London Bombings

I imagine I felt the same sense of dread most people did when they heard about the subway and bus bombings this morning in London. My first thoughts where for the people that could have been injured of worse in the attacks.

But since it is far too early to tell how many people could have been injured, my thoughts turned to the terrorists attacks four years ago on 9/11. Much like my parents will always remember the day they heard JFK was shot, and my grandparents can remember when they heard about the attacks on Pearl Harbor, my generation will always remember where they where when the news first came in about the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

While that day in September will always be a day to remember, undoubtedly I experienced it differently than previous generations. The birth of the 24 hour news cycle and the internet gave my friends and I a much different perspective of the events unfolding before our eyes. Whereas only a few grainy, black-and-white videos exist of the JFK assination, dozens of camera caught the attacks on New York and Washington D.C., documenting the panic and horror as the Twin Towers collapsed.

There is no possible way that I could provide useful commentary on the attacks in London, but I can provide links to London bloggers:

Europhobia does an excellant job of detailing the latest news as it is released in London.

Tony Rickey is a Columbia law student live blogging from London.

The Guardian has newsblog, but I wouldn't be surprised if the heavy internet crashes the site.

Josh Trevino was in the Edinburgh airport in Scotland en route to London when the attacks began.

Finally, here is a list of London bloggers if you would like to find more information and first hand accounts.

It may be pointless to say, but my thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the victims of these attacks.

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