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  # 1787171 23-May-2017 23:46
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This is one reason IMO that Britain voted for Brexit, and the US voted for Trump. People want change.

 

 

Heh, what (postive) change do you expect to see as a result of those two things? 

 

 

 

 

I potentially see the opposite in those cases. But the system is broken, and there are a lot of disillusioned people.  You do get the same thing happening in NZ, where people are wanting a change. But what are the options, and are they better or worse than what we have got now?


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  # 1787174 24-May-2017 00:33
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Damn Methodists up to no good again, eh.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1787193 24-May-2017 06:51
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Instead of spouting statistics and pontificating BS in a pissing competition what about some compassion for the young lives taken and the families that have had their souls ripped out. Honestly sometimes this forum disgusts me.




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  # 1787204 24-May-2017 07:37
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The suspect Salman Abedi was born in England.

 

Yes he was of Muslim faith. The Imam of Didsbury Mosque, where Abedi attended, claims that Abedi had looked at him "with hate" when the Imam preached against ISIS and Ansar al-Sharia.

 

Salman Abedi's parents were originally from Tripoli 37 years ago.

 

My heart goes out to those who lost their lives and their families left dealing with that loss.

 

 


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@MikeB4: Instead of spouting statistics and pontificating BS in a pissing competition what about some compassion for the young lives taken and the families that have had their souls ripped out. Honestly sometimes this forum disgusts me.


Ultimately I represent the forum. These aren't my point to of views. This is a platform. If you have problems with other people's opinions and rights to express these views without breaching the FUG then I suggest you rethink participation in political motivated discussions here.

This is for everyone in this forum.




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  # 1787246 24-May-2017 08:48
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Wiggum:

 

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For every 'evil' person you successfully bomb from high, you create two or more new recruits from the aftermath.

 

That's what got us to where we are now.

 

The only thing Trump will achieve is an acceleration of the terror machine.

 

 

Whats the alternative? Sit back and let these attacks continue? And hope that they will just go away?

 

The attacks are accelerating and will continue to accelerate regardless of Trump or not.

 

We live in a dangerous world and we have very few good options. But the worst option, is to do nothing. - Allan Trumbull, London has fallen

 

 

 

 

We live in a dangerous world and we have very few good options. But the worst option, is to continue, and even accelerate under Trump, the very actions that gave rise to ISIS and the latest breed of terrorists in the first place.


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  # 1787248 24-May-2017 08:52
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Too much more of this and simply being a Muslim will be enough to get you a file in various secret service around the world.
I'm surprised that the perpetrators fail to grasp that the most likely outcomes will be unfavorable to their own people.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1787267 24-May-2017 09:15
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The initial reaction on being near the explosion was "Run away".  Ok, that makes sense. 

 

"Lets get to the tube station and on the train so we can get away from here as fast as possible" - has me scratching my head a little. 

 

If there has been one attack, there is a chance of others.  And a public transport hub like a train station is a prime target.  Especially if they have just herded a bunch of terrified people to the station with an explosion elsewhere. 

 

 

 

One of the reports said because it was a concert with a predominantly young crowd, and not so many 'supervising adults' around panic set in more than usual. Maybe panic would have set in regardless. I will admit it is easy to comment from a distance rather than on the ground. 

 

I'm not sure what the correct response would be in this situation, but using public transport would probably not be my first option. 

 

In the outcome, there were no secondary explosions on the trains.  And maybe I have a disturbed mind for even considering it.  But what if? 

 

 




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  # 1787277 24-May-2017 09:31
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Fred99:

 

Panic, Brexit, elect Trump, vote Le Pen, crusade, hate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fredd99 makes a good point here. Some may not remember the IRA terrorism of past decades, or the home-grown European terrorists from Italy and Germany. It is easy to paste a Muslim sticker over outrages like this one, but it is not any particular ideology or belief system, it is the sick, twisted individuals who think this kind of thing is an acceptable way to achieve something.

 

 





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  # 1787285 24-May-2017 09:48
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freitasm: It is not their own people. It is themselves. Like everything it ultimately comes to greed.

 

 

 

Technically correct. However, it is highly likely that increased suspicion, mistrust and on occasion downright hostility is likely to increase between Muslim/non-muslim components of societies affected by this sort of thing. It eats away goodwill towards genuine refugees and that sort of thing, hardens attitudes and will generally result in worse outcomes for muslims not better ones eventually.






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  # 1787287 24-May-2017 09:52
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Rikkitic:

 

Fred99:

 

Panic, Brexit, elect Trump, vote Le Pen, crusade, hate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fredd99 makes a good point here. Some may not remember the IRA terrorism of past decades, or the home-grown European terrorists from Italy and Germany. It is easy to paste a Muslim sticker over outrages like this one, but it is not any particular ideology or belief system, it is the sick, twisted individuals who think this kind of thing is an acceptable way to achieve something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIRA certainly had a particular ideology. Having lived through their bombings in mainland Britain in the 70's and 80's as well as had friends serving in Northern Ireland during the Troubles I for one am unlikely to forget. 






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MikeB4: Instead of spouting statistics and pontificating BS in a pissing competition what about some compassion for the young lives taken and the families that have had their souls ripped out. Honestly sometimes this forum disgusts me.

 

Placing your condolences here does nothing to alleviate the suffering of those affected. The people are still dead. Their families are still now without them. So stuff your virtue signalling where the sun doesn't shine and stop telling people what aspects of an event they should and shouldn't discuss.


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  # 1787306 24-May-2017 10:28
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The UK has raised its threat level to Critical, saying an attack is imminent.

 

If they had credible intelligence, the threat level would have been Critical BEFORE this event.

 

Bullshit-o-meter going high.





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cadman:

 

MikeB4: Instead of spouting statistics and pontificating BS in a pissing competition what about some compassion for the young lives taken and the families that have had their souls ripped out. Honestly sometimes this forum disgusts me.

 

Placing your condolences here does nothing to alleviate the suffering of those affected. The people are still dead. Their families are still now without them. So stuff your virtue signalling where the sun doesn't shine and stop telling people what aspects of an event they should and shouldn't discuss.

 

 

 

 

Just off to change my Facebook icon and attend a 'vigil'.....






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