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Spanish police say terrorists planned larger attack

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks had been planning an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the horror.

A 35-year-old Italian was among 14 killed, mowed down in front of his wife and young children in Barcelona when a driver rammed his van through crowds on the busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, before fleeing on foot.

Police said they shot dead five “suspected terrorists” who had knocked pedestrians down in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils in a second attack in the early hours of Friday, and arrested four others as Spain reeled from the deadly violence.

Catalonia’s regional police identified three of the suspects who were killed as Moroccan nationals.

They were Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24.

Police said Friday they suspect 12 people of involvement in the attacks: the five who were killed, four who were arrested and three who have been identified but who remain at large.

A police officer gestures as he blocks a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 following a terror attack in which a white van jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Officials suspect that two of these three may have died in a blast at a house in the town of Alcanar, about 200 kilometers (140 miles) south of Barcelona on Wednesday evening.

Bigger plans

Initially treated as a random gas blast, police later linked the explosion to the Barcelona assault, believing occupants of the house were preparing a larger attack, possibly a vehicle bomb, with the use of gas canisters and slipped up.

Police removed dozens of gas canisters from the house, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.

“They were preparing one or several attacks in Barcelona, and an explosion in Alcanar stopped this as they no longer had the material they needed to commit attacks of an even bigger scope,” said Josep Lluis Trapero of Catalonia’s police.

After the explosion the suspects quickly went on to commit “more rudimentary” attacks. These involved the vehicles ploughing into pedestrians in Barcelona and Cambrils, he added.

The Cambrils suspects had an axe and knives in the car as well as fake explosive belts stuck to their bodies, said police.

High ‘level of coordination’

Both Spanish attacks followed the same modus operandi.

Drivers deliberately targeted pedestrians with their vehicles, the latest in a series of such assaults in Europe.

The Mediterranean resort of Nice in France was particularly hard hit on July 14, 2016, when a man rammed a truck into a crowd, killing 86 people.

Otso Iho of Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre said the Spanish assaults, which stretched out over two different cities, appeared to be “a much higher level of coordination than has been typically present in previous attacks.”

It is also believed to be the first time IS has claimed an attack in Spain.

In a poignant moment Friday, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, King Felipe VI and the president of Catalonia — where both attacks took place — held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by the crowd applauding and shouting “not afraid.”

But in a sign of the tensions sparked by the attacks, about 20 far-right activists tried to protest at the march. Some held up signs reading “No More Mosques” or “Refugees not welcome anymore.”

People holding a Catalan flag gather for a minute of silence in memory of the terrorist attacks victims in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. (AP/Manu Fernandez)

Scuffles broke out between the far-right activists and the march participants.

Relatives separated

Details started to emerge Friday on the identity of victims, as did tragic stories of families ripped apart.

Witnesses in Barcelona described how the van pushed through the crowd, leaving bodies strewn along the boulevard as people fled for their lives, screaming in panic.

“We were on the city tour bus, we were 20 feet from the accident when it happened,” said Alex Luque, a 19-year-old student from New York.

“We heard the van and the impact with people and then we saw people running.”

Then just eight hours later attackers struck in the early hours of Friday in Cambrils. An Audi A3 car rammed into pedestrians, injuring six civilians and a police officer. One civilian, a woman, later died of her injuries.

The police shot dead the five attackers. They also said they had arrested four suspects — three Moroccans and a Spaniard.

Police said they have not yet identified who drove the white van that sped into crowds in Barcelona.

People flee the scene in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

There were some three dozen nationalities among the dead and injured, from countries including Algeria, Australia, China, France, Ireland, Peru and Venezuela, according to Spain’s civil protection agency.

The Catalan government said seven victims of the attacks had been identified — five Spanish nationals, an Italian and a Portuguese.

Fifty-nine injured remained in hospital, including 15 who were in critical condition, the Catalan interior ministry said.

Memories of Madrid 2004

The Spanish government must now decide whether to raise the terror threat level from four to five (the maximum) during the height of the tourist season.

Spain, the world’s third most popular tourism destination with the industry accounting for 11 percent of the country’s economy, had until now been spared in the recent wave of extremist attacks that have rocked nearby France, Belgium and Germany.

It had even seen a surge in tourists as visitors fled other restive sunshine destinations such as Tunisia and Egypt.

But it is no stranger to jihadist attacks.

In March 2004, it was hit by what is still Europe’s deadliest attack, when bombs on commuter trains in Madrid killed 191 people in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda-inspired extremists.

Spain has also had to deal with a decades-long campaign of violence waged by Basque separatist group ETA, which only declared a ceasefire in 2011.

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The Alt Right was Led Into a Trap in Charlottesville, Pro-Whites Now Seen as Terrorists

http://www.renegadetribune.com/alt-right-led-trap-charlottesville-now-pro-whites-seen-terrorists/

 

In 2014 I organized the White Man March in an effort to raise awareness about White Genocide. Knowing our own weaknesses and the strengths of our enemies, I encouraged people to not engage in any planned marches, but instead to do hit-and-run flash demonstrations and localized activism. By doing so, they would be able to get the message out without facing off against Antifa or getting shut down by the police. Additionally, the only media of the events would likely only come from the organizers themselves, instead of hostile mainstream reporters. All things considered, our activism was a big success around the world, with a significant amount of media coverage after the fact, and although it was not supportive, the reports always included our message about White Genocide.

The recent debacle in Charlottesville showed why our forces should not amass for a rally such as this. The night before looked pretty good, as lots of guys with torches marched to the Robert E. Lee monument and surrounded a bunch of SJWs, but it was easy to tell things would soon be devolving into chaos. Chants of “Black Lives Matter” were answered with the idiotic “Black Lives Splatter”, then some fighting ensued and people marched out as the police came.

