Thursday, July 07, 2005

Explosions Rock London

Four blasts ripped through London at rush hour early on Thursday, killing people, wounding 150 seriously and disrupting a meeting of Group of Eight leaders in Scotland in attacks Prime Minister Tony Blair called 'barbaric'. Witnesses saw the top ripped off a double-decker bus near Russell Square close to King's Cross train terminal, and packed subway trains were hit in three more apparently coordinated blasts. Financial markets tumbled as the scale of the attacks became clear and Blair told reporters he would return to London from the G8 summit to oversee the emergency. He planned to return to the talks in Gleneagles later in the day. Blair said it was 'also reasonably clear' that the attacks were timed to coincide with the opening of the summit. The attacks recalled the 2004 train bombings in Madrid blamed on al Qaeda and left the city's residents in shock. The Islamic Human Rights Commission warned London Muslims to stay at home to avoid any violence aimed at them. A group, the 'Secret Organization group of al Qaeda Organization in Europe', claimed responsibility in a website posting. The authenticity of the claim could not immediately be verified. I just don't understand these crazy people. What do they get from seeing people suffer like this?

(picture from BBC)


  1. I hope you will forgive my deeply cycnical and darkly humoured comment, under the circumstances. However I live in London and use public transport, so I was just reading your post and you asked; paraphrase - what do they get from this - what passed through my mind was"perhaps they are under the illusion that they are Dis-installation Artists?

  2. I'm glad to know you are a Londoner and escaped the unfortunate incidents. Most importantly, you still live your life as before the incidents and also find time to look at the lighter (and brighter) side of things.