Terrorist attack in London


HOCK
#1
http://www.news.com.au/

Anyone seen the news yet - is this aimed at the G8 coference - Iraqi War or the fact that London was just awarded the summer games???

Initial reports this morning was a power surge in the London subway system. It said 7 explosions occurred shutting down the whole system. Then it reported that there werer also 3 bus explosions invovled and it was thought to be terrorists??
 
I think not
#2
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/default.stm

What a way to shatter the joy the citizens felt after being awarded the Olympic Games. F*ckin bastards.
 
GreenGreta
#3
This is going to be a crazy day in the news man
 
Jay
#4
This is a declaration of war on G8 nations.
 
I think not
#5
CAIRO, Egypt - A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" posted a claim of responsibility for Thursday's blasts in London, saying they were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The authenticity of the message could not be immediately confirmed.

The statement, which also threatened attacks in Italy and Denmark, was published on a Web site popular with Islamic militants, according to Elaph, a secular Arabic-language news Web site, and Der Spiegel magazine in Berlin, which published the text on their Web sites.

"Rejoice, Islamic nation. Rejoice, Arab world. The time has come for vengeance against the Zionist crusader government of Britain in response to the massacres Britain committed in Iraq and Afghanistan," said the statement, translated by The Associated Press in Cairo. The AP was unable to access the Web site where it was posted, which was closed quickly after the reports.

The group al-Qaida in Europe claimed responsibility for the last major terror attack in Europe: a string of bombs that hit commuter trains in Madrid, Spain in March 2004, killing 191 people. Two days after that attack, a video was found in a trash can outside a Madrid mosque with a statement purported to be from the group's spokesman, called by the nickname "Abu Dujan al Afghani."

In the new statement, the group said "the heroic mujahedeen carried out a blessed attack in London, and now Britain is burning with fear and terror, from north to south, east to west."

"We warned the British government and the British people repeatedly. We have carried out our promise and carried out a military attack in Britain after great efforts by the heroic mujahedeen over a long period to ensure its success."

"We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all crusader governments that they will receive the same punishment if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan," the statement went on.

It was signed "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe."
 
missile
Conservative
#6
I was afraid something like this would happen after london got the Olympic games,but I didn't want to post it and give some nutcase any ideas
 
Jay
#7
I doubt you have to give these nutcases any ideas. They have plenty of their own.

This is the last straw for those folks....
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#8
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4660391.stm
 
missile
Conservative
#9
Perhaps the Olympics should be cancelled altogether. There is no way to guarantee the security of any of the athletes or the spectators.
 
Jay
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Hard-Luck Henry

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4660391.stm


I offer my deepest sympathies Henry, from my family, province and nation.
 
Jay
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by missile

Perhaps the Olympics should be cancelled altogether. There is no way to guarantee the security of any of the athletes or the spectators.

I don't think we should cancel our lives over these bastards...we should cancel all immigration from these countries, and all foreign aid....we should pound them back into the dust they came from.
 
I think not
#12
 
missile
Conservative
#13
I'm just waiting for the inevitable blame to be placed on the USA by one of our conspiracy nuts.
 
Jay
#14
God Save the Queen(King)

God save our gracious Queen(King),
Long live our noble Queen(King),
God save the Queen(King).
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen (King).

O lord God arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall!
Confound their knavish tricks,
Confuse their politics,
On you our hopes we fix,
God save the Queen (King)!


Not in this land alone,
But be God's mercies known,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men should brothers be,
And form one family,
The wide world ov'er.

From every latent foe,
From the assasins blow,
God save the Queen (King)!
O'er her (his) thine arm extend,
For Britain's sake defend,
Our mother, prince, and friend,
God save the Queen (King)!

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her (his) be pleased to pour,
Long may she (he) reign!
May she (he) defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen (King)!
 
missile
Conservative
#15
Nothing will stop the British ! The nazis and the IRA have done their damndest, and only made the collective will stronger.
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#16
FYI.

33 confirmed fatalities, so far. Certain to be more, though.
 
Jay
#17
http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/nation...way050707.html




Injured tube passenger is escorted away from London subway station.
 
TenPenny
#18
If there's one Western country that is familiar with urban terrorism, it's the UK.

I still remember standing in the Tower of London, looking at the plaque on the floor that siad "In this spot, in 197?, a bomb went off that killed xxx people...."

That makes you think, let me tell you.
 
Jay
#19
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/london_bombing/
 
EagleSmack
#20
God Bless England

England bows to no one and has always stood up in the face of adversity.

I think a lot of bad people are going to be dissapearing real quick. The SAS does not take kindly to it's fellow citizens being killed.

