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Convenient London Bridge Terrorist Attack Occurs Two Weeks Before General Election: UPDATES

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Comment: 3 weeks ago Joe Quinn posted this on Facebook:
"I'll make a little prediction now, that if there is another "Muslim terror attack" in the UK before the Dec. 12th general election, it will be pretty clear evidence that the British establishment, as represented (as always) by the Conservative party, uses "Muslim terrorism" to maintain their position in power.

Why? Because "Muslim terrorism" was THE reason that a majority of British people voted for Brexit. If that reason were to be brought back, front and center, it would likely swing a general election vote in favor of the Conservatives, with the people thinking that by voting for the Conservatives they are voting for "Brexit" (and an end to immigration) when they are merely voting for 5 more years of Conservative party rule (and the continued destruction of the NHS)."
Today...


The man shot by police on London Bridge has died at the scene, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer told reporters. The suspect was strapped with a fake bomb and the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

Police shot the suspect dead, after he stabbed multiple people near London Bridge on Friday, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told reporters that afternoon. The man died at the scene.

"This is a terrorist incident," Basu told reporters, adding that investigators believe the man was wearing a hoax explosive vest.

Comment: And that attack in 2017 just happened to occur one week before the last UK general election...

UPDATE 20:00 CET

Here's video footage of the police shooting the suspect dead:




UPDATE 20:30 CET

Police have confirmed the 'stabber-jihadist' killed two people. Here's a still from video footage of him apparently showing his 'fake suicide vest':

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Interestingly, the three 'London Bridge stabber-jihadists' two years ago were also wearing fake suicide vests:

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UPDATE 11:30 CET

The London Times is reporting that 'stabber-jihadist' had previously served jail-time for an "Islamist terrorism-related offence," was released from prison about a year ago, and "agreed to wear an electronic tag as part of his bail conditions."

It's been noted in past attacks that 'lone-wolf jihadists' were either 'radicalized' in prison or - more specifically - went on a rampage soon after leaving prison walls.

UPDATE NOV 30

Not only was the stabber - 28-year-old Usman Khan - previously convicted in 2012 for terrorism offenses; the violence began at a Cambridge-sponsored "prisoner rehabilitation" conference where Khan was expected to speak, among other ex-cons...


Khan was released in December of last year. He had apparently plotted to attack the London Stock Exchange in 2010.

Johnson has pledged to bolster prison sentences for serious crimes as a result: "I think that the practice of automatic, early release where you cut a sentence in half and let really serious, violent offenders out early simply isn't working, and you've some very good evidence of how that isn't working, I am afraid, with this case." Unsurprisingly, the BBC has backed down from its beef with BoJo - agreeing for him to appear on the Andrew Marr show, even though they had previously said he wouldn't appear unless he agreed to speak with Andrew Neil.

On a lighter note, the fact that one of the citizens who confronted and subdued Khan used a narwhal tusk has caught the public's attention. The man - a Polish chef named Luckasz - was at the conference with Khan. After Khan started attacking people, Luckasz grabbed the tusk from a wall in the building. He can be seen in the footage brandishing the makeshift spear.





Unsurprisingly, IS laid claim to the knife rampage on Saturday, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which we suppose you could call the PR group for ISIS's PR group, as they're usually the only ones to publish statements from Amaq. SITE Director Rita Katz noted that the attack "bore IS-inspired hallmarks." There is, however, no evidence to support the claim from what the UK police have so far shared with the public.

The claim was broadcast through the group's Amaq News Agency, a propaganda outlet that disseminates its message through apps like Telegram. Europol announced that it had successfully removed "a significant portion of key actors within the IS network" from the platform. The coordinated effort saw the jihadist-linked accounts being removed from Telegram "at an impressive pace" in the days ahead of the London attack.


