Friday, July 08, 2005
Terrorist Attacks in London- Day two
(Another open-ended post on the Terrorist Attacks in London.)
White House photo by Eric Draper
During a news conference today, Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, Sir Ian Blair, raised the death toll to more than 50 for yesterday’s terrorist bombings. This number is probably going to rise being all the bodies have not been recovered as of yet and there are still so many victims in Critical Condition in local Hospitals...
What about suicide bombers you ask… Sir Iran Blair said today, “We have absolutely nothing to suggest this was a suicide bombing attack although nothing at this stage to rule that out.” As far as unexploded bombs go… Blair said that only the four exploded terrorist bombs were found, no others, yet two suspicious packages were destroyed by police in controlled explosions but they turned out to be harmless.
** Prince Charles, his new wife Camilla and Queen Elizabeth have all visited St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. They spent time visiting with many of the attack victims who had been taken there yesterday.
** No one is saying for sure as to who did these attacks in London yesterday but these attacks sure do have the hallmarks of al-Qaeda written all over them. A group called ‘The Secret Organization of al-Qaeda in Europe’ posted a message right after the attacks yesterday taking full responsibility. British Police say this group is of high interest to them right now but suggest nothing more. (Note: Al- Zarqawi is thought to have operated under a number of different names in Iraq. He’s used such names as ‘al-Qaeda Between Two Rivers’ and ‘al-Qaeda in Iraq’. Hint a potential connection between Zarqawi and ‘The Secret Organization of al-Qaeda in Europe’.) Another group today also claimed responsibility for the attacks. Not sure what the name of this group is but I do know that no one is giving them very much attention.
** After arriving back in Washington DC from his G8 Summit Meeting this afternoon, President Bush went straight to the British Embassy and signed the book of condolences.
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