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    I'm not making this up... Sadiq Khan mayor of London



    Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, had an uhhh… interesting defense to President Trump's critique of Khan's handling of terrorism. This interview was with CNN's Amampour.

    Trump said Sadiq has done a "terrible job"... and Khan responded by listing all of the other cities in Europe that have had more deaths this year from terrorism than London has had. That was his defense.

    Does anyone else see a problem here? Is this where we are now?

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    Would it be possible for someone to link portion of interview? Segment was taped either yesterday or the day before. Having issues on my end.

    Thankfully we now have a President in the United States that will openly and publicly state the phrase Radical Islam. Granted Trump is not a perfect man and it will require effort to keep help keep him on course (he is not a lifelong politician afterall) but I am thankful and grateful to have him lead this nation.
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    To be fair lots of idiots said "radical islam" before Trump

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    Well, considering the current state of radical Islamic + right-wing terrorist presence in Europe, I'd say that, whether we like it or not, that's where we are now, and London being one of the most important targets for terrorists also makes it a reasonable defense to state that it has been attacked less often . To pretend that it'd be easy to make terrorism-related deaths and injuries drop to zero in a few years is just easy armchair criticism without any notion of how the real world out there works now. Or maybe it's just the natural result of believing too much in the usual populist bravado of politicians who like to make strong-worded speeches pretending that things are easily solvable just through "tough talking" and "reckless courage".

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    Not Obama. Obama would not even utter the phrase Radical Islam.

    Ygorcs, unfortunately nobody asked me how to address the situation years ago. My ideas would have surely worked then.

    But I do have a simple idea that we might consider now... when in a hole... stop digging.

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    That idea sounds nice if you want the problem to stop growing, but it won't make it go back to zero easily, especially when we all know that the overwhelming majority of terrorists and terrorist cells are homegrown, and the attrackers are usually and mostly born in Europe itself, not recent immigrants. Any reduction or firm control of the situation is welcome - yes, that sounds like really low expectations, but that's realistic, too. The issue is now more complex, widespread and, most relevantly, more internal than it may have been once. Shutting borders or bringing immigration to a halt won't be enough at all.

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    Ygorcs, I'm glad you think my idea sounds nice because I very much do want the problem of terrorism to stop growing. I hope we can all agree on this...

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    Radical Intel Agencies like the FSB:
    FSB agents caught in the Russian city of Ryazan
    Three FSB agents were caught a day after they planted a large bomb in the basement of an apartment complex in the town of Ryazan in September 22, during the series of bombings.That was last of the bombings. Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Rushailo and Vladimir Putin congratulated citizens with preventing the terrorism act (as they called it), but FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev declared that the incident was a training exercise later, when he had learned that the FSB agents from Moscow were caught by local FSB and police while trying to escape the city.

    The Russian Deputy Prosecutor declared in 2002 that a comprehensive testing of the samples showed no traces of any explosives, and that sacks from Ryazan in fact contained only sugar. However Yuri Tkachenko, the police explosives expert who defused the Ryazan bomb, insisted that it was real. Tkachenko said that the explosives, including a timer, a power source, and a detonator were genuine military equipment and obviously prepared by a professional. He also said that the gas analyzer that tested the vapors coming from the sacks unmistakably indicated the presence of RDX.
    Tkachenko said that it was out of the question that the analyzer could have malfunctioned, as the gas analyzer was of world class quality, costing $20,000 and was maintained by a specialist who worked according to a strict schedule, checking the analyzer after each use and making frequent prophylactic checks. Tkachenko pointed out that meticulous care in the handling of the gas analyzer was a necessity because the lives of the bomb squad experts depended on the reliability of their equipment. The police officers who answered the original call and discovered the bomb also insisted that it was obvious from its appearance that the substance in the bomb was not sugar.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9cRoXgawVA

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    After the last attack few days ago, Sadiq Khan wants to ban cars now in some certain areas of London. Makes sense.

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