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    Off Topic: Trouble again on London's subway's

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/artic ... E_ID=45384

    GLOBAL INSECURITY
    'Incidents' reported
    on London subway
    Underground stations evacuated, smoke seen coming from train
    Posted: July 21, 2005
    8:25 a.m. Eastern


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    Tube lines closed in London (Sky News)

    Dummy explosions of detonators rather than bombs have sparked the evacuation of three London Underground stations and the closure of three lines, reports the BBC.

    The stations were evacuated after smoke was seen coming from a train, according to Sky News.

    An explosion was also reported on a bus at Hackney in East London.

    No casualties have been reported.

    London police say they are not treating the incidents as "a major incident yet."

    A man on one of the trains tells Sky News he spoke to a man who witnessed an explosion.

    ''He told me he had seen a man carrying a rucksack which suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open his rucksack. Everyone rushed from the carriage. People evacuated very quickly. There was no panic.

    ''I didn't see anyone injured but there was shock and fright.

    ''There was a smell of smoke.''

    The incidents come exactly two weeks after bombs on three Underground trains and a bus killed 56 people and injured about 700.

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    Worthless socialist Tony Blair will probably give another stump speech about how we need to flood Africa with more foreign aide and how we need to stop Global warming instead of talking about fighting back against the scum of the earth who are hell bent on destroying our way of life. The guy really has a mental disorder.
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    Tony Blair is going to make me puke. Oh please try to remain calm. Easy for you to say PM when it's not your a-- that's in the middle of it. You have your bodyguards, your bunkers to retreat to, etc. Then of course he doesn't take any responsibility whatsoever. Oh the attacks are the responsibility of the terrorists. What about the failure of the government to protect it's people? Isn't that your responsibility Mr Blair? The blood is just as much on your hands as it is on the terrorists Mr Blair. Is this what we have to expect from Bush when we get attacked again?
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    Strange this would happen right around the time England is trying to pass its own version of the Patriot Act. Last week Tony Blair was on the television saying that he was not responsible for the attacks. he said this because 1 in 3 citizens in England believe that he did have something to do with it.

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/ju ... osions.htm

    Bush is also saying
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/national ... -4094r.htm
    Bush sees London attacks as reason for Patriot Act

    By Bill Sammonand Audrey Hudson
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    July 21, 2005

    President Bush yesterday invoked the terrorist attacks in London as a compelling reason for Congress to renew the USA Patriot Act and for local governments to beef up security on mass-transit systems.

    "As we saw in London, the terrorists are still active and they are still plotting to take innocent life," Mr. Bush told law-enforcement officers in Baltimore. "So my message to the Congress is clear: This is no time to let our guard down, and no time to roll back good laws."

    It was the first time the president cited the July 7 London attacks, which killed at least 56 persons in the British capital's subway and bus systems, to bolster support for renewal of the Patriot Act. The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on the measure this week.

    "The Patriot Act is expected to expire, but the terrorist threats will not expire," he said. "I expect, and the American people expect, the United States Congress and the United States Senate to renew the Patriot Act."

    The London attacks also have prompted a re-evaluation of mass-transit security by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

    "He took a look at the situation and said, 'Let's enhance our security and infrastructure points,'?" Mr. Bush said. "We're widening the use of explosive detection teams and nearly doubling the number of rail security inspectors."

    The president also defended Mr. Chertoff's assertion to the Associated Press last week that local communities are responsible for protecting transit systems. City officials in San Francisco and Chicago professed shock that the federal government was not assuming that responsibility.

    "Those who are going to be responsible for responding to an attack are at the local level," Mr. Bush said. "I think that makes sense to say to a mayor, 'If you've got a problem with your mass transit, here's a grant, and if you feel that's the best use of the money, use it there.'?"

    Although the federal government has provided $14 billion since September 11 to train and equip local emergency workers to respond to terrorist attacks, city leaders and some members of Congress insist that job should be handled at the federal level.

    "Michael Chertoff is a very smart guy, but I couldn't disagree more," said New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

    Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, demanded that Mr. Chertoff apologize for putting the onus on local communities.

    Mr. Chertoff said he does not want to load the nation's buses and trains with federal police. He emphasized that the federal government is moving to a risk-based management approach to focus limited federal dollars on the biggest targets.

    "A fully loaded airplane with jet fuel, a commercial airliner, has the capacity to kill 3,000 people," Mr. Chertoff said. "A bomb in a subway car may kill 30 people.

    "When you start to think about your priorities, you're going to think about making sure you don't have a catastrophic thing first."

    The Bush administration views the federal government's primary role as the source of funding for local officials.

    The federal government has been paying for New York's mass-transit protection since September 11, 2001, and the Homeland Security Department has provided an additional $2 million per week for transit safety in the wake of the London bombings. The state of New York has received nearly $300 million in grants for terrorism prevention programs, medical response and emergency management since 2002.

    California has received more than $280 million for protective equipment and training for first responders. Illinois has received more than $100 million in grants issued from 2002 to 2004.

    "We've increased federal homeland security funding by more than tenfold for firefighters and police officers and other responders," Mr. Bush said. "I mean, if we're asking you to be on the front line, we ought to help you."
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    NEED I SAY MORE?


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050721/ap_ ... atriot_act


    Lawmakers Debate Patriot Act Extension

    By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Thu Jul 21,11:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON - Just hours after explosions created fresh terrorist concerns in London on Thursday, the House debated an extension of the USA Patriot Act, the premier American anti-terrorism tool.
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    The bill called for making permanent 14 of 16 provisions of the original law, passed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and scheduled to expire at the end of this year. It also gave a 10-year extension to two provisions â€
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