A day after the announcement of yesterday's awarding of the Olympic hosting privilege for 2012, and in the shadow of the G8 Summit London has been rocked by a series of explosions. Dozens of injuries have already been reported, death tolls are still sketchy and conflicting. Tony Blair will be departing the G8 Summit to return to aid in the investigation and aftermath of this terrorist attack.
"It is important that those engaged in terrorism realize that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism on the world," - Tony Blair
The fact that the terrorists underestimate the US from a historical perspective is almost understandable. We've only been around a little over two hundred years as a nation, and with the exception of the 9/11 disaster we've never suffered a major enemy attack upon the US mainland. Underestimating the British in a similar historical context is absolutely ludicrous. This is the nation that at Hadrian's Wall ravaged the world bestriding Roman Empire. This is the nation that crushed the Spanish Grand Armada. These are the people who spat defiance
into the faces of the Hitler and Mussolini. They not only dug in there heels and held their ground, they went forward and crushed those men. When the dust settled, the United Kingdom still stood after facing those threats, comparatively these terrorists
are a bunch of rowdy drunks but they should expect no gentler treatment than they would mete out.
America will be there with for you.
Those claiming responsibility had this
"Rejoice, Islamic nation. Rejoice, Arab world. The time has come for vengeance against the Zionist crusader government of Britain in response to the massacres Britain committed in Iraq and Afghanistan," ...
"The heroic mujahedeen
carried out a blessed attack in London, and now Britain is burning with fear and terror, from north to south, east to west,"
"We warned the British government repeated. We have carried out our promise and carried out a military attack in Britain after great efforts by the heroic mujahedeen over a long period to ensure its success." ...
"We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all crusader governments that they will receive the same punishment if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan,"
cross posted to Blogcritics