Thursday, July 07, 2005

The London Bombings

I think it is only apt to leave two quotations concerning the terrorist attacks in London today as my main thoughts.

Tony Blair, British Prime Minister

It's important, however, that those engaged in terrorism realize that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism on the world.

Whatever they do, it is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilized nations throughout the world.

Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London

Nothing you do, no matter how 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  

Edit to add:

Interesting things from all over the net concerning these things.

Publius Pundit has a picture of the British flag being raised over the State Department, the first time that a foreign flag has ever been raised there.

Here is the full text of Livingstone’s statement concerning the bombings.

The Belmont Club has some very interesting thoughts about Al Qaeda in general.  (And I’d like to endorse them as a good resource concerning US Military actions in Iraq.)

The Counterterrorism Blog is something you should be keeping an eye on at least once a week.

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