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A NEW WAY TO WAGE WAR ... (with extreme ability)
A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month. Military sourcestold Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaperthat the gunman is a member of Joint Task Force 2, and made the shot from a high-rise building.
It took the bullet almost 10 seconds to hit its target, it reports. photo: The Globe and Mail Could this be the "safer" way to kill?  (I can't believe I'm thinking like this.) In other words, could this be safer for the innocents who happen to be near the target? We know that the drones, missiles and other bombs kill a lot of people who have nothing to do with our war. The sniper hit one person, and other lives were spared.
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TOO MANY VICTIMS (Cont'd)
How quickly reverse terrorism sprouted. The attacks on Muslims in London says it all:

Ignorance, anger, frustration ... in this case, revenge is served sizzling hot.

It's stupid. It's useless. 

But what a great boost for the terror cells, their leadership and those who wish to do us harm. 

That idiot who ran people over in London because, "something has to be done about Muslims," has just given the bad guys cause to rejoice.





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TOO MANY VICTIMS
The public is calling for more action to prevent terrorist attacks. Theresa May has said that the time for political correctness is over.
Dominic Casciani, on the BBC website quotes the British prime minister: "And if our human rights laws get in the way of doing it, we will change the law so we can do it."
How much can governments do?
Each country will tighten its laws according to the level of fear and the need to do the right thing, but--
What is the right thing?


Xavier Thomas was found floating in the Thames. Photo BBC website
The victims and their families clamour for stricter rules, more safety measures, while the authorities are all tied up in regulations, never mind the politicians who cannot be seen as dictators and fascists.

UK counter terrorism unit. Photo: BBC website

When terrorism raged in Argentina, the armed forces declared martial law and arrested anyone who seemed involved with the insurgency. The result was a chaotic, lawless system that produced …
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Tyler Shields: Kathy Griffin holding ... 
I'm for freedom of speech, and especially for comedy but -- there are limits. 
Am I too old?

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MEMORIAL DAY U.S.A.
I was a teenager visiting the U.S. when I met a guy at a Greyhound bus depot. He looked sad. 
I was happy, my life was before me, and I was on my way to New York.
I asked where he was going. 
He said, "My father died in Vietnam, my brother died in Vietnam ... I might as well die in Vietnam". 
I think of him, and of all Veterans on Memorial Day.
http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/holidays/article152764754.html








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THE LAW GETS IN THE WAY
From the BBC website:
"Members of the public called an anti-terrorism hotline after he expressed the views that  "he was supporting terrorism" and "being a suicide bomber was ok.  Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Abedi was known up to a point by security services ... Abedi was one of a larger pool of former subjects of interest,  whose risk remained subject to review by security services."
What was that point, exactly?

The British authorities knew about the Manchester bomber but, they also had to stick to the law. Who wants the world accusing the police, or the government of human rights abuse?
Our military in Argentina did not mind the law or anyone's human rights. They declared martial law, arrested people at any time for no reason, and figured it out later. Some were freed, many were tortured, executed and made to disappear.
To observe the law and to respect human rights can be an obstacle that enables atrocities such as the Manchester bomb…
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MANCHESTER - HEARTBREAKING
The awful events in the UK bring back the fear and uncertainty of the seventies when the terrorists in Buenos Aires kept our city under siege. And we had to keep going about our lives. 
As they say in Manchester today, We Are Strong. 
It takes a great deal of courage to stay strong, to keep our routines, to go about our business, even when we feel like a target, and that at any minute, our lives may be shattered.
Stay strong, Manchester. 

Photo Associated Press