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Q: London attacked again .

A van has ploughed into people on London Bridge.
No word of deaths or injuries yet.

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Sigh....this again.

 

This shit is becoming the new normal. It won't be long before the news doesn't even really register, a bit like when you see a headline about another kid shooting up his school and don't bother reading far past the headline because you already know what it's going to say.

 

It will probably be the usual suspects, homegrown or immigrants - doesn't really matter, they'll have some prepared statement about how it's revenge for the nightly bombing of innocents in ... wherever, ISIS will claim credit for it whether they were involved or not and nothing will happen to try and address what sets these wankers off because it's not a simple situation that can be solved easily, even if anyone was willing to do what it took.

 

I just feel bad for the people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time - they won't be the last unfortunately - and hope that they catch the people behind it alive and throw them into the darkest prison they have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reports of stabbings after van drove into people
10 people injured

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Gunfire also reported in the area .

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2nd attack in the area.
Police in the Burrow market area respond to second attack.
Police going house to house

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Van Rams Into Pedestrians On London Bridge Followed By Knife Attack, Casualties Reported: Live Feed

"What I saw: injured pedestrians, first responders, armed police, people running north. What I heard of: stabbings, injured"

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3rd attack reported.
A suspected back pack bomb located also.

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Sigh....this again.

 

This shit is becoming the new normal. It won't be long before the news doesn't even really register, a bit like when you see a headline about another kid shooting up his school and don't bother reading far past the headline because you already know what it's going to say.

 

It will probably be the usual suspects, homegrown or immigrants - doesn't really matter, they'll have some prepared statement about how it's revenge for the nightly bombing of innocents in ... wherever, ISIS will claim credit for it whether they were involved or not and nothing will happen to try and address what sets these wankers off because it's not a simple situation that can be solved easily, even if anyone was willing to do what it took.

 

I just feel bad for the people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time - they won't be the last unfortunately - and hope that they catch the people behind it alive and throw them into the darkest prison they have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I cannot tell you about my anger when I read about it in El Pais about the attack. 

 

I found new updates straight from theguardian.com 

What we know about the London attacks

There are reports of multiple casualties after a terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. Here is what we know so far

London attacks - live updates

  Counter-terrorism special forces are seen at London Bridge on June 3, 2017 in London. Counter-terrorism special forces are seen at London Bridge on Saturday night. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Sunday 4 June 2017 01.40 BSTFirst published on Sunday 4 June 2017 00.28 BST

  • Police have declared that attacks in two closely connected areas of London are “terrorist incidents’’
  • The incidents are on London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market 
  • At least one person has died and there are multiple casualties
  • The first report of an incident was of a white van ploughing into pedestrians on London Bridge at about 10.08pm
  • Witnesses say the van swerved onto the pavement and there have been reports of gunfire although that has not been confirmed
  • A second incident has been ongoing in Borough Market where there are reports of multiple stabbings
  • Police say they responded to a third incident, a stabbing at Vauxhall, but this is not connected to the events around London Bridge
  • Theresa May, the prime minster, has called the events a “terrible incident’’ which is being treated as a “potential act of terrorism’’
  • Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, has thanked emergency services after the “brutal and shocking incidents reported in London”
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan has condemned the “barbaric” and “horrific” attack as “deliberate and cowardly”.
  • Guests at hotels in the vicinity of the attacks have been evacuated
  • Security services have carried out a number of controlled explosions in the area of the attacks
  • Police are urging people to stay away from the affected areas
  • The government has said there will be a meeting of the emergency committee Cobra on Sunday morning

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Here are Washington Post reporting on the London Bridgen attack: 

 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/police-declare-major-incident-on-lo...

 

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By Griff WitteRick Noack and Karla Adam June 3 at 8:19 PM

LONDON — A van driving at high speed mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge Saturday night before the occupants got out and began stabbing patrons at nearby bars and restaurants, witnesses said in an attack that police described as terrorism.

Police said at least one person had been killed. Witnesses described a trail of serious injuries on the bridge and in the adjacent Borough Market.

The attacks set off scenes of panic in the heart of London on a cool June evening as the city’s streets were filled with people heading home from dinner or out to pubs.

London’s Metropolitan Police said the events were being treated as “terrorist incidents.” 

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who returned to 10 Downing Street for emergency meetings with security officials, had earlier described the incidents as “a potential act of terrorism.”

  ">The scene after a van hits pedestrians on the London BridgeView PhotosWitnesses reported that a white van was traveling fast when it mounted the sidewalk and plowed into a group of people crossing the Thames River on foot.

Witnesses reported that a white van was traveling fast — approximately 50 miles per hour — when it mounted the sidewalk and plowed into a group of people crossing the Thames River on foot around 10:30 p.m.. 

Witnesses speaking to the BBC said the van collided with a guardrail, and three occupants got out. They then began attacking people on the bridge with knives before making their way to Borough Market.

