Bombs in London

This is more or less an open post to discuss what’s going on London. I’m sure I know much less than many of you at this point.

4 thoughts on “Bombs in London

  1. i hope there are no link but London had recently (finally, after 10 years) decided to extrad one responsable of the string of bombing attacks in paris subway. Looked like London refused to cooperate with Paris to be “protected”

  2. ai, yi, yi.

    This looks like a big one for Europe. Six nearly simultaneous bombs.

    CNN quotes:

    “Police says incidents are reported at the Aldgate station near the Liverpool Street railway terminal, Edgware Road and King’s Cross in north London, Old Street in the financial district and Russell Square in central London, near the British Museum.”

    http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/07/07/london.timeline/index.html

    Timed for the G8 summit, too. (Wonder what the IOC thinks?)

    All the trademarks of OBL & Co.

    Next to taking out a major train station, this hits Europe where it lives. Oy vey.

  3. “ai, yi, yi.”

    Quite.

    There seem to have been six bombs, five in tube stations and one on a bus. Blair has said he is going down to London in the afternoon, but that the Gleneagles meeting will continue. The atmosphere will obviously be one of solidarity. This is aimed at the UK, but it is also a symbolic message to the entire G8.

    There is no speculation yet about who this might be.

    The UK authorities are understandably being very careful about handling information about casualties. They don’t want panic, and they don’t want useless speculation.

    They also want to be able to inform as many next of kin as possible before releasing data, which I think is admirable.

    The total number of dead, mercifully, may not be very large. There are though a considerable number of very seriously wounded.

  4. Statement from Gleneagles by Blair. Every G8 leader ranged behind him, and other national leaders, Annan, Barroso and more. Bush behind one shoulder, Chirac behind the other.

    There are many parallels with Madrid, but the contrast with Aznar couldn’t be greater.