What I hope, think, or know will happen after today's bombings
- The Londoner's were, generally, more angry than scared after the first attack. Today's attack will likely produce many pissed Britons, which will likely give Prime Minister Tony Blair another boost in his popularity, as well as for the War on Terror.
- This hopefully will increase the urgency of added security in Britain; it's all well and good that the Londoners did not cower from the attacks, but they should not put themselves at undue risk by ignoring the problem. This attack was believed to be intended to kill, and they got lucky that it didn't.
- The relationship between the United States and Britian should again get stronger. Also, Australia has proven it's unity with both the United States and Britain. Prime Minister John Howard of Australia has been a great ally, and these attacks shall only bond the three counties even closer.
- Again, the BBC did not shy away from the word "terror" on the day of an attack. But the BBC, infamous for being less likely to avoid a liberal spin, very quickly moved from "terrorists" to "bombers" after the first attack. I hope that this will convince the British media that there is a distinction between truly repressed groups and evil ideologists.