So, folks, the city I was in a few weeks ago for UFC 215 had an interesting situation last night: namely a lone-wolf terrorist attack. This happened not too far from Commonwealth Stadium where the Edmonton Eskimos happened to be playing football, laying an egg against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
And now, back to your regularly scheduled NFL coverage.
I have London on the brain already after watching Wonder Woman last night, in which it was featured prominently, but now the city is all over the news right now with reports of attacks at London Bridge and the Borough Market. Terrorism is suspected.
Good grief. There was an explosion at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in which 19 people were killed and 50 injured. It’s suspected to be terrorism.
The world just keeps on being awful these days. Coverage here from the BBC.
Here is the story from the BBC of the terrible events today at Westminster in the U.K., with five people reported dead so far, including the attacker who tried to storm Parliament.
Reminds people of what happened when Parliament was attacked in Ottawa not too long ago. What awful times we are living in, folks.
I don’t have a lot to say in this latest edition of Bad News Roundup.
I am simply putting this post up so I can link to a story on the latest horrible European terror attack. The news today is up to 50 people were killed by suicide bombers at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. 60-plus more were injured. All indications are this is an ISIS attack. It never stops.
Also, a quick reminder to myself: don’t read Drudge. It’s a good way to get depressed really, really fast. It’s really all the bad news that’s fit to print, in one webpage.
Breaking news today: all Los Angeles Unifed School District campuses have been closed due to what is described as a “credible threat.” Story and updates here at KTLA.com.
This just isn’t ending, is it?
War has been declared by the French. And all I can say about this latest development is: good for them. These Islamist-fascist terrorists absolutely have to be stopped.
As for that CNN story I linked to, I have to worry about ISIS suggesting the United States could be the next target. That is too close to home for my liking. Heck, I worry about Canada being a target. These are worrisome times for the civilized world, but clearly Conrad Black is among those who believe France is up to the job in leading the way against ISIS.
I’ve been tuning in — and out — of the coverage of the terrorist attacks in France today.
The reason I have to tune out is because there is only so much of this news I can handle before getting totally depressed. So I have to turn away from the coverage from time to time. Days like today are sad, indeed.
It’s August, and guess what, folks. It is a big month for travelling.
Unfortunately, those going to the Middle East and north Africa have to contend with al-Qaeda terror threats. The latest nuisance, uh, I mean threat has prompted closures of embassies all across the Middle East today by various Western governments. Also, travel alerts remain in effect.
All in all, I am sick and tired of these terrorists. They really are a nuisance.
Seriously, what is this planet coming to? Why would anyone want to attack VIA Rail trains — in Canada??? What has our country done to deserve this??!
At least this homegrown Al-Qaeda plot was foiled by the RCMP. And just in the nick of time, too.
The explosion at the Boston Marathon and the deaths and injuries that resulted certainly has shaken everyone watching or participating in this event today. So far, 132 people are injured with several in critical condition and two people dead — one of them just 8 years old.
Not only was there an explosion at the finish line of the Marathon, but there was also an explosion at the JFK Library. Sad day, indeed. We happen to get the Boston TV stations on local cable TV here, so we’ve been getting all the news coverage live from channel 5, from FOX 25, CBS 4 and WHDH 7. It really is a tragic scene over there.
UPDATE: Here’s some of the local coverage here in Saskatchewan from CKOM. Three people are now confirmed dead.