UPDATE DEC 1

Johnson has revealed that 74 convicted terrorists are roaming the streets of the UK after being granted early release from prison.
Johnson: "I am sure that people can imagine that what we are doing with the other 74 individuals is to ensure that they are being properly invigilated to ensure that there is no threat and we took that action because we were concerned ... If you are convicted of a serious terrorist offence, there should be a mandatory minimum sentence of 14 years - and some should never be released."
Corbyn's take:
Speaking to Sky on Sunday, veteran peace campaigner Corbyn said people convicted of terrorism offences should "not necessarily" serve their full prison terms because it depended on the circumstances of their imprisonment. "I think there has to be an examination of how our prison services work and, crucially, what happens to them on release from prison." The probation service had failed to monitor Khan after his release...and there should be a "full investigation" into the circumstances around Khan's sentence and subsequent release.
The two victims have now been identified: 23-year-old Saskia Jones and 25-year-old Jack Merritt, who worked rehabilitating criminals, and who was coordinating the conference which Khan was attending:
Sometime during the scheduled storytelling and creative writing workshops, Khan's rampage began. Merritt and another woman were stabbed to death, three others were injured, and Khan was subdued by members of the public on London Bridge - which reportedly included some of the convicts attending the workshop - before police officers shot him dead at point blank range. He wore a fake suicide vest under his jacket, and had reportedly threatened to "blow up" the conference building.

Merritt's father described him in a tweet as a "beautiful spirit" and "champion for underdogs everywhere," while colleagues paid tribute to his work with offenders.

Jack "was the sweetest, most caring and selfless individual I've ever met," criminology lecturer Serena Wright said. Suffolk Law Centre Director Audrey Ludwig praised his "deep commitment to prisoner education and rehabilitation."
The father of Jack Merritt said this: "My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily."

The judge that handed down Khan's prison sentence in 2012 warned that he was a "serious jihadi" who should not be eligible for early release from prison. Here's Khan on the BBC in 2008 after a raid on his apartment:


However, he was arrested two years later for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange, kill then-Mayor Boris Johnson, bomb a series of London pubs, and establish a terror training camp on family land in Kashmir.



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MindMatters: Finding Meaning through Mythological Representations: Delving Further into Jordan Peterson's Maps of Meaning

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Why have many ancient - and even contemporary stories - just stuck with us and seem etched into the psyche of civilization? What is it about particular narratives that appear to hold something so essential to our existence, and that have become reference points for our own narratives? And how can a story, or a mythology, serve us as we navigate life's many day to day travails, and unexpected twists and turns? Jordan Peterson writes: "A good theory lets you use things — things that once appeared useless — for desirable ends. In consequence, such a theory has a general sense of excitement and hope about it. A good theory about the structure of myth should let you see how a story you couldn't even understand previously might shed new and useful light on the meaning of your life."

Join us this week on MindMatters as we continue our discussion of Jordan Peterson's deeply insightful Maps of Meaning and dive into the treasures of 'Mythological Representation: The Constituent Elements of Experience' - where we'll be taking a look at how the archetypes of many myths are, in fact, all around us - and whether we realize it or not, make up the firmament for the stories we tell ourselves about our own exploratory journeys into both the known and the unknown.


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NYT's 'Leaked' Chinese Files Story Covers For Terrorism

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The New York Times has once again exposed itself as an organ of US special interests operating under the guise of journalism - contributing to Wall Street and Washington's ongoing and escalating hybrid war with China with a particularly underhanded piece of war propaganda.

Its article, "'Absolutely No Mercy': Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims," at face value attempts to bolster allegations made primarily by the United States that China is organizing unwarranted and oppressive "mass detentions" of "Muslims" in China's western region of Xinjiang.

But just by investigating the quote in the headline alone reveals both the truth behind what is really happening in Xinjiang, why Beijing has reacted the way it has, and that the United States, including its mass media - is deliberately lying about it.

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Draconian Climate Change Agenda: Back to The Medieval Green World

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Greens dream of a zero-emissions world without coal, oil and natural gas. They need to think what they wish for.

First there would be no mass production of steel without coke from coking coal to remove oxygen from iron ore. People could cut trees in forests for charcoal to produce pig iron and crude steels, but forests would soon be exhausted. Coal saved the forests from this fate.

We could produce gold and silver without using mineral hydro-carbons and with ingenuity we could probably produce unrefined copper, lead and tin and alloys like brass and bronze. But making large quantities of nuclear fuels, cement, aluminium, refined metals, plastics, nylons, synthetics, petro-chemicals and poly pipes would be impossible.

