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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:38 AM
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Blast at (London UK ) City tube station
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1188265,00....

"There has been an explosion at London's Liverpool Street Station, according to reports.

The blast happened at Aldgate East station on the Metropolitan and Circle Lines.


The explosion was caused by "some kind of power surge", according to Tube infrastructure company Metronet, which is responsible for maintaining the Metropolitan line".


BBC radio 5 is now reporting a second incident at Edgeware Road station. Several main line and tube stations closed.

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:41 AM
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1. Oh, Crap!
Another Madrid type bombing?
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:45 AM
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2. BBC Link - "reports of walking wounded"
"The incident has caused major disruption to the entire network with stations across the capital closed.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said four crews were at the scene and more were on their way. There are reports of "walking wounded".

Cordons are in place. A power failure may be behind the problems, Transport for London said."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4659093.stm
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:46 AM
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3. News hasn't hit the media here yet.
That's strange.


John
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:49 AM
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4. British Transport Police
via Reuters and 5 Live say explosions at Aldgate, Edgeware Road, Kings Cross, Old Street and St Pancras. They still say it's a power surge problem.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:50 AM
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5. A transformer?
The power outage and mention of power surge suggests a transformer explosion.
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:51 AM
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6. Could it be terror?
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:55 AM
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16. What they're saying
is that a power surge caused a problem with the transformer at Liverpool Street which ran up the line to the next transformer at Edgeware Road. No suggestion of terror at the moment.
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:10 AM
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33. This is London!
We don't do terror, we do annoyed. I'm pissed off at having a half-hour walk after the tube shut down (from experience, I know that trying to get a bus or taxi when this happens is usually futile). Police like headless chickens everywhere. Russell Square station cordoned off. Heard what sounded like a distant explosion from my office at about 0947.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:24 AM
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55. Sounds like a big mess there at the moment
Take care of yourself, this power surge story doesn't sound kosher.

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:51 AM
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7. As usual, Only CNN/International is Live here on U.S. Cable
CNBC has a graphic up, but they were still talking about BS
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:53 AM
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8. Blair is toast if this is a bombing!
If this turns out to be a bombing by Islamic fundamentalists, then Tony Blair's politcal career is finished. All because he went along with Bush's invasion. Remember what happened to Jose Maria Aznar in Spain after the bombings in Madrid?




John
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:53 AM
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11. SO fast to label it a "transformer".
Just sayin'.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
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43. Not quite.
Aznar didn't lose because he sided with Bush on the Iraq invasion. The Spanish people had little love for that, but when he trie to pin the rap on the Basque separatists, he was TOAST. Before then, he was believed to have a small but significant lead.

pnorman
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:31 AM
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69. Even with the election behind him, how can he face his people?
With pushing his country into an invasion that the British people NEVER wanted, he should have known full well of the implications. He made the British people sitting ducks. His party is going to have to bring pressure upon Blair to pull his forces out of Iraq.


John
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:47 AM
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94. I was referring specifically to Anzar.
But you're no doubt right about Blair. He went WAAAAY beyond merely "going along with Bush". He was the chief enabler. Without his whorish support, there'd have been NO cover for that bogus "Coalition of the Willing". And without that, it's quite possible that Bush would have hesitated. I'n sure the British people know that, and also know WHO to blame.

pnorman
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BlakeB Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:53 AM
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9. Just saw it when I was watching the replay of...
Lou Dobbs. Doesn't seem too serious watching it right now... but who knows.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:53 AM
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10. It's on CNN International now.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:53 AM
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12. Guardian link - could be "collision, a power cut or exploding cable"
"British Transport police said the incident, which was reported at 8.49am between Liverpool Street and Aldgate stations on the Metropolitan line, was believed to have been caused by a collision between two trains, a power cut or a power cable exploding...

BTP confirmed there were "walking wounded", and said paramedics had responded to one report of a person classed as "life at risk"."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/transport/Story/0,2763,152308...

Holy crap - I've got lots of friends in London and hope they're all OK!

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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:54 AM
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13. eyewitnesses says a possible collision
as per Euronews.

