A Global Effort & An Eventful Month For Britain
In lieu of the British bombings on July 21, police have conducted mass raids on suspected homes. They have made many arrests, capturing suspected terrorists and would be suicide bombers. In custody now are all four of the suspects in last weeks bombings. The huge effort by Scotland Yard helped put away these dirtbags.
However, Britain was aided in capturing one of the suspects. One of the bombers had managed to flee London and make it to Italy. Police are still investigating how he was able to do this, especially because his picture was everywhere. Anyway, through cell phone tracking, authorities picked him up in Italy and 40 armed police officers arrested him. They are currently talking to him to get some information before Britain does their interrogation.
It is good to see widespread cooperation in fighting the war on terror. Without the global effort, this sick bastard would have probably made to to a safe haven, considering he went through a few countries, and began plotting another attack. Nations need to continue this global effort for the crackdown on terror to be 100% successful.
On a similar note, this has been one extremely eventful month in London. First comes the 7/7 bombings, killing over 50 and injuring more than 700. After these attacks, British leaders urge their nation to remain calm and help them in their fight. Next came the innocent tourist who was shot to death in a subway station after failing to submit to police orders; he was wearing a heavy coat and backpack which raised police suspicions. This put Britain under the microscope. Then the 7/21 failed bombings. British leaders continue to urge Muslims and others to report any information. Scotland Yard released the photos of the suspects a day later at a press conference. Scotland Yard's heavy raids lead to many arrests. One week later all four suspects from 7/21 are taken into custody, signifying a major victory.
If that news didn't make Britain happy enough, the IRA has promised to lower their arms and give up their terrorist ways. They have stated that they will turn to strictly peaceful means to accomplish political goals. In response to this promise by the IRA, Britain has pulled back some posts in Ireland.
Britain has faced low points this July, but through resilience and determination, has been able to turn their situation in the positive direction. However, they can't become laid back, they must still remain vigilant. I still dislike Livingstone, and am skeptical about Blair, but I feel I must commend Blair's composure and how he has handled things the past few weeks.