Thursday, July 21, 2005

More Terror in London

Explosions struck three London Underground stations and a bus at midday Thursday in a chilling but less deadly replay of the suicide bombings that killed 56 people two weeks ago. Only one person was reported wounded, but the lunch-hour explosions caused major disruption in the capital and were hauntingly similar to the July 7 bombings by four attackers.

It's frighteining to discover that London is still susceptible to what amounts to the same exact attack as the one just two weeks ago -- I've read that there was very little that can be done to improve security in a multi-entrance system such as the Underground (or our subway system, for that matter), but it still surprises and shocks me that this could happen again,

LINK UPDATE

Yahoo has some info, but the better source right now is BoingBoing.

5 comments:

Jack Ruttan said...

So, what do you think they should do about it?

B2 said...

Tough question -- and I'm certainly no expert. But when my wife and I lived in Jerusalem a few years back, we had terrorist bombings of buses we regularly took, on streets we regularly walked... and we stopped taking the bus for a while, but you can't avoid living your life in the same streets, in the same places... we went on with our lives, and were as vigilant as we could be as individuals. Meantime, the police and army kept up their presence and thwarted as much violence as they could. Maybe I'll post about it...

Rags said...

B2, I would love to see you post about it. It's a way of living that most of us probably can't fully understand. Maybe we need to.

The Misanthrope said...

B2, did I not suggest you post about your life in Jerusalem? When you told me about it seemed very apropos to what we are going to have to deal with here as part of our daily lives, sadly.

Rags, thanks for validating my suggestion.

Jack's Shack said...

It is a very hard road to hoe. If you give in to fear you risk giving the terrorist more power and if you do not.......