A stream of people coming out in blood... The whole system in halt... No confirmation as to what has caused this emergiency in London... People being evacuated...
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:54 AM
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14. "City is shut down for the day"
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 03:55 AM by Bluebear
CNN "Paralyzed city at the start of a workday, one day after celebrating the Olympics being awarded"
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:55 AM
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15. Now on CNN/Int. is saying FIVE Explosions on the Metro lines
this has shout down the entire system.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:56 AM
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17. "More evacuations, not sure if foul play is involved, 5 explosions"
CNN
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:59 AM
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18. Eye witness on 5 live
a cabbie says a police officer told him about 30 fatalities - UNCONFIRMED as yet. There seems to be total confusion.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:00 AM
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19. Greetings to the UK - - hoping for the best for you.
nt
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Spam Javelin Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:02 AM
Response to Reply #18
21. Reports of a bus exploding
Near Kings x
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:05 AM
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26. Where did you get that info? n/t
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ianrs Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:08 AM
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29. i just heard that
on Sky News. Beeb has nothing on that yet.
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pointless Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:51 AM
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217. heard it 20 minutes ago
on CNN. 90 injured.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:00 AM
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20. I hate to say it, but the 8:49am first explosion, sounds like a message...
...from Al-Quida (or whoever was responsible for 9/11) :hide:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:02 AM
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22. Holy cannoli, that is quite a 'coincidental' timing
Good catch.
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:03 AM
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23. from the rush of mixed excuses, I suspect terror
power surge is implausible.
collision would have been known by now.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:15 AM
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38. I don't know about that......
if a power surge blew a transformer, those things go with a pretty huge bang....if the safety mechanisms failed and the power surge went down the line, that could blow other equipment too.

Electrical explosions can be very powerful.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:04 AM
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24. No newsflashes on BBC1, 2, ITV, Ch4 or Ch5 - BBC website crashed.
I'm hoping against hope that the lack of newsflashes / live links means that it's not that serious - it's normal programming at the moment (including Homes under the Hammer on BBC1 at the moment)...

P.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:05 AM
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25. Explosions at AllGate Station, and also possibly at King's Cross
station. Liverpool St. Station, Edgeware Rd. Station too.

Man, the CNN/International woman sounds like she's making Sh*t up as she goes, sounds like she's guessing.
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:09 AM
Response to Reply #25
30. Sky now reporting
people injured in a double decker bus wreck
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:10 AM
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31. Suggestion is that the roof was blown off
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:11 AM
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34. US news now reporting on missing teen in Aruba
:crazy:
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:15 AM
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39. Hurricane reports on CNN.
Gawd how Sovietized CNN has become! La dee dah!

:eyes:


John
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praxiz Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:07 AM
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27. Oh fuck
" According to reports a bus has exploded in central London just minutes after a number of blasts on London's Underground."
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:48 AM
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100. This is no accident.....
it sounds like a well coordinated attack. God bless those people, I hope upon hope that there are minimal casualties.

I thought we were supposed to fight them "there" so we wouldn't have to fight them "here"? Looks like another neo-con theory has been shot to hell.
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:07 AM
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28. Listening to BBC 5 Live now.
It's beginning to sound more and more like bombings in several different stations. It doesn't sound good.


John
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:10 AM
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32. People hurt in Tube 'power surge' (BBC News)
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/46590... >

Thursday, 7 July, 2005, 09:02 GMT 10:02 UK

People hurt in Tube 'power surge'



Several people have been injured after explosions blamed on a power surge led to the whole London Underground network being closed down.

British Transport Police said some of the power surges had caused explosions. Surges took place at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square stations.

A spokesman said there were "walking wounded" at Liverpool Street station but one person's life was reported to be "at risk". London Fire Brigade said four crews were at Liverpool Street and more were on their way.

A British Transport Police spokesman said that emergency services were dealing with reports of an explosion at 0849 BST on the Metropolitan Line between Liverpool Street and Aldgate. One passenger, who had left the Tube at Fenchurch Street Station, and walked to Aldgate East, told BBC Five Live that he saw injured people.

(more at link above)
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:13 AM
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35. They are now suggesting
a bomb exploded in a litter bin at Russell Square - the site of the bus wreck.
HOWEVER they are using buses as treatment centres so it is just possible that witnesses seeing injured people on buses might misinterpret what they are seeing.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:16 AM
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40. Sky reports "roof of a bus blown off"
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:14 AM
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36. It seems a bit quick to judge it as a "power surge".
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:16 AM by Cascadian
I am listening to BBC News right now on the internet, it's sounding more and more like bombings. There are people with cuts, soot and blood covered faces. Not what you would call a "power surge'!


John
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:15 AM
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37. See my post 11. Same thought.
Especially if the roof of a bus was blown off. :(
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:19 AM
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Half of the bus was in the air
eye witness quoted on 5 Live.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:22 AM
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52. Roof of Bus Blown off near the Ambassador Hotel
Is what a eye witness is saying now on CNN/International.

