Thursday, July 07, 2005

Al Queda Attacks London

This morning, at least seven bombs went off in London's underground network and a double-decker bus. So far only 2 official deaths and scores of injured have been reported. According to the BBC, more than 100 causalties were taken to Royal London Hospital and 26 were taken to St. Mary's Hospital.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is leaving the G8 summit and returning back to London today. On an Islamic fundamental website, the terrorist group Al-Queda has already claimed credit for the highly complex attack. Blair had this to say in leaving the G8:
Each of the countries around that table have some experience of the effects of terrorism and all the leaders ... share our complete resolution to defeat this terrorism.

It is particularly barbaric this has happened on a day when people are meeting to try to help the problems of poverty in Africa and the long term problems of climate change and the environment.

Just as it's reasonably clear this is a series of terrorist attacks, it's also reasonably clear, that it is designed and meant to coincide with the G8.
This may become what the Madrid Bombing was to Spain. I only hope it will not become what 9/11 is to America. Or the world will have to withstand two marauding leaders calling for revenge in the name of peace.

UPDATE 13:48 EST: According to the BBC, there were only 4 explosions - 3 in the underground subway and 1 on a double-decker bus. The death toll has risen to 37 with over 700 wounded.


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