reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I understand your disgust, but there is another way of looking at this. When it comes to 'terrorism' news, I do my best to avoid my emotions (after
my first reaction) and remain as objective and clear-headed as possible. I try to not even let my ethics stand in the way of understanding reality.
To be clear, I haven't made up my mind yet about what exactly happened in London, and why.
When I first saw the video of the man with the knife and cleaver, I found several things very odd, right off the bat:
1. The relative calm of the man, and the even calmer 2nd perpetrator (I'm assuming that's the man in the beige coat). I find it very strange how
casually this 2nd man is walking around in the blood of the victim that he just massacred. He walks right through that puddle of blood between the car
and the fence as if it isn't even there. And they both know that they are about to get shot by police, assuming that that was their plan.
2. This I find even stranger. The calm of the person filming and all the people standing around. Half of them aren't even looking in the direction of
the scene, yet they are only yards away. Someone has just been butchered and the murderers are walking around with bloodied knives and a gun. An
elderly lady with a trolley is casually strolling towards the guy with the bloodied knives. She glances at the dead man in the street, and then
proceeds to walk right by the murderer. Didn't anyone standing around think of telling her to stay away from there? She just came off that bus, along
with the whole group of others standing there. Remember, the massacre had already happened at least a few minutes beforehand. If that bus arrived
afterwards, why didn't any of the people standing around run towards it to warn them? News like that tends to spread like wildfire. All those people
standing around must have known what had just happened. At what point were they asked by the murderers to take pictures? There is no screaming or
crying to be heard. Just people standing around talking. Not one person seems agitated. Not even the women standing right around the victim. They
aren't even watching their back, with the murderers only several feet away from them.
On a side note, and I don't mean any disrespect by this, you write that if this had been 9-11 we would be seeing all the details of the jumpers, even
more clearly than the first responders. I agree with you, and that's why I am wondering if there isn't any video or audio of the armed police
arriving at the scene and shooting the perpetrators in London. I haven't seen any, though that doesn't mean we won't soon.
The point I want to make is that this whole event is so hard to grasp, that it is natural for any curious person to dig into it and try to figure it
out, so that they can give it a place in their reality. At least that is my own experience. That seems better to me than to just accept what the media
are telling me.