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post #1 of 171
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Re: Incidents in London.
UK people, others in the area, please fill us in as it happens.

My brother is flying to London in a few days
post #2 of 171
They are reporting that internet access is flooded, you won't get many reports now.

According to CNN there have been 7 subway explosions and at least 3 bus explosions.

Wait and see for more info I guess.
post #3 of 171
Three explosions occured. No real explanations right now, but it seems more like terrorist acts than anything else.

The IRA told that, these bombings have nothing to do with them.

Tony Blair will make a speech about this in 45 minutes from Gleneagles
post #4 of 171
Many explosions almost simultaneously.

We know what that usually means
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post #5 of 171
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
Three explosions occured. No real explanations right now, but it seems more like terrorist acts than anything else.

The IRA told that, these bombings have nothing to do with them.

Tony Blair will make a speech about this in 45 minutes from Gleneagles

Heard it was six explosions
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post #6 of 171
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Heard it was six explosions

You are right, there is many more than 3 explosions. That's really bad news, and like Anders said, we know what it means.
post #7 of 171
According to a french specialist of secret intelligence, there was this last months signs of activity of Islamist terrorits groups, and London was at the top of the list of the targetted cities.
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thanks to the moderators for sticky-ing this.

i'm off to the airport to send off my brother. taking my iBook, they may have free wifi at the airport (kuala lumpur international)
post #10 of 171
last update :
all the bombs did not explode, and police is checking this.
post #11 of 171
Tony Blair confirms it's a terrorist attack
post #12 of 171
Alive and well.

I was on the fucking tube. Meeting in town in 0900, caught the train from Liverpool Street.

Very freaked out city. But this is not our 9/11. People aren't crying all over town. These fuckers won't cow us. I'll be on the tube tomorrow.

Fuck them.
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post #13 of 171
BBC just said that some branch of AQ have taken responsibility.

BTW BBC is handling this extremely well. Relaying relevant information, taking an analytic angle to this. Nothing OMFG WE GOT FUCKING BOMBED.
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post #14 of 171
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Originally posted by Harald
Alive and well.

I was on the fucking tube. Meeting in town in 0900, caught the train from Liverpool Street.

Very freaked out city. But this is not our 9/11. People aren't crying all over town. These fuckers won't cow us. I'll be on the tube tomorrow.

Fuck them.

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post #15 of 171
A bad day. I'm still in a numb shock from when someone in the staffroom said have you heard the news ? at 10.30 .Three hours ago. It's still getting worse as more information comes in. Fuckers. There are still people trapped under Kings Cross.

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post #16 of 171
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Originally posted by Harald
Alive and well.

I was on the fucking tube. Meeting in town in 0900, caught the train from Liverpool Street.

Very freaked out city. But this is not our 9/11. People aren't crying all over town. These fuckers won't cow us. I'll be on the tube tomorrow.

Fuck them.

Harald,

Glad to hear you are OK . Sounds like it was a close call .

I'm stuck in the office, might be stuck in London if they don't start running trains in/out again - considering I have to go from Kings Cross, one of the suspected sites, I think I might be here for a while .

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These fuckers won't cow us.

Damn right!
post #17 of 171
Met Police are now saying up to seven explosions, 6 in the tube and 1 on the bus....

Bastards....

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post #18 of 171
Someone have taken the responsibility. It could be a those who did it, it could be a teenager in his parent basement without any relation to the attack.

Can anyone translate?

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post #19 of 171
Sigh.

Condolences from downunder.
post #20 of 171
I'm in Old Street, between Kings Cross and Liverpool Street, I come to work via th Thameslink overground train to Kings Cross. At 9.45 this morning as I got out into the street, there were thousands of people walking away from the station. People were just saying that the station was closed due to an explosion caused by a power surge. Usually I would get on a bus and travel the last couple of k's, but there were no busses. By the time I got to work it was obvious that it was a terrorist attack. It's now 13.40 and still I am hearing many sirens outside as the emergency services do their stuff. People are very calm, doesn't seem to be any panic, but I am not at the heart of all the commotion.
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post #21 of 171
I am just amazed at how calm people seem to be.
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post #22 of 171
edit: I deleted the post as my original comment was not appropriate under the circumstances.

