Special Light Vigil in Connection With The London Explosions
What follows is a special Light Vigil Meditation suggested for the coming days and weeks beginning today, July 7, 2005.
SPECIAL LIGHT VIGIL
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Once again utter, indiscriminate violence has been unleashed against innocent people in a concealed attempt to stir worldwide fear and prevent the further deterioration of the public support for the endless carnage that Iraq has become and thus shore up the increasingly fragile grasp on power in the United Stated of darkly-inclined elements who, for years, have been striving to create a new world order and global empire at the behest of the invisible Dark Forces controlling them.
Once again their futile attempt at masterminding a turn of the world opinion tide in their favor will fail. Just as happened after their other relatively recent bombings in Beirut and Madrid, to name but a few, the people of this planet, unshaken in their common resolve to see that the world is freed from the Light-choking influence of all terror-sowing lost souls, will rally in not only holding fast to their growing sense of global Oneness and imminent victory, but also in supporting each other's through these testing moments so as to definitely, and collectively, seal the door where evil dwells.
Please dedicate your prayers and meditations, as guided by Spirit, in the coming days and weeks, as prompted from Within at the moment of your soul's choosing, to contribute in holding High and Strong the pure Light of Love, so it may further grow brighter in everyone's hearts and minds, and thus spread, with the ongoing assistance of all our soul kins in the heavenly realm and of all angels gathered in concerted support, for the Highest Good of All.
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Four London Blasts Kill 40, Injure 350
By JANE WARDELL, Associated Press Writer
LONDON - Four blasts rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending bloodied victims fleeing in the worst attack on London since World War II. At least 40 people were killed, U.S. officials said, and more than 360 wounded in the terror attacks.
A clearly shaken Prime Minister Tony Blair called the coordinated attacks "barbaric" and said they were designed to coincide with the G-8 summit opening in Gleneagles, Scotland. They also came a day after London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics. A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" claimed responsibility.
The four explosions went off within 40 minutes, beginning at 8:51 a.m. (3:51 a.m. EDT), and hit three subway stations and the double-decker bus. Authorities immediately shut down the subway and bus lines that log 8.4 million passenger trips every weekday.
The explosion seemed to go off at the back of the bus, said bystander Raj Mattoo, 35. "The roof flew off and went up about 10 meters (30 feet). It then floated back down," he said. "There were obviously people badly injured. A parking attendant said he thought a piece of human flesh had landed on his arm."
"It was chaos," said Gary Lewis, 32, who was evacuated from a subway train at King's Cross station. "The one haunting image was someone whose face was totally black and pouring with blood."
As the city's transportation system ground to a near-halt, buses were used as ambulances and an emergency medical station was set up at a hotel. Rescue workers, police and ordinary citizens streamed into the streets to help.
Some central London streets emptied of traffic. Groups of commuters who had been on their way to work gathered around corner shops with televisions, watching in silence. The mood was somber and subdued.
At the request of Queen Elizabeth II, the Union Jack flag flying over Buckingham Palace was lowered to half staff.
Blair, flanked by fellow G-8 leaders, including President Bush, read a statement from the leaders. "We shall prevail and they shall not," he said.
"Whatever they do, it is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilized nations throughout the world," he said earlier.
He departed by helicopter back to London. The world leaders continued meeting but their agenda got sidetracked and they decided to delay declarations on climate change and the global economy.
Bush warned Americans to be "extra vigilant," and his administration raised the terror alert for mass transit a notch to code orange. Security also was stepped up in the U.S. Capitol and in train and bus stations around the country.
Much of Europe also went on alert. Italy's airports raised alert levels to a maximum. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, the Netherlands, France and Spain also announced beefed-up security at shopping centers, airports, railways and subways.
The U.N. Security Council was to meet later Thursday to address the London attacks and was expected to pass a resolution condemning the blasts, an official said.
A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" posted a claim of responsibility, saying the blasts were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The statement also threatened attacks in Italy and Denmark, both of which have troops in Iraq. It was published on a Web site popular with Islamic militants, and the text was republished on Elaph, a secular Arabic-language news Web site, and Berlin's Der Spiegel magazine.
The authenticity of the statement could not be immediately confirmed, but terrorism experts said the coordinated explosions had the trademarks of the al-Qaida network.
