27 dead, in Kunming railway station attack

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    I hope the PAP will catch all the perpetrators and send them to their death sentences after their hearings in court.:mad:
     
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    Re: World News Thread & Breaking News!!

    Sounds like they already shot a number of the attackers.

    This was a suicide attack on sorts. Pretty much the same MO as the Indian Mumbai attack, where the attackers just randomly attacked civilians in the hopes of causing as many casualties as they can before they were taken out. The only difference being these attackers didn't have guns so used knives instead, so the civilian death toll is far lower.

    It really disgusts me that the likes of the BBC keeps trying to score pathetic points with their coverage of such stories instead of showing a shred of compassion for the victims or indignation at the terrorist scum that perpertrate such attacks. :mad:
     
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    This is tragic..my condolences to the families of the victims of this murderous attack.

    Any more information that any member knows of please post.

    27 dead, 109 injured in Kunming railway station attack

     
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    More news...

    27 dead, 109 injured in knife attack on Kunming railway station | South China Morning Post

     
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    DO NOT post photos of the dead bodies of the victims of this murderous assault in this forum. DON'T DO IT!!

    Keep the tone of the discussion civil and within the parameters of the forum rules.


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    The thing I'm really infuriated about is the lack of a government response to this. The CCP will lose a great deal of its legitimacy if it doesn't perpetuate a strong and clear answer to this incident.

    Putin would have thought differently.
     
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    This is surreal...
     
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    Clearly even terrorists armed with melee weapons like knives or swords can cause significant casualties in a population and country with civilian authorities as under-armed as China's.

    Do Chinese police (beat cops not PAP)/Public Security officials have regular access to anything more than their belts? Even just pepper spray or a baton? I'm not even going to suggest tasers. Does the Chinese population have access to these very basic personal protection items? If not then at least regular police/Public Security people need to be equipped with these things, if not also made available to regular civilians. Even just a broom for crying out loud!

    How does anyone expect a barehanded policeman to stop even just one ticked off crazy person with a kitchen knife? Not to mention fully functioning groups of people with knives or swords out to deliberately kill others!

    Terrorists with knives or swords will be stopped within a minute in the US! I'll give them five minutes in a bleeding heart liberal area, but they will still probably be held off with a baseball bat or golf club.
     
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    Who walks around with a baseball bat or gulf club?

    This sort of suicide attack is near impossible to stop, anywhere. Just a few months ago, a lone gunmen walked into LAX and shot a load of guards. He could have killed far more people had he wanted he, but that particular lunatic was targeting boarder agency guards so the death toll was very small. And it took a lot longer than a minute for him to be stopped.

    5-10 armed guys would have cause a lot of casualties and taken a hell of a lot longer than a minute to take down. Some of us need to take a breath and stop letting raw emotions get the better of our reasoning.
     
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    I wonder, are/were the attackers terrorists as we understand the term? Lots of people carry out random attacks in China because they're angry and want to take "revenge". They're not actually trying to inflict terror or bring about political change, even if what they do is horrible. It's conceivable they could congregate to carry out attacks together.

    There's no point in demanding "action" from the Chinese government if it's not clear who carried out the attack or why.
     
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