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Terrorist attacks on London

Hold up!

See that little date above?

This post was published years ago.

My opinions have changed over time: I think it's quite fun to keep old posts online so that you can see how that has happened. The downside is that there are posts on this site that express views that I now find offensive, or use language in ways I'd never dream of using it today.

I don't believe in airbrushing history, but I do believe that it's important to acknowledge the obvious: some of what I've written in the past has been crap. Some of it was offensive. Some of it was offensively bad. And there's may be some brass among the muck (you can make up your own mind on that).

Some of what I've presented as my own views has been me—wittingly or unwittingly—posturing without having considered all the facts. In a few years, I'll probably think the same about what I'm writing today, and I'm fine with that. Things change. People grow. Society moves forward.

The internet moves on too, which means there might be broken links or embedded content that fails to load. If you're unlucky, that might mean that this post makes no sense at all.

So please consider yourself duly warned: this post is an historical artefact. It's not an exposition of my current views nor a piece of 'content' than necessarily 'works'.

You may now read on... and in most cases, the post you're about to read is considerably shorter than this warning box, so brace for disappointment.

I think it’s far too early to give any real comment on today’s attacks, other than to condemn those behind them and extend my deepest sympathies to those affected. I feel certain that this will be revisited over a number of years, but for now, I think it’s right to leave comment there.

This post was filed under: News and Comment.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Rebecca


    14.51, 09/07/2005

Just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the friends and familys of the victums dead or alive.

TO THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS. YOUR ALL FUCKED UP, YOU REALLY NEED TO FUCK OFF TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND LEAVE MINE AND AMERICAS ALONE.
WE HAVE TRIED TO HELP YOU AND YOUR THROUGH IT BACK IN OUR FACE. NEXT TIME YOUR COUNTRY IS BEENING RAN BY A LOONITIC WE WILL JUST LEAVE YOU ALL TO DIE CAUSE THATS WHAT YOU ALL DESERVE. DONOT EVER
ASK FOR OUR HELP AGAIN. FUCKING DIE ALL OF YOU!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    16.13, 09/07/2005

I think it’s fairly clear from my second post on this subject that I can only echo the sentiments of the first sentence of Rebecca’s comment, but I’m sure it’s natural to feel so very angry, as the rest of the comment demonstrates, if you were personally affected by the tragic events.


Comment from Maximilian Goldenburg


    20.37, 09/07/2005

Incidentally, is Rebecca suggesting that Saddam Hussein is mentally ill (viz a lunatic), and therefore cannot be held responsible for his actions in a court of law as in the forthcoming trial?

I would argue most strenuously that Saddam Hussein is not a lunatic, and should he be found guilty of his crimes, suffer the appropriate punishment, namely execution.

No doubt the “lunatic” liberals will argue that acts of genocide are not worthy of punishment, but the individuals responsible merely need to be “re-educated”. I wonder if these same liberals are celebrating the release of Karla Homolka?




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