Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona Attack’

Tense, divisive or controversial ‘referendums’ seem to be the in-thing right now.
Presently, a lot of coverage has been given to two independence referendums in different parts of the globe: one in Spain and one in Iraq.

Both referendums also have things in common.

Regarding the Catalonian independence referendum in Spain, I have no personal views on whether Catalonian independence is a good idea or not.

However, the apparent extent of the Spannish government’s attemps to derail, discourage or vilify the vote has reinforced my original suspicions some weeks ago that the apparent Barcelona terrorist attack (vehicle attack) wasn’t what it appeared to be – and may in fact have been a Deep State or Gladio style operation to intimidate Catalonians ahead of the vote and also to provide a pretext for sending armed military or police into the region ahead of the impending vote. (more…)

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I hadn’t initially given much thought to the vehicle/terror attack/massacre in Barcelona; aside from it basically feeling like ‘business as usual’ for Europe in this terror-dominated spell of the twenty-first century.

And also aside from thinking that the attack in Barcelona happened at the right time to try to divert some of the attention from what happened in Charlottesville (and take attention away from Nazi flag-wavers and back onto the Islamist problem).

Admittedly, that’s probably just over-thinking on my part.

However, it was someone from Barcelona who prompted me to pay more notice. He sent me a message to remind me that Spain is poised for an ‘existential crisis’ right now, with the Catalonia Independence Referendum due in October.

His theory (as told to me) is that the government (with its friends in NATO) is looking for a reason to militarise its presence in Catalonia in anticipation for that referendum and any possible fall-out. (more…)