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Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:31 PM

Reports - unconfirmed - on social media that the refugee camp at Calais set afire

in retaliation.

I am hearing it on BBC,
and reading it on Twitter-

#France: The 'jungle' refugee camp in Calais has been set on fire in possible retaliation from Paris terror attacks.
RT (@RT_com)
9 mins ago
Media posted by RT
URGENT: Multiple reports say 'Jungle' refugee camp in #Calais set on fire on.rt.com/6wd7 (Pic @MartaClinco)
Images for jungle calais fire

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Reply Reports - unconfirmed - on social media that the refugee camp at Calais set afire (Original post)
ellenrr Nov 2015 OP
NightWatcher Nov 2015 #1
Live and Learn Nov 2015 #3
Drunken Irishman Nov 2015 #5
Igel Nov 2015 #13
Drunken Irishman Nov 2015 #21
LittleBlue Nov 2015 #2
ellenrr Nov 2015 #4
Brother Buzz Nov 2015 #6
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2015 #7
City Lights Nov 2015 #11
840high Nov 2015 #12
Jarqui Nov 2015 #8
sabbat hunter Nov 2015 #9
Jarqui Nov 2015 #14
polly7 Nov 2015 #10
Denzil_DC Nov 2015 #15
sadoldgirl Nov 2015 #16
mythology Nov 2015 #17
sadoldgirl Nov 2015 #18
davidn3600 Nov 2015 #19
JI7 Nov 2015 #20

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:32 PM

1. If ISIS wants a religious war, they may get it

The backlash can be expected.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:33 PM

3. The problem with that rational is that it isn't ISIS that is suffering.

In fact, this plays right in to their hand.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:35 PM

5. It's not ISIS...

 

It's most likely al-Qaeda.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:36 PM

13. Nope. Gotta be IS.

Can't let this crisis go to waste. We just have to make sure that the ire is directed at the politically appropriate and useful target.

When there are calls for war against the perps and there's a hankering to fight IS and ramp up the effort, it's really bad for this to turn out to be AQ in Yemen. Or even worse, some group elsewhere.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:33 PM

2. Inevitable that Europe is tiring of the immigration fiasco

 

Only a matter of time now that France has followed suit with Hungary.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:34 PM

4. Now they say images of these fires were old and not related to current. disregard. nt

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:36 PM

6. Perhaps you should scrub the OP

Just an idea

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:36 PM

7. I'm so glad

I was just about to post that I hoped someone had made a mistake in reporting this.

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:19 PM

11. You should delete your OP. nt

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:25 PM

12. This fire happened a few nights ago.

 

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:09 PM

8. I saw more reports and images on twitter

Unfortunately, it is on fire



https://twitter.com/search?q=calais&src=typd

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:13 PM

9. I wouldn't call

twitter a very reliable source of information.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:14 PM

10. Oh nooo ........ :(. nt.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:25 PM

15. Reports I've seen are that it seems to have been an accidental fire.

No indication of its being retaliation as yet. Lots of confusing and conflicting stories, but these look reliable:

Calais Action

We have been hearing a lot of reports out of Calais about a fire, and just want to put your minds at ease: our sources indicate that there was a small fire that got out of hand, it appears to have destroyed around 40 homes but no-one was injured.

We will of course keep our eyes on the ground for any developments.

https://www.facebook.com/calaisaction/posts/1057479410971230


Caroline Gregory ‏@CazTravels 1 hour ago

@CazTravels @BBCBreaking Yes, BBC, there is a fire in the Calais jungle. Hot on my face. Sudanese section decimated



https://twitter.com/CazTravels/status/665332641487523841


Caroline Gregory is a journalist and volunteer at the Calais Jungle camp.

Other reports now say the fire's been extinguished. About 40 homes lost, though.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:30 PM

16. Now can anyone can tell me why

Europe has to suffer from out greed for oil?

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Response to sadoldgirl (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:34 PM

17. France's problem with immigrants long predates the Iraq war.

 

France has never done a good job integrating their immigrants in a way that allows the immigrants to both keep their heritage and get into French society. Instead the immigrants are largely politically, economically and socially isolated.

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Response to mythology (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:37 PM

18. Why that may be true,

it was our interference with Iran in the first place, if
not earlier to start the resentment in the ME countries
against us.

And can you tell me what we are doing to take in
all the refugees from the ME?

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Response to sadoldgirl (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:39 PM

19. France's immigration problem isn't necessarily because of our wars

 

They've had a high muslim population for a long time. It's above 10% now. And the problem is that they haven't really integrated into society. The unemployment rate of muslim immigrants in France is above 50%. There is a lot more racism then what is on the surface, also. Many of these people are in poverty and live in slums. And its really not hard for radicals or terrorists to recruit in these places. This isn't only an external problem, but one that is internal as well. France has some serious social issues going on with this. And it's been building up for awhile.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:41 PM

20. not everything is about the us

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