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General Discussion / Re: New Zealand shooting 3/15/19
« Last post by 2Revolutions on Today at 07:03:58 am »
Christchurch shootings at two mosques leave 49 dead, Australian arrested in relation to livestreamed terror attack

An Australian is among those who have been arrested after 49 people were killed and dozens more were injured in terrorist shooting attacks at two Christchurch mosques.

At least one gunman with a semi-automatic weapon massacred worshippers gathered for Friday prayers in two locations: a mosque at Deans Avenue in central Christchurch and another mosque in the nearby suburb of Linwood.

New Zealand police arrested three men and a woman in the aftermath of the attacks, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed one of those taken into custody was an Australian-born citizen.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said one man in his late 20s had been charged with murder, two other people remained in custody and the other — who was armed at the scene — may not have had anything to do with the attack.

Mr Bush said 41 people died at the Masjid al-Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, seven at the Linwood Avenue mosque, and one more later in hospital. Forty people have been treated for injuries at Christchurch Hospital.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the attacks had clearly been "well-planned" and labelled this "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack. From what we know, it does appear to have been well-planned," she said.

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General Discussion / Re: New Zealand shooting 3/15/19
« Last post by 2Revolutions on Today at 06:59:32 am »
The article mentions bombs being found and four people being arrested for the shooting.  We always hear of multiple shooters before the narrative changes.


Australian man arrested over NZ shootings

An Australian man is among four people arrested after multiple people were killed in shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Australian-born Brenton Tarrant, two other men and a woman were arrested after at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers as they gathered for Friday prayers, with unconfirmed reports of dozens of deaths.

A number of car bombs were also disengaged by military personnel after the shooting.

Asked if one of the attackers had been wearing explosives, police commissioner Mike Bush said they had "been made safe."

Police said they were still treating the event as ongoing and urged residents to stay indoors.

They have asked mosques around the country to close their doors.

Armed police descended on the Masjid Al Noor mosque, near Hagley Park, after shooting broke out at 1.40pm (NZT) on Friday, with public facilities locked down and the area cleared out.

Reports later emerged of shots at another mosque in Linwood Avenue.

"I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen," Australian prime minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney on Friday.

A witness, with blood splatters across his shirt, told AAP the shooter changed magazines seven times after opening fire as the crowd gathered to pray.

"When the shooting started people started rushing out, and the door was closed, and the guys came on them and started shooting them," he said, describing how he hid under a bench and pretended to stop breathing.

"He went to all the different [rooms] and he shot everyone."

Several hundred people were inside and witnesses reported seeing "blood everywhere".

Others described seeing as many as 40 people injured.

"I heard a big sound of the gun. And a second one, I ran. Lots of people were sitting on the floor," one told TVNZ.

"The floor. There's lots of blood on the floor, you can see when you go in."

A 17-minute video that appeared to show a shooting, taken from a helmet camera, had been posted online with police urging the public not to share it.

Telecommunications companies were also working to have the video taken down or blocked.

A man named as Tarrant and claiming to be a 28-year-old Australian has issued a 74-page "manifesto" saying he carried out the fatal shootings at Christchurch mosques to avenge the deaths of thousands in Europe in terror attacks.

His manifesto, titled "The Great Replacement", was posted on a message board website.

Police have declined to say if the incident is being treated as terrorism, whether the arrested group were known to police or to comment on the possible motivation.

Video posted on social media showed police ramming a vehicle and removing a person inside.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said called it one of her nation's darkest days.

"I would describe it as an unprecedented act of violence, an act that has absolutely no place in New Zealand," she said.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel urged residents to pull together.

"I never could believe that something like this would ever happen in the city of Christchurch, but actually I would never believe that this would ever happen in New Zealand," she said.

New Zealand's top national security agencies held an emergency meeting in the afternoon.

Players from the Bangladesh cricket team, in Christchurch to play New Zealand in a Test match starting on Saturday, were in the mosque narrowly escaped the attack. They had been left shaken but uninjured, their coach told media.

The match since been cancelled.

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Audio / Internet Radio / Re: New + Richie Allen Show + New
« Last post by 2Revolutions on Today at 06:49:29 am »
Thanks for posting EG.

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There is cohesive narrative by the media that the Internet is to blame for the shooting.

I remember seeing bills submitted in New York, were in order to buy a gun, you would have to turn over passwords of your accounts on social media so the police could check them.  The media is building the foundation for the government to seize this type of power.

Massacre Suspect Traveled the World but Lived on the Internet

He announced his mass killing over social media and filmed it live on the internet. He shared a 74-page online manifesto peppered with sarcastic jokes about popular culture, repeating well-known internet memes and striving to mint new ones.

He even laid out his explanation in a “Q. and A.” format, as though in an interview, with asides to imagine the reactions.

“I am sure the journalists will love that,” he wrote, after answering, “yes,” to his own question, “Were/are you a fascist?”

The man accused of killing 49 people on Friday in a shooting spree at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, identified in court papers on Saturday as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, is a 28-year-old body builder and personal trainer from the small town of Grafton, Australia. He is the son of a local garbage man who made a hobby of competing in Ironman triathlons.

But after the death of his father, in 2010, the suspect’s life took him in an unexpected direction. He invested in cryptocurrency, quit his gym job and took an idiosyncratic tour through North Korea, Pakistan, Eastern Europe, France and elsewhere.

And his travels — apparently solo — plunged him deeply into the online world of white-nationalist message boards.

