Bombs in Kunming

Reports came in this morning that at least two bombs destroyed two buses in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province. Although unconfirmed, the word is that suicide bombers boarded the buses and blew themselves up at 7:50 and 8:00am. A possible third and fourth bombing is rumored but unconfirmed. BBC was the first foreign media outlet to have a story on it.

With all the hype about China trying to defeat the USA in the medal count (check the comments in this story) and the ads that are displayed across the city, the actual quality of the heavy handed security measures in Beijing needs to be analyzed seriously before something really terrible happens. China is actually lucky that this happened in Kunming now and not in Beijing two weeks from now: they now have a chance to look at the public transportation system and other gaps in the web …

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