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Wish it is not related to the terrorist act !!

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If it's a deliberate act (and they are saying it is), it's terrorism.

This will likely seal the election for Trump. Unless he blows up too much in his reaction and alienates enough people. But I think that it's more likely his rhetoric will speak to people's fear (even more than it already does), and lead to president Trump.

Which will in turn lead to more terrorism.

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A deliberate explosion rocked an upscale and bustling neighborhood of New York on Saturday night, injuring 29 people, one seriously, a week after America’s financial capital marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks."

Given that the explosion this time occurred just a week after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I imagine it took a lot of people totally by surprise associating it with the 9/11 attacks. At any rate, good things there were no fatalities so far. It could have been worse.

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If they found out that the person responsible for this is of Middle Eastern descent, the MSM would rule it out a "terrorist act," but if it's just a white guy of European descent, they will rule it as a loner who had mental problems.

It seems to me that a Terrorist act is likely associated with the "face" rather than an actual "act."

Talk about double standards!!!!

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Strange that Trump should know so much about it so quickly... and that it will be a welcome boost to his campaign. Food for thought for the Hillary-hating conspiracy theorists, surely?

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At any rate, good things there were no fatalities so far. >

Very thankfully indeed. But that was exactly the intent. The terrorists were not used to create a mass casualty situation. The types of shrapnel based explosives found in New York and possibly other places in a related attack are designed to instill fear by injuring and maiming bystanders. Hillary looked catatonic in that late night news conference btw. No wonder she needed time to think about what had happened.

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It is so obviously an arab terrorist attack but the liberal dominated media is falling all over itself trying to say it is NOT teerrorism and that no arabs were involved ya sure.

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It is so obviously an arab terrorist attack but the liberal dominated media is falling all over itself trying to say it is NOT teerrorism and that no arabs were involved ya sure.

Care to backup this statement? Link? tia

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This will likely seal the election for Trump.

Seriously, enough people have better taste.

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Seriously, enough people have better taste.

I hope so. But I'm not confident. If 9-11 taught us anything, it's that America doesn't deal well with fear.

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The bombs were in dumpsters, which seems uncharacteristic for Jihadis. They operate on the promise of 73 virgins in heaven, and are thus all too happy to put their lives on the line to place the bombs for maximum killing potential.

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JeffLeeSEP. 18, 2016 - 05:57PM JST The bombs were in dumpsters, which seems uncharacteristic for Jihadis. They operate on the promise of 73 virgins in heaven, and are thus all too happy to put their lives on the line to place the bombs for maximum killing potential.

Well spotted!

Of course, there are certain cynical opportunists who want this to be Islamist terrorism, but it just doesn't have the same feel. I guess we'll see when new information is announced. But if it is, then that would seem to indicate that current policy dealing with terrorism is working... if there wasn't even a single casualty, that suggests that the Obama administration is handling anti-terror efforts fairly well. If it isn't Islamist terrorism, that would show pretty clearly the idiocy of profiling Muslims as a terrorism prevention tool.

Though no one was killed I hope the injured recover swiftly and as painlessly as possible. Let it be like one commentator I heard from the scene, describing New Yorkers as made of tougher grit than this.

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“There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection to this incident, this is preliminary information,” de Blasio told reporters.

I don't understand how they can claim there is no 'terror connection'. Two bombs in a major city sure sounds like a terror act to me.

The bombs were in dumpsters, which seems uncharacteristic for Jihadis.

Possibly a dry run for something else. I certainly hope not, but it is something to consider that whoever armed the device might have wanted to see how successfully they had made it and whether they could set it off in a city.

it's that America doesn't deal well with fear.

Humans in general don't do well with fear.

This will likely seal the election for Trump.

I think it could actually push things the other way. People want safe. They want stable. Hillary is the safe and stable choice. At least I hope so.

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I don't understand how they can claim there is no 'terror connection'. Two bombs in a major city sure sounds like a terror act to me.

It is. Although as someone else in the thread said, it probably won't be classified that way if they were white.

Humans in general don't do well with fear.

No, but America has shown itself to be particularly bad at it. Personal freedoms have been severely diminished in the US since 9-11, and just ask Iraqis what they think about American response to fear.

I think it could actually push things the other way. People want safe. They want stable. Hillary is the safe and stable choice. At least I hope so.

Me too. Me too.

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I don't think this will help Trump any more than Hillary. Luckily people weren't seriously injured or killed. If bombs start going off in various places in the US with fatalities, then that would be another story. Trump supporters need to realise that when he says, 'This will stop' and 'This has to stop', it's much easier said than done. Amazing how many still lap up the BS that he spews forth. As long as Hillary doesn't drop dead, she'll win comfortably because Trump still doesn't have anything close to a lead in any of the crucial states. For that we should be thankful. Also, with Bernie Sanders getting behind Clinton, his influence on troubled or undecided voters will also help Trump lose the race.

