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  London attacks were predicted as 'inevitable'
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Jul 07, 2005 11:42am
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MediaWebsite - Yahoo News
News DateThursday, July 7, 2005 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionLONDON (AFP) - The bomb attacks which have struck at the heart of London came as no surprise to the authorities.

For more than a year, police and politicians have been warning that a terrorist strike against the British capital, like the one which occurred Thursday, was highly probable, largely due to Britain's support of the US-led invasion of Iraq.

As far back as March 2004, in the aftermath of the bombings in Madrid which left 191 dead, the then commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, Sir John Stevens, and the city's mayor, Ken Livingstone, both went on record to say it was "inevitable" that one day London would be the target of terrorist attacks.

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