Assualt auto ban needed, again, in London. “Very sinister,” indeed.
This is what we know so far…
A car crashed into anti-terror barriers outside the Houses of Parliament at 7.40am
Three people have been hurt – but cops say none have life-threatening injuries
Witnesses saw a silver car “deliberately” travelling towards Westminster at 50mph
A man, in his 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences
Extra cops will now be stationed at key transport hubs across the country
Theresa May has praised medics and police for their quick response to the “attack”
And, what else do we know? Yep, as ALWAYS, the perpetrator will already be known to the authorities.
It’s much the same in Sweden, as the fires die down.
And tonight is one of the worst night for violence in recent history as police report multiple gangs of masked youths rampaging across three major Swedish cities, setting cars on fire in what seems like a coordinated action.
Probably just “women and children” “fleeing war” or some such. Certainly not a violent invasion.
More, sadly, to come.
Always, always, always.
Perrin’s First Law of Terrorism confirmed again.
The UK has a long history with Libyan terrorists.
One would think they’d learn something. And, then, maybe they would not assist the terrorists in entering the UK. Or not.
It turns out the British Navy plucked the Manchester concert bomber from the sea years before he directed his ire at young Ariana Grande fans.
The Manchester suicide bomber was rescued by the Navy from war-torn Libya three years before his pop concert atrocity, the Mail reveals today.
HMS Enterprise plucked Salman Abedi, then 19, from the Libyan coast and took him to Malta for a flight home to Britain in August 2014.
Last May he set off a bomb in Manchester Arena that killed 22, including seven children.
Abedi’s younger brother, Hashem, who is in jail in Tripoli facing trial over the attack, was also rescued by HMS Enterprise.
There was literally that fable about knowing what it was when you picked it up…
How to Survive It.
They never give up. Gotta give ’em credit for that. They’ll bring back Stalin, if only in their minds. Even if the lies evaporate on contact.
A Mad Mom belittles the recent defensive gun incident in Oklahoma:
“Bad guy gets a gun – shoots three at Lake Hefner restaurant – and the @NRA calls it a victory,” Watts groused on her Twitter feed. “In other high income countries, bad guys don’t get guns. People don’t get shot at restaurants. And armed strangers don’t have to risk their lives in the line of fire.”
If you get your news from the TeeVee, then know that a nut in OKC shot some innocent dinners and was then “limited” by a good guy with a gun. This being one of about 2.5 million such happy endings we can expect this year.
Back to the crazy woman – the grabbers love suggesting that, as America is the most heavily armed nation in the world, we thereby suffer the highest gun crime rate. The only trouble with the suggestion is the numbers. The US, with the most gun-toting private citizens on Earth, doesn’t even rank among the top 100 per capita gun murder nations. That truth thingy.
As for the “high income” BS, it’s just that. One has to wait but a day or two and definitive disproof will provide itself. Like this: from Belgium:
This is the moment Belgian special forces took down a suspected terrorist who had shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he shot and killed two policewomen and a 22-year-old civilian.
After carrying out three brutal murders this morning, the attacker took a female cleaner hostage in a nearby high school.
The footage shows him running out of the school with two guns blazing before he was shot dead in the street. Several officers were injured in the gun battle.
The man, who is understood to have been on a day release from a nearby prison, had approached the female officers at around 10.30am, slashed their throats and stabbed them several times from behind, before disarming them.
He has been named as Benjamin Herman, 36, an alleged Muslim convert who had been radicalised in prison.
The victims have been named as police officers Lucile Garcia, 45, and Soraya Belkacemi, 53, and 22-year-old Cyril Vangriecken, who was shot dead sitting in a parked car with his mother.
Aloha Snackbar! Prison radicalization! Per Perrin’s First Law, this guy wasn’t just known to the police in advance, he was out of jail on a day pass or something. Wow. The grabbers also say you’re 10,000,000 times more likely to be killed by a criminal with your own gun than to kill a criminal in self-defense. They say only the police (and military) need guns. They say gun control works. I say it’s a pattern of lying, probably indicative of amygdala deformity.
Anyway, to the high income lie. The US boasts a GDP-based per capita income of $55,200 (number 8 in the world). Belgium (that’s a little country in Europe) has a similar income, of $47,260 (No. 16). The US and Belgium are, compared to most of the world, high-income. Thus, according to the maniac mom, bad guys in Belgium DO NOT GET GUNS. Except that they obviously do, in spite of (or because of) those strict gun control laws. That, or else she might not consider this guy bad – he did Snackbar, after all.
