Leaking the bomber's identity is pretty damn irresponsible (to say the least), especially with police investigating a 'network' of the guy's family members / close associates. If the elements of US law enforcement that Britain's working with can't keep that under wraps for 36 hours during an active investigation, why would anyone continue collaborating with them?
Can you imagine if this was the other way around? Imagine if a terror attack had just happened in the US, the terror threat level was on maximum, police were working to track down people associated with the attack before they go underground, and the intelligence they were rightly sharing with the UK was being leaked by British law enforcement. The Americans would be absolutely furious and would do the same thing. This sounds like the right choice, if we can't trust the US with this info while we've got ongoing operations in the UK then they should absolutely be left out of the loop.
It's disgraceful. We need to be able to share information with our allies, but when people in US intelligence are leaking for whatever reason we can't. I'm not familiar with US law, but whoever is behind this should be charged with something. Whether this is to undermine trump, gain favour with the press or simply for money, whoever is behind the leaks has damaged international relations and undermined an ongoing investigation.
I'm American. Fuck America for doing this.
Duterte is good, Erdogain is good, Kim Jong Un is smart... The Germans are bad. I just don't understand anymore.
In a discussion about the country’s trade surplus, Trump said. “The Germans are evil, very evil.”
“Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US, and we’ll stop that,” sources told Der Spiegel.
That's... not a thing one should say about an ally.
Funny part is that the largest BMW factory in the world is in South Carolina
Even funnier part is that the US doesn't have trade deals with individual EU countries, so this literally makes no sense.
Funniest part is that we elected a complete moron with 0 understanding of geopolitics to the Presidency
Simple. We're the baddies now.
EDIT: lol my most upvoted comment quotes a YouTube video. It's also a realization that the US is no longer chivalrous, but the opposite :(
EDIT 2: Okay I know we've been covert assholes for the longest time but we've never stooped this low. This is an all time low for the US of A.
Well he didn't bodyslam him so that's something.
But Trump, always bringing the class his voters demand, they're going to love the alphaness of it.
As someone from Cetinje, Montenegro, this makes me happy. Now people atleast talk about my country
This is the first time Montenegro took part in a NATO summit. The country is split between pro-Western and pro-Russian sentiment, but their leadership decided to defy Russia and join NATO despite a lot of resentment against NATO in the population.
Nato membership is also a move that has been rejected by much of the population, raising the possibility of continued political upheaval. A poll in December found that 39.5% of the population was for and 39.7% against.
The Russian government, on the other hand, promised “retaliatory actions” after Nato invited Montenegro.
Lol so Trump once again looks like Putin's Pawn and he probably had no idea whi he was shoving.
He just can't help it.
The war on drugs needs to be ended yesterday.
As for the actions of these agents, this is murder and attempted murder. Firing on unarmed people from a helicopter? Targeting people in the water? Disgusting.
Shocking, the US instigating and covering up massacres across Latin America? I am shocked I tell you, shocked.
I don't know why we insist on continuing the war on drugs, it's been lost from the beginning, the estimates on what we prevent from coming into the country every year never even cracks a double digit percentage on the high end. All we do is create opportunities for violent criminals to create huge revenue streams and push drug users so far into the fringes of society they can't get help.
Hurts my head.
the war on drugs has been very lucrative. not for you? me neither.
SMOKE OUI'D EVERYDAY
It's a start, but it strikes me as weird that decriminalization can be justified, without going all the way to legalization. If it's not a super-serious crime, maybe it's not a crime at all.
80 blaze it.
edit: your mother, your shovel.
To the Americans wondering why this is funny, in French the word for 80 is quatre-vingt, literally 4 20.
I hate this whole administration with such a passion.
I used to not agree or like who our president was but I always said I'll stand by them because it's our President and ill respect the title. As much as it pains me to say this, no more.
Trump makes it obvious he cares none about the people in the US or the people of the world.
Kushner?! Kushner was the person of interest in the White House?!
Fuck me, I'm out.
As of today, Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world. Trump just gave up our leadership role.
Ill put up cash that Steve Bannon leaked this. At the time I am posting this, this is the top story on Breitbart and a much smaller story on foxnews. They are eating their own
Trump's response: "tl;dr"
"tl;dr" only maintains his attention because all the letters are found in his name. The semicolon almost loses him, but the little d he can relate to.
NPR's article is a lot better.
