Too little to say about the bomb attacks in London; obviously terrorists. We’d been told this would happen, and now it has. And look at the timing: both the day and the hour, just after the Olympic announcement, during the rush hour.
Brutal – without warning, on people innocent of anything except being somewhere. Pointless – because it will stiffen the resolve of people not to be cowed by this. Inhuman – to conceive this, to plan it, to hold it in your mind and work towards a day when you carry it out, you’ve really lost the empathy that makes us human.
I’m only relieved it seems not to have been a dirty bomb. The BBC foreshadowing of how that would unfold was frightening. Interesting too that the BBC chose Liverpool St for that scenario – one of the bomb targets in reality. That’s the station I come into when I travel to London.
For those who haven’t found it: the BBC has a sort of rolling blog of events at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4659331.stm.