From the BBC: I think the BBC are missing the point here - or they're being manipulated. The bombings in London had absolutely nothing to do with G8. They were designed to remind politicians that ALQ still exists and is still a force to be reckoned with. I also believe it was a cynical move aimed at making the US and UK think twice about potential force reductions in Afghan - troop stretch is something they believe will ultimately lead to a lack of enthusiasm for the continuing 'war on terror'. We all know this is tonk - we love operations - and so does BLiar.