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Donald Trump Jr launches rant against London Mayor Sadiq Khan after London terror attack

The President’s son dug out an old article, which quoted the Mayor as saying terror attacks were ‘part and parcel’ of living in a major city.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/donald-trump-jr-launches-rant-1007...

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Channel Four British TV station is reporting British born and has previously be in prison for hate crime but personal details about the suspected attacker were not immediately made public according to Washington Post

http://thechronicleherald.ca/world/1452713-the-latest-france-flies-famil...

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Don Jr. (AKA American Psycho) can go fuck himself. Actually the whole family can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzN3qO-qc8U

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UNCONFIRMED REPORTS ABOUT LONDON ATTACKER'S IDENTITY CHALLENGED BY LAWYER

http://www.jpost.com/International/Reports-emerge-about-London-attackers...

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Eight others arrested but unsure of connection to British born attacker

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/mar/23/westminster-attack-...

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George Galloway's Sputnik: Ep 170 *Don't Miss*

https://www.rt.com/shows/sputnik/382282-westminster-attack-syria-police/

Peter Ford, a former British ambassador to Syria and now a vocal critic of UK policy in Syria, joining us for a very special edition of Sputnik.

"We are tonto."

 

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Latest Statement On Incident At Manchester Arena

https://twitter.com/gmpolice/status/866808564316344321

"Just before 10:35 on Monday 22 May, 2017, police were called to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. So far 19 people have been confirmed dead, with around 50 others injured.

This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise..."

 

'Terrorist Incident': 19 Dead, 50 Injured (Live Updates)

https://on.rt.com/8ccy

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Manchester Arena Terrorist Attack

https://on.rt.com/8cgh

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

The death toll is now at 22, with 59 injured. The youngest of the dead was 8 years old.

It was no accident that a venue for a concert where the fan base is primarily young girls was chosen as a target. So much hate.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-...

quizzical

i hadn't viewed it being an attack against women/girls.

fk.

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Think about it. What does Daesh hate more than anything else? Girls being free to be happy, open and confident, dancing to their own song. That's what they decided to attack, to try to destroy.

This world scares the living shit out of me.

Mr. Magoo

I don't at all disagree.  I do believe that Daesh hates those girls for their freedoms.  I know that "they hate us for our freedoms" was used as a bit of a sarcastic shut-up at one time, but unless tween girls have been occupying Syria as of late, I'm hard pressed to otherwise explain why Daesh would intentionally choose this venue for the killing.

The only other thing I can think of (and it's not exclusive of that first explanation; it could be just added value) is that Daesh seems to need to behave in increasingly brutal ways if they want to get themselves plenty of "above the fold" headlines.

Years ago, "ISIS Executes Traitors In Cold Blood" was enough.  Now they have to push people off of buildings or shoot them with anti-aircraft guns.  In five years, they'll be feeding them to radioactive sharks.  So, for maximum newsworthiness, I guess it's kids now.

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Manchester Terrorist Atrocity - Enough is Enough

https://sptnkne.ws/e2KE

"...We cannot avoid the conclusion that neither principle nor rationality is driving Western foreign policy in the Middle East, or as it pertains to terrorism. Instead it is being driven by unalloyed hypocrisy, to the extent that when such carnage occurs in Syria, as it has unremittingly over the past 6 years, the perpetrators are still described in some quarters as rebels or freedom fighters, yet when it takes place in Manchester or Paris or Brussels, etc. they are depicted as terrorists..."

 

Trump: Manchester Terror Attack Carried Out By 'Evil Losers'

https://twitter.com/sahouraxo/status/867033380126412802

"You just sold $460 billion worth of weaponry to the very regime that arms, funds and spreads the ideology of such 'evil losers'.

And Canada sold billions too...

NDPP
quizzical

Timebandit wrote:

Think about it. What does Daesh hate more than anything else? Girls being free to be happy, open and confident, dancing to their own song. That's what they decided to attack, to try to destroy.

This world scares the living shit out of me.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/the-targeting-of-women-and-girls-in-...

