July 07, 2005

In Which I Become Mildly Terrified

Holy. Fucking. Shit.
The really scary thing about this is that I've spent time in London. I have a friend who works for London Underground. Their public transport system is roughly 1,000,000,00 times more secure than ours.
In New York you could walk onto the subway brandishing a chainsaw with a pound of plastique strapped to your forehead and no one would give you a second look unless you accidentally bump them with your bag.
What if this was just a dry run?
Holy. Fucking. Shit.


Anonymous Bathroom Reading said...

OT--Tuesday I'm out of town. Getting back Tuesday night. Thursday is much better. Good for you?

On topic: Scary indeed. Not a dry run, though. It was a successful mission for them. The question I have is, if they planned this to coincide with the Olympics.

Since this was obviously planned for months, and since they couldn't know which city would be picked while planning this mission, there's a real scary conclusion: they have teams, ready to go with explosives and everything, in each of the cities under consideration. Including NYC.

My question is, the NYC team, what are they going to do now?

10:59 AM  
Blogger Manolos R My Life said...

I think it had a lot more to do with the G8 summit in Scottland, but you do bring up some doubts. The whole situation is scary and sickeneing at the same time.

11:43 AM  
Blogger deanne said...

God that photo of that bus just makes me so nervous. I work right around the corner from Russell Square, on Southampton Row, and people were coming into the office in a *very* freaked out state.

I hope you managed to get in touch with any friends you've got over here Dan, thanks for stopping by earlier.

4:26 PM  
Blogger allison said...

please be wrong. Okay?


6:38 PM  
Anonymous Bradders0201 said...

I am "the friend who works on London Underground" and people here are just fine. I walked 7 miles to get to work to help people on their way with alternative routes. Not one person was rude or offensive, several had their own stories of "there but for the grace of God..." There is a quiet resilience that is in-built within the mind of this city. The way this amazing inclusive place to live deals with life from the insignificant to the colossal will show the world that, as we have done before, we will prevail. This will continue to be a truly international city of harmony for all peoples. That's why I love London and my faith in her will never be extinguished. (ps Thanks to everyone who took the time to call, text, to check in with me. I'm almost ashamed to say I was asleep when it happened...)

5:10 AM  
Blogger deanne said...

Well at least you didn't have your head in the toilet, throwing up from a hangover! [the shame, the shaaaame!]

9:56 AM  

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