They are abandoning all the busses now.
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:30 AM
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68. I walked past that hotel at about 0935
Russell Square tube (nearby) was already cordoned off, but there was no exploded bus then, unless I'm the world's most unobservant person. That could have been the bang I heard at 0947, but I though that came from the Kings Cross direction.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:34 AM
Response to Reply #68
73. They say the bus is in Tavistock Place
going towards Russell Square.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:43 AM
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86. Sounds like you might be one of the luckiest people in London
I think that's about the time they said it exploded (9:47am)
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:48 AM
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101. Weird
A coworker was in the square around 1000, and didn't see anything. This is all very strange.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:45 AM
Response to Reply #68
91. Holy shit! Glad you're OK!
:hug:
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:47 AM
Response to Reply #68
95. That bang was most likely the bus explosion.
You're real damn lucky to walk away from that...
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:51 AM
Response to Reply #68
107. Aren't you lucky? At least you're okay.
You don't believe the stories that this was all a power surge? The more from what I am hearing listening to out of London via streaming audio, it all has bombing written all over it. Just my opinion.


John
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:19 AM
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41. BBC reports that Scotland Yard says there are numerous casualties.
"Power surge" my ass!


John
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:19 AM
Response to Reply #36
42. I don't know...
An exploding transformer is pretty spectacular. Don't be too quick to blame terror when a transformer accident is the more likely explanation.

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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
Response to Reply #42
51. Sorry but that
wont blow the top off a bus in the street overhead.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:25 AM
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56. That's a separate problem
I was talking about the tube explosions.

I'm just saying, don't panic and scream terror before you know the facts.
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:23 AM
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54. With explosions in several different places?
Plus a bus blowing up outside the tube system? From what I have been hearing out of London and what they are reporting, this has bombing written all over it. It's just what I think.


John
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
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44. Transport for London website says, "No current problems".....
which I'm assuming is just a complete load of bollocks.

P.
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praxiz Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
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45. A bus has exploded in London.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:08 AM by praxiz
"According to reports a bus has exploded in central London just minutes after a number of blasts on London's Underground."

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1188265,00....

I'm guessing it's an electric bus, since it's all power surges etc.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
Response to Reply #45
46. There aren't any buses driven by mains current in London
so I can't see how to link it to the 'power surge'.
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praxiz Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
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48. I was being sarcastic.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
Response to Reply #46
49. G8 summit in London, I would suspect terrorism, but I sincerely hope
that it is just and electrical problem. My thoughts go out to those who were injured.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
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47. The entire Tube network has been shut down following the blasts at Aldgate
The entire Tube network has been shut down following the blasts at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square.
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
Response to Reply #45
50. 7-7
3-11, 7-7, 9-11.



CNBC World has good coverage on this.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:23 AM
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53. My thoughts exactly
First thing I did - look at the date.
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:26 AM
Response to Reply #53
62. Scotland Yard confirm explosion on Bus at Tavistock Square
says the PA. This is the one previously reported as Russell Square.
Scotland Yard confirms multiple explosions - add one at Moorgate to what we heard before.
Union sources now saying 3 bus explosions in London.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:57 AM
Response to Reply #53
119. What is the significance of 7/7 ?
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:59 AM
Response to Reply #119
122. It's the date.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:59 AM by HR_Pufnstuf
n/t.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:03 AM
Response to Reply #122
129. But there is no prior terrorist attack that also falls on 7/7, right?
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 AM
Response to Reply #129
147. I am not sure what you mean.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:15 AM by HR_Pufnstuf
What do you mean?
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:26 AM
Response to Reply #50
59. 7 Explosions.
via CNN Breaking.
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:03 AM
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130. Makes me worried some crap might go down over here .
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:03 AM by Cascadian
Morning has arrived here. Bush is out of the country. Cheney is no where to be found. Has anybody thought about this? What if crap happens over here as people head for work this morning? I don't want to sound paranoid but I get a weird feeling about all of this. Also, don't forget Bush approval ratings are way down.

:scared:


John
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:25 AM
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57. "Many hurt" - Union official says "at least one explosive device"
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:26 AM by Pert_UK
"Many people were hurt today in a "major incident" on the London Underground as an apparent power surge caused at least two explosions, wounded commuters, and plunged London's transport network into chaos.

Union officials said their sources had told them there had been at least one explosive device on the Underground. A Sky News producer who was evacuated from Kings Cross and was walking towards Russell Square also reported seeing an explosion on a bus. He said the blast was caused by a bomb, and said people with "blood injuries" emerged from the bus. Scotland Yard could not immediately confirm the report...