Mr. Tarrant now appears to have become the first accused mass murderer to conceive of the killing itself as a meme; it seems he was both inspired by the world of social media and performing for it, hoping his video, images and text would go viral.

“Terrorism is the propaganda of the deed, and the terrorist is always as interested in his audience as his victim,” said Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist and consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, paraphrasing the 19th-century Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin.

“But social media makes this vector much more powerful,” Dr. Meloy said. “We become host to the virus, and we accelerate its spread.”

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New Zealand mosque shooting suspect reportedly visited Israel in 2016

Reminds me of his hero Tommy Robinson.

It never ceases to amaze me how the Neo-Nazis have switched to Zionism and waving Israeli Flags at Muslims. That the Muslims fought for Hitler, and Hitler had nice things to say about Muslims has either been forgotten, or they are the neandathal knuckle dragging apes we always suspected.

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New Zealand mosque shooting suspect reportedly visited Israel in 2016

Official quoted as saying there were no red flags in security check of Brenton Tarrant; Greek, Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, and Hungary also confirm trips

As details emerge over the suspect charged for the massacre at two mosques in New Zealand, countries in Europe have launched a probe into 28-year-old Brenton Harrison Tarrant's ties to the region.

The Australian national wrote in a 74-page manifesto circulated online that he was born into "a working class, low income family" and skipped university to work and deal in cryptocurrency.

Tarrant also wrote that he used the money he made from his dealings to fund his travels to France, Spain, and Portugal in 2017.

Several other countries also checked their records to see if he had embarked on other journeys.
Tarrant's 'very serious knowledge' of Balkan history

It was revealed that in 2016, he visited Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia, where he stopped by historic battle sites, according to Bulgarian Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov.

Tsatsarov said investigators are now working to determine if Tarrant had any ties with Bulgarians and are working with partners across the world, including Serbia and the US.

The Prosecutor also said Tarrant returned to the region in November 2018 to visit historic sites of Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary.

His interest showed “a very serious knowledge of the Balkan history in details I would say even few people in the Balkans know,” Bulgarian Foreign Minister Elaterid Zachariah told Reuters.

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said in a statement released to news agency BTA: "We express our deepest condolences and do not want Bulgaria, which is an ethnically tolerant country, to be associated in any way with this horrible and unjustifiable act."

Tarrant also visited Turkey multiple times, including an "extended visit", a senior Turkish official confirmed to the Associated Press on Saturday but would not confirm the dates of the travels.

The official also said an investigation into "the suspect's movements and contacts within the country" were underway.
Trip to Pakistan

According to New Zealand's Herald newspaper, Tarrant's suspended Facebook page also showed a post from Pakistan in 2018, where he said the country “an incredible place filled with the most earnest, kind hearted and hospitable people in the world”.

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This headline was a common theme in US papers all weekend.  I should have added some commentary before I posted the article.  Before this shooting,  more and more sheriffs in the US and people were saying they would not comply with more gun control.

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Your reputation and knowledge on all matters related to the 2nd amendment is legendary.  8)

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This headline was a common theme in US papers all weekend.  I should have added some commentary before I posted the article.  Before this shooting,  more and more sheriffs in the US and people were saying they would not comply with more gun control.

BBC News

Christchurch shootings: NZ cabinet backs action on gun laws

'PM Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand's cabinet has backed gun law changes "in principle" after an attack on two mosques left 50 dead and many injured.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder.

Police say the killer used military-style assault weapons that appeared to have been modified to make them more deadly for the attacks.

Friday's events sparked calls for gun law reform, with Ms Ardern saying soon after that "our gun laws will change".

Speaking at a press conference after a cabinet meeting, Ms Ardern said she expected to give details of the reforms by 25 March.

"This ultimately means that within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer," she said.

"We have made a decision as a cabinet, we are unified," the prime minister told reporters.

Ms Ardern also announced that an inquiry will look into the lead-up to the bloodshed, and what might have been done differently.

Nine people remain in hospital in a critical condition.'

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I disagree.

In the Manifesto the shooter clearly states that he wished to trigger an over the top gun grabbing response, to cause more civil unrest.

Therefore, do not comply with his wishes, do nothing and clearly state that terrorists do not dictate legislation.

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This headline was a common theme in US papers all weekend.  I should have added some commentary before I posted the article.  Before this shooting,  more and more sheriffs in the US and people were saying they would not comply with more gun control.

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Brexit lies - Brussels is offering us a false choice, says NIGEL FARAGE

'AS a major moment in our history approaches all eyes are on parliament and our politicians.

Yet as each nail-biting day passes, there is another group which is being treated as though it is irrelevant - the people. At the cross-party Brexit group Leave Means Leave, we decided some time ago to confront this gigantic snub. For this reason we began a two-week march yesterday from Sunderland to London.The aim of this protest, which is open to everybody, is to send this message to Britain's politicians:We want the Brexit which we voted for delivered.

The march will culminate in a rally in Westminster.Will it be a celebration or a protest? As the final terms of Brexit remain unknown, none of us can answer that question.

What is certain is that it is vital to give voters an opportunity to make their feelings known.We know they won't be silenced and we understand that their anger is legitimate. They have been betrayed by a parliament of chumps. I genuinely believe that most Remainer MPs don't have a clue about how the EU works and don't understand what damage they have done to British democracy in recent weeks. Neither do they realise what a horror show they will unleash upon Britain if they accept Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement.'

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