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At least 80 dead in attack in Nice, France

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bob Clayton, Jul 14, 2016.


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  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    At Least 80 Dead in Terror Attack on Nice

    Hope any French TBers stayed out of harms way.

    I saw a video on Reddit on someone walking down the street afterwards. I won't post it here for obvious reasons, but it looks like a war zone.
     
  2. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    I saw that vid as well...
    45 seconds of pure awful...

    (edit) I have now seen a 2 1/2 minute clip...
    It is not better at all.
     
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Man.......

    Never mind. Status quo.

    Hearts going out to France.
     
  4. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I am completely horrified.
     
  5. Fk it.

    Can we just see which countries have had enough, then gather an overwhelming force and annihilate them?

    Just send in NATO which basically means the Brits, French, and US. Get some help from the Russians as they have a dog in is fight.
     
  6. In the news link in post number one by the OP.....it is immediately called a terrorist attack with the fingers pointing to UnoWho.

    Yet later in the article they admit they don't have info on who did it.

    So........who did it and is he actually a linked terrorist?

    (btw....in any event it is a tragedy and horrific for those involved).
     
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  7. You are right that it is still relevant whether it is the line wolf or organised terrorist. Still a shame, of course, but that is super relevant. But somehow I feel like Russia is militarily busy elsewhere, even if they say otherwise.
     
  8. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
    This is the new reality.

    You can't fight an enemy that blends into the civilian population worldwide. All you can hope, is that it doesn't directly impact your friends and loved ones.
     
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  9. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    It's awful, lots of coverage here in the UK.

    One morning I would like to wake up where they are no awful news stories, just one....
     
  10. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Horrible news. This has become all too common.

    The page must have been edited, there's no reference to IS in it now. So far as I've heard there's no indication if this was by a terror group or was a lone wolf. I'm guessing lone wolf as groups like IS and Al-Qaeda tend to favor multiple coordinated attacks. Still horrible, either way.
     
  11. Radio

    Radio Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    New Haven, CT
    Buck up, Cuzzie. They're trying to wear us down, so that we submit, or force the politicians to.
     
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  12. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Cheers bro

    I still have faith in humanity
     
  13. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    Why do they keep attacking France?
     
  14. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Virginia
    And the politicians just continue demonizing the citizenery who oppose massive waves of immigration from problematic regions of the world... Sorry - love doesn't win against crazy.
     
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  15. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    The perpetrator was born in France and we have no idea what his motivations were at this point. Demonizing large swaths of the world's population, as some politicians are doing, isn't the answer.
     
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  16. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Sickening...
     
  17. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Virginia
    I'm aware he is French. But it's the spreading of such idealogies overseas that inspire lunacy such as this. Difficult enough to spot the home-grown stuff let alone import additional risk.
     
  18. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    the sad part is its really changed nothing, except that 80 families have to greive the senseless deaths of their loved ones. Just one more stupid senseless act of barbarism
     
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  19. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    The problem is knowing exactly where they are.

    They strike and hide. It's a wonder we ever find their bases, but when we do, we hit 'em hard. It seems that the best we can do for now is keep them on the run.

    But yes, countries do need to work together and coordinate intel as much as possible.
     
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  20. Yep...it's a whole new world out there. Unfortunately, I believe it will get a lot worse before it gets better. If I was running things, the first item on the agenda would be cyber attacks to take down their hate inducing and recruiting websites. As soon as they put a new one up, take it down. Just saying.
     

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