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Wed May 24, 2017, 10:44 AM

As the background info on these latest terrorists comes in, we are learning

that at least one of the men had ties to Al Qaeda through his father. Question: With our thorough background checks that we are using before allowing anyone in with a Visa, would we have been able to stop these terrorists from traveling to the U.S.?

I would like to hear that the answer is yes, because we need something to thwart the right-wing nutcases that support Trump's Muslim travel ban. Because you know they are using this attack to support their position.

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Baitball Blogger May 2017 OP
sinkingfeeling May 2017 #1
Baitball Blogger May 2017 #3
justiceischeap May 2017 #2
Baitball Blogger May 2017 #4

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:04 AM

1. The bomber was British. Brits don't need a visa to come to the USA.

What the RW want is discrimination based on someone's last name or religion.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:50 AM

3. This is odd because there are reports that the parents of one of the terrorists

contacted the authorities to report that their own son was dangerous. Not sure why the authorities didn't act on that right away.

What I see here is a need for productive and efficient sleuthing. The same procedures that would apply to young men who are getting radicalized by ISIS should also apply to the young men and women in our own country who are getting radicalized in the Nazi and racist circles.

But, it looks like England recognizes that a network was involved and they are being very forceful in bringing them in.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:20 AM

2. From what we've seen, the terrorists pulling off these kinds of acts

Are nationals of the countries they live in. We shouldn't be asking how to keep people from traveling but how to stop people from our own nations becoming radicalized.

Why would they travel if they can radicalize locals? The GOP answer is deporting citizens or camps.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:50 AM

4. Yes. It is getting complicated.

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