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major incident in London

 
 
nimh
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:01 am
Good to hear yr OK, KP..
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Vivien
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:01 am
Wolf_ODonnell wrote:
The attack happened at rush hour in a jam packed tube station. People were evacuated, many started taking the bus. Then the terrorists hit them overground with bus bombings, killing those that may have fled the tube.

They were like evil shepherds, herding the people from one disaster to then bomb then again.

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no - the people weren't shepherded like that, the bombs are all within a smallish geographical area, and the bus was a tourist bus not a routine service bus - just coordinated incidents
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the prince
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:07 am
I am in Canary Wharf - all Vechicular traffic has been banned from the area.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:14 am
I'm outside London proper and ok

Some emergency service vehicles from here going into central London

Kids distressed at wife's school though.
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nimh
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:17 am
Should've stayed in Paris, eh, Prince ... ;-)

Glad you're all OK.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:18 am
Blair just made impressive statement from Gleneagles with world leaders behind him. Terrorism will not win.
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the prince
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:19 am
Right now, my biggest problem is how to get my staff home !!
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:24 am
Been watching on television ... terrible. Shocking.
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Wolf ODonnell
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:25 am
Vivien wrote:
Wolf_ODonnell wrote:
The attack happened at rush hour in a jam packed tube station. People were evacuated, many started taking the bus. Then the terrorists hit them overground with bus bombings, killing those that may have fled the tube.

They were like evil shepherds, herding the people from one disaster to then bomb then again.

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no - the people weren't shepherded like that, the bombs are all within a smallish geographical area, and the bus was a tourist bus not a routine service bus - just coordinated incidents


Oh, well it seemed like that to me. (I am in Brighton so am relatively safe).

Still, a thought occurred to me. When in Edgware Road, I noticed a lot of Arabic/Muslim restaurants. It seems to me that Edgware Road (near Oxford Street anyway) seems to be a regular Muslim Community. So Al Qaeda is proving to us once again that it just doesn't care about Muslims either.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:31 am
at least 10 killed at Tavistock Square....doctor says
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:39 am
"all the hallmarks of an al Qaeda attack"...terrorism expert.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:39 am
Sad

What is WRONG with people??? Just leave us the hell alone!!!! Crying or Very sad

This is just awful.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:49 am
Just saw the news. Glad to see all of you are OK. Any other Londonites we haven't heard from?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:53 am
Good wishes and prayers sent to England
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kitchenpete
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:55 am
Wolf

You are quite right about Edgeware Road - the Marble Arch end is often referred to informally as "little Arabia". The tube station is further up but still a middle Eastern/Turkish population nearby.

I live about 10 minutes walk from there and have always thought that any Islamic terrorists would choose somewhere else. Not so with these guys!

As Blair says, we won't let them win.

KP
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:56 am
My goodness! As I typically do not have the TV on in the morning, I first heard of this with horror on my drive in to work.

My heart goes out to you all in the UK. My prayers are with you all.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:59 am
Yeah, are all our UK friends ok?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 07:01 am
Checking in to see if our London contingent is all here.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 07:07 am
brandx quotes source

"Israel was holding an economic conference in a hotel over the subway stop where one of the blasts occurred. Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was supposed to attend the conference, but in response to the warning, did not leave his hotel to attend the conference, government officials said."

The BBC states categorically that there was no warning given.

So a simple question to mr Netanyahu. Why did you stay in your hotel this morning and not attend the conference as scheduled?

WHATS GOING ON?
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George
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 07:07 am
It's good to see our Londoners checking in OK.
As soon as I heard the news this morning, my thoughts went to you.
Right now I can't sort out the sorrow, shock, rage and frustration.

It looks like the local emergency services are responding quickly and
efficiently. Hang in there.
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