Blood Makes Noise
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country’s economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population of 13.9 million, the city forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and is the third-largest city in the world by population within city limits. Istanbul’s vast area of 5,343 square kilometers (2,063 sq mi) is coterminous with Istanbul Province, of which the city is the administrative capital. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus—one of the world’s busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia.
Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union. In 2011, according to the census, Budapest had 1.74 million inhabitants. The Budapest Commuter Area is home to 3.3 million people. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on 17 November 1873 of west-bank Buda and Óbuda with east-bank Pest.
2004 Madrid train bombings
The Madrid train bombings (also known in Spain as 11-M) were nearly simultaneous, coordinated bombings against the Cercanías commuter train system of Madrid, Spain on the morning of 11 March 2004 – three days before Spain’s general elections and two and a half years after the September 11 attacks in the United States.
7 July 2005 London bombings
The 7 July 2005 London bombings (often referred to as 7/7) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks in London, which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour.
MI5 Security Service
The Security Service, often known as MI5, is the UK’s national security intelligence agency that works to counter terrorism, foreign espionage and weapons proliferation.
Central Inteligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency’s primary mission is to collect, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence to assist the president and senior US government policymakers in making decisions relating to the national security. The CIA does not make policy; it is an independent source of foreign intelligence information for those who do. The CIA may also engage in covert action at the president’s direction in accordance with applicable law.