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TheBoltonMare
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:17
Near the team bus & hotel
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:19
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Ffs can people stop this shyt

Yes i have assumed it's not an engine failure / fault
TheBoltonMare
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:21
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Dortmund have confirmed an explosion on their team bus.

The club wrote on Twitter:"Bomb explosion on the team bus at the team hotel. Player in security. No danger in the and at the stadium. More information to follow. #bvbasm"

German tabloid Bild claim the explosion took place 10 kilometres away from their Signal Iduna Park stadium.


Wellington
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:23
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Radical Schalke fans most likely to blame imo
!Threepwood
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:23
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Only one person hurt and nobody killed thank god
Wellington
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:44
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Game cancelled

CL 2017 awarded to Newcastle United
Saillaw
Posted - 11 April 2017 20:06
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I heard the game has just been postponed to tomorrow. Imagine the opposition fans will tune up with some bangers to distract them...
In the Navy
Posted - 11 April 2017 20:47
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I always thought that sporting teams would be off limits, given all the death culters watch the games and wear the t shirts.
Wellington
Posted - 11 April 2017 20:47
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They're all Arsenal fans
37 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 12 April 2017 09:04
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Some suggestion the letter found at the scene could be intended to throw investigators off the scent, but why would a terrorist want to do that? What's the point of committing an act of terror but giving someone else the 'credit', so to speak?

http://news.sky.com/story/borussia-dortmund-team-bus-attack-police-probing-islam ist-link-10834285

A letter at the scene of the Borussia Dortmund team bus attack reportedly links it to German involvement in the fight against Islamic State.

It also mentions the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, which reports detectives are investigating an "Islamist link" to the blasts.

The letter claiming responsibility for the attack was found near the team coach and its authenticity is being verified, according to prosecutors.
Saillaw
Posted - 12 April 2017 09:15
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It's a step up for the usual suspects to start using remote detonators and pressure plates. In Germany there's always the possibility of a far right group trying to frame others for their own purposes.
37 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 12 April 2017 09:20
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Haha! If it's a step up for the Islamists to be using remote detonators and pressure plates - used in IEDs all across the Middle East - then it is a positively stellar leap for neo-Nazi knuckle-draggers!
Saillaw
Posted - 12 April 2017 09:28
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Sleeps I know they use them elsewhere but using them in Europe would suggest a higher degree of organisation and training than we've previously had from the usual suspects who've read some stuff about bomb making online. In addition it's a big change from the belief that you go to heaven if you blow yourself up.

Your so called knuckle draggers have pretty good resources when it comes to this stuff as some of them are still ex-Stasi or East German Army.
sporting_zucchini
Posted - 12 April 2017 10:01
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Saillaw there are hundreds if not thousands of Jihadis who have been allowed to return from Iraq and Syria. As if IS never had training camps and none of the returners bothered to attend the IED 1.01 module. The bomber could have been living in Paris, Brussels or just about any city in the Schengen area. Is football haram to them? The Stade de France attack would seem to indicate that.


Saillaw
Posted - 12 April 2017 10:08
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Zucchini we'll see what comes out but it's certainly odd that they'd suddenly step up a gear and move away from the suicide attack. I think people forget that Germany has a record of domestic terrorism.
37 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 12 April 2017 10:49
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Interesting, from The Telegraph:

"German police are investigating a possible Islamist link to three explosions that rocked the Borussia Dortmund football team bus after a letter found at the scene "in the name of Allah" reportedly referred to the Berlin Christmas market attack.

"The letter also mentioned Germany's deployment of Tornado reconnaissance missions as part of an international coalition battling Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), according to local media...

"...According to German media, a letter found near the scene referred to 2016's attack on a Berlin market began: "In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful."

"However, German investigators are also understood to be examining a second letter of responsibility from an anti-fascist group."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/12/borussia-dortmund-bus-bombing-police-pr obe-islamist-letter-referring/
37 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 12 April 2017 10:51
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Bild has also reported investigators are searching for a car with Belgian number plates.

Belgium, eh? Now where has that ever cropped up before?
EuroPrepper
Posted - 12 April 2017 13:56
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In news that shocksa nobody anywhere, it looks like Islamist terrorism...

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/04/12/dortmund-authorities-detain-islamic-su spect/

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors say a letter found near the scene of the Dortmund team bus blasts suggests a possible Islamic extremist motive for the attack, and one suspect has been taken into custody.

Frauke Koehler, a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors, said Wednesday that two suspects from the “Islamist spectrum” have become the focus of the Dortmund investigation. She says at a news conference that both of their apartments were searched and one of them has been detained.
37 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 12 April 2017 14:06
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If only Hank had said Islamist terrorism is a "mere pinprick on civilisation" rather than "fleabite", he might have felt cleverer.

Frauke Koehle, from the federal prosecutor's office, said the explosives used in the attack contained metal pins - one of which buried itself into a headrest on the coach - adding it was lucky "nothing worse happened".

http://news.sky.com/story/borussia-dortmund-team-bus-attack-police-probing-islam ist-link-10834285

He's still be wrong, mind you.
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 12 April 2017 14:41
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Sleeps, fortunately, however, Hank did point out that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

I for one salute those who have risked all to fight for freedom against the tyranny that is the Borussia Dortmund football club.

Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose by a slightly ponderous Mitteleuropaeischer style of play, characterised by a Teutopnically thorough, if rather predictable mid-field build-up.
Osama
Posted - 12 April 2017 14:44
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maybe the "russia" bit confused them
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 12 April 2017 14:46
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There are anti fascist groups that place bombs? There's something not quite right about that idea...
camenbert
Posted - 12 April 2017 14:50
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wangers - germans are nothing if not thorough...
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 12 April 2017 15:07
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Trigger Warning
Posted - 12 April 2017 14:45
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Re SotO: does anyone ever read that pompous drivel?

Looks like you did. Does that help?
astarte2
Posted - 21 April 2017 08:26
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Nice that a weight has been lifted from Balding Buzz's mind
Tom Linorder
Posted - 21 April 2017 09:35
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LOL. the usual keyboard warriors jumped to the usual squalid conclusions. Police arrested the nearest person with a beard. Looks like it was someone trying to manipulate the markets.