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Marines shot down in Chattanooga.
« on: July 18, 2015, 12:34:25 pm »
A tragic shooting of Marines in Chattanooga, Tn.. 

Here is a link to a CNN page about it.http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/16/us/tennessee-naval-reserve-shooting/index.html

It's obvious that it's not possible to prevent every radical person from doing such things. But
why not have a panic button at government, Police stations, Fire Stations, All military related
locations in cities. It could even include automaticly notifiying the affected people by cellphone
too.

This way if one was attacked in a city, all the others in the same area would have time to hunker
down or respond. Immediatly letting all of them know about an attack should help prevent successful
muitiple attacks like this.

It's a shame, but it seems radicalized persons who are determned to harm others is becoming more common in our country (U.S.A.). and other countries as well.

With the internet this shouldn't be all that costly to impliment.  No guarentee, but something like
this might have foiled this one radicals attemt to terrorize multiple locations. Of course multiple
terrorists could foil the system, but this would add a layer of security at least.
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Re: Marines shot down in Chattanooga.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 02:16:29 pm »
I like the idea of that system, obviously there would be flaws. E.G what if the Radicalists managed to send a message for an attack when there wasn't one. Imagine the chaos.
R.I.P. to those who died. Something of the same sort happened a few months back. I won't go into exactly into detail since its quite gruesome. But a solider named Lee Rigby was killed by 2 radicalists whilst off duty.
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Re: Marines shot down in Chattanooga.
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2015, 02:48:31 pm »
I'm sick and tired of radicals. 

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Re: Marines shot down in Chattanooga.
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2015, 05:13:51 pm »
I'm sick and tired of radicals.

I think it's a bit premature to be calling the shooter a radical. We don't even know what the guy's motive was, and the authorities haven't released much info. yet.
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Re: Marines shot down in Chattanooga.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 11:08:52 pm »
ISIS claimed him. He was Muslim and targeted military. What do you think he was doing, trying to rob them?
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Re: Marines shot down in Chattanooga.
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2015, 11:26:53 pm »
ISIS claimed him. He was Muslim and targeted military. What do you think he was doing, trying to rob them?

Varg, did you even read my post? The FBI and other agencies are still looking for a motive yet.

I just read this on CNN:


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.........Authorities are trying to figure out why Abdulazeez -- an accomplished student, well-liked peer, mixed martial arts fighter and devout Muslim -- went on the killing spree.

U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said the shootings are being investigated as an "act of domestic terrorism," but he noted the incident has not yet been classified as terrorism.

Reinhold said there is nothing to connect the attacker to ISIS or other international terror groups. Abdulazeez was not on any U.S. databases of suspected terrorists.
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Re: Marines shot down in Chattanooga.
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 11:37:09 am »
I like the idea of that system, obviously there would be flaws. E.G what if the Radicalists managed to send a message for an attack when there wasn't one. Imagine the chaos.

I agree there would be ways to cause trouble, but as with all security methods one
has to work them out. Only notifiying a certain group immediately should minimize the
chaos as they would all be trained in how to respond.

Of course those who wish to cause chaos can do that without the system. That's what
bomb threats, and snipers do, among other things.


Now some of our politicians are saying "Let's arm all military people.".  I can understand
the thinking on this, but even in areas where they are in full military garb they can be
shot down by someone willing to die for what they believe. One man can shoot several
before people even realize what is happening. Especially in an area where it's not expected.

It's probably a good idea to have arms easily available for certain military personel, but having
them walk around carrying weopons in public would be intimidating to a lot of people. Might be
better to have a couple that are less obvious carring them in each given area that could at least
defend against someone attacking.
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Re: Marines shot down in Chattanooga.
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2015, 05:38:30 pm »
This is sad, as is always the case with such events. :'(
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