NDPP

'Theresa May Has Raised Threat-Level To Critical and Posted Soldiers Onto the Streets': Chunky Mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCnfVdgkPDU

 

Everything We Know About Salman Abedi, The Manchester Suicide Bomber

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/24/everything-know-salman-abedi-...

"Suicide bomber Salman Abedi is believed to have traveled to Syria and became radicalised before returning to the UK to cause carnage at a gig in the city where he was born. The son of Libyan parents who reportedly fled their native country and sought refuge in the UK, he is thought to have come back to Britain from Libya just days before the massacre.

Abedi's sister, Jomana, suggested he carried out the attack for revenge on US air strikes in Syria. 'I think he saw children - Muslim children - dying everywhere, and wanted revenge,' she told the Wall Street Journal. 'He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge. Whether he got that is between him and God."

Mr. Magoo

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He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge. Whether he got that is between him and God

"I can forgive your appetite for revenge, Salman, but what made you think that it was a bunch of adolescent British girls who dropped those bombs??"  -- God.

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RT Visits Place Where Manchester Attacker Lived

https://youtu.be/qc_HqyI4E4A

"...This man came from a Libyan family of Islamic extremists who were given sanctuary against Col Gaddafi back in the 1990s. Reportedly his father went back to Libya in 2011, when the West intervened in Libya and assassinated Gaddafi. He went back to Libya to fight against Gaddafi again. So this is a family with a long-known and proven history of involvement in Islamic extremism. And yet he is allowed to carry on and fly under the radar and carry out the attack."

Manchester Attack Probe: Suicide Bomber's Relatives Detained in Libya

https://youtu.be/Fa0mBj_2OmM

"So the investigators are now looking into their Libya connections. The question is, why are investigators only looking at it now, and not before?"

 

Details Emerge on the Manchester Blowback From Britain's Terror Support

https://t.co/916tgf629f

"The attack was a blowback from the British use of Takfirs to take down governments it dislikes. The father of the Manchester assassin fought in Libya in a gang related to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a known Al Qaeda entity. His son, then 16 years old, joined him.

The son returned to Manchester but became a well known danger to society. Members of Libyan exile society in Manchester reported him at least five times as a dangerous Jihadi, to the local authorities. There were no reactions."

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Let we forget, Canada is the home of a much greater unidicted war-criminal, responsible for far more dead than Salman Abedi. Lt Gen Charles 'the butcher' Bouchard, who led the NATO bombing of Libya, and was decorated for it, now heads the Canadian operations of  Lockheed Martin.

https://youtu.be/c-S4dvQ4vlY

Perhaps the NDP candidates, who supported  and acclaimed Bouchard's efforts and called for  the Al Qaeda connected PR arm, The White Helmets, to be awarded a Nobel Prize, should be asked why? 

https://youtu.be/Hc_qNwNuLBo

 

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Jeremy Corbyn To Blame Terrorist Attacks Such as Manchester Bombing on UK Foreign Policy

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-manchester-a...

"Intelligence experts have linked 'wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home,' Labour leader will claim."

With CF special forces in both Iraq and Syria, perhaps Canada had best learn this same lesson soon...

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

Post Brexit Trade Deals - Who Will be the Winners and Losers?

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The U.K. has been completely liberalized since Thatcher's time and that means that we have been completely open, all investment opportunities here have been completely open to transnational investors. Whether it's a private sector, like firms being sold off, it's always open to transnational investors and the result of that is that we don't own anything anymore in this country because it's been in that direction for a long time. It also applies when there are privatizations in the public sector, those investment opportunities are also open to transnational investors. So, this complete liberalization is to suit the needs of the city of London because the transnational financial services there, we have to be the global model for liberalization because that's what they want globally so that's what drives U.K. policy.

