Thursday, July 07, 2005

London Bombed - Multiple Coordinated Attacks Leave Dozens Dead, Scores Injured

The good people of England suffered a horrific attack on the mass transit system in their largest metropolis this morning during the height of rush hour. Just who is responsible is not yet known for certain, but the attacks have the foul stench of al-Qaeda all over them!

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!



LaShawn Barber
Terror in London!

Captain's Quarters
Al Qaeda Bombs London
We Are All Britons Today
Calling London

Gateway Pundit
Bombs in London!
World Reaction to British Bombings

Bombings in London

The Jawa Report
London Underground Explosions
Howie's Roundup London, Seal and Orange Alert

The Limburg Letter
Get Angry

Michelle Malkin
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

Mudville Gazette

Early Thoughts About the Attacks in London
Only One Time
Why Not Here?
Fighting Spirit

Power Line
Charmaine Yoest reports from London

Right Wing News
London Bombing News

Scared Monkeys
London Bombings

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]

Official Statements
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
In Solidarity...
[hat-tip to Ace of Spades]


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

Power Line
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

Power Line
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

Michelle Malkin
The 7/7 Attacks: Reactions from the American Left

Ankle Biting Pundits
Bush Blaming Begins

Red State
The Decadent

DUmmie FUnnies
Pied Piper Pitt Places Blame For London Bombings On Bush and Blair

Have they NO decency remaining - at all???

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