So there were four more bombs and four more blasts in London today. But the blasts were the blasting caps. The explosives themselves didn't go off.
Dud, you say? Maybe. Someone terrorist screwed up? Probably.
But don't say the operation was a failure... because it clearly wasn't.
Look at what happened. Unlike the first bombs that went off, Londoners panicked. There wasn't that calm disposition that commuters gave after the first attack. They didn't calmly walk home. They scurried! They ran!
That's EXACTLY the kind of reaction the terrorists want! They WANT people to panic. They WANT people to run about like headless chickens. They WANT people to live in fear and dread. They WANT people to be TERRIFIED. That's why it's called TERRORism!
I have said this before and I'll say it again... Osama bin PigBastard does not have to do one single thing in order to destroy America. His people do not have to plant a single bomb after 9/11 in order to get what he wants. All he has to do is give the Western world the impression that he's going to do something big and horrible. Raise some "chatter", give out a few carefully-phrased messages to hint that something BIG is about to "happen", and then sit back in whatever hole in the ground he's hiding in and watch as his victims do all of his work for him! He'll see people scurry about like scared mice, frantically doing anything to prevent themselves from being harmed... and then he'll laugh his ass off.
Not all acts of terrorism are physical. Not every bomb has to go off in order for all of them to do their jobs. There's a lot to be said about psychological terrorism.
As I learned in studying Shotokan and reading the works of Master Funakoshi and Sun Tsu, the most dangerous weapon a man can have is the one that they're born with... their brain!