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BLAST AT CITY TUBE STATION - FOUR BOMB EXPLOSIONS AROUND LONDON
Sky News ^ | July 7, 2005

Posted on 07/07/2005 1:45:13 AM PDT by RWR8189

There has been an explosion at Aldgate East underground station in London, causing the closure of the entire Tube network.

There are also reports that a second incident took place at Edgware Road station in north west London.

The Aldgate East blast was caused by "some kind of power surge", according to Tube infrastructure company Metronet, which is responsible for maintaining the Metropolitan line.

A spokesman said: "We don't know the extent of the problem yet."

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We have just sent some resources out to the scene."

British Transport Police confirmed that there are "walking wounded" and said paramedics have responded to one report of a person classed as "life at risk".

"It's chaos, with people trying to work out what has happened," said a spokesman.

"All we know at the moment is that staff reported a loud bang at 8.49am. No one is sure what caused an explosion, but it is thought it could have been a collision, a power cut, or a power cable problem."

One witness said the packed underground train he was on was 200 metres from Kings Cross when there was a huge flash.

The train stopped and people were using umberellas to smash windows of the trains. Passengers were led out of the train by underground staff.

He added people were milling around Kings Cross covered in soot.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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To: MadIvan

Has Lady Thatcher issued a statement..? I hope she does..


2,951 posted on 07/07/2005 8:27:22 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: advance_copy

interesting tidbit there regarding Spain's market....


2,952 posted on 07/07/2005 8:27:25 AM PDT by PurVirgo (Here's a tip: Never weedeat the dog pen with your mouth open.)
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To: PacesPaines

My son has emailed me, so the computer lines are working. That seems like the best way to contact your family.


2,953 posted on 07/07/2005 8:28:41 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Zionist Conspirator

We're all Londoners Today.


2,954 posted on 07/07/2005 8:28:53 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: bernie_g
In general public reaction here is about what I'd expect. Calm and stubbornly unmoved.

Just what we would expect of the British people. Good for you!

2,955 posted on 07/07/2005 8:29:02 AM PDT by ohioWfan ("If My people, which are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray.....")
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To: tobyhill
Ms. Amanpour is a Muslim.

Also, she was the one featured on CNN when XXX-president Clintonw as killing Christians in Yugoslavia in fgavor of the Muslims (1995 and again 1999).

2,956 posted on 07/07/2005 8:29:45 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: TAdams8591

Yes, Terry, he's fine, but there are three kids in his group that are unaccounted for. Thanks for asking.


2,957 posted on 07/07/2005 8:29:51 AM PDT by Eva
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To: pitinkie
She is safe thanks!!!!!

Great news from a bad situation.

2,958 posted on 07/07/2005 8:30:04 AM PDT by Jackknife (No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.-MacArthur)
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To: TattooedUSAFConservative
I TRIED ......................

BBC...............

FIRST................

STOP

No...............

SUCCESS..........

THERE............

STOP

THANK...............

YOU..........

FOR............

YOUR............

CONCERN..........

STOP

SEND............

MONEY........................

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2,959 posted on 07/07/2005 8:31:34 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: AFPhys
I'm reading the 4 also which fits the specifics of the terrorist manual "Pick 4 targets" and also agrees with numbers of 9-11. Decided that the base numbers were 2 + 2.

But I'm still considering "7" as the key number as it is July 7th and if you turn the 7 upside down, it is an "L". Pretty easy to pass around a one number (or letter) clue to activate a bombing sequence. Wonder what a 77 or 777 address would produce in the heart of London?

2,960 posted on 07/07/2005 8:31:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

How about revoking the tax exempt status of any mosque found harboring terrorists.

Even back date the revokation.

(can the tax exempt status of a whole cult be revoked?)


2,961 posted on 07/07/2005 8:32:01 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: republican2005

No! They have rightS you know! Are we now going to invade another innocent country like we did with Iraq?

JUST KIDDING! I WANTED TO SEE HOW IT FELT TO BE LIBERAL!


2,962 posted on 07/07/2005 8:32:16 AM PDT by angcat
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To: RWR8189

Prayers for everyone in London, especially those killed or injured and their families.


2,963 posted on 07/07/2005 8:32:29 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Righty_McRight

Pretty typical of the DU. They point the finger but can never provide answers on how to solve this all....

Lets keep everyone in England in our minds I have contacted my family there and everyone is okay. I will keep everyone else in mind and if any other FReeper has family or friends in England I will have them in my thoughts.

God Bless.


2,964 posted on 07/07/2005 8:32:30 AM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (If the liberals would just move to Canada like they promised...................................)
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To: CollegeRepublicanNU
July 07, 2005, 9:21 a.m.

"The Contrast Couldn't Be Clearer"

By President George W. Bush

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the text, as released by the White House, of President George W. Bush's reaction to the July 7th attacks on London. He made his remarks from the G-8 conference in Scotland.

I spent some time recently with the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and had an opportunity to express our heartfelt condolences to the people of London, people who lost lives. I appreciate Prime Minister Blair's steadfast determination and his strength. He's on his way now to London here from the G8 to speak directly to the people of London. He'll carry a message of solidarity with him.

