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Just curious. Yesterday I posted in a thread started by another membore with a title like "terrorist attacks? London" in the announcements forum. Today when I log on, I can not find any trace of it. I am curious to know if this thread was deleted because of the subject matter, and if it was that makes me very concerned, but before I rant about it, I'd like this to be confirmed by a mod or admin.

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Ok, thanx :)

I was hoping it would be something like this. Although isn't there a redirect post (normally)? If not, I think there should be, just like when a thread is moved.

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Because the threads were merged, I don't think there was anywhere to leave a 'redirect'. Usually they would leave one 'behind' to tell people, but in this case, they put them both together.
That's how I figured anyway.
So how're you going AvvY. You made some really good points for me to ponder yesterday.
 

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Yeah, true, on other forums usually a thread is automatically created with a redirect link to the new thread - not sure if vBulletin has this ability.

little den:
I'm going really well thanx, and yourself? My main concern with what has happening yesterday was that people didn't become all against muslims/middle east as a result - not sure if it WAS Al Queda, but it has all the hallmarks of them, or some other related group. I remember what it was like after 9/11 ("It was 11/9 where I'm from"), and with old Georgy boy going on and on about getting "them", which lead to the war in Afghanistan which I was against - I belive in exhausting ALL diplomatic possebilities before war. I will never defend the Taliban regime, nor Osam Bin Laden and Al Queda, but war was not the answer.

In the same way, I thought even less of the war in Iraq, which was built on lies, which steamed from what happened on Sept. 11. My concern is that this will re-ignite hatered of Islam after a decline in support for the Iraq war. I don't want to see any more conflict in this "war on terror". It sickens me to see people attack "us" - The west, but by the same token it sickens me even more that "us" - the west, don't be a little more objective and try and find the causes of why these things happen, and not just follow the "eye for an eye" idea which we constantly do.

Ok, we may or may not be smarter than those who are attacking "us", but regadless, we should be smarter in our aproach to what happens and be more civilized, and not degrade ourselves to the barbaric actions of those who commit terrorist actions. We need to look at who, why and how these events occur and find a solution to the cause, not the manefestations of what happens - ie the individual attacks which we need to get payback for.

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I'm fine too thanx.

I know what you are saying. Political and localised retaliation is not the answer. I was watching the news tonight and they had a piece on Musilms. They are as outraged as the next man because they feel it is totally against the religion that the terrorist say it is about. They said that their religion is against the death of innocents (mind you, aren't all religions against that?), yet they still wave the religous flag.
I feel for them. They too are innocent, but will be 'guilty by association' in some peoples eyes. They are afraid of the retaliation and 'vigilanties' seeking retribution through them.
It really goes to show, no one side is smarter than the other, doesn't it.
Who ever said 'ignorance is bliss' needs to rethink their life, because sometimes, it's that ignorance that leads to this madness.
 

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Sadly, it is the case. I find this interesting though. In the modern age - past 200 years, the worlds supper powers have been enemys. The british empire vs the Spanish and heck, anyone else. Then later after ww2, Russia and the US. Since the fall of communism the US is the only super power in the world. But how can a super power remian a super power and be powerful, if they do not have an enemy? I guess one way to look at the events of the past 5-10 years, is that a new enemy has been created. This enemy is unlike any other enemy ever faced by a power. In this case, the enemy isn't one nation, or specific group, but individuals/individual groups.

In anycase, things are going to get worse before they get better. This will probably last another 10-15 years minimum... Hopefully it doesn't become too uncivil... An interesting look at what has just happened in London is this: We have recently seen a fair bit of news on suicide bombers in Iraq, Israle, and the rest of the middle east, but this is the first sign of a more active attack of this type in the west- it has been getting to this since the Madrid bombings (via remote detination) and the high tech and organisation of Spt. 11.

Anyhow, I shall be monitoring how these events play out, and the action which is planned by the world leaders, in particular Tony Blair and George Dubya.

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Indeed.
I sometimes wonder if we do have to take one step back to go two steps forward. Can't we just stop?

Alas...we are not in the perfect world.;)

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When a post is merged there are no redirects left

Normally most people get notifications of replies to their posts and clicking on the link in the email takes you to the combined thread

we do leave a note when we delete a thread normally, but there isn't anyway to leave a redirect with merged threads
 

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Oh ok - I have email alerts turned off. I just use the usercp for my subscribed threads.

Oh well, I'll just have to try and keep up with it if it happens again.

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