Thursday, July 07, 2005

al Qaida claims London explosions

UPDATED: See updates below - I had a problem with Blogger and I know I lost some links. If you recieve a trackback from me but don't find your link listed below, I apologise. It wasn't my fault - I don't think.

According to update from Arthur Chrenkoff, al Qaida says,
The heroic mujahidin have carried out a blessed raid in London.

Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters.
Tony Blair's respose:
It's particularly barbaric this has happened on a day when people are meeting to try to help the problems of poverty in Africa, the long-term problems of climate change and the environment.

Our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction on innocent people to impose their extremist values on the civilised world.
I don't think the British and Europeans have taken this threat seriously enough, just as we had not prior to 9/11. Now the chickens have come home to roost. It will be interesting to see the British people's reaction to this. Will they go the way of the Spanish who folded it up after the Madrid railway attacks? Or will the British respond like the Americans and go looking for the ones responsible in their house, where they live, plan and direct these attacks?

UPDATE: George Galloway:
The loss of innocent lives, whether in this country or Iraq, is precisely the result of a world that has become a less safe and peaceful place in recent years.

We have worked without rest to remove the causes of such violence from our world. We argued, as did the Security Services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings.

We urge the government to remove people in this country from harms way, as the Spanish government acted to remove its people from harm, by ending the occupation of Iraq and by turning its full attention to the development of a real solution to the wider conflicts in the Middle East.
What a puke. via Slublog

UPDATE 2: Letter from Terrorists translated by Der Spiegel:
Rejoice, community of Muslims. The heroic mujahedeens today conducted an attack in London. All of Great Britain is now shaken and shocked in the north, the south, west and east. We've warned the British government and the British people time and again. "We've kept our promise and have carried out a blessed military operation.

We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all other crusader governments. We demand that all countries pull their troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Secret Organization -- al Qaida in Europe.
UPDATE 3: Egypt's ambassador to Iraq reported murdered by kidnappers - I don't have the link but Normsblog does.

Others reporting:

Avedon Carol with instructions on communications

Arthur Chrenkoff
Joe Gandelman says 7 explosions and 5 more bombs found
Pam's House Blend - photos and more details from the scene
QandO - link to eyewitness reports with many links

Gay Orbit with photos and links
Dean Esmay with best comment so far from Jesse Hill - "Oh, shit."
Ghost of a Flea - has family and friends there
Overtaken by Events - says Koskiddies are blaming Bush
Eschaton - Atrios reports but some commenters hurl leftist stream of sewage - "fuck Bush and Blair and their enablers."

Jawa Report - Scotland Yard says no prior warning
Danny Carlton with blog coverage
The Shape of Days - advises not to read blog comments - people saying terrible things under cloak of anonymity
Riehl World View - it was inevitable


Opinion Bug - says at least 40 deaths
Tim Worstall - cool it woth the snide political comments (good advice)
CDR Salamander - says see Rusty Shackleford for live updates
WunderKraut - says, "Muslims, stand up now!"
Les Enfants Terrible - reminded again of cowardly enemy we face
Darlene's Place - anyone think this was the work of Baptists?

Scared Monkeys - Queen says, "Deeply shocked..."
bRight and Early - this story requires no comment
Six Meat Buffet - Kos says "There is no threat - There is no al Qaeda."
The Command Post - says number of explosions revised down to 4
Project Nothing with Bush's statement

Mrs. Greyhawk with the Dawn Patrol
Red State Rant - G8 leaders statement
Mark Time - We are all Brits today.
Res Ipsa Loquitur with links
Michelle Malkin with detailed timeline

Weapons of Mass Destruction - family safe and accounted for
Double Toothpicks - this was in retaliation for what?
Media Slander - while we were sleeping...
Daily Inklings says moonbats are up to their usual tripe
Rhymes with Right - moonbats already blaming murders of civilians in Iraq

The Loudest Cricket with What Tony Blair is calling it
Suitably Flip - Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.
Broken Masterpieces - Who did it?
Right Hand of God - COWARDS

Bittersweet - al Qaida claiming responsibility
Thoughts of a Medic - prayers go out to all touched by tragedy
The Art of the Blog - links to casualty reports
On the Wright - quotes Churchill - "We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job."
Jeff Quinton - asks for trackback updates

The Captain - quite mistaken to believe that Bush/Blair will be frightened
Cernig's Newshog - worried about friends who work in Lloyd's building - phone lines hopelessly clogged (like Haloscan)
MahaBlog - unfortunate but too typical leftist commentary
Confederate Yankee - not amateur terrorists - quite sophisticated attack
Argghhh - Show us your steel!

The Ace is running open thread
Slublog - nauseated by George Galloway - see Galloways quote blaming attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq
Norbizness - not good at all
Pandagon with more feftist bloviating
Now That's Progress - wrong to start pointing political fingers instead of being sad and angry

Freiheit und Wissen - more leftist poison - title of post here is The Sound and the Furry
The Disenchanted Forest - another leftist attack on Bush - provides translation of terrorist letter from Der Spiegel

Blogger just crashed - must go back and retrieve lost links - patience please.

