In Berlin, truck driver reportedly was Pakistani ‘refugee.’ In Nice, driver was a Tunisian living in France.
In the wake of yesterday’s terror attacks, including the one in Berlin in which 12 people were killed and many more injured, Donald Trump tweeted that the civilized world must “change thinking.”
A disdainful Joe Scarborough reacted on today’s Morning Joe: “I don’t know exactly what the civilized world is going to do about trucks, unless we’re going to ban trucks. But again, some of the deadliest attacks have been with vehicles.”
ISIS is claiming responsibility for the Berlin attack, saying one of its “soldiers” carried it out. The truck in the Nice attack that killed 86 people was driven by a Tunisian living in France. So no, we can’t ban trucks. But we can put strict limitations on the entry into Western countries of people who might drove those trucks into crowds of innocents. Is that really so hard to understand?
NOTE: when this blog item was published this morning, it had been reported that a Pakistani refugee had been arrested and was believed to have carried out the attack. Subsequently, that person was released for lack of evidence. The blog has been amended accordingly, as reflected in the preceding paragraph.
To paraphrase a famous line from Second Amendment defenders: trucks don’t kill people. People kill people.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: President-elect Donald Trump weighed in on the trio of yesterday’s attacks, tweeting out this: “Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany. And it is only getting worse. The civilized world must change thinking.” Joe.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Um, yeah. Ayman [Mohyeldin], let me go to Ayman right now. First of all, I don’t know exactly what the civilized world is going to do about trucks, unless we’re going to ban trucks. But again, some of the deadliest attacks have been with vehicles.
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