Happy New Year: first terror attack of 2017

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    At least 35 people have lost their lives in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, the city's governor has said.

    Among the dead is one police officer, Vasip Sahin stated, adding that it was a terror attack.

    At least another 40 were injured in the attack which took place in the Reina nightclub, in the Ortakoy area, at about 01:30 local time (23:30 GMT).

    One attacker was involved, the governor said, while CNN Turk reported he was dressed in a Santa Claus costume.






    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38481521
     
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  4. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Probably Mormons.

    If not them then the Alt-Right because Trump was elected.
     
  5. Septembersrain Contributor

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    All this death, it's been a hard year for many around the world.
     
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    Explain your theory please.
     
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    ADJUST THY sarcasm meter.
     
  8. unlinked macrumors 6502a

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    Can we leave the speculation till the blood dries.......
     
  9. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    bigoted much?
     
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    I suspect radical pastafarians, those sneaky colander wearing bastards are always up to no good. Lasagna akbar!
     
  11. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Against whom? Mormons?
     
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    I don't have one. I'm all black and white now. No time for BS anymore.
     
  13. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    yes what have they ever done to you beside harass you?
     
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    Remember when there used to be a terrorist attack and you weren't sure it was Islamic related? Me either.
     
  16. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Exception being when some judge got blown up in England in the 70s and 80s.
     
  17. Septembersrain Contributor

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    How long has it been that we've had this "War on terror"? It feels like it's been going on for as long as I can remember.
     
  18. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    You mean expanded war on terror. Now that we are in Yemen, Syria and a bunch of other places.
     
  19. Septembersrain Contributor

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    No I'm really asking sincerely, no sarcasm. When did it actually all start?

    Edit: I've Googled but opinions on this are different. So I'm actually curious.
     
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    Probably Daesh. Or the Kurds fighting the Turkish state.
     
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    In the desperation to have a pop at Islam it seems to have gone unnoticed that many of the victims in these attacks within Turkey are Muslim.
     
  23. Technarchy, Jan 1, 2017
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    The modern GWOT for westerners probably can be attributed to the several key events like the Skyjackings of the 60's to early 80's, the the London Iranian embassy siege in 1980, Pan AM 103 in Lockerbie, the operation eagle claw debacle, the Munich Massacre, and Achille Lauro.

    It didn't begin with 9/11, but it certainly made it more kinetic.

    While some of those attacks were directed at Jews/Israelis they brought terrorism to the western world in a high profile way due to live feeds and TV broadcasting. Americans, Brits, and the Germans started upping their militaristic response to Islamists after these events and engaging in force projection operations into the middle eastern theater with greater frequency.

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    Irrelevant. All lives matter.
     
  24. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    You do realize that Muslims kill more Muslims than they kill non-Muslims, right?

    ISIS sees all Muslims who do not join them as the enemy. Any Muslims not swearing allegiance to the Caliphate are condemned to death.

    Non Muslims will actually be spared, to become slaves or to pay a tax. Muslims who turn away from the true faith are not excused and are to be killed.

    Know your enemy. Peace is not an option. Conversion, subjugation or death. These are the only options, and this applies to anyone who does not embrace the same extreme principles as ISIS.
     

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