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Leaked Email Proves UN Report on Poison Gas Attack by Assad Was Falsified to Justify US Attack on Syria


Comment: More confirmation that the media - in concert with corrupted international bodies - habitually produces fake news to justify war crimes and support geopolitical intrigue.


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Children in Douma who are clearly not suffering from an kind of chemical poisoning but are, instead, being used as actors in a staged scene.
A leaked email last night dramatically indicated that the UN's poison gas watchdog had butchered and censored a critical report on an alleged chemical attack in Syria. If substantiated, the revelations will be severely embarrassing for Britain, France and America, which launched a massive military strike in retaliation without waiting for proof that chemical weapons had actually been used.

Unconfirmed reports and videos, showing the corpses of adults and children foaming at the mouth in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, shocked the world in April 2018 and led to a joint Western attack on the supposed culprit, Syria, in which more than 100 missiles, including nearly 70 Tomahawk cruise missiles, were fired.

Although the reports and films could not be independently verified, as the alleged events took place in a war zone then under the control of brutal Islamist militants, Western governments, and many Western media, took them at face value.

President Donald Trump tweeted at the time: 'Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!'


Comment: At the time, anyone with any sense and even a modicum of understanding of Western government tactics understood that the hysterical allegations by those same Western governments and their compliant media outlets that Assad had "bombed his own people" were complete and utter nonsense. Unfortunately, few people in the Western world appear to have much sense or understanding of anything other than that which they receive from their governments and media.

At this point, the bogus narrative that "Assad is a brutal dictator" has been successfully embedded in the minds of people the world over, and it is highly unlikely that this leaked information will do anything to change that narrative. That is, after all, how lies and propaganda work.


Comment: RT points out something the British Mail on Sunday omitted in the above report:
The email is consistent with what an OPCW whistleblower earlier told an expert panel by the Courage Foundation last month. It also gives credence to a scolding story in CounterPunch, which said Robert Fairweather, the chief of cabinet of then-Inspector General Ahmet Uzumcu, of being the driving force behind the alterations.

CounterPunch apparently cites the same internal email as well as claims by a whistleblower, who said Fairweather allowed three US officials to have an impact on the drafting process. The Americans pressured the OPCW into blaming the Syrian government. The organization leadership then decided it needed to include a 'smoking gun' in the final report the whistleblower said.

Fairweather is the recipient of the email, though interestingly his name was redacted by the Mail on Sunday for unclear reasons. The British newspaper, however, provided some additional details into how the preparation of the report happened. It said four increasingly censored versions of the document had been produced as OPCW management fought off dissenting voices among the scientists. The final version was released in March this year.
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Smile, Bob, you're on candid camera: Robert Fairweather, OBE
See also: The hugely important OPCW scandal keeps unfolding. Here's why no one's talking about it


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Gratitude Heals: How a Neuroscientist Used His Research to Recover From Grief

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Neuroscientist Glenn Fox has dedicated his life to studying gratitude — how it improves our resilience, lowers stress, and boosts overall health. He's an expert on the ability of gratitude to help us through tough times.

But on Thanksgiving in 2013, Fox was feeling anything but grateful. That's because, just a few days before, he'd lost his mother to ovarian cancer.

The day after, going down to Starbucks for coffee and some pastries, "it was like the most intense experience ever. And I just thought, how am I even going to get through this? How am I even going to order?"

Fox was just months away from completing his Ph.D. on the neural bases of gratitude. He knew from his research how therapeutic gratitude can be — and how it could help him in his long journey recovering from grief. What he didn't know was how to make that happen on a practical level.

"I thought, you know, I really need to put this into action," he said. "I don't want to be flattened by this forever. I don't want this to define me."

Comment: More on the salutary effects of 'an attitude of gratitude':


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MindMatters: The Reality and Implications of an Afterlife

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While materialist scientists and academics dismiss the possibility out of hand, there is not only an extensive amount of research suggesting the validity of reincarnation, near-death out-of-body experiences, and the like - but also much more to the reality of an afterlife than many people assume. Through automatic writing and the use of mediumship there exists a whole body of literature that presents such a world to us. While perhaps impossible to prove the validity of this material, it is worth taking a look at it.

This week on MindMatters we examine some of texts that make the case for what life after death might look like, what functions the 'place' serves, what people do there, and how beings on that plane of existence seem to be acutely aware of the challenges and struggles of those who live and breathe in our 'land of the living'. We'll also be discussing the implications of this information and what it might possibly mean for the choices we make, and how we live our lives in the here and now.