Eyewitnesses reported "multiple casualties" at Liverpool Street. One witness who had been in a train at the time of the explosions reported seeing "bodies everywhere" in the carriages and limbs lying in on the floor. Emergency services reported several injuries. Scotland Yard declared the emergency a "major incident".

The incidents caused a complete shutdown of the London Underground system, which is thought to be unprecedented. LU confirmed the incidents had been caused by "something to do with the power supply".

A British Transport police spokesman said that two trains remain stuck in tunnels at Edgware Road, but it is not known if they have collided or if passengers remain onboard."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/transport/Story/0,2763,152308...

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:25 AM
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58. 10.20am update -- Many hurt in tube chaos (The Guardian)
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1523085,... >

10.20am update

Many hurt in tube chaos


Bomb on Underground, union says
Witness saw 'bodies everywhere'
Tube network shut down

Sarah Left and agencies
Thursday July 7, 2005

Many people were hurt today in a "major incident" on the London Underground as an apparent power surge caused at least two explosions, wounded commuters, and plunged London's transport network into chaos.

Union officials said their sources had told them there had been at least one explosive device on the Underground. A Sky News producer who was evacuated from Kings Cross and was walking towards Russell Square also reported seeing an explosion on a bus. He said the blast was caused by a bomb, and said people with "blood injuries" emerged from the bus. Scotland Yard could not immediately confirm the report.

Article continues
British Transport police said several power surges had caused explosions across the network at Aldgate, Old Street, Kings Cross, Russell Square and Edgware Road. Emergency services crews attended wounded passengers outside Aldgate station, and there were reports of passengers covered in soot emerging from King's Cross. Travellers emerged from tunnels covered in blood.

Eyewitnesses reported "multiple casualties" at Liverpool Street. One witness who had been in a train at the time of the explosions reported seeing "bodies everywhere" in the carriages and limbs lying in on the floor. Emergency services reported several injuries. Scotland Yard declared the emergency a "major incident".

<http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1523085,... >
(more at link above)
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:26 AM
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60. CNN: Scotland Yard reports total of SEVEN explosions
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:26 AM
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61. Scotland yard confirms a total of 7 explosions: CNN n/t
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:27 AM
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63.  My thoughts go out to those innocent people invloved.

As the hours pass, there are going to be deaths confirmed.

My thoughts are with those injured and with the families and friends of those who maybe dead. It is a truly sad day.


John
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Spam Javelin Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:28 AM
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66. Explosions Confirmed at 6 stations
Sky and BBC running stories of explosive devices being discovered on buses - Met Police have confirmed bus has exploded in Tavistock Place WC1
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:28 AM
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64. NEWSFLASHES ON BBC and ITV NOW
ITV footer says "bus explosion"
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:28 AM
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65. To our UK friends, so very sorry for all of you
We are hoping for the best.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:29 AM
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67. BBC News 24 quotes police as saying 3 explosions on buses
at least one fatality on one of them (but it sounds to me that there will be several more - the "top deck blow off" seems confirmed now).
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:32 AM
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70. Buses blowing up
would have nothing to do with a surge in a power transformer.

This is getting really scary.

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:33 AM
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71. Yesterday London got the Olympics. Today, busses explode.
According to witnesses, busses exploded. Not even 24 hours after the announcement that London got the Olympics. Is a message being sent to the world that London won't be a safe place to be during the Olympics?
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:35 AM
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75. More likely to be G8 related
because the police might have their attention up in Scotland - the specialist bomb squads, at least.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:36 AM
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76. Yes, that was my second thought...Bush is in Scotland for G8.
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:34 AM
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72. Oh shit no...
"BBC Radio 5 reporting over fifty dead in Aldgate East station"

"At least three buses have been destroyed according to the radio news now."

Brian_Expat in London is listening to BBC radio 5

:cry:


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:38 AM
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79. I just saw an article that said all the buses were FULL and that...
the tubes were also full and turning people away. Rush hour commuters. Many dead.


http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=148601704&p...
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:41 AM
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83. FIFTY DEAD at Aldgate East Station???
HOLY GOD DAMN...
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:51 AM
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108. I think that was just one member of the public who said that
No figures near that have been repeated on the TV since.
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:55 AM
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114. A truly sad day.
This sounds worse than what happened in Madrid last year. The death toll may well rise as the hours go by. I am truly saddened.

John
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:35 AM
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74. Three buses destroyed by explosions
07/07/2005 - 10:29:43

Three buses have been destroyed by blasts in central London, according to reports.

