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posted by martyb on Monday October 02 2017, @04:18PM   Printer-friendly

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/02/554976369/section-of-las-vegas-strip-is-closed-after-music-festival-shooting

A gunman fired upon thousands of people attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, in a brutal attack that is blamed for at least 58 deaths, police say. In the mass shooting and panic that ensued, 515 people were injured. At least one of the dead is an off-duty police officer who was attending the concert.

Editorializing: Interesting how media always emphasize ISLAMIC terrorists, but downplay domestic terrorism as psychologically disturbed individual lone-wolfs.


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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday October 03 2017, @12:10PM (4 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 03 2017, @12:10PM (#576539) Journal

    The Colin Powell show was enough to overcome that advice.

    No. It wasn't. Not even close.

    And yet there was no significant resistance to the invasion at the country level. A fair number of countries had positions opposing the US invasion, but they didn't act on those positions. Still haven't.

  • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Tuesday October 03 2017, @05:11PM (3 children)

    by bob_super (1357) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @05:11PM (#576671)

    W took to insulting and threatening anyone getting in the way of his Saddam feud. Remember the French UN veto, Freedom fries and Jokes about Germans not wanting war?

    When the elephant starts charging, you get out of the way.

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday October 03 2017, @08:39PM (2 children)

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 03 2017, @08:39PM (#576763) Journal

      W took to insulting and threatening anyone getting in the way of his Saddam feud. Remember the French UN veto, Freedom fries and Jokes about Germans not wanting war?

      So what? Insults and threats aren't noticeably effective against a large nation-state especially when they are toothless (freedom fries and jokes about Germans didn't come from Dubya BTW).

      • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Tuesday October 03 2017, @09:25PM (1 child)

        by bob_super (1357) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @09:25PM (#576786)

        "punish France, ignore Germany, forgive Russia", already forgotten Condi Rice?
        The point of "punish France" being to send a message to anyone of smaller size...

        When you wield the biggest economic stick, threats from the president's cabinet do matter.

        • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday October 03 2017, @11:40PM

          by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 03 2017, @11:40PM (#576848) Journal

          "punish France, ignore Germany, forgive Russia", already forgotten Condi Rice?

          How well did she do on that? There's a reason I used the word "toothless".