Then the actual day of the “Unite the Right” rally saw even more violence. Insults and chants were hurled back and forth between the opposing side, with neither coming off in a favorable light, but of course the media and politicians (including the “conservative”) are only going to focus in on how evil White racism is. Let’s be honest, though, the assholes of the Alt Right gave the enemies of the White race plenty of ammunition. Here is a large contingent chanting “White Sharia now”, something that involves torturing and raping White women, which was popularized by The Right Stuff and The Daily Stormer.

The guys in the front left are from Vanguard America, which should not be confused with National Vanguard. Remember this, as it will become more relevant as this story unfolds. Do these people really think that this is a good tactic for winning over the hearts and minds of regular White Americans? Doesn’t this just fit perfectly into the narrative of pro-Whites being terrorists?

From what I could see, the whole event looked like a circus-like gladiatorial pit. There was a black man with a homemade flame thrower, Communist flags, White men with shields and helmets, and LOTS of riot police, with the National Guard waiting in the wings. Having the mayor, governor, and police actively conspiring to thwart the rally, it was bound to not get far. The police stood down and allowed both sides to attack each other, which then gave them the opportunity to shut it all down and call the rally an unlawful assembly.

A number of Alt Right leaders and commentators appeared absolutely shocked that agents of ZOG would not protect their first amendment rights, despite this being the case with countless demonstrations in the past.

The Virginia State Police DID NOT keep Antifa separated and allowed them to mace, pepper spray and attack countless people

Tying in Terrorism

As the crowds were dispersing, a Dodge Charger (like the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard) sped off down a street and plowed into a crowd of Antifa, Communists, and assorted leftists. If police and news reports are to be believed, one person ended up dead and many more injured. Faith Goldy of (((Rebel Media))) was on hand to capture the footage, and a very high quality images emerged, showing people flying in the air, apparently getting knocked out of their shoes.

There was supposedly a police helicopter crash that happened around the same time, caused by an AltRight drone, but the only evidence of it is a photo of a small fire in the woods, much like Flight 93 disappearing into a burnt hole in Shanksville on 9/11. As for the car incident, I am unable to say for certain if this scene was staged in some way, but planning a demonstration this far in advance certainly gave the intelligence agencies ample time to set up something that could be used as the reason to completely crack down on White dissidents.

Initially it was reported by GotNews that the driver was a young leftist, but they ended up retracting their erroneous assertions. After some time it was released that the driver of the car was James Alex Fields, who appears to be a member of Vanguard America.

So members of Vanguard America were shouting “White Sharia now” and then soon after one of them commits an act of vehicular terror, just like we have seen recently by Muslims in Europe. This is exactly what the enemies of the White race have been desiring for quite some time.

Ju mayor of  now comparing to 9/11 & calling 4 people to report family & friends who might be “radicalized terrorists”.

At the end of 2016 I did a show on Renegade Broadcasting about the White House’s “Countering Violent Extremism” program, which seeks to group White dissidents in with Islamic extremists. Check out DHS’s wording in their response to the event.

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RT @DHSgov: Statement by Acting Secretary Elaine Duke on violence in 

I have repeatedly tried to warn any honest White advocates about this program, but many of them have been convinced that the White House is now on our side, and that we don’t have to worry about such things, since Antifa is the REAL terrorist organization. Even after Trump condemned the demonstration, shills in the alternative media were making excuses for “our guy” in the White House.

The President bitches about hateful bigots like a Eurotrash leftist queer does. Once a New York liberal, always a New York liberal. pic.twitter.com/bnxh07JdG1

Even when Trump’s calling them bigots, the AutRight will always defend their gay dad. pic.twitter.com/N8JrHTL8G2

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Alt Right Controlled Opposition

It is my contention that the leaders of “Unite the Right” are enemy agents who led the lemmings into a situation that would gain nothing for our cause, and would in fact damage our efforts in many different ways. Many people were injured, the public at large will have no sympathy for the racist Whites who terrorized a city, and ZOG will be given ever more powers to silence our dissent. Actually, even more Confederate statues are going to come down due to the debacle.

Ky. mayor: 2 Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kentucky-mayor-moves-to-remove-2-confederate-statues-after-charlottesville-protests/ 

Photo published for Ky. mayor: 2 Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville

Ky. mayor: 2 Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville

The statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge are on the lawn of a former courthouse

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One of the big problems with the whole rally is that it was reacting to plans to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. Essentially the rally was defending the Confederacy. While I think the destruction of historical monuments is more than troubling, most normal people watching reports on the TV will think that the “White supremacists” are looking to re-institute slavery in America, or at least that blacks should be killed. “Black lives splatter” after all, right? Tying the White cause to the Confederacy is not only problematic because of slavery, but also because the Confederacy was very Jewish. Over 10,000 jews fought for the Confederacy, there were numerous jewish generals, and Judah P. Benjamin was first Attorney General, then Secretary of War, and finally Secretary of State. Confederates in the 19th century were fighting for jews and the jewish institution of slavery in America.

Neo-Confederates and their Alt Right allies in the 20th century are also fighting for jews (and supporting the ZOG Emperor), with many of them doing so unknowingly. Let’s go through some of the leading figures in the “Unite the Right” demonstration for a better understanding of who led the gullible goyim into a well-orchestrated trap, which any honest leader would have foreseen.

