Thursday, July 07, 2005

Blasts Rock London Underground and Downtown

Today 7 July 2006 multiple explosions, at least six, were reported in London's underground subway system during this morning's rush hour. BBC and others medias around the world reporting a coordinated attack:

"Casualties reported as explosions hit the London Underground subway system and at least one bus. Causes of the blasts are not clear."

Police say there are at least two fatalities... Radio stations in London say as many as 37 dead and 700 blessed (two are italian citizens)... Some suggest it may have been an electrical system failure or a power surge; others suspect terrorism because evidence of explosives was found... The Tube is closed... Story is developing minute by minute…

... Tony Blair on TV... says he thinks it was a terrorist attack. He seems shaken... says he is going to London to find out more details..."I'ts particularly barbaric that this has happened on the day that people are meeting to discuss helping Africa... Our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to impose extremism on the world..." He views it as an attack on "civilized" people...

Blair is speaking again... has regained composure...says again terrorists will not succeed, will not weaken our resolve... to combat those who would "impose" their extremism.. he is speaking while flanked by all the leaders of the G8, including Bush and Chirac; the other leaders stand silently, stiffly behind him...

Some british friends living in London city contacted by phone reports convoys of buses taking people to hospital... many still trapped underground... situation is confusing... security stepped up... report 90 casualties in one Tube station... On a personal note, having just been in the Tube in London earlier this week, I know how terrifying this must have been... There are reports that there were warnings....

U.S. terror alert has not been raised... Stay tuned for more all around the world but for the moment the people live in countries like Italy and Denmark starting loosing is peace of mind...
Writte; by LuisB

Website Carries Statement Claiming Credit

"The BBC has located an Islamist website that has published a 200-word statement issued by an organisation saying it carried out the London bombings. The organisation calls itself the Secret Organisation Group of al-Qaeda [literally the base] of Jihad Organisation in Europe. The group not previously been heard of. The website has previously carried statements purporting to be from al-Qaeda. It is not possible to verify such claims published on the web. This is the full text of the statement."

"'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."