Tag: mass murder

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground
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French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground

BY JOE CONASON In the hours after the horrendous attack on French revelers and tourists in Nice – celebrating Bastille Day in homage to liberty, equality and fraternity – supporters of the so-called Islamic State declared revenge for the reported killing of an ISIS commander known as “Omar the Chechen.” Indeed, several of their top…

A Nation Of Fear
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A Nation Of Fear

BY VERN TURNER We Americans like to think of ourselves as fearless defenders of righteousness – you know, the home of the brave and all that. Yet what we present to the world is a people so terrified and hateful of one another that we shoot each other to the tune of 30,000 per year….

Attack On Dallas Police Was Terrorism
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Attack On Dallas Police Was Terrorism

BY FROMA HARROP The gunning down of five cops in Dallas was terrorism, pure and simple. The lunatic who did it framed his rampage as retaliation for police shootings of African-Americans. But these were not two sides of the same coin. They were different coins altogether. The early evidence suggests that the fatal confrontations in…

Orlando Is Why We Need Surveillance
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Orlando Is Why We Need Surveillance

BY FROMA HARROP The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch – twice – and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so. But in this massive lost opportunity to prevent a slaughter dwells a positive sign for our ability to stop future attacks. Law enforcement at least…

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