07-22-2013, 01:12 PM
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...sometimes referred to as "Norway's 9/11". A crazy - in several definitions of the word - man detonated a large car bomb in down-town Oslo, and then killed numerous kids attending a youth party summer camp...

It was a difficult time for me since I was several thousand kilometres away from home at the time... away trying to do my little part in order to bring peace to South Sudan - and then un-peace strikes at home Sad

Certain things - like police-military cooperation, and a system for the police to require military assistance - has come into place since then, and I'm happy to say I'm doing my tiny bit for that to work as smoothly as possible. I do want to share two things I wrote about it while I was away from home though: one on the day of the cowardly attacks, one with two days perspective.

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 07-22-2013, 01:47 PM
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Well said Hans.

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 07-22-2013, 01:53 PM
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Hans, any act of terrorism, whether from one person such as in Oklahoma City, U.S.A., Dunblane, Scotland, or Oslo, Norway or from well thought out international terrorism such as New York City, London, or Madrid must not change democratic beliefs. Democracy may not be the easiest of ways to run a country but the alternatives are positively scary.

I remember the Oslo massacre as if it was yesterday, just as I remember the others I've mentioned. May these horrors bring us closer to a better world, not farther away.

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 07-22-2013, 02:45 PM
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thanks, Hans.
the poem was very moving, too.

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 07-22-2013, 02:58 PM
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Thanks ... I too remember

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 07-22-2013, 08:07 PM
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Such a tragedy, Hans!

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 07-23-2013, 01:24 AM
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I also remember it only too well,the man himself was an extreme right wing fanatic, who attacked a Labour party youth wing trip.
The only good thing to say about it is he will never be released.
Sam.

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 07-23-2013, 06:06 AM
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(07-23-2013, 01:24 AM)geordie sam Wrote: I also remember it only too well,the man himself was an extreme right wing fanatic, who attacked a Labour party youth wing trip.
The only good thing to say about it is he will never be released.
Sam.

Sam, the man should have been 'quartered' in the public square. JMO

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