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K_trina wrote:
Just wanted to make a thread to remember those who lost their lives on this day last year…My cousin was lucky in that she came back from the hospital alive, but others weren’t so lucky…fuck knows why those selfish cunts did it,

because other selfish cunts were and still are fucking around all across the world with their own power games; and no one anywhere in this world seems willing to reach a consensus or a compromise.

We (of all races and cultures) are often brought up (or encouraged by our peers) to fight, fight, and fight again for what we believe in using whatever means we can; and once a person loses respect for their own life, they are never going to respect anyone elses.

Of course the people with power get away with fighting using armies, cops etc but others without convetional power will inevitably take matters into their own hands. Further, young men worldwide, unless given suitable positive advice and guidance with their lives are easily sucked into a culture of using hate and violence to get their way.

In the 1970s there was the Irish civil war (still ongoing but on a lesser scale), in the 1980s and 1990s there were (and still are) “animal rights” activists who enjoy making bombs as much as (if not more so) than protecting animals (one was found to be a random angry lad who had never even attended a meeting!); on the other side of the political spectrum there are the extreme right wing groups; who even tried to disrupt raves in the 1990s. Some of them were recently foiled trying to bomb multicultural areas; one (David Copeland, the Soho Nail-bomber) actually succeeded in doing so and was the last terrorist attack on London previous to 7/7.

In many cases we as a society have been lucky as English-speaking terrorists are easily tracked and caught; and some of the “foreign” ones have been succesfully foiled by security forces both home and abroad.

But long before there were many immigrants in Britain there were people killing each other over religion, including setting fire to houses and places of worship or blowing them up with gunpowder, and kidnapping/executions. it wasn’t called terrorism then, just groups consolidating power and fighting their corner.

Its always a tragedy for the victims; but until the world learns to co-exist and share resources and people become less prepared to accept violence of any kind as a solution, this is going to happen again and again and again – just that the locations, the victims and the criminals are different each time.

What I find far more worrying than these organised fanatical groups (who are more than often foiled by security services) is the increasing use of fire and improvised explosive devices in localised domestic disputes, and random “individualist terrorist” attacks such as people deliberately leaving their car on a level crossing to derail a train (happened the year before 7/7 near where I lived).