Richard Spencer (White Idiot, Zionist)

According to the SpencerGate site, which appears to have uncovered valid information, Richard Spencer has jewish ancestry and has received millions of dollars from the federal government in the form of farm subsidies. Here he is pictured with Laura Bush, the former first lady of the US, relaxing at some lakefront property.

Spencer has also notoriously welcomed homosexuals into his movement, called homosexuality the last stand of implicit White identity, organized a pyramid scheme known as Phalanx, called the Alt Right the “New Left”, praised Marxists, and said that the Alt Right is analogous to the murderous Bolsheviks (who were jews).

“And we are a kind of revolutionary movement…a movement that is analogous to the Bolsheviks.” -Richard Spencer DO YOU GET IT YET?

Do I really need to go on? Yet people will still defend him.

Mike Enoch (Jew)

Enoch (Pienovich) is the founder of The Right Stuff, where the toxic White Sharia meme was born. It should have been enough proof that Enoch was a jewish agent when I released a screenshot of him stating in a private facebook chat that jews did not do 9/11, but he was still hailed as a great hero.

It later came out that Enoch was married to a diversity-loving jewess who attended drag queen shows, but Mike was accepted back into the fold almost immediately after divorcing her. The problem is that Mike has essentially admitted he is jewish (or at least part jewish) on multiple occassions.

Yet people still claim that we are just misinterpreting his words.

Augustus Sol Invictus (White Idiot)

This guy is a devotee of Aleister Crowley, actually identifying himself as a Thelemite. He even admits to having sacrificed a goat in a ritual. Here he is with a jew star on his arm.

Holy moly, are people on the “right” so dumb as to not be able to see what is right in front of their faces?

Baked Alaska (White Idiot)

This circus clown, named Tim “Treadstone” Gionet, gained his fame by being a massive Trumptard, rapping about how Trump is going to build the wall and how much he loves police. He was even chanting “Blue Lives Matter” as the agents of ZOG marched into Charlottesville.

Look at these morons cheering on ZOG forces that later shut them all down lol How much do you love your boys in blue now?

Somehow he was still able to keep a perfect hold on his selfie stick after being sprayed with bear mace.

Although I don’t have hard evidence that this man is a jew, he sure looks like one.

Matt Heimbach (White Idiot)

He was deemed “the new face of hate” in America. Heimbach famously roughed up a big black girl, shoving her out of a Trump rally and later getting charged for it. He is a big supporter of Alexander Dugin, founder of the National Bolsheviks and Eurasianist mastermind, who he got to record a speech titled “To My American Friends in Our Common Struggle” for one of Heimbach’s meetings.

Just watch how quickly Heimbach switched his positions on important issues.

Why is it that Heimbach, who actually looks more jewish than many Israelis, has always been front and center in the media spotlight? Could it be because he makes our cause look terrible?

Pax Dickinson (Jew)

Renegade Tribune recently ran an expose of Pax, who calls himself a “Redneck Zionist”, which Sinead turned into a video presentation.

Long story short, Pax thinks we need to unite with right-wing jews, like the one who he brought on to be the CTO for his crowd-funding platform.

Conclusion

There is much more that could be said about the rally, the people involved, and what the ramifications will be, but I will leave some of that up to you in the comments. Please just be careful, realize our perilous position, and never trust compromised leaders.

Senate panel okays bill cutting PA funding over terrorist salaries

WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Thursday to cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it does not stop paying salaries to terrorists and their families.

The Taylor Force Act, named after a former US army officer who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian assailant while visiting Tel Aviv in March 2016, will now advance to the entire Senate for review.

Passed by a vote of 17-4, the legislation received bipartisan support. Every Republican member of the committee supported the measure, as well as several Democrats, including Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the panel’s ranking member, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a J Street darling.

The United States currently gives the PA nearly $500 million in annual aid. The legislation would allow only the portion designated for security assistance — roughly $60 million — to remain in place.

One amendment was added during the markup session that helped attract the former vice presidential candidate’s backing, which was to establish an escrow fund for the aid that would be cut. The language requires that this escrow period last one year.

Democrats who voted against the motion included Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks in New York, November 9, 2016 before Hillary Clinton's concession speech (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

On Tuesday, the panel unveiled a revised version of the bill to garner wider support. The text included provisions that call on “all donor countries” to “cease direct budgetary support until the Palestinian Authority stops all payments incentivizing terror” and requires the PA to revoke any laws that result in terrorists being compensated.

The State Department would also be mandated to put out an annual, declassified report detailing the PA’s practices regarding cash payments that reward terrorism.

Responding to concerns that were voiced during the bill’s negotiations, the updates included allowing for continued funding for humanitarian efforts and security cooperation. It does not, however, include a waiver that would grant the US president the ability to disregard the law on national security grounds.

Said Sen. Cardin after Thursday’s vote: “This bill is not intended to undermine or stop much-needed humanitarian aid that is delivered through vetted U.S. non-governmental organizations to Palestinians in need.”

One day before the markup session — in which the committee would ultimate decide whether to advance this legislation to the full chamber — the most powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington came out to champion the legislation.

“We are hopeful that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee markup will produce a strong, bipartisan bill that will send a very clear message to the Palestinian Authority: Stop these payments to terrorists and their families or your assistance will be cut,” the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a letter sent to senators, urging them to vote yes.

Since South Carolina Gov. Lindsey Graham (R) introduced the bill in February, the group had wavered on the legislation, saying only that it supported its principle objective.

That is a position similar to what US President Donald Trump has taken up to this point. He announced last month that he supported the bill’s goals but did not unequivocally endorse it. That was, however, before the latest version was released.

