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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Thread LOCKED - go to 'War on Terror' Reply with quote

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from this weeks Economist, lead article on Britain.....

Police in Manchester have concluded that the explosive device he used was the design of a skilled bomb-maker, too valuable to expend on a suicide mission. It had a back-up means of detonation and seems to have been similar in design to those used by two IS-inspired suicide-bombers in Brussels last year.


I am confused, just wondering if anyone can spot and point out what I am missing. On the one hand this bomb was too valuable to be used by a suicide bomber, but is similar to that used by others, due presumably to the back up.

I am having trouble getting my mind around this seeming contradiction.

Can anyone explain it another way?

For transparency, and please without diverting and going down the road viewing always goes on here, but to help you understand why these things matter to me.

In addition to having studied terrorism and counter terrorism on a Georgetown university mooc, I believe that I have preempted a terrorist plot in the past (well two possibly). Clearly I will most likely never know if I did or not, but one did come with timely independent confirming evidence from two other viewers on a different project (one virtually named the precise location while the other was seeing an imminent 911 event which is what I viewed in a lot of detail), one is very well regarded which was enough to get me to speak up in advance (until that point I had assumed that I was just imagining it). Spooks have access to those details on fb and through my email (to US State department).

Clearly (even if with those two events I was simply imagining it all) if I was able to adapt what I have already shown can be done to help with preempting terrorist atrocities, that would be a valuable skill. Hence I could use understanding the above seeming contradiction.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts (on the economist paragraph not on viewing).
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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and gee I wonder why I have been spending the last couple of years retraining in accountancy, while writing books, learning French and developing skills that few use.

Seriously FatPom there is no need to be abusive.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SS, can you stop starting new threads, when you have recently started ones on the exact same topic. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BOMB MAKER was too valuable to suicide, not the bomb, bombs are designed to explode.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
SS, can you stop starting new threads, when you have recently started ones on the exact same topic. Thanks.
jorgan, sorry, I was just typing as I was thinking.

Sort of regret asking for help getting my mind around it now.

Perhaps you could lock this thread and if anyone is willing to offer insight into what I am 'missing' (behave now) they could pm me.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SloggingScotsman wrote:
jorgan, sorry, I was just typing as I was thinking.


Its not even off season. Its typing without thinking. Think and reason, but put the keyboard away.

Any more duplicated off season stuff and I'll start deleting threads even if Jorgan doesnt.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
The BOMB MAKER was too valuable to suicide, not the bomb, bombs are designed to explode.
bingo, thank you jibberjim, that's it.

Genuine thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrahamO wrote:
SloggingScotsman wrote:
jorgan, sorry, I was just typing as I was thinking.


Its not even off season. Its typing without thinking. Think and reason, but put the keyboard away.

Any more duplicated off season stuff and I'll start deleting threads even if Jorgan doesnt.


Done Smile All SS Terror threads locked, except "War on Terror".
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