Friday, July 08, 2005

Terror in London

Looks like terrorism is still very much alive.

A day after London officially won the right to host the 2012 Olympics, the unthinkable happened.

According to London Time, here is what roughly happened:

09:15 British transport police say an explosion was reported in London's financial district in the area near Liverpool railway station.

09:27 Metronet, the subway maintenance company, says power surge has caused explosion in London tube station.

09:41 London Underground reports a second explosion at a subway station in northwest London.

09:53 Metronet says the entire London subway network has been shut down. Police say incidents were reported at the Aldgate station near the Liverpool Street railway terminal, Edgware Road and King's Cross in north London, Old Street in the financial district and Russell Square in central London, near the British Museum.

10:14 News agencies reported a bus has exploded in central London.

10:24 Scotland Yard says "multiple explosions" rocked London.

10:25 Police confirmed explosion on bus in central London in the area around Russell Square.

10:46 Police say serious casualties in London

I seriously think that the Al-Qaeda network is very extensive and extremely powerful. Terror has already struck in New York, Madrid and now London is experiencing the power of the terrorists. Gut feeling tells me that this has been in the making for quite some time, where terrorists have planted bombs in the 5 candidate cities. So, if Paris had won the right to host the 2012 Olympics, it might have been very much a different story. The Eiffel Tower could probably have been destroyed. In any case, it was very saddening to see innocent people losing their lives. In the news on TV I see everyone running for their lives, some seriously injured, blood covering their heads, trying to figure out what happened. Sometimes you really wonder what you would do if your country were facing such a crisis.

Are we losing this fight against terror? All the money spent on fighting terrorism, has it all been worth it?

Then you think from the terrorists' point of view. Why do people idolise Osama bin Laden? Why are they willing to sacrifice their lives to be suicide bombers? And all these actions by Al-Qaeda..what are they trying to show? The world really consists of very very different types of people indeed.

And thanks to these London bombings, I am on overtime again. Sigh..


Anonymous TH said...

see u on sunday!!!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Clement said...

thanks alot man

12:12 PM  

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