The Belgium story, as bad as it was predictable, had a happy ending, similar to that in OKC. Here’s the last Snackbar!:
The prison convert in red circle is about to get it. Daily Mail.
Wrath of Sadiq Khan really should head south through the Chunnel. Had he been around the other day he might have convinced an ISIS fighter that there is never a reason to have a knife.
The Islamic State has released a posthumous video featuring the knifeman who carried out a deadly terror attack in Paris on Saturday.
20-year-old Khamzat Asimov, who arrived in France as a refugee from war-torn Chechnya, launched a nine-minute lethal knife rampage through the centre of Paris.
Asimov murdered one man and severely wounded four others – including a Chinese and Luxembourg citizen – in the attacks close to the historic Opera Garnier, in the city centre.
Nobody tell Alyssa Milano – she’s a little
hypocritical sensitive about the subject – but the NRA was nowhere around this (or any other) crime scene. Come to think of it, a few guns in the right hands might have saved a life. One notes that the police who shot the terrorist to death did so with guns. Interesting. #NoRA?
As French as Creme Brulee. Daily Mail.
Word has it Milano and Young Hogg will go on CNN with Khan to discuss this latest NRA-motivated school shooting.
As with any terrorist attack this attacker was previously known to police. He was even in a database! Probably something about the NRA and knives.
The lesson to learn here, dear friends, isn’t about immigration or situational awareness or the necessity of concealed carry. No. It’s that you can just get by with a plastic spork. Know your place, plebs.
Ils t’ont déclaré la guerre. Reste fort. Rendre le marteau fier!
Another day in the Big Apple, another visit from ISIS. Luckily, this one – all the way from Bangladesh (via Brooklyn) – was incompetent. I always get the sulfur/charcoal/saltpeter ratio mixed up. You?
Taxi driver and/or electrical worker and/or homicide enthusiast, Akayed Ullah, arrived at NYC’s main bus terminal early this morning on a mission. Seems his plan was to detonate a homemade bomb in the middle of rush hour. The device had other ideas, detonating prematurely and pitifully. *POOF!*
The explosion happened around 7:20am, in an underground tunnel linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal to Times Square.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, took the A subway train to Port Authority, got off and was walking east towards Times Square when a ‘low-tech’ explosive attached to his body with Velcro and zip ties partially exploded.
A photo from the scene shows Ullah crumpled up on the ground of the tunnel as police took him into custody. He was then rushed to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for serious burns and cuts to his abdomen and hands. Jack Collins, Sean Gallagher and Anthony Manfredini have been identified as the hero Port Authority Police officers who took Ullah into custody.
Three other people were also injured in the blast for minor injuries like ringing in the ears and headaches. But they were able to talk themselves to local hospitals.
Crafty New Yorkers: talking themselves to the ER: probably on the cellular.
Many speculate he was angered over the recently announced plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This would fit with the general reaction of many in his home country, Hamas, and various American and European liberals. He told police he wanted revenge.
Akayed Ullah, 27, who is from Bangladesh and was living in Brooklyn, told authorities he was trying to exact vengeance for Israeli actions in Gaza — where four Palestinians have been killed amid violent protests and airstrikes since President Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel last week, police sources told CNN.
Of course, per my First Law of Terrorism, Ullah was on someone’s radar before today. At the very least they had to look, glancingly, at him seven years ago when he tagged along behind … whomever from Bangladesh.
The miracles of post-1965 chain migration never cease. Car 54, where are you?
An added benefit was that, once again, Americans were treated to seeing their streets look like some Banana Republic:
Perceived security – after the fact. Daily Mail.
Friends, as terrible as this incident was, there is still time to act. That is, if we have the will. We can (and should) ban “assault-style” pipes. I’ve been a hunter for over 30 years and I can tell you that no sportsman needs a pipe. Your pipe will be useless (and pretty silly) going up against an Abrams tank or a nuclear carrier. Only the military needs “hi-capacity” pipes of this nature. Maybe plumbers…
One can’t help but note that I called for banning pipes almost a year and a half ago. I also called for a ban on buses – no buses, no pipe attack at the bus station!
Better to ban these hateful objects of hate that, say, civic nationalism and terrorists.
Terrorists are always known to authorities in advance. Always.
– Perrin’s First Law of Terrorism.
