Terror-Attacks

anonymous asked:

Ethical question: You're working in Syria and treating victims of a terrorism attack, you are treating a girl with a little cut in her finger. That moment a fighter of Islamit State is being brought into your medical unit with a big bleeding cut in his head. Who do you help; the girl or the terrorist?

As someone of the Orange Cross I have to stay neutral and treat the person who needs the most urgent care, so I will have to treat the terrorist. Even though my own preference would be the little girl.

For those who may not be aware

There was a shooting that happened around 10/11 PM PST so most of us were asleep.

The shooting was on the Las Vegas Strip by Mandalay Bay at a Music Festival.

They recognized the shooter as a 64 year old man named Stephen Paddock.

Currently the death toll is at 50+ with more than 200+ Injured.

This is officially the worst mass shooting in American History.

If you’re using the terrorist attacks in London to try and push your political ideas or islamophobia, fuck right off.

No, we do not need guns in the UK. The availability of guns wouldn’t have helped the situation, but made it 100 times worse. Those terrorists attacked people with knives. Imagine the absolute fucking carnage if they’d been able to shoot.

No, the policy of ‘keep calm and carry on’ does not demonstrate our weakness. It’s the ultimate act of defiance against terrorism, which by it’s very definition attempts to disrupt our lives and make us too afraid to continue. I agree that action must be taken, but our refusal to submit to fear is one of the things I am proudest of about our country, and in all honesty, what else is there to do? Action is being taken against terrorism - MI5 stop dozens of terrorist plots each year. But if we can’t eradicate the cause of this hatred and violence, terrorism will never end. We can’t catch every terrorist. Someone will always slip through the cracks.

No, Muslims are not the problem. Muslims are not terrorists. Terrorists are extremists, whose actions have nothing to do with the faith that they falsely swear allegiance to, for Islam is a religion of peace, and Islamic extremism is nothing but a perversion of that. Having seen Trump’s tweet about his ‘Muslim ban’, I have never been more furious. That ban is not an anti terrorism measure, but a policy of racism and islamophobia, and I speak for the majority of Britain when I say that we want nothing to do with it.

Now is not the time to argue, to profess ignorant political ideas or to perpetuate racism. People have died. Have some fucking sympathy. Let us grieve.

Terrorist attack in Barcelona

I don’t even know if there are spanish or catalan people here on Tumblr.
A man has run over dozens of people in one of the main streets of Barcelona. People wounded and dead. If somebody of Tumblr is there, please take refuge in houses, stores, wherever you can.
My sister is there. Yes, she’s fine. But many sisters of many people surely will not be. Things like that should not happen. Please, stop this crazy war.

Emergency phone numbers 📞:

Emergències i Mossos 112
Urgències mèdiques 061
Bombers 080
Policia local 092

PLEASE REBLOG.

WARNING: VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. FOOTAGE SHOWS SHOOTING ATTACK ON LAS VEGAS CONCERT.


LAS VEGAS METRO POLICE PRESS CONFERENCE ON SHOOTING ATTACK:


According to Sheriff Joe Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 20+ people are dead and 100+ people are injured following a shooting attack on the Vegas Strip last night. The first gunshots rang out at 2208 local time from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino and resort, above the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The gunman was killed by SWAT members. Among the dead are several police officers who were attending the concert. Among the injured are at least two police officers who responded to the shooting, one is critical. An exact number of injuries and fatalities cannot be accurately reported at this time, according to the Sheriff. Police are searching for the gunman’s female roommate, Marilou Danley - Asian female, 4'11", 111lbs as a person of interest in this attack. No other persons are believed to have been involved in this shooting, only the unidentified male gunman, with his female roommate as a person of interest. No explosives were discovered at the scene and no other attacks were carried out at other hotels, despite social media reports. The entire area remains locked down, the scene is active but no further threat to the public is believed to exist. All area hospitals are treating patients from this incident. The Red Cross is in need of immediate blood donations for live saving efforts, so locals are asked to donate as soon as possible.

[Information accurate as of 0500 EDT 02 October 2017]
theguardian.com
Attack on parliament in London: what we know so far
With events unfolding rapidly at Westminster in and around the Houses of Parliament, here is what we know so far
By Esther Addley
  • A police officer has been stabbed and the alleged assailant shot by armed police following an incident inside the security cordon of the Houses of Parliament.
  • Photographs emerged of a number of casualties on Westminster Bridge, next to the parliament buildings, who had apparently been struck by a car.
  • Footage showed a car that had crashed into the perimeter railings of the parliamentary complex.
  • Other images, taken from inside the Palace of Westminster building, showed paramedics treating someone inside the Old Palace Yard, within the security cordon.
  • Scotland Yard said the attack in Westminster was being treated “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise”.
  • The House of Commons has been put in lockdown, with many MPs confined to the Commons chamber after parliamentary business was suspended.

