And now this:
"Barbaric" Terrorist Attack in LondonIs this what it means to "take the fight to the enemy"? Isn't this exactly the kind of thing our invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were supposed to prevent?
Dozens of people are dead and hundreds have been wounded in multiple bomb attacks on London's public transportation system. Three of the explosions occurred in the London subway at the height of morning rush hour. Another blast tore apart a double decker bus. London police officials have confirmed 33 deaths in the subway system alone. CNN is reporting at least 40 people are a dead, including passengers on the bus. Hospital officials have reported at least 360 wounded. Many of the injured are in critical or serious condition.
In a web-site posting, a previously unheard of group calling itself the "Secret Organization group of al Qaeda Organization in Europe," is claiming responsibility for the attack. ...
It appears Charles H. Featherstone got it right in his latest essay, "All This Useless Power": "We have unleashed our power upon the world only to discover that it is terribly finite, a great deal more limited than we hoped and imagined. Hundreds of billions of dollars spent on bombs, tanks, planes, soldiers, and every passing day we are less and less able to bend the world to our will."