According to Sukant Chandan at Al-Ahram:
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/852/in12.htm "The SNP, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens are all opposed to the Iraq war and support British troops being withdrawn from Iraq. Furthermore, the SNP want independence from the United Kingdom.
"Given Al-Qaeda's ideological position of assuring countries immunity from attack if they are not partners in military campaigns against the Middle East, striking in Scotland does not make any sense.
"A terror attack against Scottish targets only jeopardises the Scottish people's aspirations for independence from the British government and their policies in London, and hence goes against Al-Qaeda's policy of encouraging anti-war administrations in the West.
"If the attack in Glasgow is an Al-Qaeda-inspired attack it shows the lack of sophistication on part of the attackers not just on the level of technical know- how, but politics as well." ~~~~ The Scottish people tend to be anti-Iraq war and pro-Palestinians.
The Glasgow Airport incident looks like an action by a certain security service to turn the people of Scotland against Moslems and against the SNP.
Some of those involved in the plot may have been double agents and some may have been patsies.
The 1605 Gunpowder plot in Britain was a government plot to discredit Catholics. Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy and Francis Tresham, all agents of the British government, were involved in the planning of the Gunpowder plot.
On his death-bed, there were statements by Robert Catesby's servant that the government's spymaster Robert Cecil met Catesby on three occasions in the period leading up to the events of of 5 November 1605.
In the 1880s, the Irish nationalists wanted independence from Britain. British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury, decided:
(1) to use a British government agent Francis Millen to organise a false flag operation to blow up Westminster Abbey, thus killing Queen Victoria.
(2) to have the plot discovered just in time - so that the Irish Nationalists would be discredited. After the plot had been revealed, two Americans were arrested and sentenced to long periods in prison for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts. Francis Millen managed to escape to New York where he mysteriously died.
Mohammed Siddique Khan, the alleged ringleader of the 7/7 London bombings, was working for British intelligence agency MI5 as an informant at the time of the attacks, according to Charles Shoebridge, a 12-year veteran detective of the London Metropolitan Police.