More bomb links as the evening goes on…..
: Here is a very good roundup of London blogs and moblogs from the Wall Street Journal (free link).
: Tony Blair gives an eloquent statement, of course. It is about values.
It is through terrorism that the people that have committed this terrible act express their values, and it is right at this moment that we demonstrate ours. I think we all know what they are trying to do – they are trying to use the slaughter of innocent people to cower us, to frighten us out of doing the things that we want to do, of trying to stop us going about our business as normal, as we are entitled to do, and they should not, and they must not, succeed.
When they try to intimidate us, we will not be intimidated. When they seek to change our country or our way of life by these methods, we will not be changed. When they try to divide our people or weaken our resolve, we will not be divided and our resolve will hold firm. We will show, by our spirit and dignity, and by our quiet but true strength that there is in the British people, that our values will long outlast theirs. The purpose of terrorism is just that, it is to terrorise people, and we will not be terrorised.
I would like once again to express my sympathy and my sorrow to those families who will be grieving, so unexpectedly and tragically, tonight. This is a very sad day for the British people, but we will hold true to the British way of life.
: A friend points to the most emailed stories on Al Jazeera right now:
â€¢ Bush falls off bike again
â€¢ Dozens killed in London serial blasts
â€¢ Car bombs kill many in Iraq
â€¢ Study shows hookah health risks
â€¢ Will US keep letting Israel sell arms?
Dozens killed by terrorist bombs ranks No. 2. [Hat tip to Tom Coscarelli]
: UPDATE: Sam Richardson emails that I’m being unfair (well, Tom is) with the Al Jazeera snipe. He sends a list of NY Times emailed articles and the bombing comes out much lower there. The reason, he argues reasonably, is that big stories are the least likely to be emailed since everyone knows them (or because there are so many versions, perhaps).
: ProjectNothing has lots of links.
: See Tim Porter on his unread newspapers.