London is not “reeling”. The only nation that shits its pants and curls into a fetal position when some guy yells “Allahu akbar” while swinging a hunting knife around is… US. US of A.
Anyway, watch this.
By the way, what’s wrong with tea in a microwave?
In the fall of 2005, we went to Paris for a vacation. We walked and rode the Metro and the buses all over the city. It was lovely. The worst thing we saw were some scruffy-looking characters at the flea market. And if a city doesn’t have some scruffy-looking dudes skulking around a flea market, honestly, what is wrong with that city? Is it a real city, or is some Disney fake city? But then we came back to the hotel and checked the Internet. According to all the US news sources, the ashes of the city should have been raining down on our heads all day and night. Yes, the riots did occur but it no more shut down the ENTIRE CITY than did the F train problem shut down New York City.
Was Paris burning? No. Is London reeling? No! US media coverage was bullshit about Paris then and it’s bullshit about London now.