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Europe's Five Years of Terror

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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 04:29 PM
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Tours Police Station Stabbing - December 2014

1 dead; 3 injured


- A man screaming "Allahu Akbar" storms into a police station and stabs several officers before being shot dead by police.


Multiple shooting attacks in France (Charlie Hebdo; Hypercacher Supermarket siege) - January 2015

17 dead; 22 injured

- Three attackers carried out multiple shooting attacks and were then shot dead by police.

Thalys train attack - August 2015

4 injured

- Man opens fire on train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris; is subdued by American and French passengers.

Paris attacks - November 2015

139 killed, 350 injured

- Co-ordinated shooting and bombing attacks target the Stade de France, popular nightspots and the Bataclan, a concert hall and theatre; are shot dead by armed police.


Brussels bombings - March 2016

35 killed; 340 injured

- Two suicide bombers wander into the departure hall of Zaventemn(Bruxelles-National) airport armed with suitcase [nail] bombs and detonate them; a third explodes himself on a metro train in the city centre near the European Commission headquarters.


Nice truck attack - July 2016

86 killed; 458 injured

- Man ploughs rented 19-tonne truck into crowds celebrating France's Bastille Day in Nice; is shot dead by armed police.

Normandy church attack

3 dead; 1 injured

Two terrorists attack participants of Mass in a church in northern France, killing a priest. The pair were shot dead by armed police.


Munich mall shooting - July 2016

10 dead; 35 injured

- 18 year old armed with a Glock kills 9 and injured dozens outside a shopping mall in Munich. Germany.

UK Parliament Attack - March 2017

6 dead; 51 injured

- Terrorist armed with a knife ploughs cars into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing car near Houses of Parliament and jumping out and killing a police officer.

Stockholm truck attack - April 2017

5 dead; 15 injured

Attacker ploughs truck into a crowd of people in Central Sweden.

Champs-Elysees attack - April 2017

2 dead; 3 injured

- Frenchmen armed with an AK-47 rifle rams police van and shoots police officers and is shot dead by armed police after killing one officer.

Saint Petersburg Subway Blast
St Petersburg subway blast

16 killed; 50 injured

- Young suicide bomber explodes himself in a packed subway car in St Petersburg, Russia.


Manchester Arena bombing - May 2017

23 dead; 62 injured

- Suicide bomber detonates explosive in Manchester Arena during Ariana Grande concert.

London Bridge Attacks - June 2017

11 dead; 48 injured

- Three terrorists wearing stab-proof vests plough van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing and slashing victims with 12 inch blades in and around Borough Market in London, England.

Barcelona terror attacks - August 2017

14 dead, 130 injured

- Terrorist ploughs van into crowds in Barcelona; is shot dead by armed police along with five other terrorists in Cambrils.

St Petersburg Supermarket Blast - December 2017
Russia Supermarket bombing

18 injured

- Bomb explodes in St Petersburg market.

Paris Knife attack - May 2018

2 dead; 4 injured

- Knife-wielding terrorists attack several people in popular opera district before being shot dead by armed police.

Paris knife rampage - September 2018

7 injured

- Man armed with knife and an iron bar attacks several people including tourists before being arrested by police.

Arkhangelsk blast - October 2018
Russia: Arkhangelsk blast

1 dead, 3 FSB employees injured

- 17 year old boy detonates explosives in FSB office in Russian city of Arkhangelsk; dies from wounds.

Strasbourg Christmas shooting - December 2018

5 dead; 16 wounded

- The attacker unleashed gunfire into the Strasbourg market and engaged in a gun battle with police and soldiers, wounding one soldier; was shot dead by police a couple of days later in shootout.

New wave of terrorist attacks possible before end of the year, UN warns


The United Nations has warned that a recent pause in international terrorist violence may soon end, with a new wave of attacks possible before the end of the year.

In a report, specialist monitors at the UN Security Council paint a worrying picture of a global Islamist extremist movement that continues to pose a significant threat despite recent setbacks.

The authors raise concerns about up to 30,000 foreigners who travelled to the “caliphate” to fight and who may still be alive.




