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London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

Old 03-22-17, 01:29 PM
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London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

Four people were confirmed dead Wednesday after Britain's Parliament was locked down following a "terrorist incident" involving a 4x4 that mowed down pedestrians.

At least 20 others were injured when the vehicle hit people walking on nearby Westminster Bridge before crashing into a railing.


A police officer was stabbed near the House of Commons. Authorities later confirmed that the police officer, two civilians and the suspected attacker were dead.



Today is the one year anniversary of the Brussels terrorist attacks that killed 32.

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Old 03-22-17, 02:57 PM
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

I feel bad for having watched and enjoyed London Has Fallen the other day.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

What kind of 4x4?
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

They say where suspect is from yet?

I'm surprised an attack like that could happen so close to the PM.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

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What kind of 4x4?
Reported as a Hyundai i40

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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

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They say where suspect is from yet?

I'm surprised an attack like that could happen so close to the PM.
The WSJ is reporting that Mark Rowley, the U.K.’s top counterterror police official, said “we think we know who the attacker is.” He said it was an act of “Islamist-related” terrorism but wouldn’t say if the man was known to police earlier.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

Very sad to hear about this.

Thoughts with London and of those affected by it.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

Yes, it's very sad.

Now, to put it in some perspective:

The biggest terrorist attack on Britain in twelve years had the same death toll as an argument in a US bank
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We're not cancelling our trip to London at the end of May. No terrorists will stop my wife from watching Chelsea raise the Premier League trophy.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

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What kind of 4x4?
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Reported as a Hyundai i40
Time to ban Hyundai i40's, then.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

By the way, the four confirmed dead include two who were run down, one police officer who was stabbed by the Islamic terrorist after his vehicle was stopped, and the scumbag terrorist himself.

The "shooting" was police shooting and killing the scumbag terrorist.

"Parliament" is mentioned because it happened on Westminster Bridge, which is near a lot of things including Parliament.


The media reporting it as a "Shooting at Parliament, Four Dead!" are spinning this to sell papers. The targets here were tourists walking on a sidewalk over the bridge.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

This information is new:

Police were facing serious questions last night over how the knife-wielding terrorist was able to enter the Parliamentary estate.

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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

If anything, these lone-wolf attacks show how Isis is crumbling.
Isis is so on the ropes and hobbled, they can't carry out any sort of international attack themselves, so they ask that when these lone wolf guys do carry things out on their own, to just give a "shout out" to Isis.
Unfortunately, this also means that they're morphing into something that can't be attacked preemptively or militarily.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

I posted this at Political Memes but seem to fit here better:

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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

Originally Posted by mspmms View Post
Reported as a Hyundai i40

That's no 4x4!
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Time to ban Hyundai i40's, then.
That's ridiculous. We just need to ban high-capacity fuel tanks that allow these terrorists to travel far enough to kill/injure so many people at once.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

Attacker is Khalid Masood, British-born of Pakistani descent.

Guess Mayor Khan won't win re-election.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

Looks like a similar attack in Belgium today: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/w...smtyp=cur&_r=0
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

I tend to think these lone wolf attacks are usually more driven by people who are just generally losers than really fighting for ISIS or anyone like that. Take the guy yesterday.. He got radicalized in prison. I mean this wasn't someone who was already making smart decisions in life. So I think ISIS grabs people like this and basically says "Hey you're a loser in your life but your afterlife can be fantastic with all these virgins or whatnot. Plus you'll be a hero. People will finally like you for something!" and really I think for some of these folks.. that's more than good enough for them to justify trying to kill a bunch of people.
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

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Attacker is Khalid Masood, British-born of Pakistani descent.

Guess Mayor Khan won't win re-election.
Hey, some people on yahoo forum is already accusing Mayor Khan of being part of the attack and that the city deserves it for having a muslim mayor!
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Re: London Terrorist Attack: 4 Dead in Incident Near UK Parliament

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I tend to think these lone wolf attacks are usually more driven by people who are just generally losers than really fighting for ISIS or anyone like that. Take the guy yesterday.. He got radicalized in prison. I mean this wasn't someone who was already making smart decisions in life. So I think ISIS grabs people like this and basically says "Hey you're a loser in your life but your afterlife can be fantastic with all these virgins or whatnot. Plus you'll be a hero. People will finally like you for something!" and really I think for some of these folks.. that's more than good enough for them to justify trying to kill a bunch of people.
I think it's even overstating it to say ISIS grabs them. ISIS (and like minded radical Muslims) put a lot of shit out into the internet and then just stand back. Guys like the London attacker see it, get radicalized, and attack. But I doubt we'll find that this guy was in communication with ISIS. I'm betting we'll find he's the radical Muslim equivalent of the guy who shot up the black church in Charleston. That wasn't an organized plot by White Supremacists -- that was a lone nut who bought into White Supremacist ideology and decided to implement it in his own violent way. I'd bet the London attacker was the same thing.
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