"This is clearly an al-Qaida style attack. It was well-coordinated, it was timed for a political event and it was a multiple attack on a transportation system at rush hour," said Lawrence Freedman, professor of war studies at King's College in London.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick said there had been no arrests, and it was unclear whether suicide bombers were involved.
Asked about the claim of responsibility, Paddick said: "We will be looking at that ... at the moment we don't know if that's a legitimate claim or not." He added British officials had received no prior warning nor did they have any advance intelligence that the attacks would occur.
European stocks dropped sharply after the blasts, with exchanges in London, Paris and Germany all down about 2 percent. Insurance and travel-related stocks were hit hard, and the British pound also fell. Gold, traditionally seen as a safe haven, rose.
The explosions also unnerved traders on Wall Street, sending stocks down sharply.
Three U.S. law enforcement officials said at least 40 people were killed. They spoke on condition of anonymity and said they learned of the number from their British counterparts.
In London, Paddick said at least 33 people killed in the subway system alone. He confirmed other deaths on the bus but gave no figures.
Officials at seven major hospitals surveyed by The Associated Press reported 368 people wounded. Among them, at least 45 were in serious or critical condition, including amputations, fractures and burns, said Russell Smith of London Ambulance Service.
London Mayor Ken Livingstone said the blasts were "mass murder" carried out by terrorists bent on "indiscriminate ... slaughter."
"This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful ... it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners," said Livingstone, in Singapore where he supported London's Olympic bid. Giselle Davies, an International Olympic Committee spokeswoman, said the committee still had "full confidence" in London.
Jay Kumar, a business owner near the site of the bus blast at Russell Square in central London, said he ran out of his shop when he heard a loud explosion. He said the bus's top deck collapsed, sending people tumbling to the floor.
Many appeared badly injured, and bloodied people ran from the scene.
"A big blast, a big bomb," he told The Associated Press. "People were running this way panicked. They knew it was a bomb. Debris flying all over, mostly glass."
"I was on the bus in front and heard an incredible bang, I turned round and half the double decker bus was in the air," Belinda Seabrook told Press Association, the British news agency.
Traces of explosives were found at two explosion sites, a senior police official said.
Explosions were reported at the Aldgate station near the Liverpool Street railway terminal, Edgware Road and King's Cross in north London, Old Street in the financial district and Russell Square, near the British Museum.
"I saw lots of people coming out covered in blood and soot. Black smoke was coming from the station. I saw several people laid out on sheets," office worker Kibir Chibber, 24, said at the Aldgate subway station.
Simon Corvett, 26, on an eastbound train from Edgware Road station, described "this massive huge bang ... It was absolutely deafening and all the windows shattered."
"You could see the carriage opposite was completely gutted," he said. "There were some people in real trouble."
On March 11, 2004, terrorist bombs on four commuter trains in Madrid killed 191 people.
AP reporters Jill Lawless, Barry Renfrew, Emily Rotberg, Sarah Blaskovich, Emma Ross and Nick Mead contributed to this report.
London blasts throw G8 summit into disarray
By Andrew Gray
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - A series of attacks in London threw the Group of Eight summit into disarray on Thursday, forcing British Prime Minister Tony Blair to rush from the venue in Scotland to handle the crisis.
Blair, backed by all the leaders of the G8 industrialized nations and guest countries including China and India, vowed the summit would continue regardless and said he would return to the gathering at the Gleneagles hotel in the evening.
"It is particularly barbaric that this has happened on a day when people are meeting to try to help the problems of poverty in Africa, the long-term problems of climate change and the environment," he said.
Blair said the blasts -- on several underground trains and a bus -- had probably been timed to coincide with the first full day of the summit, which he had intended as a landmark event to address global warming and Africa.
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was drafted in to chair the meeting in Blair's absence. A statement on climate change due to be issued on Thursday was put off until Friday, British officials said.
But Germany said delegations had agreed in principle on an accord that would mention the Kyoto protocol on curbing carbon emissions but not set any targets for reducing the gases that most scientists agree are causing the earth to heat up.
Blair had been trying to broker an agreement that could bring together the United States, other rich nations and major developing economies such as China and India.
