More from London

07.07.05

The casualty figures continue to mount. The latest numbers have 33 dead and over 300 injured. This does not include the people who were on the double-decker bus that was torn apart near Tavistock Square.

The claim of responsibility from an Al Quaeda group also contains threats against Italy and Denmark:

“We still warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all the crusader governments that they will receive the same punishment if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan,” it said. “We gave the warning, so we should not be blamed.”

Right… And, of course, the statement said that this was an attack on the “Zionist British government”. I wonder if their version of the “Zionist British government” includes the likes of George Galloway or Jenny Tonge?

Update: Speaking of George Galloway, I didn’t have to wait long to find out what his reaction would be:

Respect MP George Galloway says: “We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the Government ignoring such warnings.”

In other words, blaming Blair for the attacks. Pretty much what we’d expect from the likes of Galloway. (Via Democracy Guy and Instapundit).

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