The Venom of HATE....
Seven near simultaneous explosions rocked the London Underground network subway and tore open a double-decker bus during the morning rush hour today in the capital city, killing at least 40 people and injuring hundreds of others.
Bloodied survivors were seen emerging from stations and receiving treatment on sidewalks.....
The Words of President Bush:
I spent some time recently with the prime minister, Tony Blair, and had an opportunity to express our heartfelt condolences to the people of London, people who lost lives. I appreciate Prime Minister Blair's steadfast determination and his strength. He's on his way now to London here from the G8 to speak directly to the people of London. He'll carry a message of solidarity with him.
This morning I have been in contact with our Homeland Security folks. I instructed them to be in touch with local and state officials about the facts of what took place here and in London, and to be extra vigilant, as our folks start heading to work.
The contrast between what we've seen on the TV screens here, what's taken place in London and what's taking place here is incredibly vivid to me. On the one hand, we have people here who are working to alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS, working on ways to have a clean environment. And on the other hand, you've got people killing innocent people. And the contrast couldn't be clearer between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty, and those who kill -- those who have got such evil in their heart that they will take the lives of innocent folks.
The war on terror goes on. I was most impressed by the resolve of all the leaders in the room. Their resolve is as strong as my resolve. And that is we will not yield to these people, we will not yield to the terrorists. We will find them, we will bring them to justice, and at the same time, we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate.
Thank you very much.
BTK, Duncan, and Terroists. What kind of work goes on in someone's head to justify the kind of behavior these folks participate in? What kind of mental hoops does someone have to jump through to make it okay to rip other's lives in order for you to satisfy some horrific thirst or need you have? I will never understand it. The men who steal little girls from their homes, use them to quench some fantasy, then snuff out her life, are of an evil I cannot comprehend. It is the same evil that cloaks the men who can take a knife and saw off the head of another human being that is bound and blindfolded because of their race or nationality.
Could you do this? Could you take a knife, saw back and forth through a neck, listen to screams and justify it? Could you get some erotic fulfillment as you listen to the whimpers and cries of a mother or a little girl? It is the same evil that plots and plants bombs in a public place, and awaits the sounds of explosions, cries of terror, sirens, and panic. What kind of spirit engulfs a body that finds pleasure and satisfaction in these things?
Evil is unworthy of compassion. To us, compassion is a gift, a strength. To them, compassion is a weakness. It is the battleground and the weapon.