1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Westminster attack.

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Yadda, 22 Mar 2017.

  1. Yadda

    Yadda Minimodder

    Joined:
    25 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    3,217
    Likes Received:
    49
    Just heard what happened. I know there are a few from Bit who work in central London. I hope you're all ok.
     
  2. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,074
    Likes Received:
    179
    Police officer has been stabbed and 1 assailant shot. At least 5 mowed down by a car on Westminster bridge
     
  3. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

    Joined:
    16 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    12,967
    Likes Received:
    600
    I'm up here in Euston. There are A LOT of sirens but apart from that its business as usual.

    Media likes to make a lot of these things, probably just end up being some mentalist with a screwdriver.
     
    alfizzle likes this.
  4. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

    Joined:
    24 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    4,056
    Likes Received:
    73
    I work near Westminster - but today I chose to work from home. Glad that I did... all my colleagues are however safe and sound.
     
  5. Yadda

    Yadda Minimodder

    Joined:
    25 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    3,217
    Likes Received:
    49
    Unfortunately one (female) already confirmed dead, other casualties with "catastrophic injuries".

    Hopefully there'll be no more deaths and no follow-up attacks.
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

    Joined:
    12 Apr 2002
    Posts:
    7,015
    Likes Received:
    1,744
    It's a tragedy that people have been killed or injured - and I hope no one else gets killed or injured - but I think it's important not to lose focus. Westminster is a ripe target for attackers. The reaction to this should not be fear, hate, or retaliation.
     
  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    12,235
    Likes Received:
    1,520
    And yet, I'm pretty sure it will be that holy trinity of all three.
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,734
    Likes Received:
    2,163
    Well the bodies aren't even cold and the bacofoil beanies and conspiracy theorists are out in force...
     
  9. Yadda

    Yadda Minimodder

    Joined:
    25 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    3,217
    Likes Received:
    49
    Fear is unavoidable and in many ways helpful in making usually complacent people aware and vigilant.

    Hate and retaliation, on the other hand, are as much use as tits on a goldfish.
     
  10. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

    Joined:
    12 Apr 2002
    Posts:
    7,015
    Likes Received:
    1,744
    By "fear" I mean "fear of the other", not "fear for your own safety". One is instinctive and the other is a matter of perspective. The person/people who did this are not evil inhuman monsters, they are just people: people with their own views, beliefs, and desires, no matter how deplorable we might find them or their actions.
     
  11. Yadda

    Yadda Minimodder

    Joined:
    25 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    3,217
    Likes Received:
    49
    "No show without punch", bless 'em.

    Edit:

    One of the Police Officers involved is now also believed to have died.
     
    Last edited: 22 Mar 2017
  12. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,734
    Likes Received:
    2,163
    Well as best as i understand it, thus far -

    Car plows into people on westminster bridge, killing one, sending another into the river.

    Person [who may or may not have been driver of the car] stabs copper and is shot, but not fatally, by police.

    Everyone goes mental.

    EDIT: Updated - 4 dead - the attacker, the policeman, plus two others. 'At least 20' injured.
     
    Last edited: 22 Mar 2017
  13. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,074
    Likes Received:
    179
    Reports say the Policeman was armed
     
  14. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,074
    Likes Received:
    179
    A name of the terrorist is floating around and a close friend to Anjem Choudary
     
  15. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Multimodder

    Joined:
    4 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    3,409
    Likes Received:
    733
    I can't help but wonder if this is a response to the economic warfare declared on Middle Eastern airlines this morning...
     
  16. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    2,897
    Likes Received:
    129
    This is surely not the time or the place to start getting me aroused....


    ... but I like it :worried:
     
  17. rollo

    rollo Modder

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,853
    Likes Received:
    123
    Best we can hope for its the work of a lone crazy person.

    Worst its another terror attack on UK Soil. The consequences of which could be far reaching, In the last 12months the 3 biggest capitals in Europe would each off had a terror attack. All of which using similar devices a Motorised vehicle.
     
  18. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,734
    Likes Received:
    2,163
    Well the name some media outlets have run with, turns out the guy is reportedly still in prison...

    And therein lies the problem in situations like this... People jump on the slimmest of scraps on info and it's half-way across the planet before anyone can check if it's genuine or not.
     
    Last edited: 22 Mar 2017
  19. bawjaws

    bawjaws Multimodder

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    4,143
    Likes Received:
    747
    Confirmed not to have been this chap. He's still in prison. Media need to fact check better in these circumstances.

    Or, what RedFlames said five minutes earlier. That'll teach me to refresh before posting.
     
  20. rainbowbridge

    rainbowbridge Minimodder

    Joined:
    26 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    3,171
    Likes Received:
    69
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

     
    Last edited: 22 Mar 2017

Share This Page