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Just to clear, again: I didn’t suggest that what happened in Westminster wasn’t a ‘terrorist’ attack involving a real psycho jihadi.

Some people *are* calling it a hoax involving fake footage and crisis actors, but I specifically said in that first post that this probably was or could’ve been a genuine ‘IS-inspired’ psycho attack.

But there appears to be a lot of misunderstanding about what the term ‘false-flag attack’ means. Again, it doesn’t mean there wasn’t an attack or that real ‘jihadis’ weren’t involved: rather, it refers to state-enabled or state-sponsored operations involving patsies or assets.

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A few more quick updates on the attack in Westminster yesterday. I apologise to any regular readers who expect the longer, more in-depth posts – but I really am pressed for time right now.

So we have a bit more official information now. The suspect has been identified and is also dead. Two of the deceased victims have also been identified. We know now – officially – that the suspect is British-born ‘Khalid Masood’ and has an apparent criminal history. (more…)

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. (more…)

Or an alternative title for this post could ‘Turkey Comes to the Aid of Geert Wilders’.

I’m just going to come out and say it – even though I could be totally wrong about this. Does anyone else think that the ‘Turkish protests’ in the Netherlands are teeny-weeny bit suspect? I hinted at this yesterday in the post about Geert Wilders – though I didn’t suggest it being a conspiracy at the time. (more…)

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A story that has appeared in a few outlets in recent days, principally the Times of Israel, may provide a clue to the real reason why Trump’s short-lived National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has been made to resign – and it has nothing to do with Russia.
It is also something people should really be paying attention to.

According to a report in the Times of Israel, ‘Trump wants Jewish billionaire to vet spy agencies’. President Trump is reportedly looking into assigning an Israeli/US billionaire from the world of finance ‘to lead a broad review of intelligence services’. (more…)

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I have decided – due to requests from several people – to stop writing negative things about Donald Trump or the Steve Bannon administration that has just come into the White House.

Even though I have serious misgivings about this new administration and its outlook (along with some more positive views on some specific ideas), I will – for a little while, at least – refrain from upsetting anyone any further or bursting any bubbles by asking questions or being too critical about the Trump White House.

Barring any particularly extraordinary event, this will be a Trump-free zone for a while. (more…)

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So Inauguration Day in Washington came across as a decidedly odd, even slightly unsettling, affair: which is perhaps the only fitting end-point for what has been a decidedly odd, even slightly unsettling, presidential race.
It also seemed to affirm my fears that we’re falling deeper into a bad place.

What was most striking about the scenes is how low-key, even grim, the mood and atmosphere was, feeling slightly more like a Soviet-style event than an American presidential inauguration. Something similar was noted by Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov recently in regard to Trump’s first press event. (more…)

Police work at the site of an accident at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016. A truck ploughed into a crowd close to a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing one person and injuring several others, the police said. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

So I’ve been digging around a bit, and I’m going to come at this from a different angle.

Not going to bother pouring over footage or images and talking about the credibility of the scenes, etc, as there are others who’ll probably be doing that already. I choose to assume/believe the attack really did happen as we’re told it did and that innocent people were hurt or killed.

Instead, as with the Nice attack earlier in the year, the best angle might be found if we direct our attention to a seemingly unrelated bit of information. (more…)

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As was clear a few days ago when the Syrian Army liberated the Old City of Aleppo, it was just a matter of time before the remainder of rebel-held Aleppo would be recaptured.

The dramatic, wildly conflicting, reports circulating in the last 24 hours confirm that Aleppo has been fully liberated by the government forces: or about “99%”, according to official Syrian state sources. And I said a few days ago that when President Assad “declares victory”, it will be interesting to see how international leaders and agencies respond: well, that’s basically where we are now.  (more…)