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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 04:34 PM
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Ok. I'm confused what to make of this besides the fact it has apparently come to an end and we now have a timeline without any sources or explanation as to what we ought to be discussing.
Correction: Some sources present.

I blame Christians.
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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

Trump is at fault here.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 04:46 PM
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If you think about it, 2 of those attacks where in Russia, the population of the EU is over half a billion over 28 countries so 18 attacks spread over 5 years isn't actually a "bad" statistic, some of those attacks didn't result in deaths. When you look at it like that then it changes the perspective I think. I think its quite clear that there is a particular problem that France has been facing so again remove France form the equation then it becomes even less spectacular.

Out of interest I done a quick search on Wiki looking at a list of terrorist attacks against the USA over the same time period and there were 29 attacks by various groups, although to be fair it looks like these resulted in less deaths, but possibly more injuries. That though is just a comparison between this list and the list provided by the OP.

Its interesting to note that generally speaking the last 24 months have been reasonably uneventful for terrorism in Europe and the UN could be right, more could be coming but thats the thing, it can be very unpredictable. There is very little any intelligence service or police force can do to combat a mad man hiring out a van and plowing it into a crowd of people, or a group of radicles conspiring together to head out knifing people in a busy nightclub for example.

I am reasonably well traveled over Europe, been to quite a few big European cities in the last 5 years and never once felt at risk of terrorism. The last time I was in Paris actually was around the time of the protests, felt more treated by them than any perceived terror threat. The only way it honestly impacted me was that the prices of hotels plummeted so I got a good deal.

Honestly though without any kind of further comment form the OP other than this list its hard to know what we're discussing here, yes there have been terrorist attacks in Europe, what of it OP?

What is your point?
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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: ManWhoWasThursday

it is far from over , we had a attack in the Netherlands on a tram a few months ago by a religous radical.

With IS now defeated all those fighters will embed themself with refugees , get into Mainland europe and set up sleeper cells.

There will Always be terrorists , and we will never bow to them.
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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin



I am reasonably well traveled over Europe, been to quite a few big European cities in the last 5 years and never once felt at risk of terrorism. The last time I was in Paris actually was around the time of the protests, felt more treated by them than any perceived terror threat. The only way it honestly impacted me was that the prices of hotels plummeted so I got a good deal.


I think we in Europe are pretty blessed , i never felt fear for terrorists living all my life in the EU.

Only if i go to to places like Amsterdam or other larger cities i am just a bit more aware , but fear that a attack could take place any second i never experienced.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: AnakinWayneII

Trump is at fault here.
Absolutely, I fully blame Trump and all of the people that voted for him!



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: TheGreazel
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin



I am reasonably well traveled over Europe, been to quite a few big European cities in the last 5 years and never once felt at risk of terrorism. The last time I was in Paris actually was around the time of the protests, felt more treated by them than any perceived terror threat. The only way it honestly impacted me was that the prices of hotels plummeted so I got a good deal.


I think we in Europe are pretty blessed , i never felt fear for terrorists living all my life in the EU.

Only if i go to to places like Amsterdam or other larger cities i am just a bit more aware , but fear that a attack could take place any second i never experienced.


I think in a lot of big EU cities there are other concerns that come way before "OMG IS HE ISIS!!!!!" for example I was in Barcelona not long after the attack there and I was more worried about the pick-pockets, in Rome it was the dodgy traffic, in London it was the gangs, like I said last time iw as in Paris it was the protesters...the list goes, lots of things I worry about before I start to think about terrorism.
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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Maybe his follow up thread will be: "America 8 years of Terror...Obama"



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 05:47 PM
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Terrorists do not frighten me as it is exactly the desire of terrorism. It comes in the many forms to choose from and every country in the world. Not long ago Eco Terrorists played out their hand on the west coast by burning new car lots and the equipment belonging to forestry companies harvesting timber, their goals to simply terrorize those who had different beliefs than they did, I guess it never occurred to them how much damage they did with the cars burning with plumes of billowing smoke or the number of acres they burned after setting lumber company trucks and bulldozers ablaze out in the middle of the forest.