There's little attention paid to workers and to labor aspect of the economy really. If you notice, there's less and less reporting on workers as the shift in reporting has gone towards business perspectives and business needs. Tom Mills, in his book on the BBC really points this out how there aren't any industrial reporters anymore, it's all business focused. Work is really central to our lives, it's central to how we spend our time, much of our lives in time. It's also central to our survival and labor's also the fundamental part of the economy. The left pays insufficient attention to this but the right, as in big business, certainly knows the importance of driving down labor standards. Obviously this happens through two main mechanisms, is to shift work overseas to cheaper labor areas or to bring in, move across borders, workers who will work more cheaply. That's inherently undermines labor standards as well. Both of these are reinforced in trade agreements and facilitated in international trade agreements.

lagatta4

And of course Morrissey weighed in, in his particular tone-deaf way: 

What the intervening years have proved, however, is that the only thing Morrissey understood was himself. His latest public intervention, a Facebook post on the Manchester Arena bombing, appeared to suggest immigration was to blame (the culprit was born in Manchester of immigrant parents, just like Morrissey), that politicians are never victims of terror (just shy of a year on from the murder of Jo Cox), that Sadiq Khan had not specifically named Isis in his condemnation of the killings, and that “in modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private.” 

More pointedly, Morrissey was born in Manchester of Irish parents, and two decades ago there was huge bomb damage to a district in central Manchester, ascribed to the IRA... 

And he's up there with PETA in seriously damaging the image of vegans and animal welfare activists... 

 

 

NDPP

The Manchester Bombing is Blowback From the West's Disastrous Interventions and Covert Proxy Wars

http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/manchester-bombing-covert-proxy...

"How the US and UK helped bring jihadists like Salem Abedi to Libya and Syria."

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

Mourning Manchester: Forging a New Politics of Grief

We are all grieving the children lost in the suicide bombing of a concert in Manchester this week.

The global media is remembering these young lives, lost in an unimaginably brutal assault. They have names, faces, personalities, friends, preferences, histories and families. We see their community members weeping for them. We see their loved ones kneeling, planting flowers at the site where their lives were taken.

They are portrayed in their full humanity; the abrupt ending of their lives is a sign of a violence that has no place in our world.

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Yet this terror age must give rise to a new politics of grief.

A new politics of grief would not allow these deaths to be churned into approval ratings for right-wing politicians.

A new politics of grief would not allow the memory of those lost lives to be used as fuel to line the pockets of arms dealers and dictatorships, or to generate an unquestioning support for intensified militarism.

A new politics of grief would not be used to bludgeon us into silence, nor to put a lid on our critical faculties.

Instead, a politics of grief for this seemingly endless terror age would be one in which we think deeply, contextually and historically about the political conditions that give rise to a brutal attack like the one we saw in Manchester.

 

NDPP

...Like the ones Canada participates in even now, without any criticism or protest worthy of the name on the part of supposedly 'progressive'Canadians. Meanwhile we silently play our part in the US-led coalition's bombing supply chain of death.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/sajjan-iraq-isis-cp-140-1.4129219

"The primary mission of the CP-140s in Iraq was to act as spotters, targeting ISIS combat units and buildings for destruction..."

Operation IMPACT

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-impact.page

Pentagon Shifts Blame To ISIS For 100+ Civilians Killed

https://youtu.be/vh6GUbUkjqs

No Accountability...

https://sptnkne.ws/dVJP

 

Why does Canada only notice civilian casualties when they are Western or attributed to Assad or Putin and otherwise remains silent? 

 

 

NDPP

Terror in Britain: What Did the PM Know?

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/31/terror-in-britain-what-did-the-pr...

[Canada,] "Britain, France and the United States effectively destroyed Libya as a modern state. According to its own records, NATO [led by a Canadian RCAF General] launched 9,700 'strike sorties' of which more than a third hit civilian targets. They included fragmentation bombs and missiles with uranium warheads. The cites of Misurata and Sirte were carpet-bombed. UNICEF, the UN Children's organisation, reported a high proportion of the children killed were under the age of ten."

