Thoughts and prayers to all Londoners. Don't let them change your way of living just because we're doing the right thing! Those bastards, go on and fight a battle on a battlefield, but to kill inoccent civilians, that is a coward's tactic. May they all burn in hell for the rest of eternity.
Yes Chrono. On a website yesterday a previously unknown organisation called the "Secret Organisation Group of al-Qaeda of Jihad Organisation in Europe" claimed responsibility. This is not to say for certain that they were responsible as they could just be claiming so, but it does seem most likely to be true.
The only other possibility is they were the work of one of the Irish republican groups, but they have been quiet in London for many years now and they normally provided coded warnings beforehand. No such warning, as far has been announced, was received yesterday. The scale of these numerous co-ordinated attacks also resembles Al-Qaeda and no Irish group has claimed responsibility to date.
It's probably worth remembering that immediately after last year's Madrid bombing, the common assumption was that they were the work of the Basque separatists. (The Oklahoma City bombing was first thought to be the work of Arabs.) First impressions can be misleading. The IRA has been quiet, but as the Good Friday accords have slowly fallen apart there's been speculation that disaffected Republicans might start bombing again. The London attacks do have some of the characteristics of an Al Qaeda operation, but they also resemble the attacks that occur in Iraq on an almost daily basis, and it's fair to say that Al Qaeda's "style" has been widely emulated by numerous terrorist and insurgent groups.
It's a London sort of day here in New York, cool and raining and glum.
Does London own the dubious honor of being the city bombed by more different antagonists than any other?