Comments on: ‘Charlie Hebdo’: High-impact, low-tech tactics add chilling dimension to attacks http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-113988 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:14:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-113988 If one were hoping to destroy what little freedom the people in the still have, this is the way to do it. Heck, in the US Bush and Obama use the fear that weak people have to literally take away habeas corpus and justify the creation of a secret police like the old soviet union had. Maybe France won’t be such evil pussies.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-113647 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:57:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-113647 We the Orthodox Christians had enough fun with the Turks for 500 years, now it’s western Europe’s turn to have fun. Similar case happened in Macedonia not that long ago where five Macedonian kids were killed by ethnic Albanians and it barely made it into the western media. Training camps in Bosnia, Kosovo ,Albania all paid by Saudi Arabia and no one wants to do anything about it.

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By: Factoidz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-113606 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:23:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-113606 Funny how everyone knows this AFTER it happened. 20/20 hindsight BS.

We need more surveillance and recording, not less. What are some posters so afraid we’ll find out about you? You looking at child porn?

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-113496 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:43:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-113496 The bigger danger, not mentioned, is the inevitable repeal in personal liberty and increased surveillance in so called western countries.

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By: cleanthes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-112982 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 02:34:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-112982 We can only hope that fear mongering fails on all sides. It all depends on how Mr. Hollande confronts the French ultra-nationalists in the aftermath of this tragedy.

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By: SixthRomeo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-112964 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:59:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-112964 The extraordinary stupidity of unwarranted mayhem and violence is “high impact,” no doubt. It is, as Matthew writes, “Us versus them.” The prophet business is not even founded in the Muslim religion, what it does is relegates Mohammed as God by saying one is not be portray Mohammed, they don’t care about God, with all the destruction they only care about their own anarchistic egos which are based in their total lack of concern and total lack of love for anything in this world. They cannot be ANY MORE WRONG.

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By: Heretic50 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-112086 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 23:47:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-112086 Nothing can justify killing people solely over words, cartoons, or other forms of expression. But let’s not deceive ourselves: an attack like this was easily foreseeable. To be surprised at the violence directed at these cartoonists is like insulting someone’s mother and expecting not to get punched.

Even so, the reasons for terrorist attacks like this one go deeper than mere cartoons. Western countries, led by the United States, have been provoking Muslim countries for decades. We’ve been bombing those people, invading them, occupying them, imposing sanctions on them that have starved to death hundreds of thousands of people, and aiding Israel in committing atrocities and stealing land. Are they supposed to love us for these things? What would we do if we were in their shoes? But no, we’re told to believe that they “hate us for our freedom.”

Speaking of freedom, since when are countries like France “free”? European politicians sure talk big about “free speech” when the Muslim religion is being mocked, but say anything that questions the Jewish Holocaust and go straight to jail. This is pure hypocrisy and a glaring double-standard. It would appear that “some animals are more equal than others,” and some sacred cows, too.

With the exception of direct, credible threats of violence and/or persistent harassment of specific individuals, ALL speech should be free and legally protected. No one has a right to never be offended, and it’s impossible to outlaw all speech that is capable of causing offense to someone, somewhere.

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By: Neurochuck http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-112065 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:59:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-112065 Some words of wisdom.
In Australia, general anti-Muslim paranoia has not gained much traction. The government and media have stressed the difference to violent extremism. Islamic community/religious leaders and the general Muslim population have been encouraged to “save” their young people from fanaticism and violence without becoming “police spies”. After the Sydney hostage deaths a few weeks ago, one big response was the “I’ll ride with you” social media which offered volunteer escorts for people in hijabs etc that felt threatened going shopping or on public transport. Rednecks abusing and threatening Muslims in the street and on transport have been filmed on mobile phones, which is then shown on TV news/current affairs, so offenders are publicly shamed and identified for the police for prosecution.
In the public perceptions, amongst the large number of Lebanese immigrants, it has often been the Christians rather than Muslims who have murdered their daughters in “honor killing” or formed criminal drug/extortion gangs. Recently, nominally Christian refugees from South Sudan and Kenya have drawn attention by raping teenage girls in parks and back streets. So there is a related problem with “integrating” immigrants from non-western cultures. Some of the solutions such as decent general education and health services etc are seen as “socialist” by right-wingers, who often support religious schools and in general encourage a siege / ghetto mentality and reality. In France and Algeria, there is a much more complex history than just a religious dimension.

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By: jimheffner http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/09/charlie-hebdo-terrorisms-high-impact-low-tech-tactics/#comment-112038 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:35:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36986#comment-112038 All religions need to give up the right to claim they have the only path.

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