Browsing: War and Terror

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‘The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says the Israeli regime has assassinated one of its senior members in the besieged Gaza Strip.

“Hamas and its (military wing) hold (Israel) and its collaborators responsible for this despicable crime,” Hamas said in a statement on Friday night, hours after gunmen shot dead Mazen Fuqaha.
Israel “knows that the blood of fighters is not spilled in vain and Hamas will know how to act,” the statement added.

An Interior Ministry spokesman in the Gaza Strip said Fuqaha, 38, was killed in the enclave’s Tell al-Hama neighborhood, and that an investigation had been launched in to the incident.’

Read more: Israel ‘assassinates’ senior Hamas official in Gaza

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‘A boat carrying 22 Syrian refugees has capsized off Turkey’s Aegean coastal town of Kusadasi, leaving at least 12 people dead and three others unaccounted for.

Turkey’s private Dogan news agency reported that there were five children among those killed after the inflatable dinghy sank on Friday.

According to the report, rescuers saved seven other people. The Turkish coast guard was still searching for the three missing people.

The agency added that Turkish authorities had arrested two Turks suspected of having organized the voyage to Greece after they swam ashore.’

Read more: Refugee boat capsizes off Turkey, 12 killed

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‘The United Nations human rights office says 106 civilians have been killed in Yemen, mostly by airstrikes and shelling by the Saudi regime and its allies, during the past month alone.

In a statement marking the second anniversary of the Saudi war, which was launched on March 26, 2015, the UN human rights office said 4,773 civilians had been killed and 8,272 wounded in the two years of the Saudi campaign.

Local Yemeni sources put the death toll at over 12,000, including many women and children.’

Read more: UN says 106 civilians killed in Yemen in one month alone

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‘In the days leading up to the London attacks, Met Police rehearsed a ‘terrifyingly realistic’ drill on the River Thames prior to yet another known wolf act of terror taking place.

‘GLADIO-322?’ – The London attacks occurred exactly a year after the Brussels airport bombings, conjuring the peculiar lore of Yale’s Skull & Bones numerology. Its also worth noting, the London attacks appear to have echoed elements of a 2016 Hollywood film called “London Has Fallen.

Though many are still reeling in the wake of the tragic events in London – key questions have emerged following this latest terror attack in the UK.

During the course of this article, we’ll examine some of the available evidence of the events in London, as well as discuss the relevance of the ‘known wolf’ aspect of the case. In addition, we’ll consider the political context with which to view the attacks following an uptick of Western allied involvement in Syria.

Let’s review the London attacks below…’

Read more: Shades of Gladio? London Attacker ‘Known’ to MI5 – Police Terror Drill Days Before

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‘Heavy-duty armoured cars which can withstand bomb blasts and machine gun fire have been deployed on the streets of London in the wake of the Westminster terror attack.

Two of Scotland Yard’s fleet of Jankel ‘Guardian’ vans were parked off Parliament Square today as the force announced a surge in number of armed officers.

The seven-tonne vehicles, which can cost more than £100,000, can carry eight offices and have bullet-proof tyres, a blast-resistant floor and can withstand bullets from AK47s, grenades and bombs.

It came as hundreds of extra firearms personnel were put on patrol around the country as forces mount a large-scale security operation following the outrage.’

Read more: Fortress London: Huge armoured police vans dubbed ‘The Guardians’ patrol the capital’s streets as number of armed officers is doubled after Westminster attack

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‘Churchillian!’ Viewers hail Andrew Neil’s incredible monologue on Westminster attack

‘Andrew Neil has been branded “Churchillian” as he delivered a blistering monologue on the Westminster terror attack.

Speaking at the beginning of the This Week show, the BBC journalist sent a message of a defiance in the wake of the atrocity which claimed the lives of four innocent people.

The spine-tingling speech, in which he labels attacker Khalid Masood a “pathetic, Poundland terrorist in an estate car”, has been widely praised online.