Sayfullo Saipov, the POS enemy combatant and assault truck enthusiast, was of course vetted (ahem…) when he came crawling to America in 2010, with all that bike path driving diversity, under the failure that is our immigration law. First knowledge.
Then, as luck would have it, he was investigated by the [pick: incompetent or complicit] feds in 2015 – for terrorism of all things. Second knowledge.
Sayfullo Saipov, who has been charged with killing eight people in a vehicle attack on the West Side of Manhattan on Tuesday, was interviewed in 2015 by federal agents about possible ties to suspected terrorists but a case was never opened against him, law enforcement officials tell ABC News.
Sometimes they’re known twice.
Say-Full-o-Shit. St. Charles Co., MO./LA Times.
Okay … 2016 traffic arrest – known thrice…
One can’t really blame authorities. They were likely out looking for a real terrorist, like this FICTIONAL truck attacker:
It’s really easy. Perrin’s First Law of Terrorism: Terror suspects are ALWAYS known to authorities in advance. Always.
For example: The London Tube Bombing Case: Arrestee No. 1, an 18-year-old “refugee” and foster “child,” was arrested (and released) at the same train station only two weeks ago.
Arrestee No. 2 is a 21-year-old “refugee” and former foster “child.” They say he loves a party.
The first suspect is from Iraq, the second from Syria.
The process goes something like this, overall: Western nation invades or meddles in foreign country. Foreigners are angered by this. Western nation foolishly allows mass migration of angry foreigners into Western nation. Western nation puts up displaced angry (fighting-age male) foreigners in foster homes. Displaced angry fighting-age male foreigner fosterlings bomb local subway train. Repeat process until Western nation is dead.
Meddling there + importing here = suicide.
For only Two Pounds a day you can help a needy child like this hospitalize thirty or so of your countrymen. Facebook/Mirror.
No doubt you have heard of the subway fire-bombing in London which left a multitude singed and injured.
A woman was reportedly severely burned in an explosion at Parsons Green underground station in west London that is being treated as a terrorist incident.
BBC presenter Sophie Raworth, who was on the packed commuter train heading into central London said she saw a woman taken to ambulance with burns “from top to toe”.
Witnesses described a loud bang, followed by flames and a “fireball” that erupted in the District Line Tube carriage at about 8.20am today.
The packed commuter train also had many children on board, travelling to school.
Several passengers were injured in the explosion, and witnesses said there were scenes of panic as people struggled to escape the carriage, “collapsing and pushing” each other.
Images of the aftermath of the incident appear to show a bucket with wires trailing from it smouldering inside the carriage, near doors.
Before we get to my Terrorism Template in use, word comes that the suspect has been identified from CCTV footage. He is already known to authorities somewhere because Perrin’s First Law of Terrorism.
Other than the use of a primarily incendiary bomb, this story unfolded like most. What caught my eye this time comes from deeper down in the Template, the reactionary part after the main event is over. Note:
In [Other Country A (probably America or Great Britain)] [Idiot President or Prime Minister X] declared, “[stupid quote]”. [Insert additional stupid quote if politician X calls for bombing or other military action in unrelated county B – also insert podium pounding picture of serious looking idiot or map of country B]. The shocked attention of the world is now turned towards the people of [city].
Today, “Other Country A” is indeed America. Here, this morning “Politician X” Trump did call for action in or against unrelated countries. In fairness, Trump first decried the actual attack and offered sympathy and assistance to Great Britain. Then he said it was time to “get nasty” and touted his immigration ban affecting six Muslim countries.
This is a stretch, and barely fits, in that the ban is not necessarily military action. And it is related to defense in the wider war on the West. But it usually comes conjoined with additional actions in already failed missions – Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, etc.
The burning bucket. Evening Express.
This and more I briefly covered in today’s commentary for Prepper News Weekly:
See also: PNW, 9/15/17.
Thirteen are dead and more than 100 wounded in the latest ISIS attack in Europe.
Further, deadly raids are underway in Cambrils:
Catalan police have just confirmed that – as well as the four suspects shot dead, and a fifth who was wounded and arrested – six bystanders and one police officer were injured during the operation in Cambrils.
Two are seriously injured. The officer was slightly hurt.
It’s not clear how they were injured.
All terrorists and suspects were previously known to authorities somewhere, because Perrin’s First Law.
It really started at the borders. Daily Mail.
PS: Wolf Blitzer is an embarrassment even to fake news.