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(Al Jazeera)   Sword-wielding men attack Sumatran police station in terror act immediately claimed by ISIS, who apparently can't afford guns anymore   ( aljazeera.com) divider line
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2018-05-16 01:43:14 PM  
3 votes:
Ask Theo Van Gogh about the symbolism of being on the receiving end of a real good, down home, Islamic hacking to death.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_va​n​_Gogh_(film_director)

Or Fusilier Lee Rigby

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_​o​f_Lee_Rigby

Or Shia Cleric Abdul Majid al-Khoei

https://www.theguardian.com/world/200​3​/apr/11/iraq.ianblack

Sometimes the sword is mightier than the penis substitute.
2018-05-16 04:24:44 PM  
2 votes:

ex-nuke: Eventually they are going to run out of suicidal idiots.


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Don't hold your breath.
2018-05-16 01:43:06 PM  
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Erma Gerdd: RJReves: [img.fark.net image 424x185]

Ayup. My first thought as well.


The problem with your imagining is that it assumes the guy with the sword is going to stand there like a yotz, widdling his sword around for funsies.  Also, that you don't ventilate a bystander if you miss.  Most guys who try this do not start yelling and running down the street seven blocks away.  They attack from out of a crowd or jump you in an alley.  Then they have all the advantages, since you are not in a prime position to aim, or even bring your gun to bear, while they have a thing designed for most of its length to be the hurty bit.  In a white room scenario, the gun always wins; in actuality it is way more complicated than a Spielberg movie.
2018-05-16 01:38:27 PM  
2 votes:
FTA:
"Four men armed with samurai swords and firearms have attacked a police station in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing one officer and wounding two others before being shot dead by security forces."

/no-one here will care that the terrorists also carried guns
//see that's the thing about terrorism, it can happen anywhere, to anyone, with or without tools; it doesn't matter how inept or conversely effective terrorists are, all that matters is making the news
///yeah, this is Fark, I get it
2018-05-16 03:27:18 PM  
1 vote:

phalamir: Erma Gerdd: RJReves: [img.fark.net image 424x185]

Ayup. My first thought as well.

The problem with your imagining is that it assumes the guy with the sword is going to stand there like a yotz, widdling his sword around for funsies.  Also, that you don't ventilate a bystander if you miss.  Most guys who try this do not start yelling and running down the street seven blocks away.  They attack from out of a crowd or jump you in an alley.  Then they have all the advantages, since you are not in a prime position to aim, or even bring your gun to bear, while they have a thing designed for most of its length to be the hurty bit.  In a white room scenario, the gun always wins; in actuality it is way more complicated than a Spielberg movie.


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2018-05-16 03:24:02 PM  
1 vote:

PsiChick: Does anyone actually check into whether or not Daesh did it


This isn't a meaningful phrase. A major part of their MO, from the very beginning, has been inspiring susceptible people in Western nations to commit attacks on their own.

PsiChick: or do we just go by them claiming it?


Why does it matter either way? What will change?

PsiChick: Shouldn't there be some kind of evidence if they were radicalized?


No. Not all radicalized people leave a paper trail.
2018-05-16 02:34:27 PM  
1 vote:

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Ask Theo Van Gogh about the symbolism of being on the receiving end of a real good, down home, Islamic hacking to death.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_van​_Gogh_(film_director)

Or Fusilier Lee Rigby

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_o​f_Lee_Rigby

Or Shia Cleric Abdul Majid al-Khoei

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003​/apr/11/iraq.ianblack

Sometimes the sword is mightier than the penis substitute.


OI BIN THOSE LINKS! THOSE ARE ISLAMOPHOBIC MATE!
2018-05-16 02:20:11 PM  
1 vote:
It worked on D-Day.

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2018-05-16 01:00:35 PM  
1 vote:

RJReves: [img.fark.net image 424x185]


Ayup. My first thought as well.
2018-05-16 09:49:24 AM  
1 vote:
There can be only one.
 
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