Thursday, July 06, 2006

London not calling

In the run up to the anniversary, the British media has dwelt on almost every conceivable aspect of the bombings in London last 7 July. Some of the coverage has been thoughtful and sensible. But the huge focus seems disproportionate given that more than fifty dead from bombs planted by militants/crazies would be not far off a normal day in Iraq.

P.S. (7 July) Paul Rogers writes:
The London bombings were horrific – for those killed, injured or directly traumatised, for their families and friends, and for many people in the wider community. It may also be remembered that for each person who died on the bus and underground trains that day, 900 civilians have been killed in Iraq since March 2003. Each month, the death toll in Iraq is equivalent to twenty London attacks.
See also Johann Hari: 7/7 A requiem

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