Terrible things are happening in London right now. Having had one overseas phone call and one email already today, I find myself in the strange position of posting this to let people know that I am alive and well. Some other people in this country aren’t. Updates are here.
07Jul05 — 4
Just wanted to express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of life on this sad day. Wish I could say more, take care.
Jenny from San Francisco
Good to see you are safe and well and blogging again. The display of calm resolution by Londoners and the amazing response by the emergency services will show the terrorists they cannot win.
Glad you let your readers know that you’re okay. The day’s news from London has cast a pall over California, too.
My aunt and uncle were supposed to fly to London just two days after this happened, his 90-odd mother is healing from a broken hip. Seems inconsequential in comparison. Now I hear on the news that they may have had ties to recruiters in the US. This is going to be a very long conflict, and my one fear is that our best weapon is also our greatest weakness. In order to save people from choosing such a path, they need the freedom of thought and opportunity that can only be provided by democracy, capitalism and tolerance. But it is that same democracy, capitalism and tolerance that will have a large number of people thinking that they can buy these people off politically, or who will just get tired of the whole thing and want to cut and run. Still, if this was the best they could do after 9/11, Bali, 3/11 and even the Africa Embassy bombings, they are certainly losing, although that is a very small comfort for Londoners, I’m sure.