No Laughing Matter: The Manchester Bomber is the Spawn of Hillary and Barack's Excellent Libyan Adventure

https://t.co/CqYQ7b0Rum

"Couldn't it be clearer? The Abedi family was part of a protected cohort of Salafist proxy soldiers that have been used by 'the West' to destroy the Libyan state. The jihadi attackers in Mali and the jihadi bomber in Manchester were direct products - not accidental by-products, but deliberately incubated proteges - of American-British-French-NATO regime change in Libya, a project that was executed by the Obama administration and spearheaded by Hillary Clinton.

Throughout this nefarious chain of destruction, nobody in the world has committed worse crimes than all the 'humanitarian' liberals...And no force in the world is more responsible for the rampaging jihadi wolves, lone and in packs, than the US and its compliant allies..."

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BREAKING: London: Multiple Terror Attacks

London Bridge Terrorist Act: Fatalities Feared in Vehicle Ramming, Stabbing Attacks

https://on.rt.com/8di1

 

Police Declare London Bridge Area Attacks 'Terrorist Incidents' UPDATES

https://on.rt.com/8di6

 

LIVE: Multiple London Terror Attacks - Special Coverage

https://www.rt.com/on-air/

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Theresa May Says 'Enough is Enough' - We Agree - Remove Her From Office

https://t.co/jxB1FkAVEa

"Some links on Britain - the terror attacks and the upcoming election."

 

Mr. Magoo

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Theresa May Says 'Enough is Enough' - We Agree - Remove Her From Office

But the terrorists behind the recent attacks seem to disagree -- hence, their timing of these attacks to help ensure a conservative victory.  Even as some say they're really just pushing back against states that bomb their children and occupy their country, they seem to want to help the politicians most likely to want to bomb their children and occupy their country.

Go figure.

NDPP

After London Terror, Time For 'Difficult Conversations' with Saudi, Corbyn Says

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/04/524220/Time-to-call-Saudi-after-...

"British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says it is time for the UK to hold 'difficult conversations' with Saudi Arabia and othe Arab states of the Persian Gulf in the wake of the London terror attack. 'Yes, we do need to have some difficult conversations starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fueled extremist ideology', Corbyn said in Carlisle, north England, on Sunday..."

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Dr Marcus Papadopolous Told Press TV That UK-Saudi Relations Endanger British Civilians

https://youtu.be/bqN8XRnatv4

 

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Russophobe Louise Mensch Just Called For Jihad on Russia

https://t.co/EVYGzWs61R

"Deranged and perverse...

"Peace my dear Muslim brothers and sisters. We know Putin funds ISIS, Al Qaeda and Assad. We hold him  responsible not you. #Solidarity."

And yet she's a local fave...

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

NDPP wrote:

Russophobe Louise Mensch Just Called For Jihad on Russia

https://t.co/EVYGzWs61R

"Deranged and perverse...

"Peace my dear Muslim brothers and sisters. We know Putin funds ISIS, Al Qaeda and Assad. We hold him  responsible not you. #Solidarity."

And yet she's a local fave...

Oh, come on. There is only one poster who ever quotes her. The rest of us all realize she is a loon. Enough with the straw babblers.

Mr. Magoo

Also, enough with the "Russophobe" crap.

How is it that Russia is the only country on Earth with it's own 'phobes.  Every other country has "critics".

kropotkin1951

How is it that Islam is the only religion on Earth with it's own 'phobes?  Every other religion has "critics". Why is it homophobia and not dislike of gay people?

Mr. Magoo

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How is it that Islam is the only religion on Earth with it's own 'phobes?  Every other religion has "critics".

You're asking the wrong guy.  I don't think of critics of Islam as "Islamophobes".

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Why is it homophobia and not dislike of gay people?

Lots of people have asked that... most of them right wingers.  But I think it's a reasonable question.  I don't really have an answer, but I will say it seems to me that "Islamophobe" and "Russophobe" were just attempts to coat-tail on "homophobe".  I'd have been fine with "gay hater", FWIW.  I think that casting them as fearful, rather than just hateful, was some kind of attempt to embarrass them, and then it stuck.

 

kropotkin1951

Its easier to say Russophobe than Russian hater?

