Just in case you’re not sure about this guy:
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.
MEANWHILE: The Egyptian envoy that was kidnapped in Iraq has apparently been killed by his captors, al-Qeada in Iraq, according to a web statement.
How many troops does Egypt have attacking Afghanistan and Iraq?
Ihab al-Sherif, the envoy, was merely a diplomatic representative. Other attacks against diplomats were made at the same time that al-Sherif was kidnapped, and more was hoped for:
The Web statement said al-Qaida had hoped to kidnap more ambassadors.
“The reason we delayed the announcement of capturing the ambassador of the dictator Egypt was to be able to capture as many ambassadors as we can,” it said, referring to the fact that al-Qaida didn’t announce al-Sherif’s abduction until several days later.
These guys are the enemies of modern civilization. Sure, Britain’s support for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq bump them up on the terrorists’ wish list, but as successful, prosperous, modern nations they are already targets. They just realize the need to fight back.
UPDATE: Lifelike Pundit: Leftist Response to Bombing: Surrender. And he notes a Kossak who thinks the London bombings are because of Gitmo.
I find my reaction to this to be oddly calm. I don’t know about you, but I think many of us have been living with the knowledge that there is one big war going on ever since September 11th. More attacks were inevitable. My rage was triggered years ago, and I feel no different watching London writhe under Islamist assault than I did seeing planes being steered into the World Trade Center.
UPDATE 2 (or 3?): And Cryptic Subterranean (in Northern Ireland) notes this:
Immediately after his comments the BBC presenter (Huw Edwards), in summing up his comments, said Blair had said though who committed the attacks were not genuine Muslims. Well, no he didn’t actually. Those words came right out of Edwards mouth. I guess this is in line with dhimmi-BBC guidelines?
Update– Huw Edwards just repeated this “not genuine Muslims” comment and I began to wonder if my ears were deceiving me. This is what Blair actually said,
“We know that these people act in the name of Islam but we also know that the vast and overwhelming majority of Muslims both here and abroad are decent and law abiding people who abhor this kind of terrorism every bit as much as we do.”
Not quite the same thing.