Skip to comments.BLAST AT CITY TUBE STATION - FOUR BOMB EXPLOSIONS AROUND LONDON
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.
I'll be surprised if they have the resources to pull off a coordinated attack in those countries as well. If there's anything to be grateful for, it's that this wasn't a WMD attack. It's always been my fear that was next.
I suspect they'll blame Blair for this because he backed Bush on Iraq.
The greatest irony of all would be to find involvement by those released Guantanamo detainees who were so feted in the London tabs.
They have trouble getting dressed in the morning.
This was done by pros.
I put a link in my post. Here it is again.
Brian Ross on ABC is reporting that on the islamic websites Al Quida al Jihad is claiming responsibility for the attacks.
I knew credit would be taken.
It was also mentioned they threatened Denmark and Italy that if they don't move their troops out of Iraq, they will be attacked. Damn the terrorists.
He's probably hiding.
They are beyond useful idiots.
Emergency services personnel work near the site of the wreckage of a bus after an explosion in Tavistock Square in London July 7, 2005. A series of explosions ripped through London's underground rail system on Thursday morning, killing several people, in what appeared to be co-ordinated attacks to coincide with the start of a G8 summit in Scotland. (Jonathan Bainbridge/Reuters)
Note: The following post is an exact quote:
France raises terror alert level
new.com.au ^ | 7th July 2005
Posted on 07/07/2005 4:15:13 AM PDT by naturalman1975
FRANCE today raised its anti-terror alert to red, the second-highest rating, after a series of explosions rocked London, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced. The alert level was changed immediately to red, moving up one notch on a four-level scale, the prime minister said.
Scarlet is the highest warning level.
Mr Villepin expressed his "deepest solidarity'' with the British people after the explosions.
Perhaps lead off with "God Save the King" (where IS the King, anyhow?) then go to Star Spangled Banner.
The same whackjob moonbats that believe in MIHOP and LIHOP are gonna lump this in there as well.
Good grief, DK/DU crowd is pure idiocy. Unbelievable.
That is really interesting if true. They usually do not claim responsibility.
It's their pals who did this.
ED - financial hub - (one of them).
What a way to start a day. Prayers for all involved.
Weren't there claims of responsibility on the jihadist web sites after 9/11?
Is anyone surprised?
CNN reported that a little bit ago; but I thought they didn't claim their attacks?
Of course, this is the "new" Al Queada, huh?
I wonder if Chuckie Schumer is regretting his statement that the Democrats are going to war?
Let's give them some assistance in getting there.
Ken Livingstone (London's mayor) is off in Singapore or someplace on a trip relating to the London Olympic bid.
If there was indeed a warning to Scotland Yard, it was likely very vague, they called Israel to see if the Mossad had any info like a similar warning, recent step up in chatter, etc. It all moves fast, and despite that idiot Judge Neopolito already pointing accusatory fingers, probably none of these agencies made a mistake or were in a position to prevent any of the bombings.
CNN claims one Israeli source says there was a warning about a Lonon attack.
they can't take credit for that, that has already been done
You know it!
Except that they have never exhibited the level of coordination required for an attack of this nature.
They may have helped, however, with intel or mules, in which case-God help them.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair waits for G8 leaders to arrive at the first roundtable session, as reports of a series of blasts in London reached the summit, Gleneagles, Scotland, July 7, 2005. Blair said he planned to leave the G8 summit shortly, following the London attacks. REUTERS/Jeremy Selwyn/Pool
I don't think Blair is going to let anyone get in his way of hunting down those responsible.
OMG! He's already pointing fingers? Geeeeeeez.
Thanks, this thread is just moving too fast, to keep up.
[That is really interesting if true. They usually do not claim responsibility.]
What do you mean? DailyKOS always claims responsibility. And it is Bush's.
Mentally sick over there.
Reality check...they're not just there. That's the point.
They picked the trifecta plus one: Olympic site, Blair to head EU, G8...the international eye. You know they have a lot of islamists in London.
You know they had 250 people parading chanting with their imam (the one with the eye patch and the hook) chanting good things about Bin Laden and jihad all over the world. They closed their mosque (first time that happened). Maybe if they would have locked them up...we could have found out something.
We have to pray for and support them. If anyone sees an official site to help London also new intelligence. FReepmail me.
France has raised its terror alert level in view of these terrorist attacks.
Just terrible. ITN via MSNBC is reporting 20 dead, and a bus blown up in Tavistock Square, following six underground subway explosions.
Of course they hate the G8 as well.
What a thing to wake up to. What gets me is how many DUmmies here and across the pond, were saying how they were sick of hearing of 9-11, etc. When was the last time any MSM outlet even mentioned 9-11 or showed the images from that tragic day? I bet the NYT and WP ended up printing more images and stories about Abu Gharib and Gitmo than the attacks themselves.
I wouldn't put it above al-Qaeda to hire non-Muslims to pull this off, given what we know from captured al-Qaeda documents in Afghanistan. The possibility of al-Qaeda hiring members of the so-called Real IRA to do this attack is perfect for what they did in London.
Quoth Jihad John Conyers:
"I had been remiss in thanking the activists at Democratic Underground for a while. I have corrected that oversight. From Ohio to Downing Street, they have always been there when it mattered."
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