Thursday, July 07, 2005

Not so fast...

Al-Qaeda has apparently struck again, this time in Britain. Once again, innocent persons were targeted and killed, for no other reason than they were British.

Conventional wisdom at this early time is that this bombing was timed to coincide with the opening of the G-8 summit in Scotland. While that is certainly logical, there is also another possible reason: London was awarded the Olympics yesterday.

As one who was involved in the preparation and support of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, I can say there is no bigger terrorist target than the Games. Big crowds, lots of media, and an international presence are just what Al-Qaeda is looking for; such worldwide exposure is irresistible to terrorists. This may be the opening salvo in a coordinated effort to disrupt the Olympics, which would have a far greater economic impact on Britain than a symbolic swipe at the G-8 nations.

The coming days will provide more details. Unfortunately, that's little consolation for the loved ones of the dead in Britain. We at the Warren express our outrage and deepest sympathy to the people of the United Kingdom.


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