France: Borders Sealed, Mandatory Curfew, Military Mobilized

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    How long before the French government declares martial law in response to this terrorist attack? How long will the "state of emergency" last?
     
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    I'd say a week at least. Maybe ten days. Until they round-up the perpetrators, anyway.
     
  4. bradl macrumors 68040

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    [tongue_in_cheek]
    Think of how hard that would be if the borders in France were like the borders in Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau, in the Netherlands/Belgium. They have 15 borders within the city:

    How to Cross Five International Borders in One Minute

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    [/tongue_in_cheek]

    Just trying to bring some brevity into what is a tragedy.

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    If that polygon was about 3x as complex, it could be a gerrymandered U.S. congressional district.
     
  6. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Imagine having your kitchen being on one side of the border.

    From the article:

    So imagine a Dutch home, but your bathroom, 2 bedrooms, and kitchen are in Belgium, though your front door is in the Netherlands. :confused:

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    You mean like the one they already passed earlier this year?

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    I guess it's time for the French PA II.
     
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    And time to stop being reactive and passing laws out of fear and paranoia; two of the biggest ingredients leading to xenophobia, marginalization, and polarization.

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    Obama didn't sign the PA II out of fear and paranoia. He signed it because he believes in it.
     
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    From what I gather from the talking head networks, France doesn't have the manpower of our NSA type places. So they have a harder time tracking all of the radicalized nationals.
     
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    Acte de patriaux?
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Here's a law, stop importing people from terrorist regions, or stop being surprised when they blow your people up.
     
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    It's simplistic, but to the point.
     
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    @aaronvan: If you meant their "Patriot Act", then "Loi Renseignement", passed on 24 July, 2015.
     
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    Well just like the Patriot Act, it didn't seem to do much to help.

    And why close the borders after the fact? The damage was already done.
     
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    Personally I think they should just fling the door open and send an RSVP to ISIS. Make sure to mark +1 and byob (b doesn't stand for beer).
     
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    The NSA brings in more than it can analyze and doesn't achieve much to stop attacks, most anything that has been stopped in the US has been either luck by police at the scene, or the FBI trapping someone who wouldn't have been able to get a bomb if the FBI hadn't sold them a fake one.
     
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    That's true, they get the wanna be terrorists.
     
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    Great show of xenophobia here. Throw everyone into the same pan, who aren't the people in question, just because of where they are from.

    I have a data warehouse analyst that I work with, who is from Iraq. She is desperately trying to get her parents out of there, by sponsoring them for residency. By your reckoning, they should be refused just because of where they are from.

    Such an asinine proposal, but one to be expected from you.

    Wait.. could we do the same with the Irish? I mean, IRA, and all... :rolleyes:

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    Xenophobia would be restricting all outside immigrants, I'm only asking to restrict those from countries that have a penchant for blowing themselves up.

    As far as immigrants bringing their parents in, that's a whole different topic that I won't get into here (unless you can contribute 20 years in the work force, stay the f out)
     
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    To borrow @jkcerda's line, "You do know that Minority Report was just a movie, right? Because according to you, you're throwing everyone under the bus for the acts of a few, and accusing those people of a crime they have yet to commit, or would do. That is the equivalent of Canada booting you out, because McVeigh blew up the Murrah building, and associating you to it, because you're from the same region/country, for something you haven't done nor would do.

    See how asinine your comment is?

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    He signed it because like the republicans he doesn't want to obliterate his party in the next election after a terrorist attack.

    Even if a terrorist attack which kills more than 10 people happens only every 50 years there's still a 15% chance it'll happen under his watch - and if he does sign it people will huff and puff but they'll still vote for him.
     
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    This didn't happen in Germany which has done that most.
     

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