I’m sure everyone has heard by now about the terrorist attack on London mass transit (Two BBC stories; Reuters is inaccessible.) I have always thought London would be better prepared for terrorist attacks after its experiences with the IRA in the 1980s and 1990s. I can’t tell whether the low numbers of casualties we’re hearing so far is a result of that preparation, British stiff-upper-lippedness, or suppression of news to avoid hysteria.
On September 11, most of the little net.community Chuck and I belong to got online to check in and make sure that everyone was OK. This time, it’s no different. Here’s hoping that the casualties are as few as possible, the bastards who did this–not just the bombers, who are probably dead, but the ones behind them–are caught and punished, and that London gets back to normal as soon as possible.
Today I’m thanking $DEITY that neither my husband nor I take mass transit to work here in the metro New York area.
I’m Ginger, I’m Chuck’s blog-mother, and I post intermittently on my own blog, Perverse Access Memory. Chuck and I have been trading news snark for many years on blogs and mailing lists, but not as many as Matt and Ellen and Chuck have.