open his boot, he wis on fire annaw so a ran up an gave him a good boot to the baws.”
America: there was this huge explosion, it sounded like war, I thought I was gonna die”
Glasgow:” There wis a bang, yi know when yi throw BO basher intae a fire. It wis like that”
America:” I’m too traumatized even to speak, I thought i was gonna die
Glasgow “Here mate, gies two minutes till a phone ma auld dear, if am gonna be oan the telly a want her tae tape it”
Finally John’s message to prospective bombers:
“This is Glasgow, we’ll just set about yae”