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We are all Britons today July 7, 2005

Posted by Matt Hurst in Uncategorized.
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As you know by now, a series of bombings has taken place in London’s transportation system today. As always we all extended our sympathies to the victims and their families. This tragedy will not be forgoten anytime soon. I for one was crying when I heard the news come over the air at 4:30 in the morning central time.

But as usual their are some misleading messages coming from our leaders in attempt to hijack this tragedy for their own political purposes (entirely unrelated). Though Blair was the first to tell us the attack was likely the work of a jihadist group, he was also the first to publicly suggest that the attack was meant to coincice with the G8 summit currently taking place in Scotland. EXCUSE ME? President Bush offered similar suggestions (always sign #1 that it’s a lie). The attack was in London’s tube system – not Scotland. The group currently taking credit for the attack (a splinter group of al-Queda) said it was “in response to the massacres carried out by Britain in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Why would Blair suggest that the attack was meant to shatter the G8 summit that started this morning? Because he’d like to associate those protesting the abusive trade policies of the richest countries in the world (represented in the G8) with the terrorists. Simple guilt by association to discredit the peaceful protestors of the G8 summit. Looks like Blair is finally learning a thing or two from his buddy in DC (“if you’re not with us you’re with the terrorists”). Soon, he’ll be using his panic to draw up support for a National ID system (barely 20% in britain before the attack), globalization and the G8 summit, and Britains will slowly forget that they were attacked in response to the illegal war in Iraq…

President Bush suggested Americans “Be extra vigilant” (i can’t make these quotes up). I thought we should always be vigilant after 9/11 Mr. President. By noon tommorow he’ll be reminding us to enjoy the tourist attractions of London, saving britains tourism economy, only to scare us again about those terrorists out to get us here the next day.

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1. lostininerspace - July 7, 2005

be proud of me I listened to NPR. I actually took action to educate myself about current events.
I know it is not much, but it is a start.
many hugs
Jess

2. skewgee - July 8, 2005

NPR is still educational goodness. i can’t imagine living without my NPR.

see you all again on sunday (going on a float trip)

3. eazymeat6969 - July 9, 2005

i’m more surprised that the attacks haven’t been a top news item since. i dunno if my local newschannels have ADD, or if they’re just insensitive bastards.. but i expected, at the very least, a few days’ worth of blurbs.


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