Pseudo-dino wrote:Well, this is rather terrifying. Apparently there are 153 deaths reported now (according to the Wikipedia article, though 8 are said to be among the perpetrators of the attack). That's horrible.
You really don't see this kind of thing every day. It's just awful when you do, though.
The death toll doesn't usually get this high, but it happens too often. This is the second time France was attacked on a large scale this year, and this will not be the last time if cultures are going to clash in Europe and the middle east. It should be noted that this is just a loud version of the problem with a lot of pain all at once rather than it is usually in the grind of day-to-day life.
François Hollande's words ought to be echoed across Europe: "We will lead the fight and it will be merciless."
What's even the point of terrorism? The attackers usually lose more than they win and it just creates more and more negative stereotypes about their culture. It's a meaningless act that has no fucking purpose other than sadism.
I actually got scared to death because khon was offline for a long while after the attacks happened, thank god he's fine.
Well their motives aren't known yet, but the point usually is to lash out in a devastating way rather than recruit followers. There's probably no simple answer but if you're mad at the world, you only want to do the most damage you can rather than something constructive. The angrier you get it builds up into gunfire on TV, furthermore if you have illiberal ideas causing you to get so mad and upset with the world then it should be expected for violence to ensue until you think over your views and get mental help.
Ludwig von Koopa wrote:No doubt that they came in France with all the refugees.
Honestly, I don't think refugees are to blame for that. Sure, there are extremists among those, but there've been terrorist attacks before there've been that many refugees, and I'm certain most of those people came or would've come into France in some other way.
Needless to say, this was a truly terrible event, but I really don't think refugees are to blame, seeing as a lot of them are fleeing from ISIS themselves.
Why do people do this? But seriously, it's not going to solve anything, it's bad to everyone. 1) Hundreds or thousands of European people die because of this 2) The terrorists kill themselves 3) European people will have negative opinions about the refugees coming into Europe's rich and average countries. I hope the terrorism can be stopped, or at least weakened.
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ISIS has taken responsibility, and has vowed in the past to smuggle in terrorists with the mass irresponsible intake of refugees. That said, there's not evidence that these were refugees and it is only confirmed that they were attacking because of the French's airstrikes in Syria. On top of that, the leading story for yesterday was supposed to be that Jihadi John was executed in a drone strike but I don't know if something on this scale could have been executed quickly enough to be in response to that.