6 thoughts on “Proper football, proper courage, brave ordinary people in Manchester

  1. Things2Come says:

    “Game of Drones – Militant use of UAVs and implications for the West” (Jane’s) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YELVmyQcqGY See also “As ISIS Prepares Its Terror Resurrection, Watch Out for Drone ‘Swarms’” http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/28/as-isis-prepares-its-terror-resurrection-watch-out-for-drone-swarms. “Knights of the Departments – Wilāyat Nīnawā” @ http://jihadology.net/2017/01/24/new-video-message-from-the-islamic-state-knights-of-the-departments-wilayat-ninawa/

    • Borg Queen says:

      “Technology is currently incapable of countering swarming unmanned aircraft system (UAS) attacks, according to Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies.
      Speaking at Xponential 2017 on a panel on swarm detection, identification, and mitigation, Bean said current C-UAS technologies are not capable of identifying, tracking, and mitigating swarms because they cannot yet tell the difference between a large number of small unmanned systems operating independently and a collaborative swarm.
      Once deployed, swarms can operate autonomously, communicating with each and not necessarily to a control station – be it manned or a central computer. In addition, swarms have almost infinite adaptability and extendibility, and are highly expendable, enabling them the swarm operator to extend the period and breadth of an attack.” (Jane’s 5/12/17) http://www.janes.com/article/70295/xponential-2017-existing-c-uas-solutions-incapable-of-dealing-with-swarming

  2. POV says:

    A new study published in the journal Nature looks at how terrorists’ moral judgment differs not just from that of the rest of us, but from other violent criminals as well. https://psmag.com/news/for-terrorists-morality-has-different-meaning According to the authors, “Our results are consistent with the view that the terrorist moral code actually approves of any action insofar as it contributes to achieving a given aim.” They caution that this study does not show that identifying this unusual moral judgment in individuals might predict who will join terrorist organizations, or which terrorists might be more likely to relapse upon release from prison. For one thing, we don’t know which comes first—atypical moral reasoning or participation in terrorism. See also https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0118

  3. What if? says:

    “Terror in Britain: What did the Prime Minister know? (May 31, 2017) http://johnpilger.com/articles/terror-in-britain-what-did-the-prime-minister-know “The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by a jihadist, are being suppressed to protect the secrets of British foreign policy. Critical questions – such as why the security service MI5 maintained terrorist “assets” in Manchester and why the government did not warn the public of the threat in their midst – remain unanswered, deflected by the promise of an internal “review”.

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