Welcome Jihad Watch readers.
Not much news being reported here. Buckingham Palace is flying the flag at half mast and the Queen has said that she is "deeply shocked". The rumours of Terminal 3 at Heathrow being evacuated seem to have vanished. Most of the media are pointing out that the Al Qaeda in Europe statement can't be verified but they are going ahead anyway discussing the attack as if it were launched by AQ. Hard to tell what sort of effect this attack will have on Britain. The Conservative Party have already said that it's important that they stand completely with the government- "allowing the enemy to see no chink in our armour. " Good to see that they are showing a united front. At least here, both Tory and Labour are in favour of the war on terrorism.
Casualty reports are still not coming in. One journalist asked at the press conference what the age range for the dead was- were there any children involved- but they were told that this information wasn't to hand. Reports of double digit dead at some of the tube stations by emergency services personnel- the bodies are being kept below ground. The number of dead seems low so far but we can only hope that the figure won't rise much. They said that they had no idea how many were killed in the bus attack.
Tony Blair is currently in a "Cobra" meeting- the committee set up to oversee this sort of attack.
According to the Guardian, Traitor Galloway says, "We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the Government ignoring such warnings." Yeah, George, it was the government's fault, not the jihadis.
Finally, for now, the report that a suicide bomber was shot by Marines/police seems to be nothing more than a rumour. Not so long ago a convoy of police cars raced by a TV journalist- could it be that something else is afoot? No one seems quite sure.