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Nice, France style terror attack in Berlin Christmas market
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38373867

9 confirmed dead, many injured.

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Last thread closed because it referenced other cultures/regions so keep discussion to prayer for the victims.

Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
And let the perpetual light shine upon them.

And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
was the perp on terror watch lists and shown to be in constant communication with certain security agencies not too long before the act?
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
Update: Truck had polish plates and the original polish driver was found dead in the passenger seat.
http://pikio.pl/zamach-w-berlinie-nowe-fakty-ws-polskiego-kierowcy-ciezarowki/#
Owner of the truck lost contact with driver (who was also his cousin) in dangerous area hours before attack.
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16

Amyas_Leigh wrote:

Update: Truck had polish plates and the original polish driver was found dead in the passenger seat.
http://pikio.pl/zamach-w-berlinie-nowe-fakty-ws-polskiego-kierowcy-ciezarowki/#
Owner of the truck lost contact with driver (who was also his cousin) in dangerous area hours before attack.


Maybe it could be workplace violence.
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16

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Maybe it could be workplace violence.


Suspect is in custody but the police won't release his identity.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/dec/19/berlin-truck-crash-christmas-market-live
Edit: police are calling the dead passenger, the original driver, a 'co driver'
What we can infer from this is that the lorry was hijacked and the driver murdered.
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16

Amyas_Leigh wrote:


Xxanthar wrote:



Maybe it could be workplace violence.


Suspect is in custody but the police won't release his identity.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/dec/19/berlin-truck-crash-christmas-market-live


They are probably scrubbing his Fakebook page.
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
Can't people talk about something serious without making jokes?
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16

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Can't people talk about something serious without making jokes?


Its a coping mechanism some people use to deal with tragedy tbh
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Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
My sympathies to the families, friends, and other loved ones of the lost . And here's hoping my countrymen finally realise the true extent of what terrorist are capable of and redeploy the CAF where we can do some good.
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Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
Terrorism on a budget.

Back in the day they needed to pull off big things, a plane hijacking, major assassinations, a military coup - something big to grab headlines. Now all you need is enough money to rent a truck for a couple hours and you'll be a famous martyr spread across social media.

Sad to say these are only going to get more frequent now that so much attention is being paid. Makes you really worried for the future of public gatherings. imagine intersections that are busy daily like Times Sq, nevermind on New Year's which is right around the corner. A guy just did this at Ohio, State right? Pulled fire alarms, got everyone outside, tried to hit a few and stab a bunch.

A crazy guy swinging a knife around might not get far in the 90's news media. Now every person on the internet will hear about these cheap attacks. These attacks have probably been this frequent all along and it is our reliance on Social Media making things seem even worse. I hope some bright people are thinking of a solution.
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Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
They don't know if the dead person was the original driver. They still haven't confirmed his identity. Only a relative of the guy who drove the truck from Italy to Berlin said he can't imagine that he was the one who did it.
Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16

http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/liveticker-sicherheitskreise--fahrer-stammt-aus-afghanistan-25341200
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A crazy guy swinging a knife around might not get far in the 90's news media. Now every person on the internet will hear about these cheap attacks. These attacks have probably been this frequent all along and it is our reliance on Social Media making things seem even worse. I hope some bright people are thinking of a solution.


You realize the last truck attack killed like 70 people, right?
Its not just cheap. Its cheap and effective.

And are you suggesting that news shouldn't cover these things?
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Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
https://twitter.com/PolizeiBerlin_E?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
It's a reliable source and they also post in English. If the police hasn't confirmed it, it's just a rumor.
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