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Mertay
post Jan 5 2017, 05:39 PM
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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/05/europe/turkey-izmir/

Their plan was to explode a car for distraction then sneak in the courthouse targeting judges and attorneys etc., they had hand grenades, automatic rifles and 8 bazooka rockets planned to be used inside the bulding.

After the police officer noticed and stopped them they opened fire from their car, the police officer killed one but got shot while trying to escape as he ran out of bullets...friends who work at the couthouse are very sad as seems everbody there knew that officer. Another one dead, one terrorist is still on the run.

Past year was terrible as such attacks, explosions were so frequent in Turkey. Just 5 days ago even on new years day an attack happened in Istanbul.

As for how I feel, I get angry at myself when any worrying thought comes to my mind as I can't let such things affect my life and freedom but on the other hand there is definitly some sort of depression trying to develop inside of me.


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post Jan 5 2017, 06:06 PM
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Man, I can't imagine what it must be like to live in a place where these kinds of things can happen at any given moment. Stay strong, Mertay and be safe.
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post Jan 5 2017, 07:18 PM
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dont know what to say , hang in there bro
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post Jan 5 2017, 07:46 PM
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Stay safe buddy. I know how you feel about worrying and freedom but you have to keep it real.


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Damn !!!

Stay away from all these mess !!

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post Jan 5 2017, 09:15 PM
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it must be a nightmare having to deal with that kind of thing hanging over you. Hope it eases soon.


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post Jan 5 2017, 11:47 PM
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I'm so sad of reading this. Take care friend.


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post Jan 6 2017, 04:39 AM
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Sadly, we do live in a place where these things happen at any moment. Remember, the Boston Marathon Bombing? Any number of School Shootings, cop shootings in Texas, 911, etc. etc. etc.? Our country is racked with attacks each year of all kinds. Maybe it's Alaska in particular you are talking about? It is a bit more quiet in terms of large scale attacks that far North. Good reason to consider living there imho smile.gif

Very sorry to hear about this latest attack in Turkey. I keep hearing Turkey more and more in the news and it's often very bad news sad.gif

BTW: here are some attacks just for 2016 in the U.S.
http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/terrorism/wrjp255a.html

7 Jan 2016Philadelphia, Pennsylvania02TER-islmgunman shot and injured a police officer; attacker was shot and injured

11 Feb 2016Columbus, Ohio14TER-islmattacker injured 4 in machete attack at a restaurant; attacker was shot and killed by police when he attacked police at the end of a car chase

12 Jun 2016Orlando, Florida5053TER-islmshooting attack at nightclub

7 Jul 2016Bristol, Tennessee13TER-leftshooting attack killed one civilian, injured one police officer and three civilians

7 Jul 2016Dallas, Texas610TER-leftsniper attack killed 5 police officers, injured 8 police officers and two civilians at protest rally; attacker was killed by police

17 Jul 2016Baton Rouge, Louisiana43TER-leftshooting attack killed 3 police officers, injured 3 police officers; attacker was shot and killed by police

20 Aug 2016Roanoke, Virginia03TER-islm?stabbing attack at apartment complex injured 2; attacker was injured and arrested

17 Sep 2016Seaside Park, New Jersey00THWpipe bomb exploded at site of planned Marine Corps benefit run, no injuries due to delayed start of race

17 Sep 2016Saint Cloud, Minnesota110TER-islmstabbing attack at shopping mall injured 10, including one 15-year-old girl; attacker was shot and killed by police

17 Sep 2016New York City, New York029TER-islmbombing on street in Manhattan injured 29; additional bombs were found at other locations in Manhattan and nearby New Jersey but were safely detonated or defused

19 Sep 2016Linden, New Jersey03TER-islmtwo police officers injured in shootout with perpetrator of 17 Sep bombing in Manhattan; attacker was shot and injured

11 Oct 2016East Hartford, Connecticut13CRI?student pilot fought with his flight instructor and intentionally crashed a private plane near Pratt and Whitney factory

12 Oct 2016East Boston, Massachusetts12?attacker shot and critically injured 2 police officers; attacker was shot and killed by police

28 Nov 2016Columbus, Ohio111TER-islmvehicular attack on students at Ohio State University, after which the driver attacked people with a knife; attacker was shot and killed by police

QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jan 5 2017, 01:06 PM) *
Man, I can't imagine what it must be like to live in a place where these kinds of things can happen at any given moment. Stay strong, Mertay and be safe.


