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Morons? Idiots? Both?

The following is an example of what really annoys me:

LONDON-A pair of Mercedes sedans packed with nails and canisters of propane gas was apparently intended to bring Baghdad-style carnage to the heart of London's theater district early Friday (June 29, 2007) morning. Miraculously, both car bombs failed to detonate.

Here is a link if you want the full scoop

As some of you know, I spent my formative years (9-17) in London, and Suzanne and I enjoy heading over there whenever we can to enjoy the culture.

London Bus BombWe were there for the London Bus Bombing in 1996 - our favorite restaurant "The Lugger" happened to be closed that day which is the only reason we weren't right in the middle of the melee - the bus exploded 30 yards from the restaurant.

Now we have yet another group of cowardly, ignorant knuckleheads (who would s**t their drawers if they ran into Jack Bauer of "24" fame) trying once again to make some obscure statement understood only by them by attempting to kill and maim innocent civilians.  If it wasn't so dangerous it would be farcical.

Every time one of these incidents occurs it reminds me of 9/11 - the day the world ended for thousands in the USA - and the day that some of us on the way back from the UK were diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia for 5 days.

I dare anyone to find something good to say about these morons and their inane attempts to get their 15 minutes of fame at the expense of someone else's life.  One of these days they are going to really annoy someone with zero tolerance for their behavior - and I wouldn't want to be them when that happens.  When - if ever - will they "get it"?

If their cause is so "right" - perhaps they should try blogging to spread the word?

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Comments

AMEN Tony, AMEN! And we in the US are so immune to this that it doesn't even bother most people...I'm afraid another 9/11 is just around the corner for us!
Posted by Mary Warren about 12 years ago
Tony, I heard on my local talk radio station that they believe these bombs (thank God they didn't detonate) were made because Tony Blair's successor said England is staying in the war.  I don't know if that was the guy's opinion or not but I'm just throwing it out there.  As of 11 pm EST, I haven't heard of any "group" taking "credit???" for these.  This type of, well let's face it, terrorism, ALWAYS reminds me of 9/11 and I too am waiting for the other shoe to drop here in America.  Hope I'm wrong.
Posted by Peggy Edwards, REALTOR - Green Designation, e-PRO, Tampa Bay, FL (Future Home Realty) about 12 years ago
Just stopped by to say hi.  Have not been on the rain much lately but I do read. :)
Posted by Teresa Boardman (Boardman Realty) about 12 years ago

I think it is good use of our brain power to be aware and prepared for all that is going on around us. 

Resisting the terrorists and remembering they are in the minority.  There should be no excuses for them from high-up to lowly peon who drives the car.

Posted by JudyAnn Lorenz, Virtual Marketing Consultant (Bar JD Communications) about 12 years ago
Tony, I have been following the story. It appears the people in London stay on top of anything suspicious. I hope we do in the U.S. ??
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 12 years ago
Mary - Unfortunately you are correct in your assessment IMHO re: the relative "oblivity" (is that a word?) of many here in the US to the real evil that exists in the world.  The authorities (I'm not taking political sides here - I'm talking government agencies) do a great job of prevention - but in order to stay as successful as they have been in catching these morons before they do damage the public has to be aware, alert and assist.
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 12 years ago
Peggy - So far no-one is claiming responsibility.  Whichever group of morons did this - for whatever reason - they remind me of people who claim not to like (for example) bees.  Their brilliant idea is then to go and slap a beehive and wonder with astonishment why their world collapses around them!  "Cowards" joins the Morons and Idiots as a key descriptor.  For more info on fools like these see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/uk/2005/london_explosions/default.stm.   
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 12 years ago
Teresa - Good to hear from you - thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 12 years ago
JudyAnn - Very well said!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 12 years ago
Missy - my last full summer in the UK was 1975 - also known as "The Year London Blew Up".  The third one on the list happened right outside the company I worked for as a courier.  I agree that generally speaking the residents of London are always on "idiot prevention watch".
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 12 years ago
Tony - I think terrorist attacks are a very cowardly form of protest.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 12 years ago
Sharon - Thanks for stopping by - as you can see - I am in full agreement and then some!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 12 years ago
You know my feelings on this - good thing - as the Rain Gods would be blushing and rushing for the delete button if I posted my comments here!
Posted by Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO (Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 12 years ago

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