More as we get it


http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=148603822&p...
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:37 AM
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77. power surge my ass
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:37 AM
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78. oh dear....my husband is supposed to be flying in from Oslo
sometime this am. I'm so scared right now for him and everyone else.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:39 AM
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81. Hugs, sweetie.
We'll all stay up with you. I'm brewing a pot of coffee now. :hug:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:42 AM
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84. Thanks Maddy
We're supposed to be moving there on the 26th of this month.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:44 AM
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88. Mom, think good thoughts. No airlines involved.
Brian expat just said in GD that the whole phose system is crashed so please don't worry just because you haven't heard from him, OK? :hug:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:45 AM
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90. .
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:45 AM by Bluebear
.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:46 AM
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93. thanks for the info, Bluebear
:hug:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:50 AM
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103. If he's just getting to the London Airport, they will probably...
...shut down the Trains going into London. Most of them are quite a ways from the City.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:53 AM
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111. thanks
I'm not sure when he was flying in...spoke to him last night my time late night in Oslo.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:36 AM
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187. There are always taxis.
This will be the taxi drivers' lucky day.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:38 AM
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80. Fox "news" now has the "Sky News" Video feed, CNN/Int. 3 Buses!
and of course the wild speculation they are famous for.

CNN/Int. now saying 3 Bus explosions

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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:39 AM
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82. cnn just had british 'expert' say 'coordinated terror'...
didn't catch the name of the expert...
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:43 AM
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85. Sadly, it's looking like he's right
I was really hoping that it was just an overreaction to transformer explosions, but now it's looking like terror.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:48 AM
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99. it does look bad...see this GD thread from a DU in London
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:43 AM
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87. One of them was a double-decker bus.
Via CNN.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:44 AM
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89. Shows us what a failure
the Iraq=terrorism model is. How has our Iraq debacle helped us here?
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:47 AM
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97. How long...
...until Iran, or better yet, Al-Qaeda-In-Iran is to blame?

(/sarcasm off)
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:47 AM
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Now a SECOND explosion at Tavistock Square
says Sky News reporter
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:50 AM
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105. There's a SECOND one??
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:00 AM
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124. Some people were told by the police there would be controlled explosions
at Tavistock Square. They do sometimes do that, in case a booby trap has been left for the bomb squad.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:50 AM
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102. This will give Bush and Blair
all sorts of excuses to restrict our freedoms even more.

I hope people realize that this is because of the major failure has leaders both these men have been.

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:46 AM
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92. "First reported at 8:49 am"... up2late is right, timing no accident
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:47 AM
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96. My heart goes out to the people of London. n/t
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:47 AM
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98. Bloody hell n/t
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:50 AM
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104. US tourist on BBC saying explosion on board tour bus....
one of the "Big Red" buses that does tours of London, not a London Transport bus.
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 AM
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134. Odd to choose a tour bus
Tube network shutting down means the regular buses are packed (that's why I walked). Timing bombs to go off on the regular buses after the tube closure would be an obvious tactic, but at that time on a rainy morning I'd expect the tour buses to be fairly light on passengers.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:15 AM
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152. Yeah - I think she was just plain wrong.
The pics don't look like a tourist bus to me and it would have been more difficult to get a bomb on board one.
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:51 AM
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106. Statement from Scotland Yard
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:51 AM
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109. Does anybody know of any local London TV stations??
Not the national networks (BBC, ITN, Sky), but possible local affiliate coverage?? If so, can someone in London keep it tuned to that for more updates??

Thanx.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:56 AM
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118. We don't really have local TV stations......
There's BBC London and ITV London, but they're part of BBC and ITV and those stations cut to regional news programmes every so often.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:58 AM
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121. Is it just network coverage now??
It's weird, because if breaking news happens in an American city, usually all the local affiliates will cut in rather than the networks in that city.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:52 AM
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110. Spoke with my step father in Glasgow about the London bombings
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:52 AM by Cronus Protagonist
TV reports there that there were 3 bombs in the underground and about 3/4 of an hour later there were 3 more bombs on busses. First bombs went off at peak rush hour traffic. Ambulances everywhere. The big picture is still not known. Up to 7 bombs have gone off so far.

http://brainbuttons.com/home.asp?stashid=13
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:53 AM
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wow, what a tragedy
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BlakeB Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:56 AM
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117. I just heard on CNN that at least
9 explosions have happened. I sincerely hope this isn't terrorism.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:57 AM
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120. Local news in Scotland says the attack appears coordinated
First bombs went off in the subway, then after enough time had passed to get all the people out onto the streets and busses, then the busses exploded. Looks like a full blown attack of a 9/11 stature. News there reports not sure who's behind it yet.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:00 AM
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125. Double-decker bus destroyed in London blast
Double-decker bus destroyed in London blast
Last Updated Thu, 07 Jul 2005 05:51:24 EDT
CBC News


An explosion destroyed a double-decker bus in London Thursday about an hour after another blast shut down the city's entire subway system.

