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    Borussia Dortmund game postponed after bombs go off by team bus

    Thankfully only one minor injury to a player ...

    Don't know if this means terrorism or some bonkers ultra stuff

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    Couple of journos on twitter (not sure who they are) saying that it was a 'large firecracker' that was the explosion closest to the bus. It shattered the window and Marc Bartra has been taken to hospital with some minor injuries.

    Mental stuff, regardless.
    Seems like there's a hole in my dreams, or so it seems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauzee's Teeth View Post
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    Couple of journos on twitter (not sure who they are) saying that it was a 'large firecracker' that was the explosion closest to the bus. It shattered the window and Marc Bartra has been taken to hospital with some minor injuries.

    Mental stuff, regardless.
    Sky Sports News saying 3 bombs or devices.

    It would take some feckin firecracker to shatter a bus window! On the other hand it would have to be quite far away or be a crap bomb it that's the extent of the damage!

    Match rescheduled for tomorrow 5.45
    Space to let

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    Sky Sports News saying 3 bombs or devices.

    It would take some feckin firecracker to shatter a bus window! On the other hand it would have to be quite far away or be a crap bomb it that's the extent of the damage!

    Match rescheduled for tomorrow 5.45
    Aye it did sound a bit dodgy tbh
    Seems like there's a hole in my dreams, or so it seems

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    Apparently an 'Islamist' has been huckled. News reports are using the quote marks so I have; don't know if implies ambiguity or just usual sensitivity stuff.

    If this turns out to be the case then an utter social disaster has thankfully been narrowly avoided. I shudder to think how the shadier elements of German football fandom would have reacted to a massacre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egb_hibs View Post
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    Apparently an 'Islamist' has been huckled. News reports are using the quote marks so I have; don't know if implies ambiguity or just usual sensitivity stuff.

    If this turns out to be the case then an utter social disaster has thankfully been narrowly avoided. I shudder to think how the shadier elements of German football fandom would have reacted to a massacre.
    Your second point is very relevant as to how all this might play out and effect us all on a day to day basis. We already had nut jobs like the guy in Norway who killed the kids on that island. I guess it could be argued that the guy here in the US that killed the church goers was also reacting to a perceived threat from black activists.

    I foresee a future where radicals of all sides start targeting more and more innocents at large gatherings. You see it in many attacks in the Middle East where weddings are regularly the target. If you even go back in UK history there was the guy who started shooting at the funeral in Northern Ireland, the gay pub attack in London, and the Einniskillen attack.

    For me, this is why the increasing tendency for people to only socialize with those of a similar world view as themselves is a worry as it increases 'targets' for the attackers. I'm kinda surprised here in the US there haven't been more incidents of pro or anti-Trump rallies being attacked.

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    Does anyone have any thoughts as to why Borussia Dortmund might be targeted?

    I don't know much about them but they seem a pretty average type of club in that they don't make headlines outside football.

    I'd have thought if extremists were to target any European club the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man Utd and many others with a more world wide profile would be much higher up the hit list.
    Space to let

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    Does anyone have any thoughts as to why Borussia Dortmund might be targeted?

    I don't know much about them but they seem a pretty average type of club in that they don't make headlines outside football.

    I'd have thought if extremists were to target any European club the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man Utd and many others with a more world wide profile would be much higher up the hit list.
    I think these questions are the wrong way round; they will just kill whoever they can get access to. Give them a choice and, sure, they'd probably pick Bayern (in Germany), but if Dortmund present an opportunity, then Dortmund it is.

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    I think these questions are the wrong way round; they will just kill whoever they can get access to. Give them a choice and, sure, they'd probably pick Bayern (in Germany), but if Dortmund present an opportunity, then Dortmund it is.
    But every football club in Germany presents the same opportunity as do clubs in every other European country every weekend and for European matches most midweeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vasco de gama View Post
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    Your second point is very relevant as to how all this might play out and effect us all on a day to day basis. We already had nut jobs like the guy in Norway who killed the kids on that island. I guess it could be argued that the guy here in the US that killed the church goers was also reacting to a perceived threat from black activists.

    I foresee a future where radicals of all sides start targeting more and more innocents at large gatherings. You see it in many attacks in the Middle East where weddings are regularly the target. If you even go back in UK history there was the guy who started shooting at the funeral in Northern Ireland, the gay pub attack in London, and the Einniskillen attack.

    For me, this is why the increasing tendency for people to only socialize with those of a similar world view as themselves is a worry as it increases 'targets' for the attackers. I'm kinda surprised here in the US there haven't been more incidents of pro or anti-Trump rallies being attacked.
    I agree; shared cultural ties have been a concept held in contempt for so long, that the great and good seem to have forgotten that without them you are looking at authoritarian controls or mayhem.

    The terrorists are nowhere near as naive : they understand it very well indeed, and that's why they try to break it down, aided all the way by useful idiots.

    Europe as it currently is, is not going to survive all this. The US is in nowhere near as perilous a position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PILTONSTANY View Post
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    Islamism, the far left and the far right all implicated - its like heidbanger bingo!

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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...nsibility-fake

    Stranger and stranger ...and more serious. If bomb had gone off one second earlier, it could have been a massacre.

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    Wow. On top of the basic lunacy of it, he'd have made a very small sum of money from causing carnage and hopefully facing a very long jail sentence. Mental.

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    it was the feckin capitalists?!

    heidbanger bingo right enough
    "The old is dying and the new cannot be born. In this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms can appear"

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    And where are the condemnations from the moderate capitalists? Their refusal to acknowledge these crimes is why the extreme capitalists think they can get away with this stuff.
    so what do I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryLB View Post
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    And where are the condemnations from the moderate capitalists? Their refusal to acknowledge these crimes is why the extreme capitalists think they can get away with this stuff.
    I'm not sure there is such a thing as moderate capitalists - have you ever read 'wealth of nations'? you'd be shocked
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryLB View Post
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    And where are the condemnations from the moderate capitalists? Their refusal to acknowledge these crimes is why the extreme capitalists think they can get away with this stuff.
    Fail.

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