The deal sketched out by Germany was unlikely to satisfy environmentalists, who want countries to sign up to binding targets on their carbon emissions.
But Blair said he wanted to move beyond the binding Kyoto protocol, which the United States has refused to accept.
"There is no point going back over the Kyoto debate ... that's not what it's about," he said after talks with Bush early in the day.
"What it is about is seeing whether it will be possible in the future to bring people back into consensus together, not just America and Europe and Japan but also ... the emerging economies like China, like India," he said.
Bush urged the world to focus instead on developing new clean technologies.
SHADOW OF BOMB ATTACKS
Inevitably, the bomb attacks cast a shadow over the talks.
Blair came into the meeting room for the start of the first summit session about 15 minutes late and immediately told the other leaders what had happened, a Canadian official said.
"That dramatically altered the mood of the room. There was an immediate expression of determination on the part of leaders to continue with the summit," the official told reporters.
Police said it was not clear if an apparent claim of responsibility by al Qaeda for the bomb attacks was genuine.
But London has long been identified as a prime target for Islamic militants, partly because of Blair's staunch support for President Bush and the Iraq war.
"Just as it is reasonably clear that this is a terrorist attack -- or a series of terrorist attacks -- it's also reasonably clear that this is designed, aimed, to coincide with the opening of the G8," Blair said.
The British prime minister later read out a joint statement on behalf of all the world leaders assembled in Scotland.
"We are united in our resolve to confront and defeat this terrorism," he said, flanked by all the G8 leaders.
The explosions came the day after London won the right to stage the 2012 Olympic Games, a victory widely seen as one of the high points of Blair's premiership.
Europe tightens security after blasts hit London
By Phil Stewart
ROME (Reuters) - Countries in Europe tightened security on Thursday after four deadly bombings in London, fearing more attacks across the continent.
Italian Interior Minister Guiseppe Pisanu said all of Europe had raised its alert level. French officials reviewed vulnerable sites and Spain, where al Qaeda-linked train bombings killed 191 people last year, offered to help track down the killers.
"There is (heightened alert) in all of Europe," Pisanu said. "As the violence breaks out again one must keep one's nerves steady and face it."
Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende warned of a pan-European terrorist threat and stepped up border checks and increased security around British buildings in his country.
"Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on," Balkenende said.
A previously unknown group calling itself the "Secret Group of al Qaeda's Jihad in Europe" claimed responsibility for the coordinated blasts that killed scores of people in the British capital.
It warned Italy and Denmark to withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Italian news agency ANSA reported, adding, however, that the Italian secret service called the group's claim "unreliable."
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin put France on its second highest level of security after convening his defense, interior and foreign ministers.
"I have asked the interior and defense ministries to make proposals on how to increase protection of the most vulnerable sites," he said.
Security analysts said the apparently coordinated blasts across London's transport network bore similarities to those in Madrid in March last year, when 10 bombs hidden in sports bags exploded on four packed commuter trains.
As with the Madrid attacks, which occurred three days before a general election, the London blasts appeared timed to coincide with a major political event. They took place as leaders of the Group of Eight nations met in Scotland.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said that he had ordered the Interior Ministry to activate "all of the alert and prevention systems."
"Spain, which has suffered the scourge of terrorism...offers its immediate and unconditional help, as well as its full support to the United Kingdom to pursue the criminals that have carried out such a repulsive attack," Zapatero's office said.
Russia, no stranger to attacks on its own soil, said it was boosting security across the country, including airports, railway stations, ports and embassies. A Chechen suicide bomber killed 10 people last August outside a busy metro station, just before the Beslan school massacre in which 330 died.
Czech Interior Minister Frantisek Bublan told reporters police were planning to strengthen patrols in the underground system, railways and airports and at shopping centers and other important buildings, including the headquarters of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe in central Prague.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called for a united worldwide effort.
"We agree that the international community must do everything and use all available means to fight terrorism together," Schroeder said.
Text of President Bush's statement on London attacks
(Scotland-AP) July 7, 2005 - Text of President Bush's statement Thursday morning on the train and bus attacks in as delivered in Gleneagles, Scotland:
President Bush: I spent some time recently with the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and had an opportunity to express our heartfelt condolences to the people of London, people who lost lives. I appreciate Prime Minister Blair's steadfast determination and his strength. He's on his way now to London here from the G8 to speak directly to the people of London. He'll carry a message of solidarity with him.
