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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:18 AM
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Oh my GOD. . . Terrorist attacks spreading to other areas of Britain!
Brighton station targeted too.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:19 AM
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1. Swindon as well.
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:20 AM
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4. Confirmed?
N/T
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:21 AM
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7. Confirmed, Swindon & Brighton/Sussex stations evacuated
"Security incident/suspicious packages"
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:35 AM
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20. 'Called a precautionary measure'
London explosions: live blog

We'll bring you updates on the London explosions as they happen...

11.27am: Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair says there have been six blasts in total so far.

11.26am: Tony Blair to make live address to the nation at midday.

11.24am: A large number of people are believed to have died in the explosions. Bodies covered by sheets seen at locations across the city.

11.22am: Train stations in Brighton & Swindon shut as precautionary measure. Fighter jets heard being scrambled over Cambridge.
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/region_wide/2005/0...
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:19 AM
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2. Has this been confirmed? Nothing on BBC.
We need to stay calm.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:19 AM
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3. yeah, Al-quaeda likes to hit in with nearly concurrent bombings
I was just going to post that they may hit in another place still.
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:21 AM
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6. Neither of the above confirmed by BBC nor the perpetrators
Please stick to the facts as we know them.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:02 AM
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26. well yeah, I'm just saying they like to use tactics like they did in Kenya
and Tanzania.
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:57 AM
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25. Multiple, simultaneous bombings is a really bad tactic...
and probably used more to frame Al Qaeda than anything else. The chances of getting caught multiply greatly when you have to manage several attack sites at once...even more so when you are most likely under surveillance as a muslim fundamentalist.

This stinks.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:02 AM
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30. what do you mean by "frame"?
I was just curious, do other terrorist groups go around copying Al-qaeda in an effort to frame them? I'm not being sarcastic, I've just never known that to be a prevalent thing.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:20 AM
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5. this is terrible
really tragic.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:22 AM
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8. London Official On BBC - 6 Explosions
This on BBC America. My webserver in London went down...and so did several I tried to connect to in other parts of the U.K.

An official (why am I thinking this guy looks like a bad Graham Chapman) intimates the entire city is in shutdown.

"The city is slowly starting to come under control". Very measured words.

Be safe, Brian!
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:23 AM
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9. So far, only London blasts confirmed.
n/t
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:24 AM
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10. London police: "Stay where you are, don't travel."
"Not that you can."
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:25 AM
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11. I'm watching on the BBC - live images of the injured being rushed away
Showing Russel SQ.

at least 90 casualties (terrible injuries, 2 dead)

Also saying TOO early to say it was terrorism.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:26 AM
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12. That's it? No updates? No source? No confirmation?
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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:30 AM
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15. I'm in London, my info is coming from BBC and SKY. n/t
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:31 AM
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17. Police confirm 2 deaths in tube blasts...reports of more fatalities
Bus blast confirmed as a bomb
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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:33 AM
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19. You guys are getting old news. . .
. . . tune into my report from London thread for news from radio and TV as it hits.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:37 AM
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23. I'm watching SKY / BBC-Europe. That flashed across the bottom
with the heading "breaking new"

I'm in Germany.
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Benbow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:35 AM
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22. I am also in London, listening to R5Live and reading CIX
From another BBS,

"an American tourist who saw the Tavistock Place bus explosion
reports that it was a tour bus, not a normal route bus."
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:15 AM
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28. Sorry, I just got up and started at the top of the list.
I hope that you and yours are and stay safe.
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:26 AM
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13. I am hearing nothing about any attacks outside of London
nothing in the news media. And I am online with friends all over the country.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:28 AM
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14. BBC news on tv in US--six explosions reported
No estimate of casualties, they are asking the media not to speculate on who is responsible for these actions so as not to create hysteria.

This is so f*cked up. :cry:
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:30 AM
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16. MSNBC said one in a tube and the others on buses
stay safe, UK. We're there in spirit :grouphug:
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whatever4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:35 AM
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21. God forbid there should be hysteria
...over people getting blown up. We should be CALM about this?? What is worse, what deserves more hysteria?? They asking the media to not speculate?? Good christ on a stick, so we shouldn't be thinking about it too much? MONSTERS!!
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:42 AM
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24. Of course you should be calm, it's only people getting killed after all
And really, won't people be coming up with the "terrorist" idea even if the media don't? :shrug:

Take care
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whatever4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:14 AM
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32. That obviously wasn't my point
and I think I get where you're coming from.

There is no good answer, so everyone SHUT UP about this? Certainly. And we're all here because we don't care so much. Right.

Sound of Silence.
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:03 AM
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27. Hysteria is never a good idea
Not many situations are improved by panicking. We can get angry when all the facts are in: at the moment the situation is still too confused to draw firm conclusions. While I was typing that, a truck full of soldiers drove past the office, but the sky hasn't fallen yet.
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whatever4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:25 AM
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33. The point is
these actions, being widespead and very violent, are MEANINGFUL.

It would cheapen the situation of the people involved to continue with the posts of sympathy and worry; I can't possibly grasp what they're going through. It's not what I'd wish on anybody, it's what we all want protection from, random and violent loss of life.

But to downplay the political significance, here, on DU? I see no reason for that. Makes us sound like hysterical sillies, while in realty, many of us have been VERY worried about acts like this all along. We have been worried our government might be complicit in some act to cause fear and distraction. Many of us suspect them of having done it before. We are very worried this could have been done by them.

To say we're unconcerned about the victims, because we're discussing who might have done it and why? It feels all very much like being told to shut up. I am very tired of that, it hasn't helped anyone very much.

Do I feel for those people hurt? Every bit as much as I feel for the many thousands of civilians hurt, maimed, raped and killed in Iraq. Every day. As many as lost today. Every day.

I'm here because I care. Don't cut down the likes of me for not waxing all tears over what happened. Some of us are past crying. Past shock.

And the horrors and pain we see now are nothing compared to what we suspect is coming. Quite honestly, in terms of months instead of decades, our lives could change radically, and many experts predict this as inevitable.

In terms of this, it's not a numbness towards what has happened, but a dogged persistance to carry on. Without emotional showboating.
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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:32 AM
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18. British airspace to be cleared; Army patrolling London streets n/t
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:53 AM
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29. No, this is a precaution. It's OK, they're just making sure.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:12 AM
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31. Down to only 4 attacks in London now
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