What is going on in London and Glasgow?
What’s with the car bombs and suicide bombers?
Why there? Why now?
The answer is simple - July 4th.
In the mind of the al Qaeda July 4th is a symbol – and the closest these terrorist can get to the United States is hitting her friend, ally, and partner The United Kingdom. That was the reason for the timing of July 7th London tube bombing that killed 52 people.
To the terrorist - Western is Western - and Western means American.
There is no re-educating the Muslim mind on this issue.
London and Glasgow are stand-ins, understudies for New York and Washington.
It is easier to hit England and other European Western cities than US cities.
So London will remain a target.
These terrorist attacks and attempted attacks have nothing to do with policy.
These terrorist attacks have nothing to do with Blair, Gordon, Clinton or Bush.
These terrorist attacks have everything to do with culture, values and symbols.