US President Donald Trump , left, and President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas stand for their national anthems during an arrival ceremony ahead of their meeting in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, May 23, 2017. (AP/Nasser Nasser)

“While the administration agrees with the high-level goals of the Taylor Force Act, it is currently in Congress’s hands and we will continue to closely monitor the specifics of the legislation,” a White House official told The Times of Israel last month.

Initially, the administration was quiet on the bill, leaving some on Capitol Hill questioning whether Trump and his team feared it would disrupt their attempts to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, a “top priority” for the White House.

Trump did reportedly confront PA President Mahmoud Abbas about Palestinian terror payments during their May meetings in Washington and Bethlehem.

There had also been speculation that the Israeli government did not actually support the measure. Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer tried to quell those suspicions during his address to the annual conference of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) two weeks ago.

“Israel believes that the United States should end economic assistance to any government that pays people to kill Jews,” Ambassador Dermer told the CUFI crowd in Washington. “Period.”

“I can assure you that Israel is not the slightest bit concerned that the Taylor Force Act will pass,” he added. “Israel would be concerned if the Taylor Force Act didn’t pass.”

Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer addresses the Christian's United for Israel's annual convention at the Washington Convention Center on July 17, 2017 (screen capture)

Some Jewish community leaders who backed the bill argued that this measure wouldn’t hurt ordinary Palestinians if their leadership heeded the American warnings.

“The bottom line here for people who are concerned for what is this going to do to the Palestinian people and worthwhile humanitarian projects and things like that is that, at the end of the day, it’s in the hands of the Palestinians of whether this money gets cut off or not,” said Nathan Diament, executive director of the Orthodox Union’s Advocacy Center.

“Not one dollar of American support will get cut off if they do the right thing and end this terrorist stipend program,” he told The Times of Israel Thursday, moments after the bill passed committee.

According to a recently published Israeli report, the Palestinian Authority’s 2017 budget for payments to inmates in Israeli prisons and so-called “families of martyrs” is equal in sum to about half of the foreign budgetary aid Ramallah expects to receive this year.

Moreover, the PA Finance Ministry’s 2017 budget, published on its website earlier in July, said that salaries to incarcerated and released Palestinian prisoners, many of whom are convicted for terrorism, will amount to NIS 552 million ($153.4 million) this calendar year.

Over 70% of Jewish Israelis support death penalty for terrorists — poll

A vast majority of Jewish Israelis supports recent calls made by high profile politicians for implementing the death penalty for terrorists, according to a poll released Wednesday.

In Israel, the death penalty is applicable only in limited circumstances, and has only been carried out once in a civilian court, against Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Final Solution, in 1962.

(In 1948, an IDF court martial executed officer Meir Tobianski on a treason conviction, though he was later cleared.)

In the wake of a brutal terrorist attack in the West Bank settlement of Halamish last month in which three members of a family were stabbed to death, a number of prominent ministers, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed their belief that Israeli military courts should seek the death penalty for the Palestinian attacker.

The latest monthly Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University Peace Index poll found that nearly 70 percent of Jewish Israelis agreed with them.

Asked if they “support or oppose the execution of Palestinians found guilty of murdering Israeli civilians for nationalist reasons,” 25.8% of respondents said they “moderately” back the move and 44% expressed “strong” support. Only 24% expressed opposition.

When asked if they would back the move in the event of an attack on an Israeli soldier as opposed to a civilian, respondents gave similar answers, with 66% expressing support compared to 28% against.

The survey was conducted on July 25-27 by the Midgam Research Institute and sampled 500 Jewish and 100 Arab-Israeli respondents representing the adult population of Israel. It has a margin of error of 4.1%, the IDI said.

However, an IDI spokesperson said Arabs were not polled regarding the death penalty due to sensitivities surrounding the question.

Yosef Salomon, 70, and his daughter Chaya Salomon, 46, seen at a recent family celebration. They were stabbed to death on July 21, 2017 in a terrorist attack at Halamish (courtesy)

Visiting bereaved relatives, Netanyahu said last week that he supports the death penalty for the terrorist who killed the three members of the Salomon family in the July 21 attack.

“The death penalty for terrorists –- it’s time to implement it in severe cases,” Netanyahu said in a conversation with family members of the victims, a video of which was posted on the prime minister’s Twitter account.

“It’s anchored in the law. You need the judges to rule unanimously on it, but if you want to know the government’s position and my position as prime minister –- in a case like this, of a base murderer like this -– he should be executed. He should simply not smile anymore.”

Nineteen-year-old Omar al-Abed, from a nearby West Bank village, burst in to the Salomon family’s house in the West Bank settlement of Halamish armed with a large knife and stabbed to death Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon, 46, and son Elad Salomon, 36. Yosef’s wife Tova, 68, was seriously hurt. The family was celebrating the birth of a grandson.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, center at the site of a terror attack in the settlement of Halamish, where three Israelis were murdered and one seriously injured by a Palestinian in a stabbing attack. July 22, 2017. (Hermoni/Ministry of Defense)

During the attack, Abed was shot and injured by an off-duty Israeli soldier who lives nearby. He was discharged from an Israeli hospital a day later and remains in custody awaiting trial.

The prime minister’s call for the death penalty came after Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz expressed similar sentiments following the attack.

The Knesset has several times rejected legislation that would apply the death penalty to Palestinian terrorists.

The poll also found that 79% of Israelis surveyed said they think that the punishments handed out by Israeli courts to Palestinian terrorists were “too light.”

That number is up from 70% when the same question was asked during a 2015 IDI poll published amid an spate of terror attacks across the country.

