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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Not Again

More blasts in London.

I can't believe it.

update (one hour later):

Apparently, we're on standby, not full alert. This probably means that not so many people were affected. I'm so glad that the number of casualities are alot less this time round. But I can't help thinking that it still happened, despite the tightening in security. At least this time we are prepared. The atmosphere is alot more calm than it was two weeks ago. It's still horrific that it's happened again, though.

update (three hours later):

No casualities and it's already 4 hours since the incidents. Thank God. Apparently only detonators were used, so the explosions were smaller and less harmful.

This is not good for the Asian community. Already the discovery that the initial bombs were carried by British-born Asians really shocked us and made any Asian on the streets a potential suspect. Police officers have been especially skittish around non-Caucasians these last two weeks. I even had my backpack and mobile phone confiscated and examined thoroughly by police officers. Somebody should keep an eye on the Caucasian population too. There are Caucasian muslims around too, you know, and there's always the IRA.

This is exactly what terrorists want, isn't it? An atmosphere of fear, mistrust and suspicion. And widespread panic - although thankfully I don't see anyone hysterical around here.

It could get really ridiculous.



Blogger Huichieh said...

If you don't mind, I'll like to link to this post. Thanks.

12:59 am  
Blogger tscd said...

huichieh: wow. Feel so honoured.

1:10 am  
Blogger Huichieh said...

Believe me: the pleasure is mine :) Anyway, I've linked to all this and the earlier 2 posts on the first attacks. Regards.

1:22 am  
Blogger siyang said...

i had a shock when i flipped opened the papers to see the news about the 2nd round of bombings.. the straits times read: "London, Strike 2"

are u in London? i hope everything will return to normal soon.. or at least a lower state of 'standby'

9:54 am  
Blogger tscd said...

huicheh: thanks

siyang: I live on the outskirts on London, so thankfully I dont' need to use the tube system. I'm sure things will carry on as before - London has been through alot worse.

6:06 pm  

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