A number of witnesses say the roof was blown off a double-decker bus near Tavistock Square in central London. A number of people appear to have been injured.



---snip--

Unconfirmed reports say there were more blasts at other stations.

====

Iran or Syria here we come.....
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:53 AM
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112. The "Home Secretary" just made a statement, spoke of...
..."terrible Injuries" and will update the House of Commons in a few hours.
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BlakeB Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:53 AM
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113. This is terrible.
My prayers and thoughts go out to all the people in the great nation of Britain. I hope for the best.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:55 AM
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115. CNN is now saying NINE explosions???
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:55 AM by SmileyBoy
:wtf:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:55 AM
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116. CNN: Now 6 tube explosions, 3 buses, at least NINE blasts
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:59 AM
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123. Another bomb reported at Hounsditch south of Liverpool Street
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:00 AM
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126. Another one??
How many does that make now, ten??

Jesus...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:01 AM
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127. Just reported in GD by a fellow who is there in London
Another bomb reported a couple minutes ago in Hounsditch

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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 AM
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136. At least 10 :-(
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:10 AM
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142. Stockwell Station closed - suspect package
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:10 AM
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144. The shit just keeps on coming...
God DAMN, how many more bombs did they plant??? x( x( x(
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:02 AM
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128. Attn. Americans with sattelite: Coverage on BBC America NOW
Turn off CNN.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:03 AM
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131. Fox/Sky News now reporting 90 Casualties in Aldgate Blast
And they were talking a secondary Blast to kill emergency responders to the Tivoly Square Blast.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:04 AM
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132. Take it with a grain of salt.
Remember what network it is.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 AM
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133. If you have BBC America in the States, tune in to it.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 AM by SmileyBoy
Don't give the American media your viewership.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:07 AM
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139. Thanks SB, also don't have to worry about American spin.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 AM
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135. Friend of mine 300m away when the bus exploded......
and her friend was on the bus behind the one that exploded.....

I'm so glad they're OK.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:07 AM
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137. Thank God!!!
:hug:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:08 AM
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140. glad they are safe
:hug:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:07 AM
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138. PM Blair is about to make a statement
Shot of an empty podium right now.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:08 AM
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141. Live radio reports in LA on 88.7 FM
FYI
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:10 AM
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143. July 7 have any significance in Brit history?

Hopefully their government will do a better job
of investigating this than ours did of 9/11.

Oh gawd, what a mess.
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 AM
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150. Yeah
it's the date of the G8 summit. None other off the top of my head.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:22 AM
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162. Deleted message
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Gasping4Truth Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:45 AM
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203. Mr Creosote wrote a friendly, informative post
Your last post was simply abusive.
No need to lecture him about board etiquette. He grasped the concept quicker than you did, despite your 7900+ posts.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:12 AM
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145. Jeezus... This is becoming the British September 11.
:( :( :(
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 AM
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148. Ask yourself "who benefits?" and you know who did it
A sad day.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:14 AM
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151. Try not to jump to conclusions.
It could be any array of groups.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:18 AM
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157. Yes, and I don't like any of them
And I don't need to jump to conclusions to know that the people who benefit are behind it. It's classical crime theory.

Sherlock Holmes would agree with me.

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:27 AM
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172. Best just to gather info at this point
plenty of time to figure it all out later later.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:12 AM
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146. BBC: Swindon Station evacuated
Also: Brighton Station closed
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 AM
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149. Swindon and Brighton trains closed due to "security incidents"
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:20 AM by Bluebear
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:16 AM
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theearthisround Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:18 AM
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158. Record everything you can on TV, before it goes down the memory hole.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:19 AM
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159. Absolutley - I wish I could, but don't have the gear.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:52 AM
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Monkie Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:17 AM
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154. on BBC a witness: "bodies under sheet" by the bus blast n/t
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:17 AM
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155. Fox/Sky News just reported another explosion in the Financial District
And that the FTSE has dropped 160 points.