Conversely, 63% of Israel-Arab respondents said the punishments were “too heavy,” up from 60% in 2015.

Israel Joins US in Protecting Al-Qaeda, Attacks Syrian Military for Fighting Terrorists

http://www.renegadetribune.com/israel-joins-us-protecting-al-qaeda-attacks-syrian-military-fighting-terrorists/

 

By Rachel Blevins

When the Syrian military launched a counter-offensive in an attempt to respond to an attack from Al-Qaeda militants in the Golan Heights, it was stopped by an airstrike from the Israeli Air Force—raising serious questions about why Israel is protecting the infamous terrorist group.

The Israeli Defense Forces announced the airstrike on Twitter on Friday, referring to the counter-offensive as a “projectile launched towards Israel from Syria.”

In response to the projectile launched towards Israel from Syria, IAF aircraft targeted the Syrian military position that fired the mortar.

There were reports of the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham rebels resuming their offensive in Golan Heights on Monday, and targeting the Syrian military with “a barrage of mortar shells and rockets,” followed by “a large number of militants storming the [Syrian military’s] defenses around Tal Ahmar.”

When Syria responded with a counter-offensive that included rockets and artillery shells, they received a response, not from the Al-Qaeda linked forces, but from Israel.

Israeli Defense Forces responded by using their warplanes to target fire at two Syrian tanks in response to “‘over 10 projectiles which had landed in the Golan Heights.” However, the Syrian government is claiming that instead of hitting the tanks, the IDF “hit a parking lot and a residential building, causing civilian casualties.”

Golan Heights is the contested territory between Israel and Syria, which has been occupied by Israel from Syria since 1967. During a speech in April 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the land “will remain forever” under Israel’s control.

Map of Golan Heights

The territory is also a major source of oil. As The Free Thought Project has reported, Israel has been exposed for “covertly supporting Syrian rebels in the disputed Golan Heights territory—providing funds, fuel, food, and medical supplies—according to fighters insisting they’ve received such aid.”

The region is claimed by Genie Oil, a company that has a range of investors, from Rupert Murdoch, to Dick Cheney, to Jacob Rothschild. In order to ensure that the hydrocarbon-rich territory continues to profit Israel and its interests, some Syrian rebels claim they have received around $5,000 a month from the Israeli government.

“Israel stood by our side in a heroic way,” Moatasem al-Golani, spokesman for the “Knights of the Golan” group told the Wall Street Journal. “We wouldn’t have survived without Israel’s assistance.”

As Israel begins receiving a record $3.8 billion each year in aid from the United States, as part of the largest military assistance deal in U.S. history, Tel Aviv appears to be on the same page as Washington when it comes to foreign policy.

In fact, the latest act of aggression from the U.S. towards Syria occurred on June 18 when the U.S.-led coalition in Syria shot down a Syrian warplane that was targeting ISIS militants near Raqqa.

While the U.S. claimed the Syrian military was targeting the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, Syria has insisted that its forces were “advancing in the fight against ISIS terrorists who are being defeated in the Syrian desert in more ways than one.”

In the same way that the U.S. appears to be protecting ISIS militants, Israel appears to be protecting Al-Qaeda militants, and while both nations target the Syrian government, they do so without consideration of the support Syria receives from Russia, and the global conflict it is creating.


This article originally appeared on The Free Thought Project.

US Gov’t Proves Love For ISIS As Bill To “Stop Arming Terrorists” Gets Only 13 Supporters

http://www.renegadetribune.com/us-govt-proves-love-isis-bill-stop-arming-terrorists-gets-13-supporters/
By Matt Agorist

For the last several decades, the US government has openly funded, supported, and armed various terrorist networks throughout the world to forward an agenda of destabilization and proxy war. It is not a secret, nor a conspiracy theory, America arms bad guys.

Given the insidious history of the American empire and its creation and fostering of terrorist regimes across the globe, it should come as no surprise that the overwhelming majority of politicians would refuse to sign on to a law that requires them to ‘Stop Arming Terrorists.’ And, that is exactly what’s happened.

H.R.608 – Stop Arming Terrorists Act was introduced by Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI] on January 23 of this year. The bill doesn’t have any crazy strings attached and its original cosponsors are a mix of Republicans and Democrats — highlighting that it transcends party lines.

“For years, our government has been providing both direct and indirect support to these armed militant groups, who are working directly with or under the command of terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS, all in their effort and fight to overthrow the Syrian government,” Gabbard said in an interview earlier this year.

The text of the bill is simple. It merely states that it prohibits the use of federal agency funds to provide covered assistance to: (1) Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or any individual or group that is affiliated with, associated with, cooperating with, or adherents to such groups; or (2) the government of any country that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) determines has, within the most recent 12 months, provided covered assistance to such a group or individual.

The only thing this bill does is prohibit the US government from giving money and weapons to people who want to murder Americans and who do murder innocent men, women, and children across the globe. It is quite possibly the simplest and most rational bill ever proposed by Congress. Given its rational and humanitarian nature, one would think that representatives would be lining up to show their support. However, one would be wrong.

After nearly 5 months since its introduction, only 13 of the 535 members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors. What this lack of support for the bill shows is that the federal government is addicted to funding terror and has no intention of ever stopping it.

To add insult to treason and murder, Senator Rand Paul [R-KY] introduced this same legislation in the Senate. He currently has zero cosponsors.

Given the overwhelming lack of support for a bill that simply asks the government to stop giving money to people who behead children and video it, it should come as no surprise that Donald Trump signed hundreds of billions of dollars in weapons deals with other countries who also fund these people.

