Just want to throw a few interesting points out here, pending a more considered thought-process as more substantial information is released.
As I’m pressed for time and as the information about this attack is still being updated all the time, the notes below are just a quick, provisional observation.
But I include the usual disclaimer: nothing here is meant to downplay or question any suffering, trauma, injury or death that has occurred. I also fully acknowledge that today’s event in Westminster could’ve been a straight-up lone-wolf IS-inspired attack by an Islamo-Fascist jihadi: London has been on high alert for some time and an attack has been predicted.
But, as I said, a few notes.
This incident occurs on the anniversary of the Brussels airport attack – which itself was suspect for several reasons. Indeed, a memorial event was being held today to commemorate the Brussels attack.
The date (22/3) may be of occult/ritual significance, as was very much the case with the Friday 13th Paris attacks. Last year, in fact, just prior to the Belgium attack, a Reddit conspiracy theorist even posted a question asking what false-flag attack might occur on 22nd March.
The significance of March 22nd in some areas of conspiracy-theory lore, is that the emblem of the secret society ‘Skull & Bones’ features the number 322 (with March 22nd being 3/22).
Another curious thing. A few days before the attack, a story appeared in multiple newspapers revealing – oddly – that when the Queen eventually dies, she will be referred to by the code-word ‘London Bridge’ and that civil servants will state the phrase ‘London Bridge is Down’ on secure lines.
I say ‘odd’ not because such a code exists: but because it has been in place for decades and, for some reason, someone just randomly decided to reveal it via the media (a few days before the attack). So, could this strangely-timed story have actually been a pre-arranged signal or ‘launch code’ for a false-flag op in Westminster, involving an attack on the bridge?
Why else reveal that code in multiple newspapers at a random time, when that code has been in place for years and is hardly a big news story?
Interestingly also is that, today, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnston is in the US, meeting with the Trump administration and representatives from 68 countries in a conference on how to deal with the ‘ISIS’ threat and radical Islamism. This attack in Westminster also forced the cancellation of a key parliamentary vote on the issue of Scottish independence.
Interestingly the CCTV cameras for Westminster were reported to have been taken off-line as of September, apparently due to the costs of maintaining them. See here, here and here. As a result, I’ve seen several police requests on TV for witnesses to come forward – presumably, among the usual reasons, to compensate for the absence of CCTV.
Also interesting is that Cressida Dick was just recently appointed the new head of Scotland Yard a month or so ago.
This appointment was met by some controversy, as she is best known as having been the officer in command of the operation which led to the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005. Amid a career that has included Head of Counter-Terrorism and an unspecified role at the Foreign Office, she also has held such posts as ‘Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations’.
Terror drills involving simulated attacks on Parliament have taken place in recent years, such as this one in 2014, which is specified to have involved ‘Specialist Operations’ according to the report from the time – which is during the time that Cressida Dick was still Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations.
As I’m writing this, I am aware that neither ‘ISIS’ nor any other terror group has yet claimed responsibility.
As of now, pictures have emerged showing the alleged attacker being carried on a stretcher – a bearded individual being widely described as “an Asian man”. Presumably this is the attacker. And we are generally being told that this was a lone attacker.
However, worth noting that one or two outlets reported more than one attacker. RT reported (17:30 GMT) the following: ‘Reuters are reporting that police are currently looking for a second suspect in the Houses of Parliament. A BBC reporter says a witness described two assailants as being a “bald white man” and a “black man with goatee beard”…’
It’s a muddy picture of events right now. As I’ve covered these sorts of incidents here countless times by now, I’m foregoing the usual points and contexts about the nature of the terrorist threat, false-flag operations or Operation Gladio – most people here are probably bored of all that by now.
A more final, official story will coalesce probably by this evening in mainstream media. My thoughts are with any of the Londoners hurt or killed in this event.