This morning I have been in contact with our Homeland Security folks. I instructed them to be in touch with local and state officials about the facts of what took place here and in London, and to be extra vigilant, as our folks start heading to work.
The contrast between what we've seen on the TV screens here, what's taken place in London and what's taking place here is incredibly vivid to me. On the one hand, we have people here who are working to alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS, working on ways to have a clean environment. And on the other hand, you've got people killing innocent people. And the contrast couldn't be clearer between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty, and those who kill -- those who have got such evil in their heart that they will take the lives of innocent folks.
The war on terror goes on. I was most impressed by the resolve of all the leaders in the room. Their resolve is as strong as my resolve. And that is we will not yield to these people, will not yield to the terrorists. We will find them, we will bring them to justice, and at the same time, we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate.
Today is Thursday, July 7, 2005. The next date to watch is July 22, 2005.
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005
London Explosions: 777
Hmmm, Anyone else find it slightly odd that there were 7 explosions in London on the 7th day of the 7th month?
There doesnt (yet) appear to be any other significant signature on this event. Nevertheless, here are a few comments on the date itself.
London Explosions on July 7, 2005
15 Days to go till July 22, 2005
483 Days (1 Year, 3 Months, and 26 Days) since the Madrid bomb blast on March 11, 2004
840 Days (2 Years, 3 Months, and 17 Days) since the invasion of Baghdad on March 20, 2003
1395 Days (3 Years, 9 Months, and 26 Days) since September 11, 2001
For the usual controlled media spin on events, see BBC News
The Apparent Al Qaeda website which has claimed responsibility.
English translation of statement claiming responsibility.
Wikipedia has an excellent and detailed page.
For an understanding of the significance of the Illuminati signature on major world events, see the Numerology Category in this blog.
A more detailed commentary will be posted as soon as anything further comes to light.
By William Rivers Pitt -- t r u t h o u t | Perspective
07 July 2005
Many an ancient lord's last words have been, "You can't kill me because I've got magic aaargh."
-- Terry Pratchett
The British are getting ready to evacuate their military forces from Iraq and send them to Afghanistan. Anyone who thinks the Afghan war has been won and is over needs to think again. 54 American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in the last six months alone, compared to 52 in all of last year. While this number does not compare to the 1,748 US troops killed in Iraq, the two-fold increase in casualties over half a year is noteworthy. Taliban and al Qaeda fighters occupy caves, villages and mountain passes along the Pakistan border, and regional experts believe their presence will require an indefinite American military presence in that country.
Meanwhile, the war in Iraq burns on while Bush's biggest ally is preparing to haul stakes. US military forces are so stretched that Reservists who last saw action in Vietnam are being called back into service. Poverty within the Iraqi populace has become so severe that citizens are selling their kidneys on the black market for long dollars. It is a booming trade; some 5,000 Iraqis suffer from a variety of renal diseases caused by decades of sanction-created dirty water and lack of medicine, so kidneys are worth their weight in gold on the Iraqi street.
Alberto Gonzales looks to be the next Supreme Court Justice, a choice that will cause progressives to grind their teeth because he argued in favor of torture, and will cause the Evangelical Right to lose its collective mind because he is not "solid" on the issue of abortion. If Gonzales does in fact become the nominee, the stage will be set for a two-pronged assault on the White House from the Left and, more importantly, from the far Right.
Matthew Cooper is going to testify, and Judy Miller is going to jail. Cooper, the reporter from Time Magazine who received the leak regarding CIA agent Valerie Plame, was staring down the barrel of confinement until he folded and agreed to cooperate with Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation. This comes on the heels of the revelation that White House consigliore Karl Rove was one of Cooper's sources on this matter. Rove's attorney has claimed Karl did not "knowingly" expose Plame, but Cooper's testimony may rip that shroud down the middle.
