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July 07, 2005

Open Thread: London Bombings

4 Bombs Cripple London Tubes and Buses. 45 Dead, 1000 Injured, at Least 150 Seriously.

I think all discussions of political implications should be handled delicately. They're still counting the dead.

I don't expect Enland to "overreact" as the world fretted when we were attacked. But I have to think that Al Qaeda's little safe base in London-- that hook-handed monster, for example, openly supporting terrorism -- has come to an end.

Probably Too Early For Speculation... But based upon multiple bombs apparently never detonating, Confederate Yankee thinks this may have been a more amateurish operation than a full Al Qaeda "holy victory for Allah."

"London Can Take It": Churchill's speech about Londoners standing up to the German Blitz over at The Colossus Blog:

There we stood, alone. Did anyone want to give in? [The crowd shouted "No."] Were we downhearted? ["No!"] The lights went out and the bombs came down. But every man, woman and child in the country had no thought of quitting the struggle. London can take it. So we came back after long months from the jaws of death, out of the mouth of hell, while all the world wondered. When shall the reputation and faith of this generation of English men and women fail? I say that in the long years to come not only will the people of this island but of the world, wherever the bird of freedom chirps in human hearts, look back to what we've done and they will say "do not despair, do not yield to violence and tyranny, march straight forward and die if need be-unconquered."

The Second Coming of Churchill... Over at DemocraticUnderground:

We Have To Discuss The Political Implications of This Attack Because....It's politics that caused it. Specifically, it was the mass manipulation of intelligence, lying, and fear-mongering on the part of Bush and Blair that goaded the U.S. and Britain into an illegal war in Iraq. And, folks, there's a price to pay for this, only it won't be Blair and Bush who will pay it. It will be you and me who will pay. We will be the targets of these attacks again and again. The only way to protect ourselves is to remove these neocon, war-mongering, chickenhawks, who believe that they have the God-given right to invade any country on earth, from power. They are making us less safe every day.

Why, it's very nearly "we will fight them on the beaches" all over again, mixed with the good parts of Henry V's St. Cripsin's Day speech.

Thanks to Slublog.

American Trains and Subways... To be officially raised to Orange Alert.


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