Also intersting that the post mentioning numbers was post number 42!!! (ok, so I'm a hitchiker freak)
The speak of terrorism and NI, just wanted to mention that much of the IRA has been (in the past) funded by Americans who felt they had some link with Ireland!?!? It's only recently that much of the US has woken up to terrorism and many forget that they have been funding it in other countries. Anyhow I digress...
The major problem that there's gonna be is retaliation and a mass cycle of devistation, this is not good. The only thing tha gun-toting causes is death, and _that_ is the real problem. There are fanatics everywhere, whether they are muslim and do it in the name of Allah or americnas and do it in the name of freedom, it doesn't matter. What matters is ppl are being killed for no real reason.
For news http://www.reuters.com/
has some stuff. You could also try http://www.bbc.co.uk/