FTSE 100 15 min delay

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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:18 AM
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156. 8 confirmed explosion locations from the BBC:
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:22 AM by SmileyBoy
Edgegate Road
Aldgate East
Tavistock Square
Kings Cross
Hall

And a few more that went by too fast

Edit: The other three are Liverpool Street, Moorgate and... DAMN, I forgot the last one.
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:20 AM
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160. Sir Ian Blair says there are 6
he is Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. But adds situation is confused.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:22 AM
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163. That's what I'm seeing on BBC - 6 but lots of confusion
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:21 AM
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161. Met police commissioner lists 6 explosions on TV
Edgware Road
King's Cross
Liverpool St.
Russel Square (ie Tavistock Square)
Aldgate East
Moorgate
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:22 AM
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165. BBC also says Hall Station
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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:27 AM
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173. Sir Ian Blair is one calm, cool, and collected fellow
The Brits dont seem to rattle easy.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:22 AM
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164. 6 explosions reported top police officer
Edgware Road
Kings Cross
Russell Square
Moorgate
Aldgate East
Old Street.

He's refusing to be drawn on whether there are scores or hundreds of casualties, not giving info re: injured or dead. Says situation is slowly coming under their control.

Media reports of "completely gutted" tube train carriage and bus "ripped open like a can of sardines and bodies everywhere."

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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:33 AM
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180. CNN crawler - Terrorism confirmed
no other details from "officials" or talking heads regarding terrorism
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:23 AM
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166. Are Washington D.C. and New York vulnerable today during rush hour? n/t
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:24 AM
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167. That's a good question.
A VERY VERY good question.
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:26 AM
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170. Wouldn't surprise me
Might be a good day to stay home if you rely on public transportation.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:37 AM
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189. hope
these cities and others are checking their mass transit systems
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:38 AM
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Don't know about DC but New York is always vulnerable
Crammed with people with backpacks and briefcases all over the place plus homeless wrapped in coats in July and not enough cops to go around. They've even cut back on toll booth clerks.

In brief, it's suicide bomber's paradise.

At least in New York little visible security. I hope they have some sort of detection system but I doubt it--the system is just too big.

Londons Underground is similar in size and age to New York.

Those poor people.
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:24 AM
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168. Col David Hunt/FOX
"could be G-8, Olympics, or Iraq"

Makes mention of IRA or Al Queda.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:25 AM
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169. PLEASE don't watch FOX.
PLEASE.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:34 AM
Response to Reply #169
183. It's mostly just them adding their dumb comments to the Sky News
feed. They have better video, but I have CNN/International, NPR and this Fox/Sky News mix on right now.
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:31 AM
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178. Experts on Norwegian local tv says it's more likely AQ not IRA.
Because of the modus operandi of several bombs going off practically simultaneously, and no warning. The IRA usually gives a 10 minute warning, AQ does not.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:26 AM
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171. The bastards cut away BBC America coverage.
x(
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:27 AM
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174. CNN: Police confirmed two killed
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:28 AM
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175. GRAPHIC: Photo of exploded double decker
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:30 AM
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176. CNN: 90 people reported injured
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CrazyForKucinich Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:31 AM
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177. None of my local stations are covering it...just the
local traffic.

The media is a joke.

Bad news for the UK but then look who's their leader. Anyone see the connection? Countries with crappy leaders get bombed. America will be the next target once again soon enough.

The Brits should throw out Blair today. Although I'm sure they'll have to rally around him like we did Bush after 9/11.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:37 AM
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188. America's corporate media doesn't care about Britain
The networks all have their usual late night "news" bullshit on- but you can bet come morning, they'll milk the blood for all it's worth.

It's shameful- these bastards really need to be broken up and have their licenses yanked wholesale.
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CrazyForKucinich Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:41 AM
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197. I'm talking about my local news
Not the national morning programs.

There's traffic on Interstate 94 today...what a fucking shocker. Yet no mention of this, surely they know about it.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:43 AM
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200. KSTP Channel 5 has some local coverage now.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:43 AM by SmileyBoy
Whoops, it's over... :eyes:
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:32 AM
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179. BBC America now has some shitty movie show on
I can't get BBC World news on any of the three PBS stations I get either.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:33 AM
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182. I can't believe they cut off that feed.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:34 AM
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184. They did.
The motherfuckers did.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:33 AM
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181. "Arab sources say it's almost certainly Al-Qaeda" - BBC
Arab sources who monitor Al-Qaeda say it's almost certainly their work, according to BBC Security Correspondant.