London’s Metropolitan Police later confirmed an attack at Borough Market, an area packed with popular restaurants that is located just south of the bridge. Police said that armed officers were responding to the scene, that there were reports of injuries from knife attacks and that shots had been fired — though it was unclear by who.

“I heard many gunshots and I heard people running away,” said Joe Dillon, 23, who was near London Bridge when the incident occurred. “Police officers were shouting: ‘Get out of here, you need to go!’ I heard at least eight rounds of gunshots, but I’m not sure who was shooting. When I arrived a second after I had heard the screams and the shots, I saw five or six officers running toward the van.”

Cell phone video from a restaurant in the market showed people diving under tables amid the sound of breaking glass as officers rushed in and ordered patrons to stay down.

Tamara Alcolea, 24, who works as a bartender in a pub called Southwark Rooms, which is near the bridge, said the first indication that something was wrong was when she heard that someone had been stabbed. in the proximity of London Bridge.

“Then we heard gunshots and people started to hide beneath the tables,” Alcolea said. “We locked ourselves in the office. From the window, I could see an injured person being treated by emergency personnel. Then the police came in and told us to run. Everyone was panicking."

Police said they were responding to a third potential incident in the Vauxhall area, which is about a mile from the scene of the first two incidents. The subway station at Vauxhall was briefly closed, but later reopened. Police later clarified that the Vauxhall incident was unrelated.

Dozens of police cars sped to London Bridge, with helicopters hovering overhead. Police closed the bridge and urged the public to avoid the area.

The incident caused chaos in the heart of London in an area normally bustling on a Saturday night. Pedestrians near the bridge said they were ordered by police to run. Video footage showed people fleeing in a panic. Two hours after the incidents began, police were still widening cordons and pushing bystanders further back from the scenes.

Officials scrambled to respond to the attacks.

May, who had been out campaigning ahead of an election slated for Thursday, returned to Downing Street and was being briefed by security officials.

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Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, said on Twitter: “Brutal and shocking incidents reported in London. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Thank you to the emergency services.”

President Trump was briefed on the incident, and immediately took to Twitter to say: “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”

In a follow up tweet minutes later, he wrote: “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”

Saturday’s incident comes less than two weeks after 22 people were killed in a bomb blast following a Manchester concert. And it comes less than three months after a driver killed four pedestrians on another Thames crossing, Westminster Bridge. The assailant then stabbed to death a London police officer at the gates of Parliament.

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Reports of 5 perpetrators 3 of which killed by police.

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We are at war. The US, Britain, France and allies are dropping bombs on the middle east every day and these ISIS/homegrown brainwashed fanatics are attacking wherever they can. In the long run, disengaging from wars in the middle east would be a preferable strategy for western countries but in the meantime a crackdown seems necessary. Bring the army back from the wars and put in the streets. This shit in Europe is getting out of control. 

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"This Is For Allah" - Six Killed In London Terrorist Rampage; Three Assailants Shot

"What I saw: injured pedestrians, first responders, armed police, people running north. What I heard of: stabbings, injured"

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My sympathy is for all those affected.

having grown up in a country that, within my life-time, was constantly on alert to terrorism, it worries me to see these times return.

 

a significant factor is young, usually unemployed, single men are the most susceptible to being sucked into this kind of action.

With nothing to lose, in their eyes they have most to gain, including notoriety and bettering the previous 'body count'

 

this kind of action is designed to be divisive, especially in multi-cultural countries.

 

there is never any excuse targeting soft-targets as these guys would not have the balls to face to a one-on-one fight.

 

on another note, it is not surprising that there is no comment from a certain new poster who 'claims' they were involved in a more direct fight with the ideology at play here 

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7 dead 48 injured
3 arsehole s killed

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London mayor Sadiq Khan, in the article, said that terrorist attacks are "part and parcel of living in a big city."

 

Khan told Londoners there is “no reason to be alarmed.”

 

I’m reassured that we are one of the safest global cities in the world, if not the safest global city, but we always evolve and review to make sure we’re as safe as we possibly can be

 

London has a neophyte mayor and everything is copacetic. Relax you have a Muslim mayor in the most tolerant multi-cultural city in the world. What could possibly go wrong? don't worry, because I assure you that everything's copacetic

 

 

 

Can you infidels in Britain feel the love? Can I get an Amen? Now lets all sing "allah will overcome and make sure all the women are outside the mosque"
 

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Florida is in the news now. Shootings... is it terrorist?  This afternoon it was Sidney.. Police standoff.. is it terrorist. One dead... seems he was not Muslim cos otherwise it would be a terror attack

 

Last week some Texan went on the rampage and killed 8 because his wife did not want to shag him. Or something like that.

 

Snowflake? Me? Yup.

 

I will tell you why.

