maybe I'm just immune because I'm such a news dork, but I keep hearing how surprising it is how little coverage the London Bombing is getting outside of news-dork circles. Certainly the largest terrorist attack since Madrid, possibly the largest since 9/11, but apparently unless you're listening to talk radio nobody's heard much about it.

Well, first off, my heart goes out to the people in London and the people of England. The meshed flag above comes from Are You Conservative?; it's a nice touch and potentially a signifigant sigil.

Ace has been doing a bang-up job keeping up with response from political leaders and pundits. As usual; I can't praise enough the strength and resolve that comes from those who choose to show it. And I couldn't be more disgusted by people that want to minimize or trivialize what happened here in the name of a political agenda.

This war is not between the US vs. whatever, but rather Western freedom and, by extention, decadance; vs. religious zealotism. It isn't US opression vs. freedom fighters, it is the right to live life how you choose vs. living life how someone else chooses. In that sense, an attack on Britain, or on Spain, or on France, or on Iraqi Policeman is an attack on us, an attack on our side of this fight.

We get lost in the back-and-forth of it, but events like today's crystallize what is going on, and all that nonsense gets pushed into the background, where it should be.

I'm no political pundit, though, so let me just say that I hope we, and the governments on the same side of the fight as us, do everything we can to comfort those who have lost loved ones and track down and rid ourselves of those responsible for this cowardly, destructive, and ultimately futile mass-murder.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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