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Agent
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I don't know if all of you have heard yet, but there was a terrorist attak on London, England this morning, with bombs on tube trains and buses. There are a number of dead and wounded. I would like to express my condolences to any other Londoners on these boards that may have been affected by this.

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Infiltrator
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Why have there been bombing going on? Terrorists usually have a (mostly religious/political) reason, so... what was it all about now? Hopefully these fellonies are done for a reason and not for inane sadism or hate.

As the intellectual person I have to add a quote as well:
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"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks." -Mary Wollonstonecraft
EDIT: Added quotation marks.

[ Thursday, July 07, 2005 03:24: Message edited by: Eagle, the author soul ]

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Agent
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Well my guess is they're bombing us because no-one likes the English. Also, we've just got the Olympics, and 6000 of our police have been sent to Scotland to police the G8 summit so London is a very easy target right now. Luckily I start work later or it could have been me. I was in 3 of the affected areas just yesterday.

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Shaper
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My condolences to Londoners. If I'd gone ahead with my travel plans, I would have been at King Cross Station (one of the underground stations affected by the blasts) on my way home from London at a similar time to the bombs going off. I consider myself very lucky to have avoided these awful events.
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By Committee
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My thoughts go out to the Londoners as well.

Eagle, there's no justifiable reason or rationale for bombing innocent people.
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Shock Trooper
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My condolences to anyone who was disadvantaged by this attack.

That is all. I will now restrain myself from posting anything else in this topic in order not to say something insensitive. Hopefully, I did not do so already.
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Shaper
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I believe what Eagle meant, that is a bombing with no apparent reasoning behind it would be much more frightening...although that is what they all seem to be to me...

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Polaris
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Warrior
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My condolences as well.

Even with all the police out for G8, the attack must have been planned long before, probably without knowledge of London 'letting her guard down' so to speak.

But they certainly picked easy targets, anyway. How sad. Is this Britains first direct attack?

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Agent
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Yeah. I know. I've been keeping up to date all day.

LATEST NEWS:

10 confirmed Dead,
150 and rising in hospital, a good fifth in intensive...
London and surrounding areas Sealed off
They're calling in Emergency Services from all over the Country. (You only get an ambulance now if you're situation's lethal) {Prank callers will be dealt with SEVERELY}
And that was at 2:55 GMT. It's 3:52 over here in England now.
London is in total chaos.

My School's thinking of calling off their London trip and everything.

QUESTION:

Were we prepared?

(I think I'll start a topic on this...)

- Archmagus Micael

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Guardian
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London's in chaos, because neither Underground nor buses are running, which is a wise precaution, just in case. Away from that, you've had blasts before. Not on this scale, but a lot of them, back in the eighties. From what I remember, your police was very efficient in dealing with this kind of threat.

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Polaris
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quote:
Originally written by Arrian:

But they certainly picked easy targets, anyway. How sad. Is this Britains first direct attack?
By Islamicists or in general? London does unfortunately have a history of dealing with IRA attacks.
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Shaper
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My condolences to all Londoners.

CNN says that the bombing was in retaliation to the war in Iraq by a currently unknown terrorist group, but they were being somewhat vague.

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Dolphin.:

My condolences to all Londoners.

CNN says that the bombing was in retaliation to the war in Iraq by a currently unknown terrorist group, but they were being somewhat vague.

There's a link to that HERE .

Though as I said there, I could probably fake something like that using a public internet booth in plymouth high street (or anywhere else).

- Archmagus Micael

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Warrior
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I meant Islamics, but that's the same thing, methinks. Still terrorism.

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Agent
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My condolences and my prayers.

It is very sad when any group decides that the best way to get what they want is to kill as many 'enemies' as they can.

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Shaper
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Apparently it's an Al- Queda splinter group, operating in Europe. (Link to the Madrid bombings?) Here in England, everyone's going crazy. Thankfully I wasn't in London, but my heart goes out to all those affected.

So far, 33 have been confirmed dead. Hundreds, if not thousands are injured. Lets hope the b*stards who carry out these atrocities are brought to justice. How long can we let them terrorise not just England, but the entire world?

They must have planned it long ago - we've known the location of G8 was in Scotland for a long time - and London was at it's weakest. They must have known that.

Thankfully, our emergency services worked miracles - they were there in under 5 minutes, according to the BBC. They doubtlessly saved many lives.

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by SupaNik:

Thankfully, our emergency services worked miracles - they were there in under 5 minutes, according to the BBC. They doubtlessly saved many lives.
I know. My brother's friends dad's a Police Officer stationed in London. Apparently, he rang my brother's friends mum around 3 minutes after the explosion, said "I'm fine" and hung up the phone. Then he was (still is probably), saving people's lives out there.

Did you see what they said they'd do to any prank callers at the moment?

- Archmagus Micael

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My condolences to our friends in England that have been affected by this latest bombing. Fear is contagious, so I extend those feelings of warmth to everyone that lives in a large city and depends on public transportation. As Andrew noted, suicide bombers are difficult to detect, and the fear of this happening elsewhere can impact people all around the world.

As much as it seems contrary, don't let them win by making you display the fear. Whoever is ultimately responsible is definitely watching CNN, and wants to see people scurrying around in fear. That is the payoff for them. Certainly be vigilant and alert, and ensure the safety of your surroundings as best you can, but do not let them succeed in creating terror.

*this message is in support of the free world*
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Agent
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No offence, but I think they'd be watching the BBC (British Broadcasting Service) rather than CNN, as it happened over here in Britain.

Anyway, that is all.

I'll find out tomorrow if my friend from school's dads okay (she said that he was in London)...

- Archmagus Micael

[ Thursday, July 07, 2005 08:20: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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This is all very unfortunate, and I extend my sympathies to the people of London. Hopefully life as usual will resume as soon as possible in the city, and that peace of mind will return quickly to the minds of those affected.

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Law Bringer
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Awful. I just saw it on TV this morning. A possibly Al-Quaeda-related site has already confirmed they are behind this. They're threatening Denmark and Italy as well, and everyone currently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Here in Landshut, we have one visitor who lives quite close to there, and who is already wondering how to get back to London next week (she's going to Liverpool Station, which was one of those bombed).

They say there are 33 definitely dead now, and there might be much more. Ouch. Condolences to anyone there right now, and I hope nobody here lost any relatives/friends. :(

[ Thursday, July 07, 2005 09:09: Message edited by: Arancaytar. You Owe it to the Door. ]

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I'm very sorry about what happened in London. Any deaths are too many.

I'm afraid of the prospect of an anti-Muslim or anti-American backlash in the wake of these attacks. How's the track record on that sort of thing?

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My family and I vacationed in Britain several years ago and had the time of our lives. I loved London in particular, and it makes me seething mad and sick to my stomach to think of the people there being terrorized and killed.

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Agent
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I live and work in London and have been watching news all day. It's 10pm now and I've just got home. Over 30 people are confirmed dead, but buses are running into central London again although the Tube will be closed overnight for full track checks everywhere. Avoid London unless absolutely necessary, not so much because of the risks, but because of the congestion. An Al - Queda group are claiming responsibility but nothing has been confirmed as yet.
www.bbc.co.uk has excellent information on everything, and a helpline has been set up for people looking to trace friends or relatives.

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Shaper
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My sincere condolences.

A man from my city was over in London, and got off the train just minutes before the bombings. It looks like it is extremely congested and chaotic over there. I hope no-one from these boards was injured. 38 confirmed dead, as of 30 minutes ago.

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