Awful events in London: (in Off-topic)


AdminShade July 7 2005 6:29 AM EDT

Just heard about it from Gaza but just wanted to say how awful it is that such a thing happens...

I hope nobody from CB (living/working in London) is hit by this...

QBJohnnywas July 7 2005 6:37 AM EDT

Me - Working/and living in London. Currently stuck at work! Mobile phone network is down due to too many people trying to use it. No transport whatsoever. The city has ground to a halt. News telling us one thing, my company (I work for the underground rail system) telling us another and basically nobody knows anything.

Supposed to be leaving town tonight for a long weekend and there are now mainline trains in and out of London either. Seeing as how we just won the Olympics, it's either the French or the Martians to publicize 'War of The Worlds'

You gotta keep a sense of humour at times like these...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 7 2005 7:21 AM EDT

My school is quite close to Aldgate..

And Claire works on the Island.

It's caused so much confusion, but I'm left relieved that it didn't seem more organised. It could have caused so much more death and destruction than it has...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 7 2005 7:25 AM EDT

Army is now at Tottenham Court Road station to deal with a suspect package.

4074 days old {Gaza} July 7 2005 7:57 AM EDT

very sad day indeed

QBJohnnywas July 7 2005 8:02 AM EDT

GL,

I think it was pretty organised - I don't think the intention was to cause loss of life, at least not large loss of life. I suspect confusion and fear was the aim this time - whoever is behind it. And people are certainly confused and scared. To top it all, the UK capital has been brought to a standstill. We should be lucky that it wasn't worse but I really think that if someone wanted to cause massive loss of life then they would have done....

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 7 2005 8:12 AM EDT

Yeah, that's why I'm relieved... The first went of at 8:50, towards the end of the rush hour. Imagine the impact if it had happened during the height of it... :(

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] July 7 2005 8:18 AM EDT


For those not currently able to access decent TV coverage: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Explosions,_%22serious_incidents%22_occuring_across_London.

By the power of wiki, this thing gets updated minute by minute, and most seem careful to note "reports of" and "confirmed" as two different things, which is more than can be said for FOX. It also includes links to all the reputable news sources -- and Sky News.

QBJohnnywas July 7 2005 8:28 AM EDT

Being right in the centre of London , it's interesting how easy it is to get facts mixed up. All the major news channels and papers - online and on tv have reported at least 3 different buses exploding. Two of those were reported as being at Tavistock Place and Russell Square. I work five minutes away from those locations - they are the same place. So in that instance a misunderstanding in the midst of confusion has been reported worldwide, like a massive game of chinese whispers...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 7 2005 8:51 AM EDT

Yeah, people can't seem to agree on the number of the bus either..

I wonder if it was on it's way to go off in the underground?

[T]Vestax July 7 2005 9:02 AM EDT

Good thing I had the wikipedia page already opened before I saw you mention it Bast. Makes me feel smarter now. It is a nicely outlined report with much information already at this point, yet nothing like the reports which johnnywas discribes, which is a good thing. I'm going to keep refreshing it all day I guess. I also send my best wishes to anyone effected by this sorrowful event.

LumpBot July 7 2005 10:02 AM EDT

My girlfriend just took a 10 day vacation to visit her relatives in England and it has me worried sick. They picked the best time to go >.<' Luckily they aren't in London.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 7 2005 12:25 PM EDT

I heard about this this morning, and still noone has an exact number on how many bombs went off?

This is really sad that people's religion involves killing themselves in order to kill innocent people, which in turn gives them the afterlife unimaginable.......ridiculous. And all this because they helped the US? What was the reason behind it exactly? Terrorists just need to be exterminated...=/ I dont care who they are or what religion they are....Terrorists are terrorists.

Hi im Jake July 7 2005 1:05 PM EDT

This rely sucks and isn't the US waging a war on terisom US you got the wrong guys(no offense this is just an opinion)

Vagabond July 7 2005 1:40 PM EDT

^^ Resiting urge to feed the troll.

I hope all of our London CB'ers and their families are safe and sound.

LumpBot July 7 2005 1:42 PM EDT

Mmm...This is why I'm so glad the majority of online opinions are useless =D I do hope all my Londonians are doing well.

drudge July 7 2005 1:52 PM EDT

oh wow, I just found out about this. i feel for anyone who has family or was affected by this. =/

SaintMichael July 7 2005 1:53 PM EDT

Only 2 fatalities, hey, that isn't too bad.

[T]Vestax July 7 2005 1:54 PM EDT

I don't think these were suicide bombers Small1. As far as why many countries turn on the US when we go to help them, (such as the Saddam's Army, which we gave to him.) might be due to the fact that our help is never free. The US has always attached their special interests to most causes. Granted those special interests is what makes us get off our butt and do anything at times (in other words, without oil fields in Iraq, there would have been no preemptive strike) it is also the source of much resentment. But I'm bordering on off-topic here since Iraq and terrorism have no relation what-so-ever.

Some people ask themselves a lot of questions. Such as why is the whole Southern Hemisphere in poverty as the Northern Hemisphere prospers? Is democracy something our people asked for in the first place or was it imposed undemocratically? If you gave us democracy then why isn't my leader chosen? Some people think they know the answers to these questions and regardless of whether they are right or not, their solutions are directed at civilians, which is sad to say the least.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 7 2005 2:32 PM EDT

Unconfirmed as of yet.

50 fatalities, more wounded and seriously injured.

4 Bombs, 3 on undergrounds trains (! train took out two others next to it on adjacent platforms, the last bomb on a Bus.

matteo48 July 7 2005 4:53 PM EDT

I do not think the person was meant to blow himself up on the bus, think he was meant to get on a train aswell or something
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