The latest reports put the number of explosions at 4 (3 in the subway system, 1 on a double-decker bus), with at least 37 people dead and over 700 wounded.
Queen Elizabeth II ordered the Union Jack lowered to half-mast at Buckingham Palace.
The U.N. Security Council quickly passed a unanimous resolution condemning the attacks and urging all nations to help bring the perpetrators to justice.
The G-8 leaders, including President Bush, who are currently attending a summit in nearby Scotland, also angrily condemned the attacks. It is believed by many that the timing of the attacks may have been intended to coincide with the G-8 conference:
Bush later told reporters that the people of London have America's "heartfelt condolences" and said he appreciates Blair's steadfast determination and strength.
"He'll carry a message of solidarity with him" as he leaves the G-8 summit for London, Bush added. "I was most impressed by the resolve of all the [G-8] leaders in the room and that their resolve is as strong as my resolve. ... We will not yield to the terrorists. We will find them; we will bring them to justice."
Bush said there's a clear contrast between the work being done at the G-8 summit and the goals of the terrorists responsible, "those who've got such evil in their heart that they will take the lives of innocent folks."
"The War on Terror goes on," he added.
U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke eloquently (as always) in a televised address from the summit:
"It's important ... that those engaged in terrorism realize that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people and a desire to impose extremism on the world," a clearly shaken Blair told the world.
"Whatever they do, it is our determination that they will never succeed destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilizations in the world."
An unknown al-Qaeda cell, "Secret Group of Al Qaeda's Jihad in Europe," has claimed responsibility, but nothing has yet been confirmed by authorities.
In an abundance of caution, American officials have raised the Terror Alert level to orange for U.S. mass-transit systems in the wake of the bombings:
"The United States government is raising the threat level from code yellow to orange, targeted only to the mass transit portion of the transportation sector," Homeland Security Michael Chertoff said in an afternoon press conference.
While there was no credible information indicating an attack in the United States, Chertoff added that, "we know the tactics and methods of terrorists, as demonstrated by the terrorist attacks last year in Madrid."
May God bless the people of London in this time of tragedy. May He comfort those who suffer, console those who mourn the loss of loved ones and open the gates of Heaven to all those innocent who have been lost.
As to those responsible, may you be faced with swift justice for your unspeakable crimes and may God show no mercy whatsoever to your dark, worthless souls!
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We Are All Britons Today
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World Reaction to British Bombings
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The Jawa Report
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Howie's Roundup London, Seal and Orange Alert
The Limburg Letter
Breaking News: Terrorist Attack in London
The 7/7 Attacks in Britain: Photos
The 7/7 Attacks: Who Did It?
The 7/7 Attacks: Looking Homeward
The 7/7 Attacks: Unity
The 7/7 Attacks: DHS Responds
The 7/7 Attacks: Hitchens vs. Moonbats
The 7/7 Attacks: Britain's Breeding Ground for Suicide Bombers
The 7/7 Attacks: Who Did It? Pt. II
Early Thoughts About the Attacks in London
Only One Time
Why Not Here?
Charmaine Yoest reports from London
Right Wing News
London Bombing News
Tony Blair's George W. Bush Moment
London Bombing Updates
Two More Bombs?
Tim Worstall has an excellent round-up
Terrorist Bombs in London
[hat-tip to Pat Curley at Brainster's Blog]
President George W. Bush
Prime Minister Tony Blair
[hat-tip to Jayson Javitz at PoliPundit]
Are You Conservative? offers a great US/UK flag image
[hat-tip to Ace of Spades]
AND, PREDICTABLY, THE LEFT HAS NO SHAME:
Right Wing News
An Early Reaction to the London Bombings from Some People at the Democratic Underground
An Early Reaction to the London Bombings from a Lefty Blog
From the Belly of the Beast
All of the above: Too sick for words! (Hint: Bush & Rove are behind the whole thing!)
Galloway: Britain Is Paying the Price of Afghanistan and Iraq
Fractionally to the Right of Ward Churchill
Dear Mr. Galloway - Fuck you, you piece of sub-human slime! Love, Mr. Right
Lorie Byrd at PoliPundit links to a Hugh Hewitt piece about imbeciles Al Franken & Tom Oliphant
Amen, Brother Hugh
The 7/7 Attacks: Reactions from the American Left
Ankle Biting Pundits
Bush Blaming Begins
The Decadent Anti-War.com
Pied Piper Pitt Places Blame For London Bombings On Bush and Blair
Have they NO decency remaining - at all???