Terrorist attacks throughout Europe

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that is mental. I just keep thinking, what would I do if I saw someone with a lit bucket on the tube?

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:16 (two years ago) link

i tell you what i definitely wouldn't do is stop to take fucking pictures of it, as multiple train passengers apparently did

here's how **takes sip of duck urine** economics works (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:20 (two years ago) link

kind of appreciate that they did, though

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:23 (two years ago) link

p sad that some people got trampled on the way out. though it is london public transport i suppose.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:29 (two years ago) link

If it's a bomb, it's the world's worst - based on the reports at the moment (noise, flame, heatwave), it sounds like a chemical reaction, some bloody painter reckoning he can carry these two things in the same tub with some cardboard between them or such.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 15 September 2017 09:31 (two years ago) link

Someone on TV at some point today will say "chemicals don't just explode!", which is as damning an indictment of the educational system as you can imagine.‬

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 15 September 2017 09:36 (two years ago) link

somebody's done their Run, Trample, Crush, Hide, Tell training

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:38 (two years ago) link

Must admit I hadn't thought Parsons Green would be high up on the list of potential targets for an ISIS operation.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:42 (two years ago) link

think the police have confirmed it's a terrorist act, as far as live news feeds are concerned.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:47 (two years ago) link

If it's a bomb, it's the world's worst - based on the reports at the moment (noise, flame, heatwave), it sounds like a chemical reaction, some bloody painter reckoning he can carry these two things in the same tub with some cardboard between them or such.

ooh, is this why you're not allowed to take tins of paint on buses?

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:56 (two years ago) link

Must admit I hadn't thought Parsons Green would be high up on the list of potential targets for an ISIS operation

busy as hell at rush hour though

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:57 (two years ago) link

it still looks more like the doings of a hapless art student rather than a terrorist.

calzino, Friday, 15 September 2017 10:05 (two years ago) link

such a fine line

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:05 (two years ago) link

i guess we just call everyone terrorists now to even the score with the daily mail

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:06 (two years ago) link

Checklist:

* Did you feel terrified?
* Did somebody do a thing?

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:07 (two years ago) link

i guess there might be an inncocent explanation for it, but why would you carry a bucket inside a bag?

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:08 (two years ago) link

if I stopped to ponder the actions of everybody I saw on public transport

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:08 (two years ago) link

maybe if it had a hole in it xpost

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:08 (two years ago) link

or maybe they'd bought the bucket. like when you buy a bag and put it in your bag

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:09 (two years ago) link

Or they might need the bag for something else later.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 15 September 2017 10:14 (two years ago) link

Yes, maybe carrying one unwieldy bucket on the tube wasn't enough inconvenience for them and they were going to pick up another one

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:26 (two years ago) link

There's one photo that shows what appear to be fairy lights coming out of the bucket and Twitter has been quick to point out this report:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-40046773

groovypanda, Friday, 15 September 2017 10:33 (two years ago) link

Bit soon, Lidl. Bit soon. 😳 pic.twitter.com/xyfmgwasRs

— Flappy of Quack (@jesuiscanard) September 15, 2017

calzino, Friday, 15 September 2017 10:45 (two years ago) link

I lolled

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:53 (two years ago) link

The blast, on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism, police said.

The Metropolitan Police said it was too early to confirm the cause of the fire and the station, which is above ground, has been cordoned off.

maybe I'm stupid or naïve but why is it so important to decide whether it's a terrorist act or not before you even know what's caused the bang?

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:14 (two years ago) link

cos they want to catch the perp asap?

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:17 (two years ago) link

oh god

Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017

here's how **takes sip of duck urine** economics works (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:20 (two years ago) link

Calling incidents terrorism before they've actually determined what happened seems to be what they do now. There might be stuff they aren't telling us though. Oh fuck off and die, Trump.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:25 (two years ago) link

Isn't Scotland Yard's Inspector Lestrade in contact with Sherlock Holmes anymore or what?

