One glaring problem with seeing terror attacks in terms of the weapons used is that eventually you consider the intended victims “lucky” that the terrorists tried to use pipe bombs rather than semi-automatic weapons or machetes instead of pipe bombs.
After a man killed four people by driving a truck into a department store in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday, the Washington Post took notice of several recent truck attacks, including the horrific Bastille Day attack in Nice, France that killed 86 people. However, the paper stopped short of sending a reporter to a dealership to test drive one of these assault trucks and assess society’s need for large delivery vehicles.
What, exactly, are cities doing to prevent radicalized trucks from attacking and killing innocent people?
Analysis | It's nearly impossible to stop terrorists from using trucks as weapons. Here's what cities are trying. https://t.co/xUKo4USVVI
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 8, 2017
@washingtonpost Trying everything except closing their borders to hostile incompatible foreigners
— ＣＨＡＤＷＡＶＥ (@ParthianArrows) April 9, 2017
@washingtonpost You can stop terrorism by containing them in their home country and then eliminating them.
— broken cracker (@willardsanchez_) April 8, 2017
Is this guy talking about some sort of import ban? Some of the hardest working commercial trucks in the United States come here as imports from Europe, Japan, South Korea …
@washingtonpost it's easy, stop importing Muslims into Western countries. Let them blow each other up in Middle East
— JJ Carnahan (@jj_carnahan) April 8, 2017
— Linsey Jones (@notHillary21) April 8, 2017
@washingtonpost Clearly if we'd just give up trucks that would make the Islamists happy.
— Judson McCulloch (@JudsonMcCulloch) April 9, 2017
Remarkably, quite a few people seem OK with giving up a little freedom for an unspecified return.
@washingtonpost Bollards along sidewalks.
— Paladin (@Paladin1145) April 8, 2017
Bridges, not walls!
@washingtonpost I recommend transit and ped/bike only streets with short delivery truck use
— WillSeattle (@WillSeattle) April 8, 2017
@washingtonpost Maybe large trucks shouldn't be allowed into heavy pedestrianized areas during heavy pedestrian hours.
— Ed ??❄️⚛️ (@intencity77) April 8, 2017
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) April 8, 2017
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Unlike ‘surly misfit’ who terrorized Nice, Munich shooter was ‘quietly troubled young man’ https://t.co/YKYOnuFoSf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 24, 2016