by Volker Weber

While the news media try to paint a "everything is back to normal" picture of London, there clearly are some mixed reactions. While the mayor is taking the tube to work as usual, others are told to avoid the city.


Well, that is Bush's usual behaviour - the only thing that interests him is his image at home - best not to risk any US forces getting bombed in London. Not exactly standing shoulder to shoulder with the Brits, is it?

John Keys, 2005-07-12

Weareafraid.com is still available... ;)

samuel adam, 2005-07-12

The delicious irony of all this:

Speaking at the FBI academy in Virginia, Mr Bush said: “We continue to take the fight to the enemy and will fight until this enemy is defeated.”

BBC: Bush calls for action on terror

So telling your military personnel to avoid London is “taking the fight to the enemy” is it George? LOL.

Ben Poole, 2005-07-12

The ban on US forces visiting London has been lifted today after critisism that it sent the wrong message :-)

John Keys, 2005-07-12

And if the US military got involved in the hunt for the London terrorists and more attacks occurred aimed at our military, then we would have been blamed for that too...

Chris Whisonant, 2005-07-12

Probably :o)

But in fairness, no-one’s talking about getting the US involved in that effort.

Ben Poole, 2005-07-12

Media an local press reports indeed "everything back to normal" - And they are right!!! Since last week Monday I'm using tube and train getting from my flat in W6 far to the East (Romford). Beside the fact that there is definetely more police and railway staff visible in all stations (and more evacuations/warnings ever...) Londoners behave as usual: trying to get from home to work via tube and train, surrounding the suspended stations / lines (Circle Line is completely closed). the effect is that some of the main stations were different tube lines are connected are overcrowded during peak! So take in account to travel twice the time you need normally to get to work!

Wolfgang Schwerber, 2005-07-12

@Ben - that's true that there probably hasn't been mention of that effort. But even just having US military in that area would probably be a target/excuse for terrorists or naysayers...

Chris Whisonant, 2005-07-12

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