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.