LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS

Recurring Theme: An unnamed “gangland” bomber was killed in March in Dublin, Ireland, when the payload exploded prematurely. The detonation occurred on the morning of March 30, which marked the daylight saving time change in Ireland, and police concluded that, most likely, the bomber forgot to set the timer ahead that morning, which would’ve given him up to 60 more minutes to plant the bomb and leave. In 1999, two Palestinians, operating on West Bank time, but carrying bombs to Israeli cities Haifa and Tiberius, which had already advanced their clocks that morning, were blown up — along with only one bystander instead of the dozens or hundreds planned for.

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