Haven't looked at any pictures yet. Family Quango spend a few days there most years. The fireworks are spectacular.This year we didn't,thank goodness. A very sad tragedy. Not sure what more the French can do. They have been on serious 'red alert' for almost a year.
Horrific. A scarily crude attack.
"not sure what more the French can do"More hashtags, Facebook profiles with French flags, candle-lit vigils, denunciations of Islamophobia and stirring words about "values" from politicians with 24/7 police and security guards?
Odd that Maria Eagle couldn't be reached for comment....
I suppose they could stop bringing more in? I know, that's crazy talk.
Anyone who has seen the unedited footage will not be posting useless tweets and lighting candles in support of Nice.
"Anyone who has seen the unedited footage will not be posting useless tweets and lighting candles in support of Nice. "One suspects that if what is coming out about the Paris attacks had been made known at the time there would have been less of the candles and social media nonsense then too.
This has echoes of the Troubles where some who were not/could not be ideological supporters such as petty criminals get involved.And as the Troubles showed no amount of border control or police surveillance will eradicate it. Suppose we'll just have to sort it rather than a) pretend it won't happen as we are an island b) we have our border. But who will sort it - the PM, the government, or god forbid, the public.
French security services already at total overstretch
And next day - the coup.
I wonder what Jo Cox would have done? The French of course have a solution right under their noses. They could remember the words of their national anthem and act on them as they did before.
The Sibylline books were presented to the UK political class back in 1989 when thousands of people marched calling for Rushdie's death and nothing happened to any of them, or to their preachers and pamphleteers. Since then the Muslim population has tripled. "If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival."
What is sad as well is the use of vehicles as weapons. I have neighbours who use bins; litter; noise; parking of their vehicles; fag ends etc etc as "weapons" against the rest of the inhabitants and they don't care a jot. Most people want a quiet stress-free life.Unfortunately there are individuals in society who have problems of their own which instead of dealing with them seek to inflict their misery on others. The religious aspect is a smokescreen.
"The religious aspect is a smokescreen."It is not a smokescreen. It is the source of violent, righteous indignation - be it misplaced, drug induced or simply insane. Voltaire said: Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
There is also drug abuse. Nearly all cases of 'Islamic' terrorism involves men who've been using cannabis. The Left never mention this - meaning that they'd sooner Islam takes the fall than their beloved weed (liberalisation of drugs trumps even political correctness.) It may seem I'm contradicting my post at 7.49 but I believe that strong cannabis and fundamentalist religious righeousness makes a particularly heady brew.OK. In that respect it is a 'smokescreen'.
To be fair, Muslims use cannabis because alcohol is forbidden.Many of these young Muslims do, I believe, wish to escape their religion but to leave Islam is the worst crime possible within the Islam faith.I do believe that death, for some, is preferable to life.I just wish they'd all do so quietly in a room with a rope rather than take out dozens of innocents in the process.
Anon 9.14It seems to me that the structures of Islam - attendance at the mosque, regular prayers, group worship, not forgetting the often slavish adherence to the words of their book- all enforced by the nutters who will kill their own transgressors at the drop of a hat make the whole edifice a virtual prison with rules and discipline enforced by terror.Re the use of drugs,if I recall correctly,the derivation of the word 'assassin' is the Arabic 'hashishin' (sp?), i.e. killers stoked up on hashish who would use means such as grabbing the target and jumping together from a high up window to achieve the objective.
All this bloody handwringing. If a dog is born in a stable you don't call it a horse. Strip them of citizenship and send them back to their cesspits in North Africa. And bring back the death penalty. They want to be martyrs? Then let us help them on their way. Shame the Turkish coup failed. It'll be full steam ahead to Wahhab now.
EK - Quoting Voltaire perfectly in context- magnificent. SW - we will get there, but it is decades in the future after a lot more blood is shed.
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