From Met Police - Avoid Parliament Sq, Whitehall, Westminster & Lambeth Bridge, Victoria St up to junction with Broadway & Victoria Embankment/tube

It has just been reported there is one confirmed fatality and several seriously injured from the incident on Westminster Bridge. My thoughts are with all those affected.

Everyone in London, please take care and stay safe.

I live in Stockholm and there’s been a suspected terror attack. A truck was hijacked and drove down our busiest shopping street, through crowds of people and into a department store.
People are dead.
People are injured.
There’s been a shooting at a different location.
The entire city is on lockdown. Commuter trains, subways and buses are off.
People are locked inside public buildings and their jobs.
Other places evacuated.
All the theaters and cinemas have closed.
The police are discouraging people from walking through specific central areas.
The streets are filled with people who are walking home.

I work at a preschool and we decided to take the children inside, the phones rang warm with parents who would be late, who couldn’t come and pick up their kids.

It doesn’t feel real, they got us too. It felt inevitable, and it was.

Fuck terrorists.

You have blue hair. Someone else with blue hair commits a terrible atrocity. People are hurt and injured. You mourn with the people who have experienced a loss and you feel their pain and anger. Suddenly, people look at you differently. They assume that as you have blue hair you must be the same as the monster who hurt those people. People shout abuse at you, over and over again. Groups of people with blue hair all show their respect for the deceased, they help those in need, and are kind. However, the media continues to label you, people say you need to go back to where you came from, but you do not condone those who committed or support the attack. One is not all.

In light of the Manchester attack, I think it’s important we don’t fuel anything with hate. As a country we continue, we get up day after day and we carry on. Because that is what we do. We unite, against terrorism. Unity means all: Everyone. All religions, all nationalities, all ethnicity’s. They are part of our country and we unite with them too. It sounds stupid to compare something like religion with hair colour. But it isn’t. Yes, Islamic state is an extension of Islam. However, Islamic state is not Islam. It’s so important not to fight hate with hate. I can tell you over and over, but I don’t need to. You only need to see British Muslims uniting and providing support to see that. 

What happened on Tuesday 22nd May 2017 was a hate fuelled attack on innocent people, but the only way we can say fuck you to terrorism is to show that hate will not be tolerated.

mirror.co.uk
Nurses and doctors ran from local hospital to save lives in London terror attack
Many Brits are saying emergency services have made them most proud of their country today
By Nicola Oakley


I don’t ordinarily share tablodi articles, but I felt it important to share this one. More than ever, today I’ve been reminded of that Mr. Rogers Quote:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”    
And today we were reminded again of the helpers. I saw a clip in which a police officer called to transfixed passers-by, urging them to run to safety, making sure they got out of the way of danger. I saw the clips of passers by, doctors and nurses from Tommie’s run to the aid of the people who’d been injured. Pictures of politicians giving first aid to victims. 

But also, because, out of all the tragedy and chaos, this image summarises all that is great about the NHS.  A Ward Sister has evidently run out, blankets in tow, ready to distribute them amongst the victims. I don’t know who she and her colleagues are, but I recognise their resilience and their initiative because I see it every day in my amazing nurse colleagues. Despite the pain, I smiled when I saw this image, because of course a Sister would make order out of chaos and sort things out.

Rather than sharing images of the victims at their most bulnerable, I wanted to share an image of some of the formidable people who ran in when every fibre of your being is telling you to run away.

I’m proud to work amongst such people. And though I wish that we didn’t face such difficulties with the NHS, or face attacks like today, there’s nobody else I’d rather be stuck in this situation with than people like them.


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Here’s someone who knows how to give a speech. 

1. He mentions how we are all involved in this.

2. He calls it an “act of terror”.

3. He talks about what they are doing. He explains that he has been briefed. He delivers the information they have on the terrorist.

4. He explains that he talked to the mayor.

5. THEN he talks about how the police and first responders helped to save lives.

6. He addresses the targeted victims specifically, and points out WHAT the shooter was after–reminding people of what was lost.

7. “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

8. He describes the weapons. 

9. He lets people know HOW PROBLEMATIC THE WEAPONS ARE.

10. We’re going to learn about the names and faces of the victims. He humanizes them, and asks us to pray for them. 

11. He reminds us to focus on the victims and not the shooter.

12. “May God continue to watch over this country that we love.”

Donald Trump’s message today did less than half of these things. He used no specifics and no names. He did not describe the shooter or the weapons. He did not describe the victims or detail the events that occurred. It was all vague–and meaningless.

As I said yesterday: he’s a terrible leader.