Another Rovian Conspiracy - Al Qaeda - Sick, twisted cowards
Threshold Negative 55 - it didn't take take left long to come out swinging
Michelle Malkin with latest photos
Truth Quante-fied - London's Burning

DodgeBlogInn - Liveblogging from London

The Political Teen - with map and photos
Harry's Place - I think it would be best if we left without comment, the shameful shit being pronounced by the SWP and Respect. But there are the links if you can stomach them.
Southern Appeal with questionable statement by "Red" Ken Livingston, Mayor of London
Daly Thoughts with different thoughts on mayor's statement
Slant Point - Blair eloquent

The Narrow - Evil is an undeniable reality
Lorie Byrd @ PoliPundit - commenter Maaxx getting slapped around pretty good here - you can spend 15 minutes in the comment section here - this is one of the links I know I lost when Blogger crashed - I will try to find the rest
Secular Blasphemy - Chirac a really sore loser (joke)
Silent Running from NZ - quotes London Mayor
Ranting Profs - Propaganda Disseminated Here: BBC
Obsidian Wings - smells like Madrid

This was becoming unmanageable - paused to reboot and run Spybot to dump spyware I picked up this morning

Feddie @ Southern Appeal - And know this: The United States is with England in this fight, and it is a fight we will win.
Jane Galt - no doubt in partial response to their support of us
Pseudo-Polymath - Not a good morning if you're a Londoner
Suburban Guerrilla - Link to BBC4
Attaturk - Welcome to Bush's 'Merica where you distrust everyone around you. - that's helpful

USS Neverdock - BBC perhaps can explain this myth
Begging to Differ - All our hearts go out to our greatest ally.
No More Mister Nice Blog - re: Bush, "Yeah, it's all about you, isn't it? You're the measure of all things, aren't you?" - also helpful
Right Wing News - with updates - sounds more like 4 bombs than 6
Winds of Change - has tactical analysis

Small Dead Animals - there seems to be little doubt that this is a textbook Islamic attack.
WILLisms - Tony Blair's George Bush moment
Brainster's Blog - "Didn't take long for the idiots to claim the WOT is responsible." - provides links, unfortunately
Democracy Guy with many links
Jeff Goldstein - Scenes from a London Pub

Murdoc Online - Galloway surrenders, urges others to do likewise
Being American in T.O. - Atrocity in London (updating)
Angry in the Great White North - British socialists blame Blair, don't mention terrorists
Dust My Broom - Kill the sons a bitches. That does sound helpful.
T. Longren - links and photos

Mike's Noise - Clear lessons
Coalition of the Swilling - another Galloway admirer
MaxSpeak . another Red Livingston admirer
Registan - Galloway's a bitch and trhe Guardian blog has more
The Dead Pool - another Galloway fan

California Conservative - The London Attack
Blue State Conservatives - too much to write about and no time
Bill Roggio - The GWoT hits London
Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill - These clowns have given us enough proof.
Project Nothing - another link I lost -huge post with links links links

Nosey Online - righties filled with bloodlust
Flopping Aces - the reckoning will come
Hard Starboard - al Quada, "Hello, we're still here."
Hard Starboard - Speak softly and carry a big broom.
Volokh - with full translated text of terrorist's letter claiming responsibility

Blackfive - has link to Tony Blair's office in Downing Street
WitNit - The Cowards and the Heroes
Tom Maguire - message to NATO?
Spoons - wishes the Brits, "Good hunting."
Patterico - suggests cooling it with the political comments - impossible

XRLQ - We're all Britons today
Bill @ INDC Journal - Fly the Union Jack today - He's got Trackback!
Evolution - Mr. Galloway, you cannot leave this world fast enough for me.
Decision '08 - No words necessary
No Pasarán - Find out who did it. Retaliate with extreme prejudice.
No Pasarán - Filthy Animals
No Pasarán - The "Special People's" first reaction: blame the victim and the defender

Tigerhawk - threatening Italy and Denmark
Villainous Company - What are we willing to fight for?
Heretical Ideas - unexploded bombs found - good news all around
Iowahawk - May God bless London and the UK
The Redsugar Muse - All of our hearts are with the people of London this morning.

Yuma Tech Cosortium - comments from British blogs
Desertlight Journal - Thoughts and prayers for our British friends
Security Watchtower - BIG map and photos
Overtaken by Events - enormous miscalculation
Pennywit - must starve the body of this Hydra (comments)

White Peril - big story in Japan
Weekend Pundit - clearly a coordinated attack
Pam's House Blend - Pam can't decide who has more bullshit, Organisation of Al-Qaeda Jihad in Europe or The U.S. Chimperor in Chief - nice
My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - Together, we WILL defeat the ideology of hate.
Common Sense Runs Wild - We Will Spread An Ideology of Hope and Compassion

Steal the Bandwagon - Show our support to our allies.
Pirate's Cove - Sure that the moonbats will blame Bush. - You're right!
Feisty Republican (WHAT?) - Decorate your blogs for the British
Steve the Pirate - Never forget
Dane Bramage - Today we are all Brits.

InstaPunk - BIG photo spread from London
No Signal Input - Hotline numbers to London to check relatives
New Ecomomist - Big report direct from London


Anonymous said...

After 911, Bush had one job. One. Kill bin Laden. Destroy Al Qaida. Hunt them down without mercy. He didn't do it. He fucked up. I really don't give a shit if his heart is in the right place. He blew it.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous:

If that's how you feel, have the courage to put your name behind your beliefs.

You are EXACTLY what is wrong with this nation.

Thanks to Mark for bringing such an important issue to light.

Anonymous said...


The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Well said Steve.
Thanks Mark.
Anon and Bush lies - You live in a land of make-believe.
These murderers will always have some lame excuse to kill.
And people like you help them.

Deadman said...

came here via Counterterrorism Blog. Thanks for the links - My humble two cents: