A long-time Londoner— now living in Cape Coral—awoke Thursday to news of the deadly subway and bus bombings in his hometown. Danny Jackson says he immediately called family—and was relieved to learn they were okay. Jackson—a part-time DJ—works at a local English pub and belongs to the British American Club of Southwest Florida. He says Londoners have dealt with public attacks before— albeit at the hands of the IRA; not Al Qaeda. Jackson also says he’s very familiar with the targeted underground stations.
“… especially the Algate—which is a matter of minutes from where I’m from. The other areas are pretty familiar to all Londoners. They basically hit the tube stations that are all pretty major intersections in London. They obviously picked their targets carefully.”
Jackson had just yesterday been celebrating London’s selection to host the 2012 Olympic games. He agrees that event may take on more significance after these attacks.
Friday, 08 July 2005 01:00