London nerves

Every network is now talking about evacuated tube stations in London and reports of smoke and a “nail bomb” and a bus attack. They are being careful, as they should be, not to go overboard. In the days after 9/11, there were many scares and reports that, thank God, did not pan out. We can only hope that’s what is happening in London. Here’s the Guardian, the BBC, CNN. I get errors from Reuters and the Times of London.

London nerves

London nerves

: Every network is now talking about evactuated tube stations in London and reports of smoke and a “nail bomb” and a bus attack. They are being careful, as they should be, not to go overboard. In the days after 9/11, there were many scares and reports that, thank God, did not pan out. We can only hope that’s what is happening in London. Here’s the Guardian, the BBC, CNN. I get errors from Reuters and the Times of London.

  • http://www.damianpenny.com Damian P.

    There are some reports that a nail bomb was involved, but the general consensus seems to be that only detonators went off, instead of the bombs themselves. If that’s true (and I hope it is), this has to be one of the all-time botched operations.

  • Kat

    The apologists will have a busy day if this turns out to be the real thing–islamic terror.
    {Within hours of the bombs going off two weeks ago, the voices that one could have predicted began to make themselves heard with their root-causes explanations for the murder and maiming of a random group of tube and bus passengers in London.}
    {It needs to be seen and said clearly: there are, among us, apologists for what the killers do. They make more difficult the fight to defeat them. The plea will be – it always is – that these are not apologists, they are merely honest Joes and Joanies endeavouring to understand the world in which we live. What could be wrong with that? What indeed? Nothing is wrong with genuine efforts at understanding; on these we all depend. But the genuine article is one thing, and root-causes advocacy seeking to dissipate responsibility for atrocity, mass murder, crime against humanity, especially in the immediate aftermath of their occurrence, is something else.}http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1532738,00.html

  • Brian H

    There’s a suggestion that the bombs were small because of a bad batch of explosive, so that only the detonators went off. One unexploded device is apparently available for analysis. So it could have been a biggie.

  • http://dailybrowse.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=148&Itemid=1 Justin

    This graph puts some perspective on the attacks.