‘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…’
‘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.’
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‘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.’
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.’
‘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.’
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‘Donald Trump’s flagship healthcare bill has been killed off after failing to secure enough support from Republicans, in a major embarrassment for the US President during his first attempt at passing legislation through the House.
The decision, made just minutes before the vote was due to take place, will be viewed as a significant set back for Mr Trump, who has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan told Mr Trump just ahead of the scheduled Friday vote that there were too many dissenting Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act. The White House could only afford to have 22 Republicans vote ‘no’ on the bill.’
‘A federal judge in Virginia has ruled in support of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban for people from six Muslim-majority countries. The ruling comes a week after two federal courts decided against the ban.
In a decision hailed by the White House, US District Court Judge Anthony Trenga ruled Friday that the revised travel ban could go forward, seeing the latest version as markedly different from the Trump administration’s initial effort. The first version of the travel ban was the subject of negative rulings in federal court last month, most recently in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington.
Signed on March 6, Trump’s second travel-ban executive order placed a 90-day suspension on the issuance of visas to citizens of the six nations – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – and all refugee admissions into the US for 120 days.’
‘Donald Trump has given a presidential permit to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project – a major boost for Canada-based developer TransCanada.
Environmentalists have objected to the construction of the 875 mile line, which would carry up to 830,000 barrels of oil a day. It requires presidential approval because the project will cross the US’s northern international border.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that Mr Trump, who claims the pipeline will create many thousands of jobs, would discuss the pipeline later.
The State Department said it determined that building Keystone served the US national interest. Under the Obama administration, the same department reached the opposite conclusion.’
‘Concerns are rising over the health of meat products exported to global consumption markets by giant South American producer Brazil.
Following the disclosure of a scandal in Brazil that involved bribing inspectors to certify tainted meat, consumers are announcing bans on imports of animal products from the country.
China, Hong Kong and Japan, respectively the first, second and third top consumers of Brazilian meat, have all already suspended all imports.
Other important markets, notably the European Union, have stopped any imports from the 21 businesses under investigation.
Brazil’s government has appealed to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) members not to impose “arbitrary” bans on the country’s more than $13 billion meat export industry, AFP reported.’
‘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.’
‘Bulgarian volunteers have begun erecting a fence on the country’s border with Turkey without authorization from the government to “prevent Turkish provocations” during elections, RIA Novosti reports.
“The situation on the border is difficult and to prevent provocations from Turkey, our volunteers began erecting a four-meter fence. We have set up around 11 km from the town of Malko Tarnovo, construction is in progress,” Nikolay Ivanov, leader of the self-described activist group, told the news agency.
The activists say Turkey may attempt to bring ethnic Turks holding Bulgarian passports into the country on buses to vote in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, influencing the political landscape in the country, giving an advantage to pro-Turkey parties.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘US authorities have charged a Lebanese businessman with dodging sanctions imposed against him over his alleged financial support to the Hezbollah resistance movement, the Department of Justice has announced.
The Justice Department said in a statement that Kassim Tajideen pleaded not guilty in a federal court in Washington, DC, on Friday.
The 62-year-old billionaire businessman will remain in prison until his next hearing, which is scheduled to be held in the coming week, according to the statement.
He was arrested on March 12 in Morocco after an international warrant was issued by Interpol’s office in Washington, Reuters reported earlier this week.’
‘The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution condemning the Israeli regime for violating the rights of the Palestinian people and settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories and Syria’s Golan Heights.
The resolution, which was passed on Friday, called on Israel to put an end to all of the human rights violations linked to the presence of settlements, especially of the right to self-determination.
It condemned the Tel Aviv regime for the “continuation… of settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including in East Jerusalem (al-Quds), in violation of international humanitarian law… and in defiance of the calls by the international community to cease all settlement activities.”’