Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bomba Grande in Manchester. Coal to Newcastle?

While 'bringing coal to Newcastle' was always given as an example of uselessness, somebody bombing a kids' concert like the one in Manchester is just the kind of thing that makes me want to give up more of our freedoms in return for being better-protected.  Coming out of the Manchester event - along with the 'normal'   flood of condolences and castigations of 'world terror' - are the standard calls for even tighter security, and in Britain's case the need for an incumbent  Prime Ministerial candidate for election,  to step forward and display the kind of leadership that was missing last week before anybody know something like this would happen.

Adding to the news coverage are a number of strangely dissonant side-stories:  stories of 'missing' children who seem to have disappeared in the glut of 'helping' that followed the blast. Or reports of disappeared children who obviously haven't, or victims who aren't.  There has been an outbreak of social media 'spoofing' laid at the doors of a new phenomenon - 'the Internet hacker' - obfuscating the message that 'real' news services are trying to get out to us, when they're not interfering with a democratic election - like the one underway in England. Meanwhile this: "In the early hours of the morning of the 23rd May – approximately 02.35BST   NDTV via the Washington Post stated quite categorically that:
“U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, identified the assailant as Salman Abedi. They did not provide information about his age or nationality, and British officials declined to comment on the suspect’s identity.
This was published at a time when British police and security services were refusing to make any statements as to who they thought the perpetrators were because, at the time, they were "dealing with the immediate aftermath of the event." - taken from the Center for Global research site.  Is this about 'the US leaking secret info ' - ie the Brits knew who did it and informed the US within 4 hours of the incident?

Theresa May, the Tory candidate who has been a large part of the recent governmental 'austerity' program, (which has removed almost 20 000 police from British streets over the past 8 years) is calling for a military deployment of 5 000 troops 'on the street' - I assume in Manchester.  The last time such a military deployment happened there,  it resulted in the Peterloo Massacre - and early attempt to 'put down'  the earliest seditious labour unions.  17 days before election day?   3 days of mourning and  a fortnight to 'take action',  gets Jill elected Prime Ministress - Putin couldn't have done it better.


Deployment - Squaddies  to Scotland Yard

And to the Palace

This is REAL terror I tell ya!

The larger picture.

The culprit:  US security forces identified him and he 'was known to them' - not well enough.

The Libyan connection - to a NATO sponsored Anti-Ghaddafi group

      The Perps Brother - after arrest in Libya - not ISIS or AQ - NATO-sponsored 'freedom fighters'

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