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:27 (two years ago) link

how do we know Trump's twitter account isn't run by a bot?

i'll stop playing faux naïve and just ponder whether there aren't systemic and political (small p) reasons that encourage this rush to judgement too

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:28 (two years ago) link

if your department's brief is counter-terrorism you kind of have a subliminal but vested interest in keeping the importance of your department in the public eye

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:29 (two years ago) link

have they apprehended anyone here?

||||||||, Friday, 15 September 2017 11:32 (two years ago) link

Sky's 'reporter on the scene', Mark White, was in the pub the other night watching the Celtic v. PSG game, so he's used to horrific incidents.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:42 (two years ago) link

May fucking loves those Cobra meetings, they give her a chance to project the pretense that her battered party and parliamentary authority still actually counts for shit.

calzino, Friday, 15 September 2017 11:48 (two years ago) link

if this is terrorism tho it's obviously the work of an elaborate and highly-trained network

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 11:50 (two years ago) link

I bet ISIS will be looking at the state of that explosive device and marveling at the UK Jihadis levels of expertise and finesse, so much!

calzino, Friday, 15 September 2017 11:57 (two years ago) link

it's reassuring in some small way i guess that there are still cack-handed terrorists out there

here's how **takes sip of duck urine** economics works (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:02 (two years ago) link

xp hey all they've said is terrorist, it could be an extreme right wing officer in the British Army or anything

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:14 (two years ago) link

aye, true. But when you've been brainwashed Manchurian Candidate style, certain trigger words control how you think!

calzino, Friday, 15 September 2017 12:18 (two years ago) link

why MC Tunes never released an album called The Mancunian Candidate is beyond me

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:20 (two years ago) link

mc tunes why hast thou forsaken us

here's how **takes sip of duck urine** economics works (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:23 (two years ago) link

I'd breathe more easily if he were still around

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:24 (two years ago) link

Tunes still lives in Manchester.

nashwan, Friday, 15 September 2017 12:25 (two years ago) link

goddammit i walked right into the setup for that 'joke' from nv, what a chump

here's how **takes sip of duck urine** economics works (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:28 (two years ago) link

mc tunes vs islamic state - tunes splits the carrier bag

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:29 (two years ago) link

lol! I saw MC Tunes at the Sheffield Octagon in about '90. He had a battered looking face that exuded much wear and tear, but not much wisdom. I'm not sure if he has got the answers! I can remember him saying "Fuck the Babylon" a few times tho!

calzino, Friday, 15 September 2017 12:30 (two years ago) link

much better xp

here's how **takes sip of duck urine** economics works (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:30 (two years ago) link

BBC and NYT are reporting it was an improvised explosive device w/ a timer -- any reason to think it *wasn't* terrorism?

Mordy, Friday, 15 September 2017 12:38 (two years ago) link

May fucking loves those Cobra meetings, they give her a chance to project the pretense that her battered party and parliamentary authority still actually counts for shit.

― calzino

she really needs to give up on the "COBRA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA" slogan though.

bob lefse (rushomancy), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:41 (two years ago) link

yikes; be safe London

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 September 2017 12:46 (two years ago) link

Chances are they were targeting the Christmas market.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:01 (one year ago) link

Once had a mean viande de cheval in Strassbourg.

Not looking good, this. Xmas market indeed.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:02 (one year ago) link

1 dead, 6 wounded. Shooter still on the run.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:09 (one year ago) link

Of course there's already talk on Twitter of how this is a government-devised conspiracy to distract us from the gilets jaunes.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:27 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

We going to talk about how an alleged Neo-Nazi tried shooting up a synagogue on Yom Kippur or not?

He couldn’t break in because the door was reinforced, but he shot two other people and streamed the whole thing on Twitch, great.

In a chilling echo of the Christchurch mosque shooting, the gunman recorded the attacks on a head-mounted camera and uploaded it online with an antisemitic and rightwing extremist rant. German media identified the killer as Stephan Balliet, a 27-year-old German citizen.
One woman was shot dead outside the synagogue near a Jewish cemetery and one man killed in a nearby kebab shop.

The German interior minister, Horst Seehofer, described it as an antisemitic attack.

gyac, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:11 (eight months ago) link

meant to bump this for the murdered Paris police officers too, nothing helpful to offer rn tho tbh

nashwan, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:01 (eight months ago) link

I was going to post on this thread earlier but I couldn't remember what it was called.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:14 (eight months ago) link

depressing, and part of a v.worrying trend of rising anti-semitism

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:16 (eight months ago) link


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