A terrorist can be a single individual robbing a bank. His or her goal maybe to obtain money but certainly spreads terror in the employees and customers in the bank. Terrorists may believe they represent an ideology or a certain religion but they do not, instead they are out just like the bank robber to gain something of value to them and often it is the publicity generated and terror they spread among the victims and the public at large. One can see that the publicity generated is successful, simply from events over the past 24 hours with a motorcycle backfire in Times Square and the resulting panic which injured 20 plus people from the panic. Other examples around the country as well.

There is no point to this dribble from the OP other than to incite anger against a group of people whom share a religious doctrine but not the same violent ideologies. Not long ago, another group took it upon themselves to eliminate Doctors who performed abortions. They did so with terror, guns and bombs. I don't put all those who share the same religion with those people as they do not share the same perverted ideology.

The OP is a terrorist in his own right. Using the acts of terrorism to inflict more terror on people. It a shame to continue to beat a dead horse and give fuel to more terror, attempting to incite and inflict anger and more pain, in this case against a group whom he seems to believe to act as one. In fact, terrorists, even those whom belong to the same ignorant clan are just selfish. They are only out for themselves, there only goal is to generate terror and gain publicity to further their own selfish goals.

Just like the bank robber, selfish and only concerned with their own inadequacies is what this OP is all about. Perhaps it is because they allowed the terrorists to win in their life, scared them enough that now they spread or attempt to spread more hatred, more terror, its greed to fulfill their own needs to not be frightened. But spreading more hate and fear is not what's needed, no more publicity as it's simply feeding that which we all, I hope wish to end which is terror.

Shame on you for pitting one group of terrorists against as if it's a game, a challenge. They out did you so this group is not as bad. Time for us to stop challenging and instead condemn terrorists universally for the frightened cowards they are, to not compound their inadequacies with challenges or list of their awful business of spreading fear and terror...just stop



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: TheGreazel

No of course not. We'll just bend over for the government to take us.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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To the OP,
Nothing is over until it's over.

That's not a warning, it's not what the vast majority of people want, it's the reality.

So, as OSOTC says, what's the beef? Is there a problem with calling lone wolf killings terrorism, or is there a problem with calling terrorists lone wolves?


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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: ManWhoWasThursday
a reply to: TheGreazel

No of course not. We'll just bend over for the government to take us.


I am not really worried about my own government , The EU is what i am worried about , how they harness more and more power over nations.

I don't want people in Brussels decide what is best for me.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: ManWhoWasThursday
I blame Christians.

I think it has something to do with global warming. People get all hotted up, and they get angry.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: TheGreazel

originally posted by: ManWhoWasThursday
a reply to: TheGreazel

No of course not. We'll just bend over for the government to take us.


I am not really worried about my own government , The EU is what i am worried about , how they harness more and more power over nations.

I don't want people in Brussels decide what is best for me.


Brussels decisions always required input from the UK, as is for any member country...


general extract, "The Commission plays a key role in the EU. It drafts policy proposals, which are then debated, amended, rejected or agreed jointly by member governments in the Council of the European Union and Members of the European Parliament. It oversees the implementation of policy in the member states and makes sure that EU policies are enforced. It manages policy and the EU budget, and in the case of competition policy takes decisions. It also represents the EU in trade negotiations with the outside world"
So what were our politicians..our government not taking part in then, eh?...(Don't ask Nigel) he hardly ever went there, except to grandstand..aka, making speeches..fffs!



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 02:49 AM
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Sobering statistics and a problem to be resolved.

Yet the Irish nationalists were worse, as was ETA in Spain. Before the Islamic State brand there was the Palestinian terrorists. "Surely the Palestinian’s are a peaceful lot who just want peace", I hear you cry as you stroke your worn "I Love Palestine" badge. Well, not really. - Palestinian terrorism in Europe took a very high toll of life.
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posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 03:57 AM
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Fear mongering to draw attention away from our own problems? People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 07:16 AM
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Anyone else wana bet that the OP doesn't even bother coming back to this thread to explain what the hell he was actually talking about?







 
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