As Americans bicker over Trump’s bogus and non-existent Russian scandal [Renegade Editor’s Note: I consider being in bed with the Russian jewish mafia to be a scandal], he’s signing a deal worth hundreds of billions of dollars with the largest state sponsor of terror in the world — ensuring decades of future wars and the continuation of the cycle of terrorism.

What’s more is the fact that less than one week after publicly reprimanding Qatar for terrorism, President Trump signed off on the sale of $12 billion in weapons to the country he referred to as a “funder of terrorism.” This move, in Trump’s own stance, makes him a de facto funder of terrorism now.

What this lack of support for the bills and the recent moves to arm the terrorist regimes illustrates is the fact that the US has no intention of ever stopping terrorism. Trump, just like Obama and Bush before him, will continue to foster the growth of terrorism to enrich those who profit from war.

Terrorism is necessary for the State. War, is the health of the State.

Without the constant fear mongering about an enemy who ‘hates our freedom’, Americans begin questioning things. They challenge the status quo and inevitably desire more freedom. However, when they are told that bogeymen want to kill them, they become immediately complacent and blinded by their fear.

While these bogeymen were once mostly mythical, since 9/11, they have been funded and supported by the US to the point that they now pose a very real threat to innocent people everywhere. As the recent attacks in the UK illustrate, ISIS is organizing and spreading. Even the terrorists in the UK had ties to the British government who allowed them to freely travel and train with ISIS-linked groups because those groups were in opposition to Muammar Gaddafi, who the West wanted to snub out. [Renegade Editor’s Note: Was this really just an accident or are our governments intentionally staging terror?]

It’s a vicious cycle of creating terrorists, killing innocence, and stoking war. And, unless something radical happens, it shows no signs of ever reversing.

The radical change that is necessary to shift this paradigm back to peace is for people to wake up to the reality that no matter which puppet is in the White House, the status quo remains unchanged.

Trump is proving that he can lie to get into power and his supporters ignore it. If you doubt this fact, look at what Trump did by calling out Saudi Arabia for their role in 9/11 and their support for terror worldwide prior to getting elected. He now supports these terrorists and his constituency couldn’t care less. [Renegade Editor’s Note: Israel did 9/11]

This madness has to stop. Humanity has to stop being fooled by rhetoric read from teleprompters by puppets doing the bidding of their masters.

Please share this article with your friends and family to show them how their supposed ‘leaders’ — except for a few good ones — are content with funding the enemy, laying waste to rights, and condone the murder of innocence.


This article first appeared here atThe Free Thought Project.

London police: Terrorists were shot dead 8 minutes from first call

http://www.timesofisrael.com/london-police-terrorists-shot-dead-8-minutes-from-first-call/

 

The three assailants who killed seven people and injured over 40 others in a Saturday night terror attack in London were shot dead by British police within eight minutes of the stabbing and car-ramming spree.

Seven people were killed in a terror attack on Saturday by three assailants on London Bridge and in the bustling Borough Market nightlife district, the chief of London’s police force said on Sunday.

“It has now been confirmed sadly that seven members of the public have died,” Cressida Dick told reporters, raising the toll from six victims earlier.

According to Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief Mark Rowley, Police received reports of a van speeding into pedestrians on London Bridge just after 10 p.m. The emergency calls were quickly followed by reports of multiple stabbings.

After a white van crashed into fencing by Southwark Cathedral at 50 miles an hour, knifemen sprinted toward nearby bars in Borough Market packed with revelers enjoying a Saturday night out.

Rowley said a police armed response team immediately arrived at the scene, and the three assailants were shot dead within eight minutes of the first call to the emergency services placed at 10:08 p.m.

Armed police stand over what is believed to be a suspect shot at the scene of a terror attack outside Borough Market in central London on June 3, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Gabriele Sciotto)

At 10:10 p.m., police officers arrived at the scene, according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Four minutes later, the first paramedics arrived.

At 10:16 p.m., armed officers killed the three attackers outside the Wheatsheaf, a trendy pub dating back to the 19th century on the edge of Borough Market.

As they rampaged through the bars around in the popular London nightlife hub, the attackers wore what looked like suicide vests which turned out to be “hoaxes,” Rowley said.

The London Ambulance Service said nearly 50 victims were rushed to five hospitals with injuries from the attack, including one police officer who was one of the first responders on the scene. He was stabbed in the face and leg.

Several others were treated at the scene for what the ambulance service said were “less serious injuries.”

Several UK media outlets reported that the terrorists shouted “this is for Allah” during the attack. One eyewitness shouted the phrase as they stabbed victims indiscriminately, The Telegraph daily reported. “The men said ‘this is for Allah’ as they left the van and attacked victims. There were definitely three people sitting at the front of the van,” witness Eric Seguenzo told BBC News.

France on Sunday said two of its citizens were injured in the attack, one seriously, and President Emmanuel Macron, said his nation — which has suffered its own wave of terror attacks — was “more than ever at Britain’s side.”

The attack came only minutes after the end of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus, in an area teeming with bars where many fans were watching the soccer on television.

Britain is on high alert only 12 days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at the concert in Manchester, northwest England, and ahead of the June 8 vote, in which security is a major theme.

In the wake of the attack, Britain’s main Conservative and Labour parties suspended national campaigning Sunday for this week’s general election.

Another Terrorist Attack Strikes the Heart of London

LONDON — Another night of terrorism unfolded in Britain on Saturday with two attacks that killed six civilians in the center of the capital, London police said.

At least one of the dead was killed when a van careered onto the sidewalk along London Bridge, mowing down pedestrians.

