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About Tullioz

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  1. Threats from militia provoke shutdown at Oregon capitol, a day after GOP lawmakers fled Oregon’s top lawmakers will shut down the state capitol after receiving threats from militia groups, who authorities say are planning to demonstrate there in support of the 11 Republican senators who fled the state to dodge a vote on climate change. Sen. Brian Boquist, one of the Republicans currently on the lam, sent a warning to state police Wednesday. “Send bachelors and come heavily armed,” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/22/threats-militia-provoke-shutdown-oregon-capitol-day-after-gop-lawmakers-fled/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ba9e240437f9
  2. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of the month, Trump says https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/13/sarah-huckabee-sanders-is-leaving-the-white-house-at-the-end-of-the-month-trump-says.html
  3. The shooting suspect is dead, a Virginia Beach police source tells WAVY’s Jason Marks. Multiple victims are also feared dead after the shooting. https://www.wavy.com/news/breaking-news/potential-active-shooter-reported-at-vb-municipal-center/ Unconfirmed report that there may be as many as 12 fatalities.
  4. Virginia Beach police say shooter at municipal center in custody Police said there are multiple injuries but didn't describe the severity of those injuries. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/31/us/virginia-beach-shooting/index.html
  5. I'm going to go with the trend and say this individual will turn out to be a white nationalist. Authorities disrupt alleged terrorism plot in Southern California A domestic terror plot aimed at “multiple targets” in Southern California was disrupted by federal and local law enforcement agencies, sources told The Times on Monday. A single suspect has been arrested on domestic terrorism charges, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case with the news media. https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-los-angeles-terror-plot-20190429-story.html Edit: Looks like I'm going to be wrong.
  6. Possible manifesto: https://archive.fo/qpQ70#selection-647.0-827.957
  7. Multiple law enforcement sources confirm to NBC News that the suspect in the Poway synagogue shooting is 19-year-old John T. Earnest. According to a manifesto published online allegedly before the shooting, Earnest also takes responsibility for an Escondido mosque arson a month prior. https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Who-Is-John-T-Earnest-Suspect-in-Poway-Synagogue-Shooting-509166781.html
  8. Looking at history, everywhere there's a big enough population of people there is conflict. It seems we don't know anything else. https://ourworldindata.org/war-and-peace
  9. India has been in conflict with Pakistan for decades fighting over Kashmir. There are hundreds of terrorist incidents in that country each year. The countries I had in my last post were total deaths. I guess number of attacks would have been a better gauge to use. Fifty-nine percent of all attacks took place in five countries (Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan, and the Philippines) Once again, each of these countries are involved in some sort of conflict. https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2017/282853.htm
  10. There were extremists in Iraq and Afghanistan long before US intervention in those countries, but for the most part they weren't violent extremist. Moderation of the Islamic Faith, the adaption of western technology and social normalcies were not the factors behind the rise of terrorism in these countries. It was a direct and undeniable result of US intervention. https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/
  11. Who is coddling terrorist groups in this thread? Everyone is also capable of having extreme points of view and someday becoming radicalized to the point that they act out violently. How many grown adults on the far right for example would resort to violence if President Trump were to be assassinated today by a Muslim or an immigrant? I believe there would be quite a few grown adults seeking revenge against the race or religion of those involved. Can you provide a reputable source that backs up this claim? What you have described may play a partial role in the increase in violent extremism attributed to Islam, but it's not the primary cause. There's always going to be extremism, but countries in conflict provide a breeding ground for the growth of extremism. Outside of countries in conflict or political unrest, acts of terrorism are relatively rare. 72% of terrorist deaths last year occurred in just five countries, and although there were 274 known groups that carried out terrorist attacks, just four of them (Islamic State / ISIS, Boko Haram, the Taliban and Al Qaeda) were responsible for 74% of all deaths... more than 90% of terrorist deaths in 2015 occurred in countries engaged in violent conflicts and in 2017, 70% percent of all deaths due to terrorist attacks took place in five countries (Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, and Syria). http://economicsandpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Global-Terrorism-Index-2016.2.pdf (PDF) https://institute.global/sites/default/files/inline-files/Global Extremism Monitor 2017.pdf (PDF)
  12. I don't think anyone has made the claim that the US caused the attack. The attack in Sri Lanka appears to be an attempt to revive sectarian hatred and discord in that country. It's a local issue that can be handled by the Sri Lankan government. But the question is, could a little known terrorist group like the National Thowfeek Jamaath, with no prior history of a major terrorist attack, pull of such a well orchestrated attack without outside assistance and funding? Now if it's discovered that this organization received help from a group like al Qaeda or ISIS, then it could be argued that US involvement in the Middle East played some part in this attack, especially if it is found that this group got assistance from the Islamic State. Had there been no US invasion of Iraq, there would have been no al Qaeda in Iraq to give birth to ISIS. No ISIS, no funding, training or expertise given to this group to pull of such a large scale attack. I'm not saying that this is the case, I'm just showing how our actions in the Middle East can be tied to events outside of that theater of conflict.
  13. That's because we have left many parts of that region in ruin, so naturally the terrorist threat is going to continue. You're correct when you say it will never stop, but before the War on Terror and our intervention in Iraq, Islamic terrorism was relatively rare on a global scale, was manageable, and could be dealt with on the local level. If we want to get Islamic terrorism back under control, we need to change our strategy in how we fight it. Overreacting to the threat is exactly what the terrorists want us to do.
  14. Well, look at some of the before and after pictures many major cities in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. What do these peace abiding citizens have to return to after the US and other coalition forces bomb the terrorists? All we have done so far is create a breeding ground for violent extremism that will continue to prosper for the foreseeable future.