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  •  Now they were and are heros. (7+ / 0-)

    They ran TOWARDS the burning building that day,
    They got up and went back to work the next day and the next day and the next.

    New York is a terrorist target and always has been if you are afraid of that move to Nebraska.

    In London We are not afraid and after the bombings of 7/7 were on the subway and buses the following day. See below from the London Independent of 2007, I am sure similar line could be told of NY and will during and after the trial.

    London yesterday summed up the bizarre mixture of subliminal fear and life as usual that has been our lot since 2001, and the beginning of what some seek to call a global "war on terror".

    At Westminster magistrates' court, Bilal Abdulla, 27, the passenger in the flaming Jeep Cherokee that crashed into a Glasgow airport terminal a week earlier, was charged with conspiring to cause explosions as the investigation of the latest terror plot against Britain continued to move at extraordinary speed. The prosecutor made clear that the charges related both to the Glasgow incident and the discovery of two Mercedes cars packed with petrol, gas cylinders and nails in the West End of London on 29 June.

    At the same time as Abdulla was being arraigned, crowds were gathering in Wimbledon for the women's final and men's semi-finals; in the Mall to watch cyclists in the Tour de France whizz past Buckingham Palace; at Wembley for the Live Earth concert - and, in smaller numbers, at a memorial garden by King's Cross Station, where a commemoration ceremony was being held for the 52 victims of the 7/7 bombings in London two years before. It was a reminder, if one were needed, of the potential penalty of any lapse in vigilance.

    That the capital was not mourning another episode of carnage this summer was due to a combination of luck and the security measures put in place since the bombings of July 2005, according to experts. The would-be bombers could not lay their hands on high explosives or the ingredients, such as fertiliser, from which they could be made. Unlike the 7/7 attackers, they did not have proper detonators, and the ones they tried to make, reportedly using syringes and mobile phones, failed to ignite the petrol and gas cylinders they had stashed in the cars.

    •  Absolutely right, (0+ / 0-)

      I am proud to belong to the human race.  So, we know what we are. What are those who kill us?

      Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. Stupidity is a condition; ignorance is a choice.

      by triplepoint on Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 02:32:32 PM PST

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