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Author Topic: Sheb's European Megathread: Remove Feta!  (Read 1238351 times)

smjjames

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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #13665 on: January 07, 2015, 08:42:51 am »

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Why are you even supporting terrorism?

Excuse me? How in god's name am I supporting terrorism?

You're saying that they should act like the IRA. Maybe it's just me being early morning brain.
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« Reply #13666 on: January 07, 2015, 08:45:26 am »

You're saying that they should act like the IRA. Maybe it's just me being early morning brain.

It is. I don't support the IRA, nor do I support Islamic extremists. I'm just making a comment in the same vein as something like "I don't know why the Nazis had to invade the USSR - why couldn't they just XYZ". I'm also commenting on how screwed we are if terrorists decide to make European streets open war zones - like the IRA did. They intentionally created the impression of a warzone by putting up home-made road signs like this:

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« Reply #13667 on: January 07, 2015, 09:12:48 am »

It is scary though: this shows a level of sophistication unheard of for a decade. I wonder what the French secret service were doing.

Also, if they're IS-related, Charlie Hebdo is a weird choice, why not target the French state?


edit: Official death toll now 12, including 4 cartoonists.

doubledit: Some of the past cartoons. Most of the cartoonists are dead.

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« Reply #13668 on: January 07, 2015, 09:21:25 am »

It is scary though: this shows a level of sophistication unheard of for a decade. I wonder what the French secret service were doing.

Also, if they're IS-related, Charlie Hebdo is a weird choice, why not target the French state?

Besdies the obvious fact that it's a softer target? Also, CNN said that the Imam leader guy of Daesh told their followers to be unmasked when doing this stuff, and these guys are masked, so it may not even be connected to Daesh.

Still though, yeah, this was a really sophisticated attack, not a lone wolf. I wonder how this got past the French intelligence community. Theres going to be a lot of crack filling after this.
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #13669 on: January 07, 2015, 09:23:14 am »

It is scary though: this shows a level of sophistication unheard of for a decade. I wonder what the French secret service were doing.

Also, if they're IS-related, Charlie Hebdo is a weird choice, why not target the French state?


edit: Official death toll now 12, including 4 cartoonists.
Because terrorism.
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« Reply #13670 on: January 07, 2015, 09:53:47 am »

I'm also commenting on how screwed we are if terrorists decide to make European streets open war zones - like the IRA did. 

Because they don't want open war zones touching their families? Seriously, do you think that in the case of widespread violence it will remain one sided?
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« Reply #13671 on: January 07, 2015, 09:56:10 am »

What do you advocate? Killing muslims at random in reprisal?
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« Reply #13672 on: January 07, 2015, 09:59:26 am »

I'm also commenting on how screwed we are if terrorists decide to make European streets open war zones - like the IRA did. 

Because they don't want open war zones touching their families? Seriously, do you think that in the case of widespread violence it will remain one sided?


The picture Owlbread posted looks like it's out in the countryside though (plus the signs pointing to towns/villages many kilometers away).
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« Reply #13673 on: January 07, 2015, 10:01:27 am »

What do you advocate? Killing muslims at random in reprisal?

Don't think he's advocating it but I think it would be a rather likely outcome.
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« Reply #13674 on: January 07, 2015, 10:03:12 am »

hey, muslim extremists going ira would be every right wing party's wet dream

wouldn't be very surprised if islam was treated very terribly the moment anything of the sort happened and the nebulous people gave their consent to it
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« Reply #13675 on: January 07, 2015, 10:04:39 am »

You guys seem to be speaking of random killings of muslims as if guns in Europe were as prevalent as they are in the US (which they aren't).

Just speaking from the perspective of an American.
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« Reply #13676 on: January 07, 2015, 10:05:50 am »

Thing is, Muslims are too small a minority to stand a chance in actual warfare. They'd be crushed, brutally.

Not that the terrorists would care. God will know his own, after all.

Ninja: smj, guns aren't as common, but they're availible. Everyone knows someone who knows someone in the US - IRA-style imports wouldn't be hard to organize.
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« Reply #13677 on: January 07, 2015, 10:07:32 am »

Except we won't get real warfare? It's not like the UK started randomly shooting Irish, why would this be different?
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« Reply #13678 on: January 07, 2015, 10:07:44 am »

What do you advocate? Killing muslims at random in reprisal?

Maybe we could finnaly try to police the whole country instead of just were it's convenient, restrict immigration at what we can handle, fix the lack of money for the state, reform education so that "from a citť" doesn't translate to unemployable, end the impunity of criminals, start taking reinsertion seriously, reform the justice system so  that peoples are actually judged, reduce corruption so that money actually end up in the right places, manage to get manual labor back in Europe, and stop taking everything north African lightly because "we've powerful and there is no way they could ever be a threath to us"?

I cannot believe how arrogant we're being: peoples are worried about right and left wing terrorism and plots and it's seen as normal, but the moment it's north-afrian it "will go away and we just need to educate them". If that's not entranched supremacism I don't know what it is.
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« Reply #13679 on: January 07, 2015, 10:08:03 am »

The picture Owlbread posted looks like it's out in the countryside though (plus the signs pointing to towns/villages many kilometers away).

The shootings I talked about took place in Belfast though, as well as other cities. The sign is in South Armagh where it was pretty much like a open insurgency with snipers and ambushes. That happened in Belfast too but in South Armagh you might have been driving to buy milk and bread in your local shop and you'd get stopped by an armed IRA patrol (in masks + uniforms etc) who'd want to ask you who you were, where you were from and where you were going and then wave you off on your way.

Because they don't want open war zones touching their families? Seriously, do you think that in the case of widespread violence it will remain one sided?

That's actually a good point, but the violence you're talking about would probably be something like the EDL (English Defence League) doing various reprisal attacks, not the state. They did that anyway after the murder of the British soldier in London.

The open war zones in Northern Ireland were usually in Irish Catholic majority areas (e.g. South Armagh) but that's where they were trying to establish control - creating "No Go Areas" as they were called. The IRA used to control several council estates in Derry for a few years - then known as "Free Derry" complete with armed patrols walking around in the streets with road blocks and everything, doing their own policing and so on. A bit like Donetsk today but on a smaller scale. Islamic extremists aren't trying to make Tower Hamlets into a territory of the Islamic State, however.

You guys seem to be speaking of random killings of muslims as if guns in Europe were as prevalent as they are in the US (which they aren't).

Just speaking from the perspective of an American.

They aren't in public hands to the same degree but in some ways I think we might even be able to get guns on the black market a little bit easier than Americans due to the fact that we're so close to the now-collapsed USSR. After the Eastern Bloc went down and later Yugoslavia all those guns are in European circulation. 
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