Defenseless Victim Zones

Doing the same thing, and expecting a different outcome, is one sign of insanity. A Pensacola Postscript | Power Line

President Trump has instructed military base commanders to rethink policies about allowing military personnel on bases to be armed. Like so many reforms of the Trump era, it is long overdue.

How many attacks on military bases have to be endured before “We’ve always done it that way” changes?

Pakistani-born Man Responsible for London Bridge Attack

The Other McCain has the info. Pakistani-Born Usman Khan Named as Killer in London Bridge Knife Attack.

Apparently the attack started at a Cambridge University conference before moving to the historic bridge. He stabbed delegates at the conference before running to the bridge.

Cambridge University geniuses: “Hey, let’s invite a violent Pakistani jihadist to our conference, because what could possibly go wrong?”

Reality is what is true, even if you don’t understand it, or believe it.

Terrorism in The Netherlands?

Color me shocked. Dutch Prosecutors: Turk Who Shot Tram Passengers Dead Had ‘Terrorist Motive’

In a written statement following a preliminary hearing at Utrecht District Court, prosecutors said 37-year-old suspect Gokmen Tanis left a handwritten letter in a getaway car that said in Dutch: “I’m doing this for my religion, you kill Muslims and you want to take our religion away from us, but you won’t succeed. Allah is great.”

In a related story, the Dutch State Secretary (Justice and Security) resigned after it was revealed that the government was sweeping serious crimes by immigrants under the rug. De Telegraaf: Harbers resigns. (And yes, it is in Dutch. Use a translation service.)

In a report from his ministry, serious crimes such as rape and (attempted) manslaughter and murder were hidden under the heading other crimes. As a result, it was not clear to the general public what was covered. Only after asking De Telegraaf did it become clear what serious matters were meant by this.

The report originally broke out misdemeanors, and lumped all felonies into “other.” Because rape and attempted murder and assault are just not that interesting to the .gov, or something.

Terrorist Stabs 16-year-old Boy in the Back

Don’t expect to see this covered in the US media. Doesn’t fit the narrative. Terrorist attacks two in Jerusalem’s Old City, gets shot by police- watch.

On Friday morning, a 19-year-old terrorist from the West Bank, who had allegedly come to the Temple Mount for Ramadan to pray, stabbed and critically wounded a 47-year-old man at Damascus Gate – which wasn’t captured in the video. Minutes later, while running through the Arab market, the terrorist stabbed the 16-year-old.

The Palestinian doing the stabbing was shot and killed by police.

Both stabbing victims are expected to survive.

Attacks on Christians in West Africa

Burkina Faso is a land-locked country in West Africa, northeast of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Burkina Faso church attack: Gunmen open fire at mass service – priest among six dead.

A group of gunmen broke into a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday morning during Mass and began shooting at the congregation, Radio France Internationale (RFI) reported. At least six people were killed, and a priest was among those who died.

20-30 gunmen were involved. When they were done with the church the set fire to shops, and attacked the health center.

Terrorist Camp in Alabama

No mention by the national media? FBI uncovers homegrown terror training camp in Alabama.

But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” belonging to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee.

Hat tip to Godfather Politics.

More Terror in Sri Lanka

More death and destruction in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka militants set off bombs during raid, killing 15.

Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country’s east, leaving behind a grisly discovery Saturday: 15 bodies, including six children.

Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

Am a bit surprised that the WaPo and the rest of the media are covering this story. Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290.

Sri Lanka on Monday accused a local Islamist extremist group, the National Thowheed Jamaath, of being behind a string of Easter bombings at churches and hotels that killed at least 290 people.

They’ve been studiously ignoring violence against Christians, at least since the Yazidis were being exterminated by ISIS.

Islamist Terrorists Arrested in Germany

The goal? “The aim was to kill as many people as possible.” German prosecutors arrest 10 suspects over Islamist attack plan.

According to the initial investigation, the accused were planning to use a vehicle and firearms to kill as many “unbelievers” as possible. They had rented a large vehicle and made contact with weapons’ dealers and started to raise funds.

There have been a number of plots stopped in recent months by German authorities.

I Missed This Story About a Terrorist in Italy

I don’t suppose it got a lot of coverage by the media. Italy: Bus driver takes 51 kids hostage, sets vehicle on fire.

A school bus driver on Wednesday allegedly held 51 children and their chaperones hostage on a bus in the northern Italian city San Donato Milanese before setting it on fire.

All of the children were rescued when the bus crashed following a police chase, allowing officers to force open the back door and help students off the bus, as the driver threatened suicide.

A story from today he says “It’s all the white people’s fault.”

The 1993 Attack on the World Trade Center

Stolen shamelessly from myself, from last year, which was the 25th anniversary of the attack. The attack that everyone forgets. (Not that anyone thinks much about Sept. 11, 2001.)

World Trade Center as it was in 1993Today is the 26th anniversary of that first attack on the World Trade Center. The attack that everyone forgets about. Remembering the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing – History in the Headlines

(The linked article is from 6 years ago, so don’t be confused about the dates.)

Ignoring security recommendations has a long history in this country. And it isn’t just restricted to the world of computers and technology.

