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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:52 AM
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Months ago they restricted driving into downtown London
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:52 AM by benburch
This was to restrict pollution and gridlock. Do you think this could have influenced the choice of modes of attack in this morning's calamity?

And how DO you run a mass transit and keep bombs off? You simply CANNOT screen everybody like an airport. Nobody has that much time and they would stop using transit. And you would have to at least treble the fares to do this, too.

And cars are not cleared at each stop, so you can never know when somebody has left a package under the seat. People forget things on the bus or the train all the time in any case.
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:58 AM
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1. Exactly
At some point the so called leaders of this world are going to have to find some new way to deal with terrorists. You simply cannot kill them all or stop them all. At present we are simply making more of them every minute. Until someone wakes up to the fact that the age old way of doing business-WAR is not making anyone safer and cannot make anyone safer then welcome to the age of endless terrorism.

I don't have any answers..but smart people can see what we been doing isn't working-so we don't continue doing it and say it works.

Sure kill the worst of them if you can..and find a way to make peace with the rest...because they can always win..they don't value their own lives..how can you win against that? Nobody has ever answered that. All the terrorists that directly caused 9/11 were DEAD that day. But of course, all those behind them still float free. Until we address those that actually support the terrorists (and it's not Iraq) and make some peace with the Muslim world this is our fate.

Does anybody really believe we can kill them all? That's our current policy. Kill them all. Problem solved.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:11 PM
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2. Well, certainly ARRESTING them is a goods idea.
But war to kill them wholesale is a non-starter. We kill too many innocents, and their friends and relatives become motivated to hate us. It is a positive feedback loop with dire consequences.
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repubhater Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:19 PM
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3. That was so they could plant the bombs
that they would later blame on the muslims.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:42 PM
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5. Sarcasm isn't really appropriate at this point
and it's better to indicate it as such (there is a 'smiley' for it - see 'smilies lookup table' when you post).
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Gruenemann Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:37 PM
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4. A little nit-picking here
On the tv news and in this post phrase "left a package under the seat" has been used.

There is no space underneath the seats on the London Underground. Anything left on a train would have to be out in the open on the floor.

Unless, of course, all the cars have been modified since I last rode them four days ago.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:53 PM
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6. Makes sense.
But still people leave things on transit daily.

Winston Churchill said;

"A gentleman should own three umbrellas; One to leave at home. One to leave at the office, and One to leave on the train."
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