There are two current schools of thought: one, that the Brits’ resolve is strengthened, and the other, that they will eventually appease the jihadists. Whether more incidents like this one will lead to one or the other remains to be seen; but it is undeniable that there will have to be a major change in the exhausted, enervated West, ashamed of itself and its culture and history, before an effective resistance can possibly be mounted.
From AP, with thanks to Nicolei and The One Who Must Not Be Named:
Police issued a stunning revision Saturday, shrinking the time between deadly explosions in the London Underground to just seconds, not 26 minutes as first reported, and saying the blasts were so powerful that none of the 49 known dead has yet been identified. They indicated as many as 50 victims were unaccounted for.
In a sign of the continued state of alert in England, police evacuated thousands of people from Birmingham’s central entertainment district Saturday night and conducted several controlled explosions to destroy suspicious objects, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported. There was no confirmation of any explosive devices being found.
In southern England, Eurostar train services, which link Paris and London, were delayed Saturday after a security alert closed the Ashford international station for about an hour. Two pieces of unattended luggage were destroyed in controlled explosions and later found to contain nothing suspicious.
In London, many bodies still lay buried in a rat-infested subway tunnel and frantic relatives begged for word about others still missing in the worst attack on London since World War II.