Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: C 111 Nardo
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Sympathies to you and all Londoners...
Cant' recall where Buster's The Boy is from, but hope all of you BW.orgers are fine, although most likely emotionally scarred.
England used to be a "safe haven" for radical islamist, to the point that it had been dubbed "Londonistan".
I assume that a number of factor determined London to be a target of choice.
1) Alignment on the US foreign policy (hence the threats to Italy and Denmark, both with military presence in Irak)
2) After 9/11, the UK police started monitoring the islamist much more than they had previously, forcing some intelligence to disappear by virtue of groups going underground.
3) Prosecution of some prominent islamic figure
4) Extradition to France of a terrorist suspected in the 1995 terrorist activities in France
A half dozen operations aimed at the UK had been foiled by the UK Police.
I admire your "optimism" when you declare that life will go on as usual, although it unfirtunately seems to be more wishful than it will be factual. The only question is "who's next?", at least for our generation and the next.
We phoned friends in Beckenham who work in the City, luckily, they were fine!
“I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.”
-- Stephen Bishop