The London Ambulance Service said it had brought 48 injured to five hospitals.

The police said they killed three attackers, which they believed to be the total number of assailants.

Witnesses reported that at least one man jumped out of the van wielding a large knife and ran into the nearby Borough Market, a popular spot for pubs and restaurants on the southern side of the Thames.

Heavily armed police responded to the bridge attack, which took place just after 10 p.m., and more officers rushed to investigate reports of stabbings at the market. The police shot and killed three attackers there, within eight minutes of receiving the first emergency call, they said.

Though no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, they hit a nation still reeling from the shock of the bombing in Manchester almost two weeks ago when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the doors of an Ariana Grande concert. Twenty-two people were killed, including many children.

Saturday’s attack was reminiscent of another on Westminster Bridge on March 22, when Khalid Masood, 52, drove a car into pedestrians, killing four people. He then stabbed a police officer to death before being shot and killed near Parliament. The police treated that attack, in which 50 were injured, as “Islamist-related terrorism.”

And now, as Britain prepares for national elections in less than a week, it must cope with more attacks in the most ordinary of places, London Bridge on a Saturday night, as people walked about enjoying the spring evening.

The mood in London was shock and anger, with the center of the city saturated all night with the sound of sirens. People were told to run, or hide and silence their cellphones as the police searched for assailants.

There was panic that a third stabbing in the Vauxhall area at about the same time as the assaults near the bridge might have been part of a coordinated attack, but the police later declared that incident unrelated.

The attacks came a few days before a snap election that has major implications for the country’s future outside the European Union. Across London, and Britain, there was a sense of fear that a way of life was under attack, but also a determination to carry on.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, called it a “deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners,” and it was also condemned by the leader of the main opposition party, Jeremy Corbyn.

The office of Theresa May, the prime minister, announced that she will chair a meeting of the government emergency response committee, known as Cobra, on Sunday.

A White House spokesman said President Trump was briefed by his national security aides on the unfolding events in London.

He spoke with Mrs. May, offering his condolences for the attacks and praising the response of the police, White House officials said. He offered the full support of the United States government in investigating the attacks.

No motive has been ascribed to the attackers, but on the messaging app Telegram, members and supporters of the Islamic State shared a poster that calls for supporters to attack people with guns, knives and trucks during the month of Ramadan, which began last weekend.

On Saturday night ambulances rushed to the scene, people fled in panic, restaurants and hotels were evacuated, and helicopters flew overhead.

Witnesses described horrible scenes.

Holly Jones, a BBC reporter who was on the bridge when the van crashed, said it was driven by a man and was “probably traveling at about 50 miles an hour.” She said that at least five people were being treated for injuries after the vehicle drove on the sidewalk and hit them.

“He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people,” Ms. Jones said. “He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind.”

A witness, who identified himself as Andrew, said he was in the area at a bar, heard “a massive bang” and saw a van hitting the rail of the road.

A police officer standing on Borough High Street in London on Saturday.CreditDominic Lipinski/Press Association, via Associated Press

“Next 10 seconds later, there was a guy with a big knife, I mean, a big knife,” he told LBC Radio.

Andrew said he jumped over a fence, got to a footpath and there was “a dead guy lying on the floor.” He hid for a few seconds in bushes nearby, then, he said, “I ran for my life.”

At the market, Ben, who did not give his last name, told the BBC that he and his wife, Natalie, saw someone being stabbed.

“I saw a man in red with quite a large blade — I don’t know the measurement, I guess maybe 10 inches,” Ben said. “He was stabbing a man. He stabbed him about three times fairly calmly.”

Ben added, “He was being stabbed quite coldly and he slumped to the ground.”

He then said someone threw a table and a bottle at the man with the knife, but “then we heard three gunshots and we ran.”

A man named Gerard told the BBC that he saw men stabbing everyone they could and shouting “this is for Allah.”

He saw three men with knives “and they stabbed a girl,” he said. “So I follow them, toward Borough Market, they were running into the pubs and bars and stabbing everyone. They were running up, saying this is for Allah, and they run up and stabbed this girl 10, maybe 15 times.”

Gabriele Sciotto, a photographer returning from a bar, saw the police confronting three men outside the Wheatsheaf bar on Stoney Street and ordering them to get down. Two of the men were shot by police, he said. “They looked like they had some explosive belts,” Mr. Sciotto said. The police said the devices were later found to be hoaxes. CreditGabrielle Sciotto

Lorna Murray, 44, said she was about to drive over London Bridge when traffic stopped and people ran toward her car. “We ducked down in our car, assuming there was a stabbing,” she said. “Then this young couple started banging on the doors trying to get into our car for safety. We took them in but couldn’t let anyone else in because we had a baby in the back.”

The police told everyone to leave their cars and get away. “When I got out the car everything was a blur, but I saw a woman with blood all over her face,” she said.

Tim Hodge, 37, a security officer at a nearby office building on the south side of the bridge, described “huge crowds” running and screaming. “There was so much panic and so many of the people were drunk, which made them more hysterical,” he said.

Alex Shellum was in the Mudlark pub, underneath London Bridge, with his girlfriend. He told the BBC about an injured woman who came into the pub: “She was bleeding heavily from the neck. It appeared that her throat had been cut.”

Gabriele Sciotto, a photographer returning from a bar, saw the police confronting three men outside the Wheatsheaf bar on Stoney Street and ordering them to get down. Two of the men were shot by police, he said.

“They looked like they had some explosive belts,” Mr. Sciotto said. “The police didn’t know what was going on honestly. They shouted at them to go down, to stop moving. It was very chaotic.”

