Thursday, July 07, 2005

London Blasts

Oh my God...They think it was al-Quaeda...

Why...?

22 comments:

Rami said...

OMG!!
I just heard the news....
I hope you and everybody you know are ok...

Rebecca said...

Yeah, i heard somebody "associated with" AQ claimed reponisibility, but of course it's impossible to know anything yet.

Glad you're ok, we're fine, Giuseppe is in Italy, thank the Lord!

Olivia said...

Rami - thank you. I think everyone I know is fine, but can't be sure right now.

Rebecca - Amen.
And we were in most of those areas of the City just last night...

Rebecca said...

It's crazy isn't it?
FYI:




By Caroline Alexander
July 7 (Bloomberg) -- A group calling itself the al-Qaeda
Organization in Europe claimed responsibility for a series of
bombings across London today, in a statement posted on an
Islamist Web site.
``The time has come for the revenge from crusading Zionist
nation of Britain,'' the group said in the statement which
couldn't be authenticated.
The attacks are ``a response to the massacres carried out
by Britain in Iraq and Afghanistan.
``The heroic Mujahedeen carried out a blessed raid in
London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and fright
from the north to the south, east and west.
``We warned the British government and the British people
again and again.
``We have fulfilled our promise and carried out a blessed
military raid in Britain after hard efforts carried out by
heroic Mujahedeen. The efforts went on for a long time,
guaranteeing success.
``We still warn the governments of Denmark, Italy and all
the Crusader governments that they will meet the same fate if
they don't pull their forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan.''
The statement, posted on the al-Saha web site, is dated
today and is signed by the secret Organization of al-Qaeda in
Europe.

Jia Li said...

i just read about this on MSN homepage news, I was woundering if you were ok. Now, I think you are. But why London? What a weird and scary world we live in.

Olivia said...

Thanks Rebecca - I detest that militant rhetoric.

Jia Li - yes, I'm fine thanks. Not sure about some other people, though. Am not leaving the house today.

It's due to the G8 Summit. London because it's the heart of the nation. There'd be less disruption to the nation and economy if they'd targeted any other city.

Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

GOD BE WITH YOU O...
just update us...

i was out today, and as i stepped into the door my mother shouted : 6 booms in london..

GOSh!!! thats horrible dear..

Anonymous said...

Oh, i am so glad you are ok. I actually turned to the news this morning. How frightening!!!
Sorry you haven't heard from me in a while, Berlitz has been keeping me busy and JP left for SD on Tuesday.
Stay safe
Rebecca, thank you for the background information.
Vanessa

eruditebaboon said...

Glad you're ok arty.

Olivia said...

Hey thanks, EB. Simultaneous comment on your site.

Olivia said...

Oh Blue, thank you so much for your thoughts!

Vanessa - good thing you're busy with Berlitz; not long ago they weren't giving you enough work.

Steliano Ponticos said...

Olivia I just came in from work. That really is horrible. I hope they can save as many people as possible.

Steliano Ponticos said...

and just like rami said I hope all the people you know are ok

Olivia said...

Hi Steli - thanks. I hope so too...

Al Sharief said...

Hi Olivia,

I hope you're fine...

This is to express my deepest sorrow, condemnation, and sincere sympathy with regard to the shocking and the appalling violent coward attacks in London earlier today. I hope that you, your families, and all your loved ones are safe. I’m sure you’ve got the strength and the resolve to face up this tragedy, I wish you the comfort and the safety of all your loved ones.

From Cairo
Sharief Karama

Olivia said...

Sharief - thank you very much for your wonderful and sympathetic message, and welcome to my blog!

piano-3 said...

Dear Olivia
I’m glad that u and every body u know are safe
And real I too hope this craziness stops I mean this century was looking like a century of peace but then every thing went mad
I just hope that people in London over come these hard times and I pray for the wounded and the ones that lost their loved ones

P S I didn’t write u before because I don’t watch news and my mind is so far from it but really I mean what I say with all of my heart

JP said...

I'm glad you're okay, and sorry you have to be so close to the disaster. I know it's not fun.

I always think of the old Chinese curse: may you live in interesting times. They always seem to be bloody times. It just angers me that we could have done so much better, we might have prevented it if the people in power had a clue.

Olivia said...

Hey JP, thanks for visiting. How's San Diego? Bet Vanessa misses you, but it's a good things she's so busy now.

Strange, that the authorities had no forewarning.

"Interesting" is one word open to many interpretations...

B. Z. Herzel said...

I'm just glad to see you're OK. In 1995, I got off a city bus in Tel Aviv a few stops before it exploded, causing 23 fatalities. War, in general, is terrible. But it's worse when it's just outside your doorstep. May we all live in uninteresting times.

Olivia said...

Hey there, B.Z. I remember that bus bomb in 95.
If you really think about it, no time in history has ever been UNinteresting.

Anonymous said...

You are right there is always something going on around the world that is "interesting".
Vanessa