Cheers to you Canadians as well! I see no one has placed blame where it should not be.
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#21
Ken livingstone, London's mayor, just about summed up the mood at present:

"This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful; it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers; it was aimed at ordinary working class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christians, Hindu and Jew, young and old, indiscriminate attempt at slaughter irrespective of any considerations, of age, of class, of religion, whatever, that isn't an ideology, it isn't even a perverted faith, it's just indiscriminate attempt at mass murder, and we know what the objective is, they seek to divide London. They seek to turn Londoners against each other and Londoners will not be divided by this cowardly attack,"

He then had a message for the terrorists who had organised the explosions.

"I wish to speak directly to those who came to London to claim lives, nothing you do, how many of us you kill will stop that flight to our cities where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another, whatever you do, how many you kill, you will fail."
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#22
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/200...on_why_now.php


situation unfolding.


Heartfelt Sympathies to the British, but also congratulations for handling this horror with such efficiency.

simplistic statements like "they hate our freedoms" simply don't count anymore. They are meaningless. This is pre-meditated murder .....with motives that are still not completely clear.

now we have 9-11, 3-11 and 7-7. and a few years back Paris had a serious terror attack too.

another sad day for the world as it has become.


If ever in the history of this planet, now is the time for a unified approach to this major issue.---and this includes COOPERATION from/of the US . this is not the time for any lone ranger activity.....

Suspect that this will be handled much more effectively (without warring on nations)......and focus on the TERRORIST issue for what it is. The Brits have some experience in this area which will be most helpful.

IF the terrorist groups want to destabilize /terrorize or start wars......... War is exactly what one does NOT give them......as this only perpetuates the cycle of violence. SMART approaches are called for . Not sure it is such a great idea to give this continuous media attention.........as this is the attention the terrorist groups might be looking for too. In a way it tends to "glorify" their actions .....albeit in a negative way.

(just my own thoughts on this)
 
mrmom2
#23
All rather convenient for Bush and his pals at the G8 is it not here comes your national ID card in the UK the NWO agenda is going to be thrust in our faces as the only answer to Al CIAda again .Can't stop the terror but the sure no who did it right away I'm sorry the people of the UK were attacked I'm sure Canada will be nexted
 
I think not
#24
I hope you are wrong mrmom and Canada is never attacked.
 
albertzz
#25
these problems are here to stay. they won't go away. they need to be contextualized and not over-reacted to. Yes, they are terrible but the reactions must always be justified.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by mrmom2

All rather convenient for Bush and his pals at the G8 is it not here comes your national ID card in the UK the NWO agenda is going to be thrust in our faces as the only answer to Al CIAda again .Can't stop the terror but the sure no who did it right away I'm sorry the people of the UK were attacked I'm sure Canada will be nexted


not sure what the motive would be to attack CA. So far there is a certain "logic" to their attacks. It seems to involve the US and those party to the US. This is why it is so important for CA to maintain a lower profile and even distance itself a tad from the US ......albeit politely.

All the rhetoric that is being spewed about "they won't win" etc etc....... is a tad empty. As no one has the balls to address the real cause of this. And whether one likes it or not........the causes are directly and indirectly related to the US "foreign policy" and the nations party to same. This might be simplistic ....but unless the situation is analysed more deeply and the facts are faced........not sure much progress can be made. This is not idle "blame the US" for everything. But one cannot ignore that the US factors in . The important questions remain: Why London, Why now??? This takes a lot more depth in analysis than just the superficial statements that are being issued about "not letting them "win". We , the world's population now need some serious in depth answers........not platitudes.
 
mrmom2
#27
I hope I'm wrong to ITN but it all fits neatly together .Bush and his G8 gangs plans have not been going so smoothly of late and Bang we have another terrorist attack .Kind of puts all their troubles on the back burner and the agenda the have on the front .That agenda puts more and more restrictions on all of us in the so called free world
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#28
Quote:

they need to be contextualized and not over-reacted to.


exactly. and definately not "sensationalized" as CNN is prone to do. We don't need to go over 9-11 again and again.....as this new situation takes shape and form. We need facts, that are simply stated and in a calm undramatic manner. Drama "feeds" their barbaric actions.......and gives them international mileage and attention.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by mrmom2

I hope I'm wrong to ITN but it all fits neatly together .Bush and his G8 gangs plans have not been going so smoothly of late and Bang we have another terrorist attack .Kind of puts all their troubles on the back burner and the agenda the have on the front .That agenda puts more and more restrictions on all of us in the so called free world

INDEED..........ergo the question of "why now?". Bush is talking on CNN at the moment.........same old garbage.

in any such event.........examine the "timing". (as in any serious criminal act. )
 
mrmom2
#30
London police are saying their going to bring order out of chaos Rather interesting statements.Where are all the camera's and interviews from what I've seen on mainstream media looks controled
 

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