In addition to his own gift of peace, the medallion, the pope also gave the president the three documents he has written that he usually gives to visiting chiefs of state — Amoris Laetitia, Evangelii Gaudium and Laudato Si'.
The last one reflects Francis' intense denunciation of the damage caused by humans through climate change — a topic on which Trump has a very different view. Francis described the document to Trump as "on the care of our common home, the environment."
The title is a little misleading if you aren't familiar with the Catholic Church. Francis gave him a copy of Laudato Si, which is an encyclical, or papal letter, that's addressed to the entire Church. It's basically an academic paper that he published before Trump was even on his radar. The original Latin was written by various cardinals and theologians.
eyes shift toward Australia
Congrats Taiwan, though.
At this rate I bet Saudi Arabia will beat us to Same Sex Marriage.
Good, they beat Western countries like Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Czech Rep., Slovenia, et. al.
A great step in the right direction.
Switzerland gave women the right to vote in 1971, so it's not the most surprising country on that list.
Apparently his neighbours had also reported in the weeks leading up to the attack that he was acting oddly, including chanting loudly in the street at random times.
Edit: English is hard.
I'd imagine it's some sort of survivor bias. You're only seeing the end result so you're missing all the other people getting reported that never do anything terrorist related, or the people who get reported and arrested before they can commit any crimes. This guy just happened to slip through the cracks for whatever reason.
Why does this seem to be a common theme? With the failed NYC pipe bomber the father reported his son twice to the FBI. Edit: All right I get it, a majority of complaints are either bullshit or a whole lot of nothing. There just has to be a better way. Also you can't be arrested for crimes you don't commit. Edit edit: You're sending me some mixed signals Reddit, why can't you all be legal experts? Edit edit edit: I know it's easier said than done. Edit edit edit edit: I'm pretty sure it's more than just "we don't want to offend liverals" or "it's all part of the plan"
LOL. Look at all these people upvoting this comment going "How did the police not see this coming?!?!?!?"
Now imagine if the police actually arrested someone for chanting in Arabic in the streets. Forget that. Imagine that the police interrogated someone for chanting in Arabic in the streets. It would be on the front page of Reddit, and the top comment would be a ten paragraph essay on how the police have gotten out of control and how Muslim people are being victimized.
EDIT: Virtually all of you trying to argue are missing the point. From Wikipedia:
"A 2007 Pew Research Center study of several nations throughout the Muslim world showed that opposition to suicide bombing in the Muslim world is increasing, with a majority of Muslims surveyed in 10 out of the 16 of the countries responding that suicide bombings and other violence against civilians is "never" justified, though an average of 38% believe it is justified at least rarely."
So 1/3 of British Muslims, especially in many of the Muslim ghettos in the UK, would say they think suicide bombing is "ok". Which is exactly what the guy was reported to the police for if you actually read the article, along with "Supporting terrorism".
From a BBC article titled "Most British Muslims 'oppose Muhammad cartoons reprisals." This is instead of the twenty other articles surrounding it on Google titled "Over a quarter of British Muslims have sympathy for the Charlie Hedbo attacks."
"Asked if acts of violence against those who publish images of the Prophet Muhammad can "never be justified", 68% agreed that such violence was never justifiable. But 24% disagreed with the statement, while the rest replied "don't know" or refused to answer."
24% of British Muslims may at some point say "Hey, I kind of support them.
So to all you shouting about how this is so rare and the police completely missed this guy, I would like you to first ask yourself how many of these reports the police receive, and how much time they can actually afford surveilling someone for weeks at a time. If you want to change that, go join the British police force.
84% of the people who agreed to take a survey about climate change agreed that it is a catastrophic risk.
Thompson-Reuters isn't clickbait, it's one of the top international news wires, and this was a poll run by ComRes, a leading market research firm in the UK, available in full here. As it says on the first page, the data is "weighted to be nationally representative of the population in each of the countries by age, gender and region." Also, they don't agree to take a survey about climate change, they agree to take a survey (which is actually about global risks in general, though they aren't told that either) and halfway through they start getting questions about individual risks. You can read the whole thing for yourself, it's really interesting.
I just wonder how many people have experienced things that makes them believe in climate change,
In my small city of under 150000 people we have,over the past 10 years, had a once in a 100 year flood 3 TIMES and even after installing flood defences the last flood went over the top of them rather easily.
I wonder what the number of people who would be willing to accept large scale regulations in an effort to avoid/lessen it.