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  • Terrorist attack in Crimea

    10 people killed and about 50 injured as a result of a bomb explosion in the Crimean city:
    https://sputniknews.com/russia/20181...st-kerch-dead/
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...mb-blast-kerch

  • #2
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45891201

    rather than a terrorist attacking it seems to be a mass killing by a disgruntled student. Looks similar to US school shootings.
    "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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    • #3
      It's not clear if the attacker (who commuted suicide during the accident) was a usual wacko with a shotgun or he had some political background.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Artyom_A View Post
        It's not clear if the attacker (who commuted suicide during the accident) was a usual wacko with a shotgun or he had some political background.


        Russia's RBC TV interviewed a friend who said Roslyakov "hated the technical school very much" and had vowed "revenge" on his teachers.
        Seems clear enough - as does

        Classmates also say that he was very self-contained, hardly communicated with anyone, and had long ago stopped using social networks.

        Since the start of the year Russia has seen several attacks on schools and colleges in which a number of people were hurt.
        Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
        Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Surrey View Post
          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45891201

          rather than a terrorist attacking it seems to be a mass killing by a disgruntled student. Looks similar to US school shootings.
          Yep.
          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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          • #6
            Unsurprisingly, a two day long hysteria about Hollywood movies and violent video games as reason behind a massacre. An event that almost overshadowed the shooting itself: an "expert" on the Russian radio blamed a non-existing computer game he called "Doka 2" in the shooting. After taking his due from social media he went completely ballistic on Twitter and generated a good portion of Russian internet memes of 2018.
            https://www.reddit.com/r/jw_mentions.../?ref=readnext

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Artyom_A View Post
              Unsurprisingly, a two day long hysteria about Hollywood movies and violent video games as reason behind a massacre. An event that almost overshadowed the shooting itself: an "expert" on the Russian radio blamed a non-existing computer game he called "Doka 2" in the shooting. After taking his due from social media he went completely ballistic on Twitter and generated a good portion of Russian internet memes of 2018.
              https://www.reddit.com/r/jw_mentions.../?ref=readnext
              Isn't a Doka 2 a bathroom light fitting?

              However its often the case that crimes are blamed on pernicious alien influences corrupting youth. Here in the 50s everything from mild cheek to crimes of extreme violence by gangs of .teddy boys were being blamed on the pernicious influence of American 'horror' comics. Some MPs became quite incensed, later it was imported US TV shows - particularly crime related ones (like Dragnet) which were said to be pushing British police role models (like Dixon of Dock Green) off the screen. I believe that in the 1930s and 40s some were blaming gangster movies (its all Cagney's fault glamourising crime). Back in the time of the first Elizabeth some were blaming the theatre for giving apprentices dangerous ideas. All a species of conspiracy theory.
              Last edited by MarkV; 19 Oct 18, 11:31.
              Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
              Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                Isn't a Doka 2 a bathroom light fitting?
                He might probably mean Dota 2, but this game has nothing of the sort he was fantasizing about (zombies, pedophiles, blowing schools, 10 minutes of pulling other people's gut etc).
                I almost spilled my coffee today when another "expert" referred to "Silence of the Lambs" as an example of modern Holywood films.

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                • #9
                  From what I remember, there was one very known case when a shooting was positively known to be inspired by an American film. But, no, it was not a trashy B-movie:
                  https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/As..._Ronald_Reagan

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Artyom_A View Post
                    From what I remember, there was one very known case when a shooting was positively known to be inspired by an American film. But, no, it was not a trashy B-movie:
                    https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/As..._Ronald_Reagan
                    It usually works the other way round, The Snyder-Gray murder of 1927 was the origin of Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice and Body Heat
                    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post

                      Yep.
                      Don't you feel proud? Even the Russians are following our lead.
                      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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