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2017-03-12 Europe
Arrests made following terror threat on Essen shopping center
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Posted by trailing wife 2017-03-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6485 views ]  Top
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#1 Franz? Dieter?
Posted by Frank G 2017-03-12 10:17||   2017-03-12 10:17|| Front Page Top

#2 This one makes no sense to me. The authorities picked up some chatter or something about a major attack on the mall, so they shut down the mall and announced they've shut it down so that civilians -- and the perpetrators -- stay out of potential crossfire. Subsequently they picked up two people peripherally connected, but whom they say are not the perpetrators, and today they announced they have prevented a major ISIS attack.

But it seems to me they merely blocked an attack that could easily be rescheduled either in terms of place or timing, and have not picked up the people and material directly involved. So what benefit is derived, other than to make the populace wary of Muslims, whether long term residents, new colonists, or converts -- and as a result to drive votes from Angela Merkel's party to the openly anti-migrant AfD?
Posted by trailing wife 2017-03-12 19:52||   2017-03-12 19:52|| Front Page Top

#3 to make the populace wary of Muslims, whether long term residents, new colonists, or converts -- and as a result to drive votes from Angela Merkel's party to the openly anti-migrant AfD?

Heh, you say this like it's a bad thing, tw. I do get your point though. Perhaps, as simple Americans, we are unreceptive to subtle European nuances. Or maybe they are dancing around an even bigger shitstorm. Dunno. Doesn't make sense to me either. To be continued, I'll wager.
Posted by SteveS 2017-03-12 20:45||   2017-03-12 20:45|| Front Page Top

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