 

These terror attacks in the UK are bringing people together. We have been here before. We will unite and defeat them. Anyone Brit with a FB account has seen more positive than negative messages shared. We are becoming united. The Muslim community are reporting these fuckers to the Police, the Tory Government are underfunding the Police. Theresa May blames social media, I blame Government foreign policy and lack of investment in job creation.

 

Snowflake yes, bigot no.

 

Trump seems to suggest we need guns in the UK. Trump suggests the Mayor of London is no good.

 

Let me say this to you all.

 

London was my home for 5 years. London is the most diverse city in the world. It is the number one world city with more nationalities than any other. The IRA bombed it when I lived there. And there was not any B52s bombing Ireland, or MOABS on Londenderry

 

I am 100% behind Sadiq Khan. He is a Londoner 100%.

 

Consider this. From Memory, the UK is committed to buying 137 F35Bs. Only $95 million each for the first 35, after that they go down to $80 million each.

 

All in the name of the war on terror.

 

A copper cost $40k a year

 

An informant costs about $5k a year, at a guess.

 

The Manchester Bomber had been reported to the Police. But the police had no money to investigate it would seem.

 

Consider this. There are some far right posters on here who could be considered a risk to innocent Muslims. Do we have a hotline to report them? Thinking Portland here. And Dylan Roof.

 

Technically, if we applied the same rules of encitment to violence to white power as we apply to the Muslim community, then Trump would be arrested.

 

And lets not forget, the radical right wing Islamists are right wing. Ultra right wing.

 

Give the snowflakes a chance.

 

I cant be arsed with this ever escalating right wing v right wing shit.

 

 

 

 

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So elect Obama and improve the racial divide in America.

How did that work out?   NO!!!!!!!!!

 

So elect a Muslim mayor and improve tolerance and avoid terrorism in London.

How did that work out?    NO!!!

 

Anybody see a pattern here, accommodation, appeasement, all is well, NO!!!

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https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-victoria-stabbing-eyewitness-claims-15615300

 

another wonderful day in in the UK, don't forget your umbrella but no knives to defend yourself or speaking out about problems, this is against the law.

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British counter-terrorism police are leading an investigation after a man stabbed three people at a central railway station in Manchester, England.

Two commuters - a man and woman in their 50s - were taken to hospital with knife injuries and a British Transport Police officer was stabbed in the shoulder.

An eyewitness to the attack, which occurred at Victoria Station around 9pm on New Year's Eve, said they heard the assailant shout "Allah" during the incident.

Seven police officers pounced on the alleged offender after tasering him and spraying him with capsicum spray. (9news)

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Police said a man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts said the investigation was being led by counter terrorism police and officers were keeping an "open mind".

He said: "Tonight's events will have understandably worried people but I need to stress that the incident is not ongoing, a man is in custody and there is currently no intelligence to suggest that there is any wider threat at this time."

Sam Clack, a BBC producer, was on a platform at Manchester Victoria railway station waiting for a tram home when he witnessed the attack.

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The 38-year-old said: "I just heard the most blood-curdling scream and looked down the platform.

He said the older couple looked like they were arguing with another man dressed in black.

"It looked like they were having a fight but she was screaming in this blood curdling way,” he said.

"I saw police in high-vis come towards him.

"He came towards me. I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good, 12-inch blade.

"It was just fear, pure fear."

Mr Clack said police officers used a Taser and capsicum spray before "six or seven" officers jumped on the man and held him down.

Counter Terrorism Police have been called in to assist with the investigation, but the suspect's motive has not been revealed. (9news)

He said he heard the suspect saying: "As long as you keep bombing other countries this sort of s*** is going to keep happening."

Mr Clack said both the man and the woman were conscious and were walked to a waiting ambulance for treatment to their injuries.

He said he also heard the attacker shouting "Allah" during the incident.

"He shouted it before, he shouted it during it - Allah," Mr Clack said.

As police appeared "within seconds" the man backed down the platform towards where Mr Clack was standing, worried he would be attacked.

Witness Sam Clack said he feared for his life when the man came rushing towards him with a large knife. (9news)

"I just had a feeling in the pit of my stomach," he said.

"Here's a man who's very agitated, angry, skittish. It appears he had already attacked someone. He had police coming towards him and he's coming towards me.

"I thought what I need to do is jump onto the tracks because next thing he's going to do is turn around and stab me. He's looking about, side to side and jumpy.

"At one point one of the police officers fired the Taser but it missed him.

"Then he got pepper sprayed and tasered and he went to the ground.

"It was scary. I have never been so scared in my life."

All three victims are in a serious condition and the police officer is receiving treatment for injuries to his shoulder.

A crime scene has been established and the station remains closed while police investigate.

Manchester's New Year's Eve celebrations went ahead as planned however people have been advised to make alternative arrangements as the station is closed.

Investigations are continuing. 

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