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Martyn Sadler

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In Topic: Paris shootings

25 November 2015 - 10:36 AM

Survation distance themselves from the Sun's interpretation.




The Sun almost certainly was exaggerating.


The problem is that it doesn't take many people to be attracted to an extremist ideology for them to become a significant problem.

In Topic: Russia/Turkey

24 November 2015 - 10:56 AM

Turkey:  It was in our airspace without permission, we shot it down

Russia:  It was in Syrian territory.  This is a very serious incident.


Neither side are backing down an inch.  The sort of rhetoric that comes before bigger incident.


CNN Turkey have released a radar track from the Turkish military that shows a couple of tracks clipping the edge of Turkish airspace.  Either the Turkish military have some very loose rules of engagement or someone has a hair trigger and a point to prove.


Although it's dangerous to do this based on virtually no hard facts, surely it would have been better to make this a public complaint about the Russians rather than shoot first.  (Caveated by me not knowing if there have been other incidents unreported and the Turks have just had enough or even knowing if the radar track is right.)


The radar track does seem to suggest an excessive reaction from the Turks.


It make you wonder about their motivation.

In Topic: Question Time (19 November 2015)

20 November 2015 - 05:31 PM

Doubt he is the first or last follower of a religion who believes in its teachings.  Many people who laugh at his views will happily follow other religions.


We are all capable of believing things that may not be true.

In Topic: Paris shootings

20 November 2015 - 04:46 PM

Scary speed from a normal disinterested person to a terrorist.


It seems to happen quite a lot that someone is brought up in a religious family, rebels to a greater or lesser degree as a teenager, and then returns to an extreme version of the faith.


There also seems to be a surprising number of converts who gravitate towards a fundamentalist viewpoint.

In Topic: Question Time (19 November 2015)

20 November 2015 - 04:00 PM

And you have a link for that Martyn?


Unfortunately it's now been removed from YouTube by an organisation called 'Islamic Unity' exercising its rights under copyright law.


I think the comments were made at one of its events at Manchester University.