This morning I have been in contact with our Homeland Security folks. I instructed them to be in touch with local and state officials about the facts of what took place here and in London, and to be extra vigilant, as our folks start heading to work.

The contrast between what we've seen on the TV screens here, what's taken place in London and what's taking place here is incredibly vivid to me. On the one hand, we have people here who are working to alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS, working on ways to have a clean environment.

And on the other hand, you've got people killing innocent people. And the contrast couldn't be clearer between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty, and those who kill — those who have got such evil in their heart that they will take the lives of innocent folks.

The war on terror goes on. I was most impressed by the resolve of all the leaders in the room. Their resolve is as strong as my resolve. And that is we will not yield to these people, will not yield to the terrorists. We will find them, we will bring them to justice, and at the same time, we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate.

Thank you very much.    

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/bush200507070921.asp    

2,965 posted on 07/07/2005 8:33:52 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: CheneyChick

It seems like there were 3 Tube bombings, plus one bus, from the most reliable items I've heard.


2,966 posted on 07/07/2005 8:33:57 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
"Ms. Amanpour is a Muslim"

I recall she's a Lebanese Christian.

2,967 posted on 07/07/2005 8:34:48 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: GermanBusiness
It is OFFICIAL: The DailyKOS crowd have crystallized that it is Bush to blame for this attack. "Iraq has not made us safer" and "Taking the war to them so it doesn't come to us" was "dumb." Etc. You get the drift. Sickos. Every one.

I just heard old Marvin Kalb on FOX, spouting exactly the same nonsense that you posted from the Daily Kos. Does Kos write the Democrat talking points? I couldn't believe it, just kept repeating the same hateful responses over and over.

2,968 posted on 07/07/2005 8:35:00 AM PDT by Eva
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To: amom
I found out my son jumped on the back of a motorcycle, managed to be allowed past three police barricades and is now at a hospital lending a hand.

Good on you and your son. Prayers and thanks from a grateful American.

2,969 posted on 07/07/2005 8:35:24 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (The modern Democratic Party: Attacking our defenders and defending our attackers.)
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To: tobyhill

Amanpour origins = War Slut.


2,970 posted on 07/07/2005 8:35:27 AM PDT by Romish_Papist (The times are out of step with the Catholic Church. God Bless Pope Benedict XVI.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The Brits are going to be SO pi$$ed. I think they still remember some of their "stiff upper lip." They won't lay down like Spain did.

Yep. They're made of much sterner stuff. Londoners endured the blitz and Hitler's V-2 rockets many years ago. It's undoubtedly been posted here (I live on the left coast, and am 3 hours behind our right coast pals) that UK PM Tony Blair has returned to London from Scotland's G8 Meeting.

2,971 posted on 07/07/2005 8:35:31 AM PDT by CDB
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To: ChadGore

"We're all Londoners Today."

That is exactly my sentiment.
We are all Londoners Today...I'd just add the only small message to terrorists and sympathizers of terrorists...that we will seek you out, track you down and kill you.


2,972 posted on 07/07/2005 8:35:31 AM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: All

Fox has reported that is the worst attack in England since WWII.........


2,973 posted on 07/07/2005 8:35:56 AM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (If the liberals would just move to Canada like they promised...................................)
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To: Txsleuth


It is getting harder and harder to not be so cynical that I want give up on politics...!


####

I know what you are feeling! To be fighting against people who want to destroy our civilization, and to have half of our politicians and media outlets deny this fact, is extremely demoralizing. It really gets hard not to say "I quit. I will go into a cocoon."


2,974 posted on 07/07/2005 8:36:10 AM PDT by maica (Do not believe the garbage the media is feeding you back home. ---Allegra (in Iraq))
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
XXX-president Clintonw as killing Christians in Yugoslavia in fgavor of the Muslims

Please keep this Serb crap OUT of this thread. Today we are reacting to a terrorist attack in London, America's oldest ally, and we don't need opportunists taking advantage of American feelings to stoke their old cinders.
2,975 posted on 07/07/2005 8:36:28 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: TomGuy

Muslims in London are far more likely to be injured by the terrorist actions of other Muslims than they are by general reprisals from Londoners.


2,976 posted on 07/07/2005 8:36:52 AM PDT by twigs
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To: AFPhys

I just finished a ride on the Toronto subway. Seemed plenty of people on it and in the stations. Didn't notice anything out of the ordinary but I must admit my thoughts were on how I would respond to an attack while riding along.


2,977 posted on 07/07/2005 8:37:07 AM PDT by xp38
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To: bannie

Hahahahahaha! That was very clever! Touché! :) :) :)


2,978 posted on 07/07/2005 8:37:50 AM PDT by Romish_Papist (The times are out of step with the Catholic Church. God Bless Pope Benedict XVI.)
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To: ChadGore

We're all Londoners Today.

That expresses my sentiments exactly.

We are all Brits today...and to the terrorist cowards just note that we will seek you out, track you down and kill you.


