Thursday, July 7, 2005

Terror in London

Today I was going to write an article on televison series which have had movies spun off from them, but given events this morning that does not seem fitting. Earlier this morning explosions rocked the London underground and tore a double decker bus in half. The first blast occurred at 8:51 AM BST (British Summer Time) on a train leaving Liverpool Street Station between Moorgate and Aldgate East. The second blast hit a train between King's Cross and Russell Square at 8:56 AM BST. A third explosion struck Edgware Road Tube Station at 9:17 AM BST. Three trains were believed to be involved in that explosion. A fourth blast struck a number 30 bus at Upper Woburn Place at 9:47 AM BST. Currently there are believed to be 33 people dead and 1000 wounded from the attacks. A group that was previously unheard of, calling itself "the Secret Organisation al Qaeda in Europe," has taken credit for the attacks. The attacks were apparently timed to coincide with the G-8 summit meeting in Scotland. Yesterday London was announced at the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The bombings are the worst attack on London since World War II ended.

Quite simply, I must say that I am dismayed, sickened, shocked, horrified, and outraged at these attrocities. I simply cannot understand the reasoning of those who would make such rephensible, inhuman attacks on innocent civillians, some of whom were no doubt children. The perpetrators of these attacks clearly have no respect for human life, and they clearly have no sense of honour or human decency either.

Anyhow, I would like to extend my grief and condolences to the victims of these attacks, their families, the people of London, the people of England, and the people of the United Kingdom.

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