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post #1 of 21
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A bomb went off in a Military recruiting station a little bit after 4am today. It was in downtown NYC. My bet is that it's a new Weathermen type group, and not some sort of Muslim extremist. What do you think?

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20.../index.html?hp

For those who don't know a link to The Weathermen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather...rganization%29

EDIT: No one was hurt. It just destroyed part of the recruiting station.
post #2 of 21
Hmm - yeah, I think I would agree with you on that. I'm not sure what they think they were accomplishing, though... And what gets me is that everyone in the military VOLUNTEERED for it. They WANT to be there. So bombing a recruitment office, or anything like that, is kind of dumb if you ask me. The people volunteering believe in the cause and what to be a part of it...

Sorry, I'll get off of my soapbox.
post #3 of 21
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Hmm - yeah, I think I would agree with you on that. I'm not sure what they think they were accomplishing, though... And what gets me is that everyone in the military VOLUNTEERED for it. They WANT to be there. So bombing a recruitment office, or anything like that, is kind of dumb if you ask me. The people volunteering believe in the cause and what to be a part of it...

Sorry, I'll get off of my soapbox.
True, but when people feel that they their issues are being ignored sometimes they are able to justify the use of violence. It's sad, but this isn't all that shocking to me.
post #4 of 21
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True, but when people feel that they their issues are being ignored sometimes they are able to justify the use of violence. It's sad, but this isn't all that shocking to me.

Too bad if they think their "issues" are being ignored. There is *no* justification for this violence.
post #5 of 21
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Too bad if they think their "issues" are being ignored. There is *no* justification for this violence.
I totally understand that. However, the more we stay in Iraq the more things like this will happen.
post #6 of 21
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I'm not sure what they think they were accomplishing, though... And what gets me is that everyone in the military VOLUNTEERED for it. They WANT to be there. So bombing a recruitment office, or anything like that, is kind of dumb if you ask me. The people volunteering believe in the cause and what to be a part of it...


In general, criminals aren't an exceptionally bright bunch.
post #7 of 21
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However, the more we stay in Iraq the more things like this will happen.

On what do you base that statement? Has there been a steadily increasing incidence of such bombings since 2003? Or the past 12 months?
post #8 of 21
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On what do you base that statement? Has there been a steadily increasing incidence of such bombings since 2003? Or the past 12 months?
There have been three bombings in the NYC area in the past three years. Most of them don't get very much press, but they were mentioned in the above article.

If a group like The Weathermen are back (and there is nothing to prove that they aren't) there is going to be a steady increase in property damage bombings in high profile areas in the US. Especially with a big election coming up; I bet we'll see a lot more stuff like this going on.

In no way do I support this, but it's just an observation that I'm willing to bet quite a bit of money on.
post #9 of 21
Just an update. On the local news, it was reported that there is a possibility that a group called, (really, this is the name) the Granny Peace Brigade *may* be responsible. If it wasn't so serious, it would be laughable.
Apparently, this group has targeted that recruiting station before, though no details were given.
post #10 of 21
I guess those Weathermen are old now.
post #11 of 21
Hmm I was going to put in my two cents and say that its probably a lone wolfer that wants to prevent people from signing up to further encourage the war...

However if its Grandma's Apple Pie group then maybe they're trying to start a trend...
post #12 of 21
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Just an update. On the local news, it was reported that there is a possibility that a group called, (really, this is the name) the Granny Peace Brigade *may* be responsible. If it wasn't so serious, it would be laughable.
Apparently, this group has targeted that recruiting station before, though no details were given.
They never bombed a station. They just sort of sat down in front of them and wouldn't move.
post #13 of 21
Update: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/07/tim...are/index.html

Whoever is behind the bombing are cowards. I'm glad no one was hurt.
post #14 of 21
Unfortunately, the two most virulent terrorist groups in the U.S. now are the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.

But the tactics have been around for thousands of years.

I remember the Weathermen, and a number of other groups from those years.

Supposedly from the song that said, "You don't have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing."
post #15 of 21
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Unfortunately, the two most virulent terrorist groups in the U.S. now are the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.

But the tactics have been around for thousands of years.

I remember the Weathermen, and a number of other groups from those years.

Supposedly from the song that said, "You don't have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing."
ELF and ALF are scary groups. They've burned down homes, and planted pipe bombs.

The song you quoted is Bob Dylan.
post #16 of 21
People scare me....
post #17 of 21
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Just an update. On the local news, it was reported that there is a possibility that a group called, (really, this is the name) the Granny Peace Brigade *may* be responsible. If it wasn't so serious, it would be laughable.
Apparently, this group has targeted that recruiting station before, though no details were given.
I just wonder if they have any connection to the "Pink" bunch in Berkeley..they don't like recruiting stations either.
post #18 of 21
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I just wonder if they have any connection to the "Pink" bunch in Berkeley..they don't like recruiting stations either.
Code Pink isn't that bad either. Yes they are anti-war protesters, but I doubt they'd plant a bomb.
post #19 of 21
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Code Pink isn't that bad either. Yes they are anti-war protesters, but I doubt they'd plant a bomb.
True, but a connection could be as little as sending them $50 a month for gunpowder.
post #20 of 21
It was some protestor I heard, just trying to get there point across I guess. A Terrorist wouldnt have done such little damage and risk getting exposed, this was something a teenager could have made, whoever did it was just aiming to create a scare, stupid person though.
post #21 of 21
If I recall correctly, Animal Liberation Front has gotten money from PETA in the past.

I think that anyone who completely condemns anyone else for anything is asking for this sort of action. That's why I've never allowed anyone around me to speak uncivilly about anyone else, even politicians or other people I may personally find distasteful.
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