Terrorists in London

“LONDON, England (CNN) — Four explosions in London’s transport system have killed at least two people and wounded dozens more in what UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said was an apparent terrorist attack.”

This morning as I was getting dressed and I heard this on the radio. I immediately stopped getting dressed and just listened for a moment. I remember when I was young and the World Trade Center was bombed. I didn’t fully understand what was happening and it wasn’t until 911 that I fully grasped the reality of a terrorist attack.

I am not a political strategist or analyst. I rarely keep up with governmental politics and I pretty much live in my own myopic world filled with air-conditioning, cell phones, reality tv, and take-out and so I don’t really understand what terrorists have to gain from lashing out at strangers. I know it is to bring attention to themselves, I know it is intended to cause shock and awe, but in the end what have they gained? What is the benefit?

All I know is that it is very maddening and sad.

My heart goes out to all the people in London, if you are the praying type, then say some prayers for them and for the world as a whole.

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