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Post by taipan on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 16:49

Parliament in lockdown.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-parliament-attack-terrorist-incident-met-police-shooting-westminster-bridge-a7643836.html
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Post by Big Dog on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 18:02

They are saying the attack has all the hallmarks of an ISIS inspired attack although no one has claimed responsibility.
Four now confirmed dead.
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Post by taipan on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 18:09

Sounds like the attacker is one of the dead. Bastard.
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Post by Big Dog on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 18:13

taipan wrote:Sounds like the attacker is one of the dead. Bastard.

The attacker is one of the dead as is the Policeman he stabbed.
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Post by Basil on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 20:30

It seems that some of the injured on the bridge were French schoolkids
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Post by skully on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 20:47

Awful stuff to wake up to. No
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Post by lardbucket on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 07:53

Very bad scenes.

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Post by skully on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 08:10

RIP to the 4 folk who were killed. No

What about the poor woman who was bounced off the bridge into the Thames??!! Shocked
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 08:11

skully wrote:RIP to the 4 folk who were killed. No

What about the poor woman who was bounced off the bridge into the Thames??!! Shocked

Five now confirmed dead. Sad
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Post by taipan on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 08:12

skully wrote:RIP to the 4 folk who were killed. No

What about the poor woman who was bounced off the bridge into the Thames??!! Shocked

The count is now 5
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Post by skully on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 08:13

Oh no!! No

Is there a count on the number of critically injured? Is the fatality count expected to increase?
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Post by taipan on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 08:28

40 injured. No reports on severity.
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 08:40

Last time i was in London i walked that exact route. No fear of terrorists then. Even the IRA had taken a backseat. Very sad to see what is one of my favorite cities reduced to this level by religious extremism.
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Post by taipan on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 09:01

Having watched as lot on this on TV yesterday, the reaction speed of the security services was impressive.
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Post by Basil on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 19:25

Armed police on Worcester streets today. Can't remember the last time that happened - if ever.
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Re: Terrorist attack in London

Post by skully on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 03:19

Texan redneck sparks Twitter storm

"Internet users have rushed to the defence of a woman who was accused of ignoring victims of London's terror rampage.

As much of the world came to grips with the reality of the London terror attack, some Twitter users seemed more focused on a woman photographed not stopping to tend to a victim on Westminster Bridge.

It’s unknown who the woman was speaking to or what her intentions were, however Twitter user Texas Lone Star ignited the fury by tweeting the photo with the caption: “Muslim woman pays no mind to terror attack, casually walks by a dying man while checking phone”.

One day later, the photo has been shared thousands of times, with the majority condemning those who shamed the "clearly distressed" woman.

"You have no idea of the context here. She could have been letting loved ones know that she was safe. Stop spreading hate," Emily Beavan wrote in the woman's defence."


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Nice to see a "balanced" Tweet from a rabid Trump supporter.

This photo shows how out of context the Tweet was...



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Re: Terrorist attack in London

Post by JGK on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 03:21

Big Dog wrote:Last time i was in London i walked that exact route. No fear of terrorists then. Even the IRA had taken a backseat. Very sad to see what is one of my favorite cities reduced to this level by religious extremism.



Sounds like it was again a (white) guy with a violent history who became a recent convert to Islam.


"The terrorist who brought carnage to Westminster was a Muslim convert and violent criminal known to the security services, it emerged last night, as the death toll rose to five.

Khalid Masood, 52, who stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death outside the Palace of Westminster after mowing down pedestrians on the nearby bridge, had had at least two spells in prison, raising concerns that he may have been radicalised behind bars.

Masood was born Adrian Elms in Dartford, Kent, and brought up by a single parent in the seaside town of Rye, East Sussex, before a religious conversion, sources confirmed. After he was shot dead, Islamic State hailed Masood as “one of its soldiers”."

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Post by Bradman on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 03:30

Wonder if he was converted in jail, he had a long rap sheet.

Think of what he could've done twenty years ago. I can remember security around there being a joke and happy about it..
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Re: Terrorist attack in London

Post by Big Dog on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 06:49

JGK wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Last time i was in London i walked that exact route. No fear of terrorists then. Even the IRA had taken a backseat. Very sad to see what is one of my favorite cities reduced to this level by religious extremism.



Sounds like it was again a (white) guy with a violent history who became a recent convert to Islam.


"The terrorist who brought carnage to Westminster was a Muslim convert and violent criminal known to the security services, it emerged last night, as the death toll rose to five.

Khalid Masood, 52, who stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death outside the Palace of Westminster after mowing down pedestrians on the nearby bridge, had had at least two spells in prison, raising concerns that he may have been radicalised behind bars.

Masood was born Adrian Elms in Dartford, Kent, and brought up by a single parent in the seaside town of Rye, East Sussex, before a religious conversion, sources confirmed. After he was shot dead, Islamic State hailed Masood as “one of its soldiers”."

Seems to me that Islam converts are quite often more zealous than those born into it, like that qunt of a Principal at Punchbowl Boys High school.


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Post by JGK on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 06:54

Well yes because you don't have choice to be born into it.

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Post by lardbucket on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 12:15

9 arrests ...

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Post by horace on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 22:52

Wonder if there will be any arrests or similar publicity arising from this inquiry into the deaths of up to 200 civilians in Mosul. The deaths were caused by US led air bombing.

link to New York Times article
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Post by Bradman on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 23:21

Omelets and eggs horrie. Though you'd expect arch qunts like IS to use civilians like that.

Shouldn't have been there in the first place. Like the US has given a rat's in the past about human rights as long as the Thug-in-Charge played nice at the grownups table.
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Re: Terrorist attack in London

Post by horace on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 23:39

Spot on qmy. ISIL or simple collateral damage.

The point is that since Vietnam, the US and its mates inc our in lock step country has strictly controlled reporting in its conflict zones.

The madness of retaliation from wackos in Oz, the US and UK gets 1000 times the column inches about atrocities in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan etc.

This lack of balance promotes hysteria in the west.
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Post by JGK on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 23:41

horace wrote:Spot on qmy. ISIL or simple collateral damage.

The point is that since Vietnam, the US and its mates inc  our in lock step country has strictly controlled reporting in its conflict zones.

The madness of retaliation from wackos in Oz, the US and UK gets 1000 times the column inches about atrocities in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan etc.

This lack of balance promotes hysteria in the west.

Aye. It is giving ISIS exactly what it wants.

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