Posted 07 July 2005 - 05:15 AM
Police Commissioner Stevens, on October 2004, said:
In terms of a major terrorist attack on London, it is a case of when, not if.
This has clearly gone beyond the scope of an accident and human intention is involved somewhere. Dare I say what we're all thinking in the back of our minds - a delayed al Qaeda-esq (or similar group) reprisal attack, as Britain was specifically warned by a statement apparently by Osama Bin Laden if she continued to support US Policy in the Middle East? Or something more homegrown; Irish groups over the proposed changes to the Orangeman march? Religious extremists, a-la-Tokyo? Even something to do with the Olympics? The capital is clearly under attack, but no-one has yet claimed responsibility.
Yea, ere my hot youth pass, I speak to my people and say:
Ye shall be foolish as I; ye shall scatter, not save;
Ye shall venture your all, lest ye lose what is more than all;
Ye shall call for a miracle, taking Christ at His word.
And for this I will answer, O people, answer here and hereafter,
The Fool - Padraic Pearse