I boot up and discover that London has been hit. A previously-unknown group calling itself the “Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe” has apparently claimed responsibility on a web site, but I certainly wouldn’t discount other possibilities at this point.
Instapundit seems to be gathering links, so that’s a great starting place.
My thoughts go out to those that have suffered in London, and those in the area who probably feel like they’re in the sights of the enemy. The coordination of these bombings certainly indicates a plan of some sort, and we don’t know what that plan is. As the dawn makes its way west, there could be more.
UPDATE: Well, the I didn’t even bother posting the initial reports of 2 dead. I thought that either London was amazingly lucky (and didn’t want to seem to celebrate “only” 2 deaths) or that the number was going to grow significantly.
Unfortunately, the latter seems to be the case. The latest “Breaking” tag at the top of MSNBC.com now reads “At least 40 killed in London blasts, U.S. official says.”
UPDATE 2: I almost wrote “tragically” instead of “unfortunately”. It’s important to remember that this isn’t a tragedy in the regular sense.
The busses and subways didn’t “blow up”.
The busses and subways “were blown up“.