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Joseph P Carey
07-07-05, 09:03 AM
Again, Terrorists struck at unarmed, and unknowing people going about their day to work for their family's bread, that have done nothing to these cowardly dogs, other than, in this case, they were English!

The Cowardly curs, either Fundamentalist Muslim from either Central Asia or the Middle East, Eco-terrorists from the Big 8 conference in Scotland, or Frenchmen upset at not getting the Olympics in Paris. I don't care who they are! They are Cowards, and they should be put to death in the most horrible way imaginable to their kind.

For the HMR Marines on this site, and the people of England, Please accept our condolences on your loss, and remember, your cousins across the lake will always be with you, no matter what you do!

07-07-05, 12:19 PM
God Bless and Semper Fidelis. :marine:

07-07-05, 12:25 PM
37+ innocent civilians killed. Okay you magnificant RM's, its time to go hunting. Go get them where they live, screw the soveriegn borders issues. Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, it doesn't matter, we got your back.

07-07-05, 12:52 PM
My Thoughts and Prayers are with All

God Bless


07-07-05, 12:58 PM
World Stands With London After Attacks
By ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jul 7,10:53 AM ET

World leaders condemned the deadly attacks in London Thursday and quickly ordered security stepped up in their own countries, vowing to cooperate to track down the attackers in a globe-spanning pledge of solidarity.

Spain, bitterly familiar with terror after train bombings in Madrid killed 191 people last year, put its security forces on maximum alert, posting army and police units to watch over airports, train stations and shopping centers.

The government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero offered its "unconditional help to chase the criminals who perpetrated such a repugnant attack."

A similar response came from France, the object of attacks in the 1990s. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin ordered the alert level raised and promised Britain the "immediate, full and complete collaboration" of French intelligence.

"It is a drama for Great Britain. It is a drama for all of Europe," Villepin said.

In Washington, the Homeland Security Department asked authorities in major cities for heightened vigilance of major transport systems. In the U.S. capital, bomb-sniffing dogs and armed police patrolled subways and buses.

In Denmark, former Foreign Minister Mogens Lykketoft said what others were remembering with likely dread: "This is the continuation of Sept. 11 and the attacks in Madrid ... No one can feel safe."

Russian President Vladimir Putin said terror attacks demand universal condemnation and unity, according to a Kremlin spokesman. Moscow officials ordered stepped-up security measures for the Russian capital's underground transportation system, a subway official said.

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder stressed the need for fighting terrorism "with all the means at our disposal."

As in many other European countries, Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt called an emergency response meeting to assess security measures in Brussels, which houses the European Union and NATO.

In Strasbourg, France, seat of the European Parliament, European Parliament President Josep Borrell, of Spain, expressed condolences "to all suffering consequences of these barbaric attacks."

"As a citizen of a country that only last year experienced the horrors of such terrible attacks, I want to send a message of solidarity with British people .... We will never let atrocities or terrorism defeat the values of peace and democracy."

At Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI called the attacks "barbaric acts against humanity," and said in a telegram to Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, archbishop of Westminster, that he was praying for families of the victims.

"This is all wanton violence," Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said after an audience with the pope.

Security in Copenhagen's new driverless underground system was stepped up, and, in Norway, the Foreign Ministry summoned its crisis team. In the Swedish capital, Stockholm, top police chiefs met.

Candles appeared in front of the British Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, shortly after news of the attacks flashed around the world.

Australia's national counterterrorism group met late Thursday, and Canberra set up a hot line for relatives of the hundreds of thousands Australians who live in Britain.

In Turkey, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul urged greater international cooperation against terrorism, saying it is a mistake "if we make a distinction between 'my terrorist and his terrorist.'"


Stephanie Hicks
07-07-05, 01:29 PM
It looks like the cowards have hit again. To the people of the U.K. - just as you stood with us after September 11th, America stands with you. This attack will not go unanswered. With the help of God and the United States Marine Corps, you will have justice. To our Marines who are in the field hunting these terrorists - Go get 'em, Devildogs! Give them a little old-fashioned Marine Corps justice - kill them all and let God sort them out!

07-07-05, 04:29 PM
Many thanks for your condolences.

There is an old saying amongst those who have felt the effects of terrorism 'Bombs have no pity'.

To all the people of the world who have felt the Dragon's Breath, especially to those who who look into the Dragon's mouth; and to the Marine or Soldier of every nation who stands waiting to even the score.

Aye,We will Remember.JR

Gary Treacher
07-12-05, 04:06 PM
And guess who's standing by us. In all the UK papers today. American servicemen told not to enter London as it's not safe. Thanks for nothing.

07-12-05, 04:16 PM
They heard you Gary

U.S. military in Britain lifts London travel ban

Reuters Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:12 AM ET (http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-07-12T121123Z_01_N12276082_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-SECURITY-BRITAIN-USA-DC.XML)
By Kate Holton
LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday rescinded an order banning its personnel from visiting London in the wake of last week's bomb attacks, after a wave of public scorn and indignation.

A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in London confirmed the order had been withdrawn but did not say why.

The ban on the 12,000 U.S. servicemen and women, mostly based at RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, some 70 miles northeast of London, had been imposed last Friday, the day after four bombs exploded in the capital's transport system, killing at least 52 people.

Earlier on Tuesday, London police chief Ian Blair urged the U.S. military to reverse the ban.

"I am disappointed but I understand it is their decision," he told Sky news before the order was withdrawn.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair said they had expected the decision to be reversed and would not deny that the government had lobbied the Americans.

"We obviously asked what the situation was. We understood this was a temporary response."

City Mayor Ken Livingstone had urged Londoners to return to work and normality after the attacks.

Anthony King, a political analyst at Essex University, told Reuters the original U.S. decision had been a "gross over-reaction."

"It gives the impression that American airmen and America in general is rather feeble. I think from a public relations point of view it was a serious mistake."

Londoners and tourists visiting a makeshift shrine outside King's Cross station had also said they were disappointed with the American ban.
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Joseph P Carey
07-12-05, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Gary Treacher
And guess who's standing by us. In all the UK papers today. American servicemen told not to enter London as it's not safe. Thanks for nothing.

We are very sorry about that Gary, but you have to understand, that is the Air Force, and they are not used to danger, or to cooperation. Again, we apologize for them, and the individual Air Force Commanding Officer that unilaterally made that decission. If it was one of our units we would have had volunteers helping you from the first minute of the first day!

08-09-05, 04:39 PM
Amen to that Carey! I wish I could give that zoomie a piece of my mind!