Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Tragic Events of 7-7

London attacked!!

Photo: Jane Mingay/AP
Two days after radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Mizri's trial begins in London, and just as the G8 summit commences in Scotland, a series of coordinated bombs blast the UK capitol.

Constantly updated blogging of the aftermath and eyewitness accounts here (thanks to AmericaBlog for link)
I guess people will be talking about this for years to come and yet it all seems strangely ethereal and distant. What strikes me is that places like Israel live like this on a day-to-day basis. It's all so random that maybe 20 out of all the thousands, possibly millions of commuters in the capital today were killed.
At least 40 killed in 4 blasts.
Transportation in London at a standstill.
"al Qaida in Europe" group claims responsibility.
Tony Blair has left the G8.
Bush plans another bike ride.
Are other G8 nations next? Next for attacks, not a bicycle ride.
Stay tuned. Watch out.
Update: Wikipedia already has extensive info. Wow, that was fast!
All of us here at awesomeometer offer our sympathies and good wishes to our allies in the UK. You are in our thoughts.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Karl Rove busted!(?)

This would be awesome:

Photo credit Great doctored photo, but Rove is fatter than that. I would also say that the tie selection is wrong.
Lawrence O'Donnell says Time documents will reveal that Rove leaked Plame's name to journalist Matt Cooper.
Will Rove finally be exposed as the crook he really is? We'll see in the following weeks. This will be interesting to say the least.
Articles here here and here.