I'd just like to wish well to the Brits here on EvC, and hope that all are safe and well and have not been caught up in this dreadful situation.
Thanks for your concern, all of my family are accounted for.
My wife has a bout of shingles & has been off work for a few weeks, but one of the stations (Russell Square) that she would use was hit. Not quite sure how it was hit, whether the station itself or a bus outside. But it makes me go cold thinking about it.
Frankly I'm surprised we escaped it this long.
This message has been edited by mark24, 07-07-2005 08:04 AM
There are 10 kinds of people in this world; those that understand binary, & those that don't
Apparently the claim that Iraq was now the front line on terrorism has adequately been disproven. That is regardless of whether it was AQ or not (though from what I just heard one Islamic group is taking responsibility).
I don't want to get bogged down in making a political statement using this tragedy, but it is worth noting the factual evidence thise provides when formulating one's political position.
Tony Blair is now starting to feel the price of supporting the US against Iraq, I think.
He was looking pretty shaken up at his initial press conference. I doubt he will allow himself the ability to question the appropriateness of Iraq and thus just use this as a sign of why Iraq must be won.
Actually I must agree that this is a sign of why we must now complete the mission, despite it also being a sign of why it was a mistake to start in the first place.
If Blair has any decency he will resign soon.
In any case, I do hope none of our EvC members were personally effected by this attack.
(Side Note: FYI I started a new thread specifically on Playboy which includes replies to your last two posts in the free speech thread which got closed.)
holmes "...what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.."(D. Bros)
Bus in Tavistock Square (believed sucide bomber) Underground train near Edgware Road Underground train near Russel Square Underground train near King's Cross Underground train near Moorgate Underground train near Liverpool Street Underground train near Aldgate East
Current estimates (from AP) are around 40 dead, "scores" injured: Since a lot of the casualties are in the underground system, it may be hours before they reach some of them.
Both me and Mrs. Parrot used to work in Central London, but I've just finished phoning around and none of our friends/workmates have been caught up in it. Which you may not care about, but I'm so damn relieved I'm going to tell you anyway.
In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate, may peace be upon the cheerful one and undaunted fighter, Prophet Muhammad, God's peace be upon him.
Nation of Islam and Arab nation: Rejoice for it is time to take revenge against the British Zionist Crusader government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters.
We have repeatedly warned the British Government and people. We have fulfilled our promise and carried out our blessed military raid in Britain after our mujahideen exerted strenuous efforts over a long period of time to ensure the success of the raid.
We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all the Crusader governments that they will be punished in the same way if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He who warns is excused.
God says: "You who believe: If ye will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly." ----------------- AbE: Except you didn't target the British Zionist Crusader Government did you, you murdering fucks. You blew up a load of innocent civilians instead.
(no appologies for the languange, I'm afraid)
This message has been edited by Dead Parrot, 07-08-2005 02:21 AM