Sorry .
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Stiff upper lip old boy!


heh.

It is kinda eerie though.

Unlike 9/11 which was out of the blue, in hindsight there was a horrible sense of inevitability about this type of attack.

I think this accounts for the less hysterical/more subdued response.
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heh.

It is kinda eerie though.

Unlike 9/11 which was out of the blue, in hindsight there was a horrible sense of inevitability about this type of attack.

I think this accounts for the less hysterical/more subdued response.

Really? I suppose you can say that it's been timed to coincide with the start of the G8 summit, but apart from that...? Maybe I need to read the news more .
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Really? I suppose you can say that it's been timed to coincide with the start of the G8 summit, but apart from that...? Maybe I need to read the news more .

Well after Madrid, the ongoing shanagans in Iraq, the fact England is the principal ally in the "War on Terror"...an attack in London doesn't really seem that unbelievable. Certainly doesn't have that "OMG WTF" quality 9/11 had.
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Well after Madrid, the ongoing shanagans in Iraq, the fact England is the principal ally in the "War on Terror"...an attack in London doesn't really seem that unbelievable. Certainly doesn't have that "OMG WTF" quality 9/11 had.

Agreed. Sorry, I thought you meant that there had been some more recent specific indications, but I now see where you are coming from.
post #27 of 171
Very sad.

My thoughts go out to all our members in London and anyone else affected by this brutal attack.
post #28 of 171
It's not all stiff upper lips and " London can take it". There was panic, confusion, screaming,shock, anger,revulsion.

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post #29 of 171
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Originally posted by Alex London
It's not all stiff upper lips and " London can take it". There was panic, confusion, screaming,shock, anger,revulsion.

Alex,

Please accept my appologies if you were offended by my earlier comment . I have deleted it, as I now see that it was inappropriate under the serious circumstances.

Dave.
post #30 of 171
A series of bus and subway attacks kills 40 and injures 300. Blair makes remarks and leaves G8 summit.

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...700221_pf.html


First, let me say my prayers are with the families of those killed, with the injured, and with British people. May you find who is responsible and kill them.
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post #31 of 171
No offence Dave , thanks for your words.

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post #32 of 171
Please don't talk of more killing today, thankyou. There is also a sticky thread in AO at the moment.

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post #33 of 171
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Originally posted by Harald
Alive and well.

I was on the fucking tube. Meeting in town in 0900, caught the train from Liverpool Street.

Very freaked out city. But this is not our 9/11. People aren't crying all over town. These fuckers won't cow us. I'll be on the tube tomorrow.

Fuck them.

good to hear that you are ok harald.

How about you, hassan?
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post #34 of 171
From CNN:

Death toll in London blasts at least 40, U.S. sources say, citing British
government as source.

My best to all of you.

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Heartfelt condolences to our fellows - the Brits.

For those of you in London, this was as much an attack on the US as it was on you. We consider you guys our brothers and sisters.

Stay strong. Be steadfast and remember our prayers and thoughts are with you.
post #36 of 171
Good luck to y'all. Hope your loved ones are well.
post #37 of 171
Very interesting ... trying to open some of the stations already. People are being so strong about this, and there is no hate being bandied about.

*Things are getting back to normal -- we will NOT be cowed*

Amazing. I love this city.
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post #38 of 171
Wow Harald.

Best to all of you.

Wasn't midwinter in London?
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The other day at the Olympic Comittee Albert of Monaco tried to undermine Madrid's chance of winning the 2012 slot by underlining the symbolic car bomb ETA announced and exploded near the Olympic Stadium there, as if it were an indication of unpreparedness.

There is a big difference between cold-blooded political assassinations and fundamentalist violence. The latter can and will eventually happen when- and wherever it likes.

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My heart goes out to all in London with the news of this terror. It is my prayer that the people of our world can come to a table of peace and learn to love each of our neighbors as ourselves.

May our world come to know peace and may the victoms of these attacks in London and their families be comforted.

With sorrow and extended love,

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