"Had it occured in London, her perspective might have been different."
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INDEPTH: LONDON BOMBING
A brief history of attacks in the U.K.
A section of an article from CBC News Online | July 8, 2005:
In February, a motor coach carrying soldiers and families in northern England is bombed by the Irish Republican Army, killing 12 people. In October, a series of bombings in British pubs kills 28 and leaves over 200 injured. The IRA claims responsibility.
Eleven people are killed and 50 wounded in July when two IRA bombs detonate in London's royal parks.
A Harrods bombing in December kills six people including three police officers. The IRA claims responsibility for the attack on the department store on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, just before Christmas.
An IRA bomb kills five people at a Brighton resort in October, during the annual conference of the Conservative party. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband escape injury, however two cabinet members are injured.
In December, a Pan Am jet crashes in Lockerbie, Scotland, after a bomb on board explodes. All 259 passengers are killed, as well as 11 in Lockerbie.
In February the IRA bombs an army barracks at Tern Hill in Shropshire. No one is killed.
In September an IRA explosion at a Royal Marines Music School in Deal, Kent, kills 11 people and wounds 22.
The IRA fires mortar bomb at Prime Minister John Major's London office in February. No one is injured.
Three people are killed after a car bomb explodes outside the Baltic Exchange in London's financial district. Ninety-one people are injured.
In March two children are killed in a bomb blast in Warrington, northern England. The explosives were placed in a garbage can. In April, one person is killed by an IRA bomb in the Bishopsgate area of London's financial district.
In February, two people die when IRA guerrillas detonate a large bomb in London's Docklands area. The same month an explosion rips apart a bus in London's Aldwych area, killing the IRA bomber and injuring nine others.
In March, a powerful car bomb explodes outside the BBC's London headquarters. Police say the Real IRA, or RIRA, a republican splinter group opposed to the IRA's ceasefire, claims responsibility. One man is wounded.
Seeing as a large proportion of the IRA's funding for armaments, bombs and training came from millions of dollars raised in Boston and New York, would it be fair to say that you would have gone along with a response strategy of the Brits hitting those two regions with countless cruise missiles before marching in and blasting anyone who wore green or were prone to watching a video of Riverdance occasionally?
It would seem that giving aid to terrorists was quite acceptable to quite a few Americans before the "homeland" was suddenly on the receiving end. Then, surprise surprise, it suddenly went out of vogue.