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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.

Original Submission   Late submission by physicsmajor

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:21AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:21AM (#358980)

    Never waste a good tragedy.

    Went through this with Columbine, and the absolute absurdity of the response (no black trench coats, no Marilyn Manson, no video games, and fuck me if gun legislation finally got passed in libertarian Colorado).

    When pointing out to the powers that be the idiocy of the response, I got "everybody is on edge. It's just to help calm everybody's nerves". When asked what was the exit strategy after a sense of normalcy returned, there was no reply.

    And that kind of hypervigilance in now the new normal.

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