The police said the suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but they were later established to be hoaxes.

Mr. Sciotto took a photograph, which he later posted to Instagram, that appeared to show at least two men on the ground.

“At the moment these people were shot it was just me, the men and the police,” Mr. Sciotto said.

U.S. & British Troops Enter Syria Alongside Terrorists

http://yournewswire.com/u-s-british-troops-enter-syria-alongside-terrorists/

Syria has been on high alert since the recent increase of U.S. troops on the Jordanian border in what appears to be preparation for an invasion from the south and southeast.

Now the United States and Britain have entered Southern Syria from the same location in Jordan that earlier reports suggested would be used.

Activist Post reports:

Fighting alongside jihadist terrorist organization, Jaysh Mughawr al-Thurah, a subsidiary of the Free Syrian Army, U.S. and British forces were filmed traveling through the Tanf border crossing in Homs governate. The troops were apparently heading towards the Hamimah area.

The reports were released first from the SMART News Agency, which writes that approximately 150 U.S. and British military personnel have entered Syria from Jordan.

SMART News Agency has provided video evidence of their claims. This video reportedly shows several military personnel in armed Humvees engaging in a firefight alongside terrorist forces, who were operating the cameras. Indeed, the familiar “Allahu Akbar” chant can be heard throughout the video.

Hamimah is around 90km east of Palmyra, near the Deir ez-Zour countryside. Albukamal is also located nearby, a town of strategic importance to the U.S.

This movement of troops is significant because their goal could be to cut off the Syrian military’s progress toward Deir ez-Zour. Essentially, it is a way to prevent the Syrian military from lifting the siege of the city and prevent its progress in the east without violating the Russian No Fly Zone over other parts of the country. Preventing the Syrian military’s progress in the east will go great lengths toward creating a situation in which Syria can be partitioned.

A U.S./British/Military presence in the area, however, could also lead to a direct confrontation between Western and Syrian forces. Syria has repeatedly warned against Jordanian and Western aggression and the Syrian government does not appear willing to allow the United States to cut off its progress toward Deir ez-Zour. Some reports coming out of the Middle East have reported that the Syrian military is in the process of dispatching troops to the area. These reports, however, are unconfirmed.

This latest incursion into Syria is yet another escalation by the United States in its war of aggression against the Syrian government and appears to be an attempt to impose “federalization” on Syria.

As far back as June 29, 2015 and according to a report by the Financial Times, the Jordanians plan to implement a “buffer zone” on the southern border with Syria, stretching across the provinces of Deraa and Suwayda. The “buffer zone” would most likely include the city of Deraa and, like the Turkish/American desired incarnation, a “militarized zone” to “separate the buffer area from government forces.”

While the Jordanian military would obviously be involved, the zone was largely to be manned by terrorists receiving support from the United States and the West.

The plan to destroy Syria using Jordan as a staging ground has been in the works since at least 1983, when it was written in CIA documents that using Iraq in the east, Turkey in the north, Israel in the south, and Jordan in the southeast would be one possible method of breaking Hafez al-Assad. Later, it was discussed by financier think tank, Brookings Institution, that Syria and Bashar al-Assad could be broken using an identical strategy (with ISIS instead of Iraq) and creating a “multi-front war” that would prevent Assad’s forces from responding adequately.

Article by Brandon Turbeville

3 GOP senators (White Freemasons) to Trump: Press Abbas on rewarding terrorists

WASHINGTON — Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s White House meeting Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, three GOP senators urged the US president to push the Palestinian leader on the PA’s cash payments to the families of terrorists.

“We urge you to raise this matter with President Abbas during his visit, and to make clear to him that the PA’s practice of diverting aid money to terrorists and their families must end,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Trump.

Signed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, the message argues that the United States cannot treat the Palestinians as a peace partner so long as they continue to reward terrorist activities.

“Morally it must end because the United States cannot be complicit in incentivizing terror,” the three said. “And strategically it must end because the PA will never convince Americans, the Congress, or Israel that it is serious about peace while it is still funding terror.”

The Republican legislators said the Palestinian Authority spends roughly $300 million annually on payments to terrorists and their families, including in the case of Taylor Force, a US army officer who was stabbed to death while visiting Israel in March 2016.

US Republican Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham speaks to reporters after a closed briefing by Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2017. (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)

“Far from being an informal practice, these payments are codified in Palestinian Authority law,” the letter said. It went on to ask Trump to push Abbas to “repeal the PA’s laws that reward terror” and to “shut down the bureaucracy the PA has built to administer the program.”

One of the signatories, Graham, in February introduced the Taylor Force Act on Capitol Hill, which would cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it continued its monetary support of terror.

Trump, who will meet with Abbas for the first time this week, has already initiated an attempt to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, which he has referred to as “the ultimate deal.”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right) meets with Jason Greenblatt, the US president's assistant and special representative for international negotiations, at Abbas's office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, March 14, 2017. (WAFA)

To jump-start negotiations, he sent US Special Envoy for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt in March on a “listening tour” in the region, where he met with various stakeholders in the decades-old conflict, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Abbas and other Palestinian officials.

A high-level Palestinian delegation led by chief negotiator Saeb Erekat arrived in Washington last week to meet with Greenblatt and State Department officials to prepare for the meeting.

Abbas has previously said he believes “a historic peace deal is possible” under Trump’s stewardship.

The 82-year-old Palestinian leader will enter Wednesday’s talks amid a challenging domestic crisis at home, as about 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails enter their third week of an open-ended hunger strike.

Large demonstrations have been held this week in both the West Bank and Gaza in support of the prisoners.