He began by paying tribute to PC Keith Palmer, the officer stabbed to death inside the parliamentary grounds.’

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Phillip Schofield is mercilessly mocked on Twitter in series of hilarious memes for walking across Westminster Bridge as an act of ‘defiance’ following London terror attack

‘On Thursday evening, as the nation still reeled from the shocking attacks that took place in Westminster a day before, Phillip Schofield carried out a symbolic act.

The TV presenter took to his Instagram account to share a shot of the Houses of Parliament, and reveal that he was walking across Westminster Bridge, in ‘tribute and defiance’ to those hurt and killed by Khalid Masood.

And while his gesture was met with praise on the photo-sharing site, things were largely the polar opposite on Twitter, where countless users mercilessly mocked him in a series of rib-tickling memes.’

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‘The threat posed by violent extremism is higher in Europe than anywhere else in the world, apart from actual war zones and hotspots, US European Command head General Curtis Scaparrotti said, commenting on Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London.

“The number of threat streams that we have of this type within Europe – it’s probably higher in Europe than any other part of the globe, with the exception of the places we’re actually physically fighting [terrorists], like Syria […] Afghanistan and Iraq,” the senior US military leader in Europe, who is also NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

He said that Europe is faced with a “difficult challenge” posed by extremists.’

Read more: Terrorist threat higher in Europe than anywhere else except war zones – EUCOM chief


Chaos And Fear: The Currency of Control – David Icke

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‘IS … is neither typical nor mired in the distant past, because its roots are in Wahhabism, a form of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia that developed only in the 18th century. In July 2013, the European Parliament identified Wahhabism as the main source of global terrorism, and yet the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, condemning IS in the strongest terms, has insisted that “the ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism do not belong to Islam in any way”.

Other members of the Saudi ruling class, however, look more kindly on the movement, applauding its staunch opposition to Shiaism and for its Salafi piety, its adherence to the original practices of Islam. This inconsistency is a salutary reminder of the impossibility of making accurate generalisations about any religious tradition. In its short history, Wahhabism has developed at least two distinct forms, each of which has a wholly different take on violence.’

Read more: Wahhabism to ISIS: how Saudi Arabia exported global terrorism (which is why it arms and funds it)

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Teresa May PM

David talks about the Westminster ‘Terror’ attack from the latest leg of his World Wide Wake Up Tour in Iceland


Yemenis ‘pay the price’ for UK and America’s ‘brazenly hypocritical’ arms deals – Amnesty

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Amnesty International has condemned the US and Britain for supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, arms which have then been used to kill hundreds of civilians in Yemen.

Figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute show that the two countries have sent weaponry worth more than $5 billion to Saudi Arabia since Riyadh’s intervention began in March 2015. This is over 10 times the approximately $450 million that the US State Department and the UK’s Department for International Development have sent (or planned to send) in humanitarian aid to Yemen over the same period, which Amnesty has described as a “shameful contradiction.”’

Read more: Yemenis ‘pay the price’ for UK and America’s ‘brazenly hypocritical’ arms deals – Amnesty

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‘A Jerusalem-based human rights group has posted a video showing Israeli soldiers apparently seizing an eight-year-old Palestinian boy and “dragging him from house to house,” reportedly to receive a tip-off on stone-throwers at an nearby settlement.

According to a report by the B’Tselem group, on March 19 the boy’s mother was visiting her parents’ home nearby and asked her son to collect his six-year-old brother from school and bring the younger sibling to the grandparents’ house.

Both boys arrived at about 1:30pm local time, but the elder brother, Sufian, realized he’d lost a toy he’d bought along the way. His mother reportedly told him not to go looking for it, but Sufian sneaked out anyway.

B’Tselem said the boy “was wandering barefoot outside his house in Hebron, looking for a toy he had lost,” when all of a sudden he was surrounded by at least 15 soldiers.’

Read more: IDF soldiers grab eight year-old Palestinian boy and drag him away ‘to find stone-throwers’

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