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'Several dead' after truck crashes into crowd at Bastille Day celebrations in Nice 'terror attack'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    MSNBC saying a dozen or more dead.

    A truck has crashed into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice – prompting fears of terrorism, Peter Allenreports.

    Horrific images depicting men and women lying on the side of a road close to the Promenade des Anglais appeared on social media.

    Videos and photographs also showed thousands fleeing in panic following reports of loud explosions.

    Fireworks were filling the night sky as the drama unfolded, as the crowds enjoyed July 14th, which is always a Bank Holiday in France.

    The country is still under a State of Emergency following last year’s attacks on Paris, when almost 150 people were murdered by Islamic State and Al-Qaeda operatives.

    Both groups are well known for driving vehicles into innocent people, prompting fears that tonight’s incident could be linked to their activities.

    Bastille Day, which celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris during the French Revolution of 1789, is the country’s biggest public holiday.

    'Several dead' after truck crashes into crowd at Bastille Day celebrations in Nice 'terror attack'
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    FOX says French TV is reporting 30 dead.

    Holy shit.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Watched the Bastille Day ceremonies today on LeMonde (I'm in Amsterdam for a few more days).

    It's a gorgeous display of patriotism all the way around.

    France is getting hit hard.
  4. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    France has been hit hard since it kicked the English out and annexed Burgundy in the 15th century.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Now it's 60 dead ...
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  7. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

  8. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    French paratroopers about to take over Corsica. Next step are forces landing in Paris and demanding Sarkozy be allowed to form a Sixth Republic.
  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    More ammo for the gun nuts who will point to this and say, "see, you can mass murder people with a truck too."
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  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Latest report says 70 dead.

    Also, Trump delaying his announcement of a running mate. Reminds me of when McCain "suspended" his campaign because lots of people lost lots of money. He wins another news cycle.
  11. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Horrible as it was, think what it could have been. Build an Oklahoma City style truck bomb and drive it into that crowd and set it off. That could happen in any major city, at a parade or a sports event or a speech.

    Anyone with a single shred of imagination can come up with hundreds of scenarios. That's why it is so hard to stop these attacks, because unless you have the group penetrated so you have advance intelligence you simply cannot cover every vulnerable spot in the country.
  12. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Close enough -- there were grenades inside the truck, apparently.
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