Confirmed 2 dead and many injured.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:35 AM
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185. CNN reporting Army on tops of buildings
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:46 AM
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206. Interestingly, this has not been repeated on BBC 24 since
nt
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:54 AM
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226. BBC says Govt has been careful not to apportion blame until more known.
N/T
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:35 AM
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186. POLL NUMBERS DOWN - TERRORISTS ATTACK
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:38 AM
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191. guess that means
we will be invading Iran and/or Syria

meanwhile - where's Bin-Laden?
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:45 AM
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204. How conveeeenient.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:55 AM
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227. hope everyone is OK
but the cynic in me wonders who has the most SS in town for the G8 summit. Watch the agend change instantly today.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:37 AM
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190. Report from Brian_Expat in GD
Army in Covent Garden. Fighter jets flying low over London. What a FUBAR.

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:38 AM
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192. UK airspace being cleared, army patrolling streets of London
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:40 AM
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193. Is it just me, or are there a shitload of Americans living in London??
Most witnesses they have interviewed have American accents. :shrug:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:40 AM
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194. Just for info: CNN is running the same Feed as CNN/International
at this time. Even CNBC is covering all this.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:41 AM
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198. Who cares?? I WANT MY BBC, DAMMIT!!!
What the FUCK is this "Talking Heads" movie show on BBC America, when HUGE news is breaking out in London???

I don't wanna watch CNN!!!
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:45 AM
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202. it could very well be transmission failure. the phone systems are going
down... mobile phones completely out, and land lines dying, and the internet suffering as well.
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Guy_Montag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:47 AM
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209. Vodaphone are prioritising calls
emergency services first.

Seems fair

As reported on BBC Five live
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:49 AM
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212. Try the internet video feed
The link is at the top of this page:

<http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/default.stm >

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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:50 AM
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214. CNNi is produced in London.
Just as good as the BBC in this case.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:51 AM
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220. At least Christiane Amanpour is reporting.
That'll give me some relief.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:40 AM
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195. MSNBC reporting Scotland Yard warned Israel
SY received warning BEFORE the attack and passed info on to Israeli officials.

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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:41 AM
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196. City of London Police - fatalities
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:41 AM by Mr Creosote
say 2 dead at Aldgate. 4 critically injured at one hospital.
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:42 AM
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199. We must have peace talks
Someone needs to show some leadership and open a peace dialog with Islamic leaders.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:45 AM
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201. Oh you want to give them "therapy & understanding"??
That is what the American neocon will say whilst swinging their genitals as we all plunge further into the abyss :(
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:46 AM
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205. "we're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here."
the neocon way has failed already.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:47 AM
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208. Exactly.
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:51 AM
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215. They are not islamic leaders
these bombings have nothing to do with Islam. By going on about "islamic" this and "islamic" that, we are just playing into the neocon racist agenda.

sorry, I'm in a bit of a bad mood right now.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:46 AM
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207. No injured children reported at one hospital....small mercy?
P.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:48 AM
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210. Yes, be safe Pert. We are in shock here for you.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:49 AM
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211. Tony Blair to make statement at 7:00AM Eastern Time...
I am watching News World International on DirecTV and the CBC reporter in London just reported Blair will make a statement.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:49 AM
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213. Timeline of London blasts
Timeline of London blasts
Thursday, July 7, 2005 Posted: 1022 GMT (1822 HKT)

(CNN) -- Below is a minute-by-minute timeline of the multiple explosions rocking London. All times are British Standard Time.

10:47 a.m.: Home Secretary Charles Clarke says London blasts cause "terrible injuries"

10:46 Police say serious casualties in London explosions, but no deaths confirmed

10:46 Witness to Britain's Sky News says second blast heard in Tavistock Square.

10:45 Police sources say a bomb is suspected in London bus explosion.

10:33 Police confirm at least three explosions on buses in central London.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:51 AM
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216. thoughts are with our friends in the UK.
.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:51 AM
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218. It's just sinking in....and I'm just getting FUCKING ANGRY!!!
Angry with the cowardly, ignorant, evil fuckers who did this.

Angry at Bush for insisting on poking away at a hornets' nest.

Angry at Blair for going along with Bush's fucking crusade.

But mostly angry with the morally corrupt and utterly hypocritical pieces of shit that consider that indiscriminate bombing of civilians is an appropriate way of furthering their aims and their bastardised version of religion.
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:51 AM
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219. LBN posters, would you like a new thread opened?
We are well over 200 posts, would you like for me to open Thread #2?
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:52 AM
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222. Please. Lock this one and open another. Thanks. P. n/t
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:53 AM
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224. Indeed and thanks for your work nancy
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:53 AM
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225. probably the best idea.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:56 AM
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228. Was just going to ask for that :)
Mind-reader :P
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:52 AM
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221. Blair to speak at top of hour
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:58 AM
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229. Lock due to length
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