Miller, a reporter for the New York Times, is being fitted for a prison jumper and will sit in a cell until she changes her mind about cooperating with Fitzgerald. Miller, it should be noted, is being touted as some kind of martyr for the First Amendment and the need for journalists to protect their sources. She is, to be blunt, a crappy poster-child for this all-important requirement, and this situation augers toward the creation of odd legal precedent. Miller is not merely protecting a source, but is protecting a criminal who violated national security in order to exact political revenge ordered by the White House. The lawyers involved are certainly going to earn their fees trying to thread this particular needle.
One thing is sure: Whoever leaked Plame's name is having a bad day. Be it Rove or Cheney confidant Lewis Libby or some other unknown actor, the fact that Cooper is singing to a Grand Jury raises the specter of charges coming down for perjury and obstruction of justice at a minimum, with treason lurking at the far side of things.
The fellow on the arm of Ms. Plame, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, smells the brimstone on the wind. Reached for comment regarding the imprisonment of Miller, Wilson stated, "The sentencing of Judith Miller to jail for refusing to disclose her sources is the direct result of the culture of unaccountability that infects the Bush White House from top to bottom. President Bush's refusal to enforce his own call for full cooperation with the Special Counsel has brought us to this point."
"Clearly," continued Wilson, "the conspiracy to cover up the web of lies that underpinned the invasion of Iraq is more important to the White House than coming clean on a serious breach of national security. Thus has Ms. Miller joined my wife, Valerie, and her twenty years of service to this nation as collateral damage in the smear campaign launched when I had the temerity to challenge the President on his assertion that Iraq had attempted to purchase uranium yellowcake from Africa. The real victims of this cover-up, which may have turned criminal, are the Congress, the Constitution and, most tragically, the Americans and Iraqis who have paid the ultimate price for Bush's folly."
Maybe ten thousand times in the last few years, someone has stated with profound assurance that the Bush administration is in trouble, that the hammer is coming down, that some form of accountability is in the offing. Maybe ten thousand times, these predictions have turned out to be wrong. Nowadays, it takes a special kind of fool to think this White House can be easily cashiered for its gross violations, lies and flat-out crimes.
But it is getting awfully crowded around here. Bush's numbers are still cratering, the nation has stopped buying into the idea that he is some kind of Great Protector, the Brits are bugging out of the chaos in Iraq, Afghanistan is heating up, the Jesus Brigades on Bush's right flank are preparing to wig out unless they get some kind of Falwell clone onto the court, and one of the journalists used to destroy the career of a CIA operative who worked to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction is cooperating with a prosecutor.
And then there's this from Dan Froomkin, published by the Washington Post: "More than four in 10 Americans, according to a recent Zogby poll, say that if President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment ... The impeachment question was part of a Zogby International poll conducted early last week, and released on Thursday. It found that Bush's job approval ratings had slipped a point from the previous week, to 43 percent. But the jaw-dropper was that 42 percent said they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found that the president misled the nation about his reasons for going to war with Iraq."
Don't blink this week. You might miss something.
U.S. Ups Alert to Orange for Transit
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration raised the terror alert a notch to code orange for the nation's mass transit systems on Thursday, responding to a spate of deadly rush-hour bus and subway bombings in London. "Obviously we're concerned about the possibility of a copycat attack," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.The heightened alert will apply to "regional and inter-city passenger rail, subways and metropolitan bus systems," Chertoff said at a news conference.Chertoff said that U.S. authorities have "no specific credible evidence" pointing toward an attack in the United States. At the same time, he said, "we are also asking for increased vigilance" particularly in the U.S. transportation system.He stressed that authorities are not asking Americans to avoid using their subways and bus systems in the light of the worst attack in London since World War II. To the contrary, he said those who use mass transit should continue to do so.About 29 million people take commuter trains, subways and buses daily in the United States, with the New York City area accounting for about a third of the total, said Alan Pisarski, a Washington-based national transportation policy analyst. The next-largest systems are Chicago, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia. San Francisco has the largest system on the West Coast. CLIP
Bloggers react quickly to London blasts (July 7, 2005)
Bloggers have been quick to react to today's events in London, from practical advice about how to get home to analysis of how well the major news outlets have covered events. (...) Wikipedia already has a comprehensive entry for the "2005 London bombing" at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombing (THIS IS AMAZINGLY COMPREHENSIVE BARELY A FEW HOURS AFTER THE FACT AND IS WORTH A LOOK!) CLIP
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