The terrorist attacks we don't care about

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    edited March 2016
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/14/horror-at-the-beach-22-dead-in-terrorist-attack-on-ivory-coast-resorts/

    "Grand-Bassam’s beaches were busy Sunday afternoon. Soaring temperatures had driven people from across Ivory Coast to the city’s oceanfront resorts. Tourists and locals alike dove in the sea and lounged on the sand.

    For al-Qaeda, it was an opportune moment to attack.

    Six figures in black appeared on the beach. They wore balaclavas. They carried guns. They opened fire.

    Armed with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades, the attackers marched across the sand, sowing death. They shot men, women and children. They shot Ivorians and foreigners. When security forces arrived, the gunmen killed two of them as well.

    “They killed a child, despite him kneeling down and begging,” one witness said, according to the BBC. “They shot a woman in the chest. I swear, I heard them shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.’ They’ve killed innocent people.”.....

    "The final tally: 22 dead, including the six gunmen, two soldiers and 14 civilians."
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  • PJ_Soul said:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/14/horror-at-the-beach-22-dead-in-terrorist-attack-on-ivory-coast-resorts/

    "Grand-Bassam’s beaches were busy Sunday afternoon. Soaring temperatures had driven people from across Ivory Coast to the city’s oceanfront resorts. Tourists and locals alike dove in the sea and lounged on the sand.

    For al-Qaeda, it was an opportune moment to attack.

    Six figures in black appeared on the beach. They wore balaclavas. They carried guns. They opened fire.

    Armed with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades, the attackers marched across the sand, sowing death. They shot men, women and children. They shot Ivorians and foreigners. When security forces arrived, the gunmen killed two of them as well.

    “They killed a child, despite him kneeling down and begging,” one witness said, according to the BBC. “They shot a woman in the chest. I swear, I heard them shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.’ They’ve killed innocent people.”.....

    "The final tally: 22 dead, including the six gunmen, two soldiers and 14 civilians."

    Brutal.

    Death to these assholes. I'm okay with a painful one too. Just cold hearted, inhuman, mutants.

    Just gross.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,463
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 23,407
    At some point the world will realize that there is no end to this vicious cycle ...
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,891
    I didn't read this whole thread.....I just know what happened in brussels is known as an average day in iraq. frankly, as callous as this sounds, I don't really care about sunni on shia violence. they've been doing it for 4000 years.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • dignindignin Posts: 8,361
    Suicide bombing in Iraq leaves 29 dead, dozens injured: officials
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iraq-suicide-bombing-1.3507527
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,891
    yep.....and then there's stuff like bosnia.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,891
    clarification: Bosnia in the 90s
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • jnimhaoileoinjnimhaoileoin Baile Átha CliathPosts: 2,682
    Wobbie said:

    clarification: Bosnia in the 90s

    And what do you mean in referring to it? It was hardly remotely comparable to recent terror attacks. The Bosnian conflict was a case of ethnic cleansing or attempted genocide and involved one state invading another. Are you referring to the lack or slowness of intervention??
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    edited March 2016
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/27/asia/pakistan-lahore-deadly-blast/

    67 killed, mostly women and children. Splinter Taliban group responsible.

    (Yes, i know a thread with 11 posts in it so far exists for this one)
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  • pjalive21pjalive21 St. Louis, MOPosts: 2,816
    making it about race destroys the whole conversation...I think someone nailed it on the head earlier about familiarity with location and with people versus something happening every single day in one area...unfortunately if its the norm then its not as "shocking"
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    Nothing here destroys a conversation (besides saying something destroys a conversation).
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  • TL170678TL170678 Near Louisville, in Indiana, closer to KentuckyPosts: 422
    Does Pakistan`s government even try to stop the Taliban?
  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,040
    Wobbie said:

    clarification: Bosnia in the 90s

    what about it?
  • jnimhaoileoinjnimhaoileoin Baile Átha CliathPosts: 2,682

    Wobbie said:

    clarification: Bosnia in the 90s

    what about it?
    I'm still waiting on an answer to that one
  • AnnafalkAnnafalk SwedenPosts: 3,965
    edited March 2016
    A side note; When the war was going on in former Joguslavia we got a lot of new cool classmates/friends. They quickly adjusted to living here as I remembered it.
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  • jnimhaoileoinjnimhaoileoin Baile Átha CliathPosts: 2,682
    Annafalk said:

    A side note; When the war was going on in former Joguslavia we got a lot of new cool classmates/friends. They quickly adjusted to living here as I remembered it.

    As did my best friend, who came from Bosnia aged 8 as a refugee. She now considers herself as Irish as she is Bosnian :smile:
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 17,118
    So I'm supposed to have white guilt because I don't keep track of every heinous event on planet Earth?

    Sure, ok. Lol
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    my2hands said:

    So I'm supposed to have white guilt because I don't keep track of every heinous event on planet Earth?

    Sure, ok. Lol

    No.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    edited June 2016
    147 people, mostly students, killed by al-Shabab terror attack at a university in Garissa, Kenya.
    It is the deadliest attack yet by al-Shabab.
    The militants singled out Christians and shot them, witnesses said.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32169080
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,999
    Jason P said:

    A Daallo Airlines flight traveling from Somalia to Djibouti in East Africa landed after an explosion tore a gaping hole in the Airbus A321 jet. Two were reportedly injured, though local eyewitness reports say that a “severely burnt body” was spotted falling from the sky.

    image

    Is that a Photo of the actual plane?...because it looks CGI.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    Yeah, that's a real photo.
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  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 4,207
    Won't post here, but google US Soldiers Shoot Civilians.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    Smellyman said:

    Won't post here, but google US Soldiers Shoot Civilians.

    I'm seeing articles from 3 and 4 years ago.
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  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 4,207
    PJ_Soul said:

    Smellyman said:

    Won't post here, but google US Soldiers Shoot Civilians.

    I'm seeing articles from 3 and 4 years ago.
    yup, there are a lot going back. disturbing video too as they enjoy picking people off.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    Smellyman said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    Smellyman said:

    Won't post here, but google US Soldiers Shoot Civilians.

    I'm seeing articles from 3 and 4 years ago.
    yup, there are a lot going back. disturbing video too as they enjoy picking people off.
    I would label this war crimes rather than terrorist attacks, but yeah, that's atrocious.
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  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 4,207
    PJ_Soul said:

    Smellyman said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    Smellyman said:

    Won't post here, but google US Soldiers Shoot Civilians.

    I'm seeing articles from 3 and 4 years ago.
    yup, there are a lot going back. disturbing video too as they enjoy picking people off.
    I would label this war crimes rather than terrorist attacks, but yeah, that's atrocious.
    True, but from the other perspective...
  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,999
    edited June 2016
    I read an article about Wounded Knee the other day...what a Terrible Terrorist attack that was.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,066
    Wounded Knee was one more round in an ongoing systematic genocide committed by the government, but yeah, that was awful too.
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,999
    PJ_Soul said:

    Wounded Knee was one more round in an ongoing systematic genocide committed by the government, but yeah, that was awful too.

    Well yeah Genocide ok...sorry I got confused.
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