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    My condolences to our British members

    I wasn't sure to post this, but I am horrified about the murder of a member of the Royal Artillery in England itself, by an Islamic extremist.

    He was evidently decapitated. What a miserable death.

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    My condolences.

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    Tragedy.

    But why does everyone stand and watch and let things continue, and film it???. Is every one of the crowd too afraid to step in to try to save a dying veteran? Do we all just feel safer waiting for the police, while a man gets butchered in broad daylight?

    I guess a few women tried to protect the body from the two men. But there are dozens of people standing around staring.
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    Condolences.

    STFU Rabbit. While the picture taking and filming is stupid, most people aren't going to jump in when weapons are involved. Yep, behind our screens many of us are Superman, in the real world many walk on by.

    Yes, that's damn near EVERYWHERE in the world. Yes, in many different eras. It is a sad picture of humanity in any decade.

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    Thanks chaps, I live just a few miles from where this happened and have family in that area.
    The attackers had several blades of various size and a pistol. Bystanders would have been very silly to try and intervene and even if they could it was probably to late for the victim by the time anyone could react.

    The worry here now is can we limit the inevitable racial/religous backlash that the more right wing movements here ( EDL ) are stirring up. It is also ( imo ) a problem to try and tie this attack in with 'terrorism' which seems to be Cameron's response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    STFU Rabbit. While the picture taking and filming is stupid, most people aren't going to jump in when weapons are involved. Yep, behind our screens many of us are Superman, in the real world many walk on by.
    One of my fave websites, artofmanliness.com , has a series of articles on just this phenomenon right now - the overwhelming majority of us are not the protective sheepdogs keeping the wolves away. We are sheep, and suffer from "normalcy bias" or "negative panic".

    Read this, and be enlightened:
    http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/0...for-sheepness/

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    An absolute tragedy. My condolences.

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    My condolences go out to the soldiers family and teammates.

    Aside from the fact that the animals who did this were said to have been Muslim Extrememists, what makes anyone think they weren't a pair of Yardies who became Muslim in prison and just criminals to begin with. The one talking certainly sounded like he was from London to me. Either way they should be brought back to the barracks for a stomping.
    I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox View Post
    The attackers stabbed the guy and then just stood around waiting for the police. Someone *did* go over and check the guy's pulse and try and talk them into putting down their knives. They didn't start attacking other people though, so what would have been the point in trying to take them down before the police came?
    I think by successfully forcing people to film them while a frightened crowd stands around in shock while they preach their terrorist rant, they basically completed their goal which was to spread fear. This is a video of a crowd of people unwilling to act.

    I want to see the viral video where two terrorists try something like this and get torn to pieces by the crowd.

    You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

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