From being the centre of one of the greatest worldwide concert series in history, in an effort to rid poverty, on Saturday; to winning the most competitive bid for an Olympic Games ever on Wednesday; to the beginning of one of the biggest G-7/8 summits ever amid massive protest in a rural country setting all week; and now an militant Islamic terrorist attack to the heart of the city on Thursday popping Britain's cherry of terrorism innocense.... Great Britain hasn't been the centre of such tumult affecting the rest of the world since WW2.
I can only try to imagine the emotional exhaustion of the people of that city right now. A friend from high school has been working there as a personal trainer (Ewen McGregor's actually) for the past couple of years. It will be interesting to hear his take on what things are like.
Sticking to the Olympic talk. The message posted by the Islamic group claiming responsibility mentioned Italy and Germany as the next possible targets. With the Winter Games coming up in Torino, Italy one can only guess what might be planned. Looking forward to Beijing I also wonder what difference (if any) having the games in a place like China will result in, in terms of threats. Then of course we have Vancouver hosting in 2010, which is basically our gateway to mid-easterners in Canada. Here's hoping we figure out our **** for security by then.