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Re:UK bomb blasts
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2005, 12:08:45 pm »
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Quote from: tafika on July 15, 2005, 11:38:26 am   

I must admit I was rather proud of my Country with the way the whole thing was handled.

It was:
"OK, a bad thing has happened - lets deal with it."
Instead of:
"Oh no, someone has attacked us. More are going to come soon. Lets start applying yet MORE security checks that are just going to be another irritating waste of time for 99% of the British population. Scare people. Panic."

I think it's great how everyone has worked so well together even though this was such a huge shock for some.

I think it was great, they showed the terrorists that there was no way they were going to defeat them. The only problem is I heard today that there's been an increase of attacks on Muslims, so I think they have achieved creating divisions, which is terrible. But at least most people are sensible enough not to do that.
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« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2005, 09:10:27 am »
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Scary stuff really, two weeks on and there's just been more 'incidents' on the underground and on a bus. Thankfully, there's no reports of injuries so far.
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« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2005, 12:21:09 pm »
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I can't believe it happened again.
Now they say one person got hurt.
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« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2005, 05:28:33 pm »
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Oh jeez.
I can't believe it.
What is happening to the world.
Honestly.

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« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2005, 03:07:50 am »
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Those 4 bombs all failed to go off, thats what they said on the radio this am.
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« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2005, 05:55:54 am »
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In which world we live!
i can't believe it too !!
 
it's terrible...
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« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2005, 01:03:39 pm »
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Today (22nd) has been the worst for the transport system so far. Total disruption. Roads shuts off..people can't go home.

The worst..a man was being chased by under cover police and he ran onto an underground train today. We don't think he had a backpack. But he did have a big jacket which could have had some device hidden. As he ran onto the train he tripped and the police pinned him down while one officer shot him about 5 times. At least once in the head.

It must have been a very hard choice for the police officer who had to do it but they are trained to shot if there is a risk of the harm of others.

The poor people who had to witness this. There was also another train which had a bag on which was smoking, it isn't know if this was linked to the man but from what reports show it doesn't really add up.

CCTV images have been released of the suspects from yesterdays poor attempt. The man shot dead doesn't match any of these.

Now some tube drivers are talking about not working...or only driving if there is at least 2 of them for communication purposes.



I was going to London this week and next week. Now I have no way to actually get there I'm stuck indoors on my own for 2 weeks! 
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« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2005, 02:01:38 pm »
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What I don't get is why they had to kill the man...couldn't they just shoot his leg or something to stop him running? They wouldn't obviously have fired at him if they didn't know for definate that he was a suicide bomber, so I think he should have been kept alive.

The last thing we need is more death at the moment.
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« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2005, 02:14:15 pm »
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British police have always been trained to shoot in the chest. Eastern armed forces have warned them that a suicide bomber without a back pack could be wearing the devices under their clothes. So obviously shooting them in the chest is a bad idea.
The man had been running from the police and their intention was not to obey. If the suspect has the ability to kill others then police can shoot them.
With all the recents events police really can't risk catching the man alive as he could press the trigger (if he did have a bomb of course). They just don't know and with the amount of people on one carriage of a tube train is quite high, it would be tragic.

So, they can't shoot at the chest or catch them as they have time to let the bombs off...the only thing to do is kill them. The risk is just too high. The police do everything they can not to kill people, they're not mean like everyone thinks.
The bullets used are not like normal ones. They don't need as much pressure or they're designed not to hit so hard. This is why so many shots were fired. If a normal bullet had been used it could have travelled through the man and hit someone else. So 5 bullets had to make sure he was dead.

The police have raided a lot of houses and made arrests already, not just in this case but in the other incidents too. It's amazing the speed they work at to keep us safe.
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« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2005, 05:17:01 pm »
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That was so scary about the shooting today. I was traveling through london on the overground train when it happened, I was just checking the news on my mobile phone when I read about it.

I really didn't think the police here would shoot to kill, but I guess it's the only thing they can do when the man's attempting to get onto a train with a backpack full of explosives.
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« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2005, 12:22:27 am »
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UK Friends,

I am so sorry about all that's happened in London over the past two weeks.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2005, 05:16:01 am »
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I'm really sorry, everyone. It was all over the newspaper, today. My grandma is in London, but luckily no where near all of this. I can't believe that this is happening in London.
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« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2005, 05:53:20 am »
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London is used to bombings

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/20/newsid_2515000/2515343.stm

Oh and the charming nail bomb in Soho.
My grandad has said the spirit he see's of Londoners of the past few weeks is that similar to during the war. Nice to see some thing won't change 

The army hasn't even been called in, that's how much the police have got it under control. And the man yesterday who was shot was said to have had a bomb belt on with wires coming out.
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« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2005, 07:37:03 am »
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I was away in Spain when all of this happened (I only just got back) but I was so scared for my friends. One of my friends is on holiday there just now and I just can't wait for her to get back. It's all just really hard to believe.
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« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2005, 05:23:19 pm »
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So I just heard that the guy they shot down had nothing to do with the bombs, at all.

But why would he be wearing a big dark jacket on a hot day? And why did he run from the police when they asked him to stop?

My lord.

But the good thing is is how fast they are finding these people.

It really went a lot faster than when they attacked American soil.

I want this to stop so badly.
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