2,979 posted on 07/07/2005 8:38:28 AM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: ChadGore

"We're all Londoners Today".

ABSOLUTELY!


2,980 posted on 07/07/2005 8:38:37 AM PDT by conservativebabe (In a different century, Durbin would have been hanged.)
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To: xp38

Homeland Security is coming on to make some statements in about 6 minutes.


2,981 posted on 07/07/2005 8:38:49 AM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (If the liberals would just move to Canada like they promised...................................)
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To: xp38

Homeland Security is coming on to make some statements in about 6 minutes.


2,982 posted on 07/07/2005 8:38:51 AM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (If the liberals would just move to Canada like they promised...................................)
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To: AFPhys

Yes, four bombs. I think part of the confusion was that some of the reports were about an event *between* two stations, and somehow that was interpreted as events *at* two stations... and so on.

I wonder about the bus bomb. I would bet that it was supposed to be on a train as well, and for some reason the perp couldn't get there and decided on the bus as a secondary target.

Any word on whether these were suicide bombers or just abandoned packages? If its the latter... we've got perps to locate and neutralize.


2,983 posted on 07/07/2005 8:39:09 AM PDT by Ramius
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To: skeeter

No, Arab's is correct. Just because an Arab claims to not be a Muslim doesn't mean he is not. Like someone said before, not all Muslims (Arabs) are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims (Arabs). If we make a few mistakes and ship out a few innocents then too bad.


2,984 posted on 07/07/2005 8:40:04 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: All

For those listening to Laura Ingraham, did she just say sh!t?

She is on a roll.


2,985 posted on 07/07/2005 8:40:37 AM PDT by conservativebabe (In a different century, Durbin would have been hanged.)
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To: ChadGore

does anyone have the London Mayor's comments?

I don't know his politics but I do know the speech was Churchil-esque.


2,986 posted on 07/07/2005 8:40:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Sacajaweau

You have mail.


2,987 posted on 07/07/2005 8:40:49 AM PDT by retrokitten (www.takebackthememorial.org)
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To: MamaLucci

In 1 1/2 years I start turning 39!


2,988 posted on 07/07/2005 8:40:51 AM PDT by eyespysomething ("Old Hippies" re-living their activist youth - the first time nostalgia had a body count attached.)
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To: TattooedUSAFConservative
;-D

WHAT.............?

NO...........

MONEY..........???

LOL!!

2,989 posted on 07/07/2005 8:40:51 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: conservativebabe

US Airbases in UK have gone from Bravo to Charlie.


2,990 posted on 07/07/2005 8:41:05 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08)
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To: AFPhys
This is why I support wholeheartedly "RealID" and the Patriot Act, and enhancements to it, and in addition believe all judges who are enabling terrorists getting a break ought to be impeached. Our most trusted officials, our police, are stating they need these tools. We must give them.

None of that does a damn bit of good if our borders are wide open.

Don't buy into the politicians beliefs of "Our anti-terrorist legislation failed? Then the only solution is more anti-terrorist legislation!!!"
2,991 posted on 07/07/2005 8:41:17 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Zionist Conspirator
You have read Mark Helprin's War in the Absence of Strategic Clarity?
2,992 posted on 07/07/2005 8:41:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: RWR8189

Anything about the sigfnificance of the date?

0707


2,993 posted on 07/07/2005 8:41:27 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Ramius

Dear God.I just found out about this.


2,994 posted on 07/07/2005 8:41:38 AM PDT by fatima
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To: defconw

Ready to kick some butt eh?


2,995 posted on 07/07/2005 8:41:41 AM PDT by conservativebabe (In a different century, Durbin would have been hanged.)
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To: Ramius

I think I heard them say it may have been a suicide bomber that blew on the bus, but no confirmation on that.


2,996 posted on 07/07/2005 8:41:45 AM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (If the liberals would just move to Canada like they promised...................................)
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To: fatima

Your surprise is matched by all of those on the forum today.


2,997 posted on 07/07/2005 8:42:16 AM PDT by conservativebabe (In a different century, Durbin would have been hanged.)
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To: Allegra

My sister and her youngest son were headed there today.


2,998 posted on 07/07/2005 8:42:45 AM PDT by television is just wrong (http://hehttp://print.google.com/print/doc?articleidisblogs.blogspot.com/ (visit blogs, visit ads).)
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To: CheneyChick; RWR8189; Admin Moderator
Thanks, I was just going off the headline and what I heard this morning on TV before leaving the house. How many bombs were there? Any update on number of casualties (although that will probably change quite a bit in the next few days)?

From the emergency services briefing at 3 pm local (10 am Eastern) -

- 4 bombs total (3 in subways, 1 on a bus - could we have a title update please?).
- 33 confirmed dead from the subway blasts, an unknown number from the bus blast.
- 300 injured.
- Nobody left trapped in the subways.

2,999 posted on 07/07/2005 8:43:02 AM PDT by steveegg (The regularily-scheduled tagline will not be seen until the FReepathon is over. HURRY UP!!!)
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To: conservativebabe

You Betcha!


3,000 posted on 07/07/2005 8:43:26 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08)
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