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.
No "brothers" of ours then.
Al Qaeda's Live Hate concert
Gad! ED Hill on Fox now tell us not to panic...
What an airhead!
Each bombmaker has a "signature" if you will in how they build their bombs.
Most of them are on file at Interpol.
It won't take long to find the bastards that did this.
Yes, there are loads of CCTV cameras.
Video feed showing several bomb dogs doin' their thing...
also CNN - ".. loss of limbs .. fatality #s expected to rise dramatically .. "
Yeah, the areas hit have CCTV cameras all over the place.
Somebody did post that tidbit here, but it wasn;t from Drudge. It was fromSky News I think.
I don't really understand that info... why tell Israel?
Great. I hope they can yeild some info.
Well, take a look at who is doing it; it's the same ones over and over, always carping -- on ANY subject or thread.
They aren't called The Unappeasables/Malcontents for nothing.
Who has the best coverage? Youd think Fox would with Sky News as the sister network.
Prime Minister of Israel denies they were told London would be attacked. Says it's early, bad reporting.
The jihadists love to start rumors and find a way to blame the Jews.
C-SPAN getting a live feed from Scotland via the European Broadcasting Union.
Thanks for the ping.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) speaks with U.S. President George W. Bush as they arrive at the venue of the first G8 meeting at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland July 7, 2005. The meeting began as a series of underground train and bus explosions rocked London. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Thnak you, thank you. Perhaps the cameras can yield some information.
This is so upsetting. Absolutely horrific.
Don't be amazed. I am ever-impressed with the steely resolve of the British people. You are a special breed of people, and I salute you.
I also send my prayers and my love.
Just a note on the word "casualties" it indicates injury, not necessarily death, and the numbers we hear as this story unfolds should be treated as such.
Heading in now, after a prayer a kiss to my babies.
Berni_g confirmed the cameras to me in #940.
I got a snotty "border control" freepmail from the poster when I told him to sod off.
There is a time and place for it. Not now
As you said, people are dying out there.
Just getting up here..
Horrible news. So very glad you're okay.
A search of Middle Eastern History shows this as significant for July 7: On July 7, 1937, the Peel Commission published its recommendations, which included the partition of western Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state.
Blair on now.
Blair Speaking now
London has a gazillion cameras, yeah. They say the average London resident appears on camera 27 times a day. Or 17. Or 38. Anyway, a dozen or two. There are cameras on the second level of buses, too, so anyone who placed a bomb up top would have been photographed, unless the explosion took out the recording.
Blair's speaking now...
Amen! (But I think we beat him to the punch a few hundred posts earlier on this thread.)
YES, there's the first clue to Islam! Smart girl you.
The explosions occurred during the morning rush hour, targeting a busy commuter rail line that runs just south of downtown Madrid. Four bombs (planted at the front, middle and rear of a single train) exploded at 7:39 at Atocha station, and three bombs planted on a single train went off simultaneously just outside of Téllez street, near Atocha station. Two more bombs on one train detonated at 7:41 at El Pozo del Tío Raimundo station. One further bomb exploded on a train at Santa Eugenia station at 7:42. Most of the casualties occurred at Atocha/Téllez (89 confirmed dead) and El Pozo (70) with another 17 at Santa Eugenia.
Islam did this, oh and by the way the yahoo chats are full of Muslim trolls saying it can't be peaceful muslims.
Blair on now...
Blair speaking now.
I went to the London IndyMedia site and the wacko's are already coming out of the woodwork. Here's an excerpt of one of the posts.
what the hell is going on? i wanna know the buggers who did this? islamist terrorists? do these guys know what they are doing?
how can they choose that moment, you know what is going to happen? this will make BUSH A HERO!!
africa, climate change, will go right at the bottom of the agenda, back with Super policing and stripping people from their freedom.
Whew! The lunatic left is out and about!
Officials are now saying this appears to be a series of coordinated attacks.
Tony Blair: "...a series of terror attacks in London..."
More comments coming in on AQ sites saying the attacks were expected and that All muslim "Sisters and Brothers" should be careful today.
Blair is on now. He sounds very shaky. Deaths and serious injuries. He intends to leave G8 meeting for London asap although he's going back to the G8 and that it'll carry on.
This attack is on all of us whether it be London or NYC or anywhere free people exist. Evil exists and we have seen its face.
Blair says he's going back to London for the day, then returning to the G8...
He's leaving the G8 in a few hours -- they will go on without him for now.
Blair: It's reasonably clear that there's been a series of terrorist attacks in London. There are obviously casualties.
It's my intention to meet with the G-8 for several hours and then go down to London to get a report and then return (to Scotland) later this evening.
The leaders of the G-8 want to continue in my absence and reach the conclusions they were going to reach.
Gag - like global warming?
The purported "tip" went to Israeli security in LONDON at an economic summit. Netanyahu was to attend.
No way to know if this will turn out to be accurate.
In fact, they do! I remember seeing a 60 Minutes program segment about how London has security cameras criss-crossing the entire city. Given this system in place Scotland Yard might be able to piece together who is responsible within a matter of days.
I wouldn't put it above the possibility that al-Qaeda worked with local Lefty anarchists to pull this off.
Did he just say he's returning to London?
I like the way you think.
It would seem more likely that Israel told Scotland yard. Maybe just a transposition of words by the writer?
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