Friday, July 08, 2005

Al-Qaeda bombs Britain

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for the bomb attacks in London earlier today.

At least two people have been killed and scores injured after three blasts on the Underground network and another on a double-decker bus in London.

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said it was "reasonably clear" there had been a series of terrorist attacks.

He said it was "particularly barbaric" that it was timed to coincide with the G8 summit. He is returning to London.

An Islamist website has posted a statement - purportedly from al-Qaeda - claiming it was behind the attacks.

Statement from World Leaders

Blair, host of the Group of Eight summit, rushed home to tend to the crisis. He returned hours later, in time for a working dinner and Friday's concluding session.

"We will not allow violence to change our societies or our values nor will we allow it to stop the work of this summit," Blair said after the attacks. The flags of all nations at the summit were lowered to half-staff.

Captain's Quarters

If AQ thinks that they can frighten Blair and the British out of the war on terror by bombing London, I believe they are quite mistaken. Another lunatic used terror on Londoners on a much more massive scale for years at a stretch, thinking that the same kind of attacks would panic the British into surrendering, or at least into withdrawing from the conflict. The Blitz did neither. It hardened British resolve to stamp out the cancerous philosophy of fascism and to destroy the governments that used it to oppress their own people, commit genocide on ghastly scales, and attack peaceful civilian populations to further their political goals.

Hitler didn't succeed at his campaign of intimidation. Osama bin Laden won't either. Put simply, the British are not Spaniards. They will arise in fury and a renewed sense of mission to stamp out the bloodthirsty terrorists who have committed this heinous act -- and we will stand with them to do so, just as they have stood with us these long years since 9/11.

Al-Qaeda, like all terrorists, fail to understand that all they are succeeding in doing is keeping themselves down, Palestine has spent the last thirty years bombing civilians and killing children in the name of 'freedom' and yet allow the people that they supposedly are doing this to help to live in poverty, though perhaps that is all part of the grand plan, because comfortable educated people don't make good suicide bombers do they?