The reported death toll from this morning's explosions in London is listed as "at least two," but that seems likely to rise. Prime Minister Blair asserted that it was "reasonably clear" that these attacks were designed to coincide with the opening of the G-8 summit in Scotland. He also captured the essence of what terrorists are about with this statement:
He added that it was "particularly barbaric" that the attacks had occurred during a summit intended to aid people in developing nations.
I'm glad to see that the plan is to continue with the summit, even if the Prime Minister cannot attend all of it. An AP story also reported the following:
Recent intelligence indicated that London was considered a prime target for Islamic extremists, in part because al-Qaida was having difficulty getting people into the United States, the official said.
If true, it's good to see that homeland security is also stepping up to its challenge, at least in part.
My prayers and condolences are with the people of London this morning.
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