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justinsb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 AM
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We shouldn't react at all yet
Send condolences, prayers (if that's your thing), and best wishes to the people of London but it is not yet known who did this or why. Reacting right now involves jumping to conclusions, and assigning blame without evidence - that is the M.O. of the far right and the feeble minded.

What we know right now is that a horrible crime was committed in London and that many innocent people were hurt and even killed. Something that happens in Iraq and Afghanistan every day). That is all we know right now though. React when there is a basis for it.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:27 AM
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1. Agreed. We need more information which is not yet available.
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justinsb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:29 AM
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2. CBC Analysts
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:30 AM by justinsb
are saying that this is showing signs of Armature work - for instance, they are saying that Al Queda generally (as they did in Madrid) generally pack nails and other metal around the bomb to maximize damage. It does not appear that that happened here.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:29 AM
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3. Hmmm, calmly and reasonably assessing the situation and the facts
Identifying the criminals, gathering evidence and building a case against them, trying them, convicting them, and putting them away for a long time.

Naaaaaahh!

When excited and in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout.
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enough already Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:37 AM
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4. Blaming this on Bush and Blair is NOT jumping to conclusions
It's fact, plain and simple. Their illegal war has brought this on and I for one have no intention of "playing nice" any more.
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justinsb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:40 AM
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6. It depends on who did it
As I said, analyists on CBC are saying that it shows signs of a well coordinated but amature attack, they said it does not seem professional enough to be Al Queda. By all means when there are more facts react however you feel inclined to. I'm not playing nice, I'm simply not going to employ the tactics and mindset of the neocons and sheeple.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:39 AM
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5. BBC has rational coverage of this..I'm listening now..and it's
very different from MSNBC (Pump It Up/Cheerleading Terror) or CNN pretty much the same reporting gore and terror fear.

BBC is reporting background and talking to many people who are discussing it with eyewitnesses who are calmly describing what happened and what might happen with the investigation.
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justinsb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:43 AM
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7. See - Bush is talking like he already knows who did it
but no one knows who did it yet. Don't follow Bush's lead.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:11 AM
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8. i dont know why more people dont have this approach more often
i see on so many thing, demands for full information, or whatever in minutes. something happens, i always sit back and wait for things to come out. we are such a reactionary people. doesnt behove us, and generally proves us wrong.

i will be sittin back gathering hte info and watching what is created as it comes along
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