Safety concerns became apparent as early as 1975, when a disgruntled custodian set a fire in the north tower that caused millions of dollars in damages and prompted calls for the installation of a sprinkler system. A decade or so later, the government agency that owned the World Trade Center began examining possible terrorism threats. But it ended up ignoring many of its security team’s recommendations, including that public parking be eliminated or that cars at least be randomly inspected.

Neither of those recommendations were adopted, and so on February 26th, a van was parked in lower-level garage.

On February 26, 1993, the plotters loaded their homemade bomb, which weighed about 1,200 pounds, into a yellow Ford Econoline van they had rented from a Ryder dealership in New Jersey. Two of them then drove it across the Hudson River into Manhattan, made their way south to the World Trade Center, entered the basement parking garage between the north tower and a hotel, parked in an illegal spot on a ramp, lit four 20-foot fuses, got into a car that had trailed them and sped off.

The bomb exploded at 12:17. Click through to the article to see the aftermath. A lot of it mimicked the evacuation problems that would resurface in 2001.

A Step-by-step Review of a Cop’s Use of Force

The guy had a knife, and attacked a cop. Oh, and he was a Jihadist. Law of Self Defense: ISIS Brings Knife to Gunfight, Gets Shot

The events took place on January 7, but the body cam video and 911 recordings were only recently released under court order, in response to motions filed by media outlets for disclosure. (The body cam video footage is embedded below.)

It’s worth a look. The original video/story is at this link. But Legal Insurrection has a better analysis. (First link at top.)

Immigrant Vandalizes Grave of Terror Victim, Attacks Her Father. Cops Do Nothing

There’s never a cop around when you need one. (This is Sweden, so they are hiding under the bed, fearful of being labeled “racist”.) Father of Swedish terror victim attacked by migrant who vandalised her grave – Police do nothing.

Stefan writes that the man was sentenced to expulsion in 2014, but the decision was appealed to the Supreme Court. In 2015, he was sentenced again, for the grave violation, but avoided expulsion.

The trial for repeated violations of Ebba’s grave will be held in March next year. According to the father, the vandalisation continues “on average three nights a week”.

Sweden is toast. But they brought it on themselves. (Well, Angela Merkel helped.) Hat tip to Trigger Reset.

The Real “War on Christmas”

Hint: it isn’t about saying “Happy Holidays.” Deadly shooting in French city of Strasbourg.

A gunman opened fire near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, killing at least four people and injuring 11 others, local officials said on Tuesday evening.

Four dead, eleven wounded. The French are opening a “terrorism probe into the shooting.”

Germany has strengthened border controls into Strasbourg.

Strasbourg’s Christmas market is a popular tourist destination, drawing millions of visitors every year.

FBI Stops a Replay of the Attack on the Pittsburgh Synagogue and a Separate Attack

Two attacks were stopped. I expect there will be more. An alleged ISIS supporter and a woman accused of planning a terror attack arrested in Ohio.

“This man spent months planning a violent terrorist attack on behalf of ISIS here in the United States, and eventually targeted a Jewish synagogue in the Toledo area,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio in a press release. “The charges describe a calculated man fueled by an ideology of hatred and intent on killing innocent people.”

In a separate incident…

In the nearby city of Toledo, agents on Monday morning arrested Elizabeth Lecron, 23, for allegedly buying bomb-building materials such as screws and gunpowder. She is charged with one count of transportation of explosives and explosive material for the purposes of harming others and property.

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

ISIL Claims Responsibility for Melbourne Attack

Terror down-under. Melbourne stabbings: Isil claims suspected terror attack that left one dead.

In an attack described by the state premier as an “act of evil”, the man sped a utility vehicle down Bourke Street, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, and then stopped and apparently set it alight before randomly stabbing pedestrians. One person was killed and two, aged 26 and 58, were injured.

In The Static Over the US Election, I Missed Reports of a Terror Attack in Germany

From a week ago… A particularly inept attack, but even so. Germany: Possible terror attack on high speed train investigated.

German media reported on Sunday that authorities in the state of Bavaria were investigating a possible attempted terror attack on a high-speed train. The incident, according to the Bild daily, involved a steel wire being pulled across the tracks.

The attack actually happened earlier in October, but had apparently not been announced by the authorities until the 28th of that month.

Update on the Amsterdam Stabbing Story

They’ve confirmed what most suspected. Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist motive’ alleged in attack on Americans.

A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a “terrorist motive” for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday.

Not too surprising given the events in Europe over the past few years.

Amsterdam Knife Attack

This seems to be largely absent from the news. Or if not absent, certainly not being shouted. US ambassador: Victims in Amsterdam stabbing are Americans.

Two people wounded in a knife attack at the Dutch capital’s busy main railway station on Friday are both American citizens who were visiting the Netherlands, the U.S. ambassador said Saturday as police investigated possible motives, including the possibility it was an extremist act.

Police shot and wounded a 19-year-old Afghan man immediately after the attack and are questioning him as a suspect.

The investigation is still underway.

Mostly, this story is absent from Google news, Bing, CNN’s main page, etc. Yahoo does have it on their news page, and you can find it if you search, but I guess it is less interesting than Kaepernick’s lawsuit. At least according to a lot of media outlets.

I’m going to jump to a conclusion, and say that this falls under the Terror category. You can’t sue me, because that is only my opinion. And if you don’t like my opinions…