Thursday, July 07, 2005

Tragedy in London

At least 37 people are dead and over 700 have been wounded in a series of three bombings in London's subway and a bombing of a double decker bus in London. The Secret Organization of al Qaeda in Europe claimed responsibility for the bombings, although it can be confirmed that they are responsible for the attacks. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims of these barbaric attacks. I hope the murderous thugs responsible for these attacks are quickly brought to justice.

Most of the British politicians are showing a steel resolve in responding to the bombings, most notably, London's mayor, Ken Livingstone, who said the following today:

I want to say one thing, specifically to the world today - this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful, it was not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian ... young and old ... that isn't an ideology, it isn't even a perverted fate, it is an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder. They seek to divide London, they seek Londoners to turn against each other ... this city of London is the greatest in the world because everybody lives side by side in harmony. Londoners will not be divided by this cowardly attack.

Amen brother. Unfortunately, not all of the British politicians are showing the resolve of Ken Livingstone, and surprise, surprise, it's far left British parliamentary member and UN Oil for Food beneficiary, George Galloway, who said that Britain had it coming:
We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the Government ignoring such warnings.

I'm sure those words will be very comforting to those who lost loved ones today.

There is a lot more to this story and Project Nothing has a massive round-up.

Multiple Hat tips: Instapundit