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It is.

Definitely.

Although as someone else in the thread said, it probably won't be classified that way if they were white.

However, they don't know who did it yet and the mayor is announcing it is 'not connected to terror'. It certainly is really weird.

No, but America has shown itself to be particularly bad at it. Personal freedoms have been severely diminished in the US since 9-11, and just ask Iraqis what they think about American response to fear.

The World Trade Centers were bombed in the 90s and things around the world did not change so much from it. I agree with your assessment about what has happened since 9-11. However, 9-11 was a unique attack, which then prompted unique fears. It is not excusing what is and has been happening, but I think there is a unique reason for it.

Me too. Me too.

Let's hope for the best.

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A bomb exploding is now not necessarily an act of terror they say. However, I suspect I would feel a degree of unease if an extremely loud noise, heat, a pressure wave, and shrapnel suddenly came my way.

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DeBlasio's description of the bomb as "a deliberate act" brings to mind Obama's description of the Fort Hood shootings as "workplace violence". Their unwillingness to address reality corrodes the public trust in politically-correct elected officials.

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I hope so. But I'm not confident. If 9-11 taught us anything, it's that America doesn't deal well with fear.

Fear? FEAR!?!? It's not fear that America was feeling, it was incensed fury, and being pissed off to hell. If anything American's "don't deal well" with being ticked off. Terrorism wants to inspire fear which leads to submission to avoid more fear. To a certain extent most folks don't deal well with BS.

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brings to mind Obama's description of the Fort Hood shootings as "workplace violence"

Except Obama didn't say that. It was the Pentagon that used that description.

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"...this will likely seal the election for Trump."

First, we don't know if its a international terrorist attack. Though I am sure our little right wing friends here and elsewhere have determined that already. Probably by the same methods they have diagnosed HRC's health problems and immanent death.

I am sure happy that such clever minds are working so hard to keep me, my family and my country safe.

Second, Americans slightly trust Clinton over Trump on national security. Even the right-leaning Rass has the two even.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/clinton_vs_trump_whom_do_voters_trust_on_the_big_issues

So, no, even if this were an act of international (Islamic) terrorism, that don't favor Trump. It favors, Clinton.

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I think it could actually push things the other way. People want safe. They want stable. Hillary is the safe and stable choice. At least I hope so.

Me too. Me too.

There's that massive cognitive dissonance rearing it's head again.

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I think it could actually push things the other way. People want safe. They want stable. Hillary is the safe and stable choice. At least I hope so.>

She can:t even take care of herself...how the hell is she going to run the country ???

Talk about low-energy . . . Hillary Clinton sleepwalked through her reaction to news of the NYC bombing of last night. View the video and catch the somnambulistic former Secretary of State speaking, without conviction, in a dull monotone.

Compare and contrast with Donald Trump’s muscular reaction to the same news, in which he said America needed to get “very tough.” Neither candidate had all the details, and leaders should not of course overreact in such situations. Even so, in tough times we want a president to project strength and determination. Trump passed that test. Hillary needs to go back to sleep.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/09/hyper-low-energy-hillary-sleepwalks-through-reaction-to-nyc-bombing/

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@Lizz, while it's a free country and democratic majority wins, you'd have to a very very deluded person to support Trump in any way fashion or form. Just do Gary Johnson, it would save our country a lot of grief.

Falling to hard for Trumps dreams of grandeur? And people wonder why "our country" is failing so badly. I re-iterate, too many idiots in the majority. Too many people incapable of making WISE decisions and jumping on the stupid rhetoric bandwagon.

If he get's elected, our country is going to get every single bit of garbage it deserves for making such a poor, arrogant, and utterly ignorant decision. I only hope that the following generations (if any are left) will finally learn the lesson from our mistakes. .

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-over two dozen in hospital,I.E.D. also safely taken off 27th. st.- no matter the source, it's Terror exept when this duly elected Nimrod says it's not. so as a loyal P.C. member i'll just say- Bomb? What Bomb?

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It's strange.

This is in a nondescript part of the Chelsea NY district. There's nothing particularly notable or memorable target there. If this explosion's intent is to get into people's heads, it's not doing it very well.

Also, if the explosives "expert" dropped the bomb on a dumpster, then most of the explosion would go upwards where the opening is, instead of sideways towards where the people are, as evidenced by there's no fatalities.

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She can:t even take care of herself...how the hell is she going to run the country ???

She got sick. She is human. There is nothing wrong with having a human for a leader.

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