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Terrorist Attack hits London, City on Alert

  1. Jul 7, 2005 #1

    Pengwuino

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  3. Jul 7, 2005 #2

    brewnog

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    Aye, shocking news.

    Just heard a few eyewitness accounts on the radio, apparently it's a bit chaotic in London at the moment, but no signs of panic.
     
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  4. Jul 7, 2005 #3
    Could this because of London will become the host of Olympic 2012?
     
  5. Jul 7, 2005 #4

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    There speculating. Its only possible if bombs were also planted in France too for an attack on the winner.
     
  6. Jul 7, 2005 #5

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    Bush is here. How long before we declare war on someone?
     
  7. Jul 7, 2005 #6

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    Could it be the IRA? Someone was sayen the tactics are familiar to the IRA.

    They probably already got President Bush airborne.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2005 #7

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    .... someone finally got through the "radar" and wanted to time it "right" ? Oh hell :yuck: .
     
  9. Jul 7, 2005 #8
    is this really a terrorist attack ?

    how do we know for sure

    marlon
     
  10. Jul 7, 2005 #9

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    7 bombs have gone off so far, pretty much has to be a terrorist attack
     
  11. Jul 7, 2005 #10
    this does not look good !!!
    i keep following it in the CNN website

    marlon
     
  12. Jul 7, 2005 #11

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    Reports say that there's been an explosion on the Metropolitan Line between Liverpool Street and Aldgate, and further explosions have been reported at Aldgate East, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Russell Square and Moorgate. Two Underground trains have collided near King's Cross.

    The entire tube network, and central buses have been closed, and hospitals have stopped accepting non-emergency casualties. No official reports of fatalities yet, but there have been several eyewitness accounts suggesting that there are several dead. It's not looking good.
     
  13. Jul 7, 2005 #12

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    A possible 8th explosion has been heard
     
  14. Jul 7, 2005 #13

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    Just spoken to one of my friends who's working on Edgware Road. She's ok, but heard the bomb and said it's utter chaos there.

    :uhh:
     
  15. Jul 7, 2005 #14

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    This reminds me of that movie Dirty War
     
  16. Jul 7, 2005 #15

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    The BBC's Arab sources believe that these events have almost certainly been carried out by Al Qaeda, although no official speculation to the origins of the attacks has been made.
     
  17. Jul 7, 2005 #16

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    the AP just confirmed that Scotland Yard told Israeli intelligence that a terrorist attack was imminent minutes before the explosions happened.
     
  18. Jul 7, 2005 #17
    indeed

    marlon
     
  19. Jul 7, 2005 #18
    the police have found indications for explosives

    marlon
     
  20. Jul 7, 2005 #19
    British Prime Minister Tony Blairs says there has been a series of "barbaric" terrorist attacks in London. Details soon
     
  21. Jul 7, 2005 #20
    The official announcements (thus far) are SIX explosions: five on the underground, one on a bus. Haven't heard about the tube trains colliding - is there a source for this? Blair HAS announced that this is a terrorist attack, but he's prone to 'mistakes' so I'd wait for some (one with) intelligence. An Al-Qaeda splinter group is supposed to have claimed responsibility, but again such groups have previously claimed responsibility for other attacks they had nothing to do with, so that's not a trustworthy claim.

    Such a shame: the city that teemed with over 2 million people protesting against the war in Iraq is now a target for other people most probably protesting against the same war.
     
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