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post Jan 6 2017, 12:47 PM
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Thanks guys!

They held part of the police officers funeral today at the courthouse as he's a hero who prevented a terrible massacre; http://i.cnnturk.com/ps/cnnturk/100/0x0/58...c1fe32cb8c7569b

The funeral continued at the city center although there is a storm going on here right now http://i.cnnturk.com/ps/cnnturk/100/0x0/58...781b60dc81f7783

The terrorists were from PKK (Kurdish organization who wants land from Turkey, been a problem for over 40 years), ironically the hero cop who died was Kurdish too so thats how stupid terrorism is...now there is silence,waiting for the next terrible news to happen sad.gif

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post Jan 6 2017, 05:49 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 5 2017, 07:39 PM) *
Sadly, we do live in a place where these things happen at any moment. Remember, the Boston Marathon Bombing? Any number of School Shootings, cop shootings in Texas, 911, etc. etc. etc.? Our country is racked with attacks each year of all kinds. Maybe it's Alaska in particular you are talking about? It is a bit more quiet in terms of large scale attacks that far North. Good reason to consider living there imho smile.gif

Very sorry to hear about this latest attack in Turkey. I keep hearing Turkey more and more in the news and it's often very bad news sad.gif

BTW: here are some attacks just for 2016 in the U.S.
http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/terrorism/wrjp255a.html

7 Jan 2016Philadelphia, Pennsylvania02TER-islmgunman shot and injured a police officer; attacker was shot and injured

11 Feb 2016Columbus, Ohio14TER-islmattacker injured 4 in machete attack at a restaurant; attacker was shot and killed by police when he attacked police at the end of a car chase

12 Jun 2016Orlando, Florida5053TER-islmshooting attack at nightclub

7 Jul 2016Bristol, Tennessee13TER-leftshooting attack killed one civilian, injured one police officer and three civilians

7 Jul 2016Dallas, Texas610TER-leftsniper attack killed 5 police officers, injured 8 police officers and two civilians at protest rally; attacker was killed by police

17 Jul 2016Baton Rouge, Louisiana43TER-leftshooting attack killed 3 police officers, injured 3 police officers; attacker was shot and killed by police

20 Aug 2016Roanoke, Virginia03TER-islm?stabbing attack at apartment complex injured 2; attacker was injured and arrested

17 Sep 2016Seaside Park, New Jersey00THWpipe bomb exploded at site of planned Marine Corps benefit run, no injuries due to delayed start of race

17 Sep 2016Saint Cloud, Minnesota110TER-islmstabbing attack at shopping mall injured 10, including one 15-year-old girl; attacker was shot and killed by police

17 Sep 2016New York City, New York029TER-islmbombing on street in Manhattan injured 29; additional bombs were found at other locations in Manhattan and nearby New Jersey but were safely detonated or defused

19 Sep 2016Linden, New Jersey03TER-islmtwo police officers injured in shootout with perpetrator of 17 Sep bombing in Manhattan; attacker was shot and injured

11 Oct 2016East Hartford, Connecticut13CRI?student pilot fought with his flight instructor and intentionally crashed a private plane near Pratt and Whitney factory

12 Oct 2016East Boston, Massachusetts12?attacker shot and critically injured 2 police officers; attacker was shot and killed by police

28 Nov 2016Columbus, Ohio111TER-islmvehicular attack on students at Ohio State University, after which the driver attacked people with a knife; attacker was shot and killed by police


Interesting post coming from a guy who once started a topic about the irrational fear of a terrorist attack in this country.
Anyway... I am happy to hear that this attack for the most part was stopped before it had the capacity to get much worse.


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post Jan 6 2017, 07:35 PM
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Believe it or not, it's possible to hold both thoughts at once smile.gif We have had attacks "In Country". Plenty of them, of one type or another. Yet statistically speaking, it's still one of the least threatening event "types" that are likely to impact you. As we talked about in that very long winded thread, you are more likely to get hit by lightning or bitten by a shark than be a victim ofo a terrorist attack.

As some very astute GMCers pointed out, it's the random nature of such events that make them so scary, not their actual frequency and or likelihood.

So yeah, we DO live in a place where such things happen. We also live in a place where fear of such events impacts far more folks than the actual events do.

Todd



QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jan 6 2017, 12:49 PM) *
Interesting post coming from a guy who once started a topic about the irrational fear of a terrorist attack in this country.
Anyway... I am happy to hear that this attack for the most part was stopped before it had the capacity to get much worse.



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