More Bombs Hit London

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Following the tragic incidents two weeks ago in London, it appears that more bombs may have been detonated on London tube trains, and busses.

It's all a little sketchy at the time of writing, but from what i can gather bombs may have gone off on Oval, Sheperds Bush and Warren St tubes, and a bus in Hackney.

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Sky news is saying “London

Sky news is saying “London ambulance service has reported no casualties”.
Seems at least one of them failed to go off properly. Eyewitness reports a small explosion from a guys backpack, people fled and heard the guy swearing/screaming.

BBC are confirming reports

BBC are confirming reports that ambulance crews have been called out to the locations, but there have been no casualties.

Some sort of nutters??

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Dummy explosions using detonators only have sparked the evacuation of three Tube stations and the closure of three lines, a BBC correspondent has said.

Suicide bombers failed?

Sounds like someone tried to blow themselves up but only the detonator went off.

Victoria Line train passenger Ivan McCracken told Sky News he spoke to an Italian man who witnessed an explosion just after the train arrived at the platform.

"He told me he had seen a man carrying a rucksack which suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open his rucksack. Everyone rushed from the carriage. People evacuated very quickly. There was no panic.

"I didn't see anyone injured but there was shock and fright.

"There was a smell of smoke."

"The man who was holding the rucksack looked extremely dismayed.

There is also a report

There is also a report of a bus in Hackney, where the "windows are apparently blown out." Luckiliy none of this looks too bad - no causalties etc.

It looks to me like they tried to do this again but failed? Maybe copycats without the right equipment? They have a good chance to catch them now, even if they are not 'connected'. Wouldn't like to put any money on them being released this century if/when they do get caught.

google news link

here (most recent first)

I've just back into the office

from Brighton. London is awash with police and choppers again, and the Tube was being shut down around me as I travelled. I wish I'd just gone home....

Victoria line reopening

Victoria line reopening either side of Warren street...thats a good sign

Ironically New York had just restored cell phones in metro

CNN reported yesterday

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Cell phone service was restored in two major New York commuter tunnels late Tuesday after being shut down due to security concerns following the deadly bomb blasts earlier this month in London.

Damn, you guys in London,

Damn, you guys in London, take care.

Kick some ass

Sooner or later we're going to have to start fighting these cowards - currently we are way too nice. First we have to realize there is no such thing as a war on terrorism. It's impossible to fight a war against a tactic or a method. Identify the enemy and then kill them all.

Can't think of one terrorist

Can't think of one terrorist insurgence that was suppressed by more violence...it just creates more terrorists as you kill someones brother,father, mother, child...there is none of our logic to these people.

You need to bleed the cause of its matyrs give them a reason to live and not to die

Also...

...somebody please kill the seven(ty) virgins legend. Almost (?) silly what brainwashing can accomplish.

PS: not saying that all terrorists are moved by that, but hey. I presume that all terrorists are delusional anyway, prolly caused by some sort of (childhood) brainwashing.

Dangerous times

What I find disturbing is that people who are born and schooled and socialised in our country are evidently quite willing to destroy themselves and innocent people in the name of...what exactly?

And where are the voices of peace in their communities? Why are a vociferous politically motivated few allowed to have such an impact? Why can't the community itself alienate these preachers of hate?

Whats really sad too, is that it will fuel mistrust and all sorts of other negativities, which other groups will use to drive a wedge through all sorts of towns and cities up and down the land.

Lets hope that communities can pull together and show all parties that it needn't be that way.

I heard the 70 virgins are

I heard the 70 virgins are all male anyway... ;)

I heard ...

... that it's 70 Virginians.

only one person injured

- from the various press reports it seems that only one person was injured. That's still one too many, but it is good that no more harm was done than that.

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OT, I guess:
Seventy virgins? What's that all about? What's Richard Branson got to do with this?

LOL (if that's even apppropriate)...

...I was not talking about Virgin Guys Aged 70 Or Thereabouts, but about the (apparent) incentive for some people to kill themselves and a whole lot of decent people with them.......

Claus, wondering about the 70 virgins

The Guardian have the background but basically in some quarters

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"I described to him how God would compensate the martyr for sacrificing his life for his land. If you become a martyr, God will give you 70 virgins, 70 wives and everlasting happiness."

70 wives and everlasting happiness?

Even with my deeply feminist principals I see a flaw in that logic.

LOL Gurtie my thoughts exactly

Thanks cornwall, I really didn't know. That link was interesting: "Hey, if you become a martyr you get all this (you'll get it anyway, and viagra too, we just don't tell you that). Oh, and besides - it's not really virgins, it's raisins."

Btw: Has it been proved in any way that all these bomb throwing idiots have anything to do with Islam at all, or has this just become the basic unquestioned assumption of the media nowadays? FWIW, they might as well be Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Atheists, or something entirely different.

Now who in the right minds

Now who in the right minds would want 70 wives!!!!

:)

SUICIDE BOMBER SHOT

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SUICIDE BOMBER SHOT
Police have shot a suspected suicide bomber near a tube station in south London.

Marksmen opened fire near Stockwell Tube station as passengers were evacuated. It is thought the man was killed.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1189920,00.html

they don't have a god claus

>>Has it been proved in any way that all these bomb throwing idiots have anything to do with Islam at all

They don't have anything to do with Islam. They may say they do when attempting to justify their actions but killing is against Islamic prohibitions and the "nation is not defending itself against aggression" by blowing up innocent people on trains.

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