Not only am I upset by the attempted car bombings in recent days in London and Glasgow, but am incredibly anxious as one of my best friends is currently in Edinburgh, slated to fly back home tomorrow.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that these bombings took place this week, coming as they do, only days offer a new British Prime Minister, a Scot born in Glasgow, site of the attempted airport bombing, assumed office. It seems the terrorists are trying to test him. Or perhaps, acting at a time when, because of the transition, they assume the Brits would be least on their guard.
Well, given the example shown by that brave cop in London (do we call him a “bobby“?) who defused one car bomb as well as the police in Glasgow who wrestled the drivers of the burning SUV “to the ground,” it seems the terrorists underestimated our friends across the pond.
And let us hope that the new British Prime Minister show the same resolve as his immediate predecessor when dealing with terrorism. The same resolve his most distinguished predecessor of the last century showed when confronting evil.
And praying for my friend’s safe return.
UPDATE: Just noticed that over at Hugh Hewitt’s blog, Patrick Rufini yesterday offered a similar thought to that expressed in this post:
there’s an eerie parallel between today and the 7/7 attacks. Today was the first week of Gordon Brown’s premiership. 7/7 was the first day of the Gleneagles G8 summit. They seem to have a habit of planning to strike when Britain is in the headlines around the world.
UP-UPDATE (07/01/07 11:30 PM PST): He’s back safe and very jet-lagged.