Running Time: 01:20:19

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Remembering John F. Kennedy's Vision For The Future That Should Have Been

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Where China and Russia are currently leading a new paradigm of cooperation and development, it is too easily forgotten that America itself had once embodied this anti-colonial spirit under the foreign policy vision of John F. Kennedy. Even though the young leader died in office before the full effect of his grand vision could take hold, it is worth revisiting his fight and stated intention for a post-colonial world governed by win-win cooperation. This exercise is especially important now that we are coming to the anniversary of the murder of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

FDR's Death and the Emergence of the New Rome

America didn't become an imperial "dumb giant" after WWII without a major fight.

With FDR's death, the USA began acting more and more like an empire abroad and a racist police state under McCarthyism within its own borders. During this time, those allies of FDR who were committed to Roosevelt's anti colonial post war vision, rallied around former Vice President Henry Wallace's 1948 Presidential bid with the Progressive Party of America. When this effort failed, an outright police state took over and those same fascists who had sponsored WWII took control of the reins of power.

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JFK Assassination Anniversary: Oswald Murder Witness Speaks

Witness to Lee Harvey Oswald's Murder Gives Exclusive Interview to WhoWhatWhy
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James Leavelle, shown here at age 83 on November 11, 1993. Leavelle is the former Dallas police officer who was responsible, on November 24, 1963, for escorting Lee Harvey Oswald from Dallas city jail to county jail. At precisely 11:21 AM, a man suddenly emerged from the bustling crowd, aimed the barrel of a .38-caliber revolver point blank into Oswald’s chest, and fired. Oswald collapsed.
The detective who was handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963, when Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby, provided several revelations in an exclusive interview he granted WhoWhatWhy. The conversation took place two months before his death on August 29 of this year.

This Friday is the 56th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death, allegedly at the hands of Oswald; Sunday is the anniversary of Ruby's slaying of Oswald in the Dallas Police Department garage.

One striking contention offered by retired Dallas Police Department (DPD) Detective James Leavelle, almost in passing, was that he took notes while interviewing Oswald.

This contrasts with the official position that no police department notes or recordings exist.

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Did Israel Kill the Kennedys?


Comment: 56 years ago today, John F Kennedy, the United States of America's first and last Catholic president, was assassinated in broad daylight in Dallas, Texas. Most people don't need convincing that he wasn't killed by a lone gunman who 'just didn't like him', but most research into the terrible event has assumed that the president's murder was a purely 'homegrown' affair. French author Laurent Guyénot has a tantalizing new theory that may account for why this faulty assumption has gone unquestioned for so long...


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Introduction

Just after midnight of June 6, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated in a backroom of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He had just been celebrating his victory at the California primaries, which made him the most likely Democratic nominee for the presidential election. His popularity was so great that Richard Nixon, on the Republican side, stood little chance. At the age of 43, Robert would have become the youngest American president ever, after being the youngest Attorney General in his brother's government. His death opened the way for Nixon, who could finally become president eight years after having been defeated by John F. Kennedy in 1960.

John had been assassinated four and a half years before Robert. Had he survived, he would certainly have been president until 1968. Instead, his vice-president Lyndon Johnson took over the White House in 1963, and became so unpopular that he retired in 1968. Interestingly, Johnson became president the very day of John's death, and ended his term a few months after Robert's death. He was in power at the time of both investigations.

And both investigations are widely regarded as cover-ups. In both cases, the official conclusion is rife with contradictions. We are going to sum them up here. But we will do more: we will show that the key to solving both cases resides in the link between them. And we will solve them beyond a reasonable doubt.

Comment: This is an intruiging angle on the JFK assassination, that there was a plot within the plot. We thought as much occurred on 9/11, with an 'Israeli double-cross' taking the Bush gang by surprise and 'binding' them to effectively conduct a cover-up on behalf of perps who had escalated the false-flag attacks to a whole other level.

It makes sense then that there would be historical precedent for such a ruse. At long last, the 'LBJ-did-it' vs the 'CIA-did-it' wings of JFK assassiantion research come together in a logical synthesis.