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London Bomb Blasts

saw sms about 7 london bombs at my 820am

immediately switched on tv to try to find some news coverage (I only have basic cable, so no CNN. Have caught BBC news before, but that's like a special slot rather than a 24/7 thing), and found one channel that was running through it as "Breaking News: Terror Alert". Had live feeds from London, where the correspondant was saying things were strangely quiet & calm in the heart of London. Then they went to New York City and wondered why New Yorkers weren't panicking. Ugh.

at the same time, got online to see what the online news sites have to say about it... but combine dial-up with graphics-heavy pages with probably plenty of readers: turned out to be a pretty frustrating experience.

Was 'glad' to see that the number of blasts had been reduced to 4, tho it included an aboveground blast that ripped the roof of a double decker bus. Of course the death & injured numbers will keep chaning. Will have to wait till maybe this evening for things to be more coherent.

In the meantime, I will have to hope that people I know in London have not been too badly affected by this. A friend of mine is a nurse working in the heart of London, who i bet will be having her hands full helping out with this crisis. Twin sisters of a family friend are in the London area too, wonder how they are doing. Mash's sis also in London area. An ex-colleague who, the last I heard, was doing numerous trips to London for business. All that and more.

Curses to Al-Qaeda and its followers & derivatives: while they have valid issues to be highlighted, publicising and furthering their cause by murder is NOT the way to go. They do so much more harm than good, perpetuating terror, fear, hatred.

Do they really think they will get what they want (do they really know what they want in the first place?) through these murders?

Ugh.

[picture from CNN.com]

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  1. In case you were wondering, our former colleague Rozaiddin (formerly MTBE, Bataan, recently PGB) who was posted to London earlier this year is alive and well. At the time of the blast, he was half an hour away from landing in a far far away Kingdom called Malaysia (he flew home as his son had an operation). Malek

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