While your at it, why does every damn scandal have to have a "gate" tacked on to it? That annoys me far worse than someone saying Russophobe rather than Russian hater.

Mr. Magoo

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While your at it, why does every damn scandal have to have a "gate" tacked on to it? That annoys me far worse than someone saying Russophobe rather than Russian hater.

Then we're in violent agreement.

As I understand it, "Watergate" was the name of a hotel.  The scandal wasn't some scandal that had to do with "water" (hence, "watergate") so there's no good reason why a scandal having to do with (say) missiles, should be "Missilegate" or a scandal involving balloons should be "Balloongate".

voice of the damned

I think Magoo's point is that the term "Russophobia" is meant to imply that criticism of Russia indicates irrationality on the part of the critic. In other words, it's a pejorative term, masquerading as a neutral descriptive. Like, if I were to describe people who criticize the activities of Canadian mining companies, and those companies' government enablers, as "Canadaphobes". I don't think people on here would regard that as just a neutral term for "critics of Canadian policy".

Now, yes, you could argue that, in some cases, criticism of Russia is unwarranted, knee-jerk, whatever, so in those cases the term "Russophobia" might be applicable. Presumbaly, Magoo thinks that it is being overapplied, and I'd agree that it is, at least from certain quarters.

And, I suppose you could draw the comparison with "homophobia", though since I really can't think of a rational reason to oppose homosexuality in and of itself, the pejorative implications might be a bit more appropriate there(I'm still not entirely comfortable with the medical overtones, though).

As for the "-gate" suffix attached to scandals, as far as I can tell, that is simply meant to indicate that the event being disucssed is a scandal, not meant to cast aspersions on the people criticizing the politicians. If we were to start referring to any politician under a cloud of allegations as "Tricky [Whoever]", that might be a bit closer to a well-poisoning pejorative.

kropotkin1951

voice of the damned wrote:

I think Magoo's point is that the term "Russophobia" is meant to imply that criticism of Russia indicates irrationality on the part of the critic. In other words, it's a pejorative term, masquerading as a neutral descriptive. Like, if I were to describe people who criticize the activities of Canadian mining companies, and those companies' government enablers, as "Canadaphobes". I don't think people on here would regard that as just a neutral term for "critics of Canadian policy".

The difference is that our oligarchy controlled media do not vilify Canada for all its sins like it vilifies Russia for not just similar failings but for everything. The incessant nit picking at every little thing one can IMAGINE Russia might have done is Russophobia. Given that the phenomina includes the blanket condemnation of Russia at every opportunity no matter how remote the connection it's easy to see why it could be used it as a descriptor for over 90% of the Western media's coverage of international affairs.

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Exclusive: ISIS Recruiter who radicalised London Bridge attackers was protected by MI5

https://twitter.com/NafeezAhmed/status/872410936254095361

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

Donald Trump state visit: Timing now in doubt after President 'voices protest fears'

Donald Trump has reportedly told Theresa May that he does not want to visit the UK soon for fear of large-scale protests against him.

Ms May invited Mr Trump to Britain seven days after his inauguration. Now he apparently wants to wait until the British public supports him coming.

The US President made the admission in a recent phone call to the Prime Minister, a Downing Street adviser who was present for the call told The Guardian. The aide said Ms May seemed surprised....

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Note: Since the postponement of his trip to the UK by The Guardian, the Trump administration has claimed there has been no such decision and the trip will go on as planned. We will have to wait and see whether Trump visits the UK and when to get the full story. KZ

NDPP

Chunky Mark: Grenfell Tower - How Could It Happen?

https://youtu.be/Fs_0Bgr4Mko

lagatta4
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'We Want Justice!' (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/8ex6

"Grenfell Tower protesters storm Kensington Town Hall."

 

'There is no-one here from the Council - There is no coordination'

https://youtu.be/bieSZlG7tMo

#GrenfellFire

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London's Grenfell Tower Blaze Killed 500 Residents (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/06/17/525600/500-residents-died-in-Lo...

'Where are the missing people?'

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