More London Coverage

There’s now a Flickr Group for the Attacks on London. The pictures appear to mostly be of news coverage, but some in there are of the running crowds.

So far, of all the Blog coverage, Josh Trevino’s “Bloody Seventh” is best.

The picture that sums it up, though, is this:

DC’s stepped up their alert level, so expect to see more dogs and well-armed police on the Metro for the next week or so.

London’s close pretty much all of Zone 1. For a DC comparison, this would close the Orange Line from East Falls Church to Deanwood, the Blue Line from National to Banning Road, the Yellow Line from National to Gallery Place, the Red Line from Van Ness to Takoma, and the Green Line from Fort Totten to Congress Heights.

9 Comments so far

  1. Chris (unregistered) on July 7th, 2005 @ 10:00 am

    The events in London are so upsetting. Furthermore, I don’t feel like we’re protected at all on the DC Metro by the police with AK’s and dogs.


  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 7th, 2005 @ 10:04 am

    Yeah, I don’t feel that much safer either. Besides, once they spot a device or a person with a device, what good will the dogs and guns do?


  3. Jenn Larsen (unregistered) on July 7th, 2005 @ 11:20 am

    So-called “reactive policing” never makes me feel safer. If anything, it has the opposite effect. It makes me feel less safe exactly because it is after the fact. It seems all for show.


  4. wayan (unregistered) on July 7th, 2005 @ 3:46 pm

    It is all for show. Just like all those airport screeners and gov’ment building screeners. A big show.

    A committed bomber would walk right past the Transit Police, TSA Police, and building Rent-a-Badges. Or better yet, just pull the cord in the long lines at any choke point, like say the ones that form at airport/building x-ray machines.


  5. wayan (unregistered) on July 7th, 2005 @ 3:56 pm

    Oh and I love the post you link to Tom, especially the part that goes:

    “Perhaps the villains’ expectation is that the Briton will quail as the Spaniards, reacting to massacre with headlong flight from foreign fields. I think not. About me, I see older Scots with a steely flint in their eyes.”

    Great. Now UK can invade… Iran? North Korea? Even though I’ll bet the terrorists came from the same place as Bin Laden and the 9/11 crew: Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, where your petro-dollars go to support state sanctioned schools tuning out new Al Qaeda wanna-be’s every day.

    Then the UK can be like us, invading the wrong country for the wrong (if any) reasons, and then loosing far more folks in the “Mess o’ potamia” than in the original attack.


  6. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 7th, 2005 @ 6:06 pm

    I don’t expect the Brits to go invading people, and neither does Trevino. What he is saying, however, is that he finds it unlikely that this will have an effect on the British resolve. I think that’s pretty laudable.

    I’ve discarded your hyperbole for the moment.


  7. pinkfairy (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 5:40 pm

    were back to normal, I doubt were gonna invade anything either.. except the nearest pubs.

    were subdued , but thats about it…

    terroism has never scared us for long.. we werent afraid of the IRA in 1996 and we arent afraid now.

    thanks again for everyones kind words.


  8. Jo-Ann (unregistered) on July 9th, 2005 @ 8:27 pm

    Tom:

    Thanks for you post.

    Birthed from the Brits, who shared our pain of 9/11, I find it fitting that we should so demonstratively share with their pain of 7/7.

    Jo-Ann


  9. Jo-Ann (unregistered) on July 9th, 2005 @ 8:29 pm

    Tom… Sorry, I meant to post this under your blog with the Union Jack photo!



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