Friday, July 08, 2005

London Bombings

It was sad to find out today that London was hit by 4 bombs. As is all over the news, there were about 40 known casualties and about 700 injured. The bombs were placed in 3 trains and 1 bus. It appears that the bombs were set with timers so that the explosions would coincide. So far, Al Quaeda, or a european version, seems to be the responsible party for the destruction.

I am glad that British PM Tony Blair is determined even more to root out this evil breed of people. There are leaders such as Tony Blair, G. W. Bush, and Spain's Jose Maria Aznar. It is encouraging to see the unity that the British are showing. Ken Livingston, Mayor of the City of London has said:
Nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our cities where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.

It is encouraging to see the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity. The English know adversity, having suffered plenty of it in World War II. I have spoken to some WWII generation Brits who have told me about their experience during those times. Yes, they were scared. Yes, they worried. The daily bombings did not stop them from going about their lives. They took all the precaution and care necessary to be able to carry out their daily business. It was KBO, keep buggering on.

In the case of Al Quaeda, it is freedom that they fight against. They want to eradicate any beliefs that are different from theirs. They fight us because we offer the most freedom. They fight the UK because they have freedom. They fight the Spanish because Spain has freedom. They fight the Iraqis because the Iraqis SEEK freedom. It is difficult to understand how anybody in this country could defend such intolerance.

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