London Bombs

I'm a bit late with my weekdaily update, as I've been following the news in London. The morning commute in this metropolis was ripped to shreds with seven or more explosions. The similarities (timing, public transport, multiple locations) with the Madrid bombings leave little doubt in my mind that Al Qaeda was behind this.
Some random observations:

  • The internet is a fantastic medium in this situation. The BBC News site, my main source of news on the net, has been steadily gathering eyewitness reports from all over the city.
  • Apart from the obvious timing for the G8 summit, it might also be related to the 2012 Olympics, which were awarded to London only yesterday.
  • Tony Blair made a short statement, looking visibly distraught.
It's amazing how a small group of lunatics can cause such a tremendous amount of chaos and tragedy. The only good that can come of this is that police forces worldwide will retriple their efforts to hunt down these terrorists, and that politicians will rethink what could be the most effective strategy for defending the world against such assholes.

Posted by cronopio at 01:39 PM, July 07, 2005