Terrorism has, once again, reared its ugly head in the western world. In a coordinated attack, several bombs have been exploded in the heart of London, in an attempt to paralyze the London transportation system. Early indications suggest that the bombings are the work of Al-Qaeda.
There are several fatalities, and several hundred people have been injured - some most seriously. One of the explosions ripped the top off of a London bus in London's Tavistock Square, and several other explosions have occurred on the London Underground. The terrorists have apparently timed the explosions to coincide with the beginning of the G8 (Group of Eight) summit.
Note to family and friends: I'd like to thank everyone who has contacted me to ask about the safety of my family and friends in England. I've heard from almost everyone, and it appears that all are safe and well.
Note to terrorists: Terrorism will never be successful at bending the will of people. All it does is strengthen their resolve. You may succeed in killing and maiming, but you will never further your cause. Never.
Update: I've been watching coverage on various television networks, including the feed being screened on BBC America. I'm impressed with the excellent work of London's emergency services, and with the strength and calmness of the people involved. I am also pleased to see support from countries around the world - kind words have been spoken by many world leaders, some of whom are well aware of what it is like to suffer acts of terrorism.