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.
Now you have me laughing. I didn;t see the humor when I posted my comment...lol.
BBC latest ...
1215 The ambulance service says there are people still trapped at King's Cross station, and efforts are being made to rescue them
Yes, I'm concerned about the large cities and rush hour as well. A guy on Fox news said he saw a bigger military presence at the airport in DC this a.m. Let's hope the authorities here are on the ball.
Prayers going up for your Country my FRiend!
~Native Texan in West Virginia
Come on, let's not lose our heads.
it's "whaqued", not "whacked".
Has our alert been heightened? I seriously doubt we'll get hit today.
I saw the clip, too....Yes, their is a stature associated with these events and you can kinda feel the tears that "can't come" at the moment, the "realism" of a great hurt upon a great nation.
You may be right about that, but here's a few from a Brit website including "bottle":
Below are a few slang words commonly used in Britain.
Bloke - man.
'John is a nice bloke to know.'
Botched - poor quality repairs.
'He made a botched job of fixing the television.'
Bottle - courage.
'He doesn't have the bottle to ask her.'
Cheesed Off - fed up
Chuck it down - to rain, often heavily.
'It is going to chuck it down soon.'
Chuffed - If you are chuffed, you are happy with something.
'I was chuffed to win a medal!'
I look forward to GovernsBestGovernsLeast update on the Today Show. Qatie was in rare form today. It's funny how she surrounds herself with experts that parrot her twisted perspective on terrorism.
I hope he is safe and is able to respond soon. I know his wife is sweating bullets right now.
Is he on there apologizing and saying it is Bush's fault, with kirsten brettweiser behind him?
Publius,,,please, you are making me nauseous.
Something for your "Democrat friend":
It is Clinton's fault that he allowed the terrorism to gain a beachhead in the 90s, and left this mess for Bush to start dealing with.
It is your FRIEND'S FAULT, and other DUmmies and liberals like her, that our politicians lack the will to eliminate completely these terrorists.
Just tell her she's talking like a traitor, and that she should be jailed.
Let it be so. Trace theses bastards back to their roots and lay it to waste. Make them understand that these attacks will result in tens of times the deaths they intend-- in the very grounds that bred the bombers.
Then this is not good for your winding down, is it.
I had planned early bedtime and early rise. Guess that won't happen for awhile.
Praying hard today seems to be the order of the day.
Did you see PM Tony Blair get choked up? God Bless that man. President Bush had that look on his face. I could not be more proud to be an American allied with Great Britain.
Humor is great at a time like this!
Laugh and pray, that's about all we can do.
Can you please confirm what she said......if it is as reported we can start to take her down..increase the pressure on NBC
Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terriorists are Muslim.The State Department's list of terrorist groups includes the IRA, narcoterrorists, the Tamil militia, Kach/Kahane Chai, and a bunch of commie groups.
I almost hate to say it, but I have been thinking that Blair has been trying a little too hard to please his leftist friends, talking about global warming and Africa. It's as if he is trying to make up for lost ground over his position on Iraq. I was wondering if he had gone wobbely.
We shall see, today, if he is up to the task.
We can see what THE NUTJOB ON THIS THREAD is saying.
You're disrupting this thread.
What the hell does that mean?
Look at post #1754
Actually, that term is commonly used in the USA, too.
You're not winning any friends here today.
WTH does THAT mean?!
It's nobody's fault but the islamofascists. They are the ones who have a stated goal to rule the world. Everything else is just our response.
Russia needs to eliminate Chechnya and the UK/US needs to terminate Syria and Iran.
One recommendation to the protestors at G8. Keep your bloody mouths shut. NO one is in the mood for your tripe.
Tactically, this is a brilliantly conceived operation...a few suicide bombers..scattered small explosions, on the transportation system, and the entire metro area, if not the whole country ..is paralyzed..and will be so for a few days at least...To plan this takes people who have lived in the area a long time..who understand how the city works..these will turn out, IMHO to have been longtime residents
Blair is leaving for London now.
Let us not forget that FReeper Barbara K. Olsen died on Sept 11 2001. Some of us are on the frontlines in this odd war. Prayers and solidarity for all concerned.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken
How come Clarke didn't warn us about the 1993 Tower bombing, the OKC bombing, the Embassies, the Cole?? Where was Clarke then??
Report: Islamic Group Makes Claim of Responsibility for London Blasts
The Associated Press
Published: Jul 7, 2005
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" has posted a claim of responsibility for the series of blasts in London, saying they were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The statement, which also threatened attacks in Italy and Denmark, was published on a Web site popular with Islamic militants, according to Elaph, a secular Arabic-language news Web site, and Der Spiegel magazine in Berlin, which both published the text on their Web sites.
"Rejoice, Islamic nation. Rejoice, Arab world. The time has come for vengeance against the Zionist crusader government of Britain in response to the massacres Britain committed in Iraq and Afghanistan," said the statement, which was translated by The Associated Press in Cairo.
The authenticity of the message could not be immediately confirmed. The Associated Press was unable to access the Web site where it was posted, which was closed quickly after the reports.
"The heroic mujahedeen carried out a blessed attack in London, and now Britain is burning with fear and terror, from north to south, east to west," the statement said.
"We warned the British government repeated. We have carried out our promise and carried out a military attack in Britain after great efforts by the heroic mujahedeen over a long period to ensure its success."
"We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all crusader governments that they will receive the same punishment if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan," the statement went on.
It was signed: "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe."
The last major attack in Europe claimed by al-Qaida was a string of bombs that hit commuter trains in Madrid in March 2004, killing 191 people.
There is no lost love in my heart for France's politicians...yet I believe that we Freepers will still show our metal in support of any country torn by these sick bastar_s.
I will not rest until every terrorist on earth and in the universe is exterminated.
Yes, I watched him twice and then again with the G-8 crowd. I have such a great respect for PM Blair. He's been our staunchest ally and now it's our turn to be his, because it's a certainty that he will get blamed to some degree or criticsized by his detractors and the terrorist supporters.
Chingford is well away from central London where the bombs have gone off. It is east of London but not at all close to Aldgate. Chingford itself has a railway terminal but where Aldgate and Liverpool street are in zone 1 of the tube system Chingford and Epping are in zones 5 and 6 respectively. Sorry i can't post you a map but I hope this helps put your mind at rest. There will be a helpline set up some time today, if I find out details i will post and pin you.
They should just turn the London mosques into terrorist camps. Seal them up during their services this weekend.
On September 11th, 2001 England and The United States weren't in Iraq or Afghanistan. Shut Up.
I thought of you first thing this morning. Our prayers are with you and your country, glad you are OK.
DU is crap, but we already know that. Are you posting their drivel to "expose" them or to give them exposure?
That's the objective, terrorize people. The reality is that your chances of being the victim of a terrorist attack are probably on the same level as being struck by lightning. Probably less. People need to be alert, but they also should carry on with their normal routine.
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