Barcelona Terrorism Suspect Named As Morocco-Born Driss Oukabir

According to NBC, Driss Oukabir Soprano has been identified in connection to rental of van used in deadly Barcelona attack, U. S. law enforcement says.
El Pais, reported that the suspect was identified by the Civil Guard in that country. The translated version of the article read, ‘The van used in the attack was rented by Driss Oukabir, in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, according to the identification made by the Civil Guard.’ It’s not yet clear the degree to which police believe that Driss Oukabir was allegedly involved in the attack – whether he was the driver, for example.
However, a report in La VanGuardia says that Driss Oukabir, after seeking his photos and name in the news media, claims it’s a case of stolen identity. If true, that makes the actual identity of the Barcelona terrorist unclear. El Nacional, a local Spanish publication, also reported that Oukabir had come into a local police precinct to say his identity was taken and he’s not the terrorist.
As The Telegraph adds, one of the vans used to carry out the murderous rampage at the heart of the city was rented by Driss Oukabir, said to have been a convicted criminal.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.

Live Feed: At Least 13 Killed After Van Plows Into Barcelona Crowd; One Person Arrested

Report: Somebody has opened fire on police in second possible attack. #Barcelona pic.twitter.com/EiqOymOsvj
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 17, 2017

Live Feed:
Summary of the latest:
A terror attack took place in Barcelona when a van plowed into a crowd in Las Ramblas, killing at least 13 and injuring over 20 The Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack, TV3 reports. Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says that one suspect in the Barcelona van attack has been arrested. Spanish police say there is no one at large in any bar in central Barcelona. There are unconfirmed reports of a second attack. This would be the deadliest terrorist attack in Spain since 2004 bombing, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. Update 8: The Catalan Police says that in response to reports, there is nobody held up in a bar in Barcelona. Meanwhile, Fox reports that someone has opened fire on police in a second possible attack:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.

Live Feed: At Least 13 Killed After Van Plows Into Barcelona Crowd; Armed Terrorists Take Hostages

Live Feed:
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Summary of the latest:
A terror attack took place in Barcelona when a van plowed into a crowd in Las Ramblas, killing at least 13 and injuring over 20 A hostage situation is taking place underway in nearby restaurant, where two armed individuals have taken hostages. This would be the deadliest terrorist attack in Spain since 2004 bombing, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. * * *
Update 3: According to El Mundo the number of dead increased to 13. Additionally, as the Telegraph adds, Police stationed at the cordon a block away from Plaza Catalunya, on Passeig de Gracia, say they have no information what is happening inside. Confused tourists, shoppers and business owners gathered at its edges, awaiting some word or direction as to what to do.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.

“No One Gave Peace A Chance, Including The Police” – John Whitehead Warns “We’re Walking A Dangerous Road”

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,
‘No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders.’ – Robert F. Kennedy Let’s be clear about one thing: no one – not the armed, violent, militant protesters nor the police – gave peace a chance during the August 12 demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.
What should have been an exercise in free speech quickly became a brawl.
It’s not about who threw the first punch or the first smoke bomb. It’s not about which faction outshouted the other, or which side perpetrated more violence, or even which group can claim to be the greater victim.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

CHAOS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE: NO ONE GAVE PEACE A CHANCE, INCLUDING THE POLICE

‘What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? … No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders … an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people … Whenever any American’s life is taken by another American unnecessarily – whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence – whenever we tear at the fabric of life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded.’ – Robert Kennedy
Let’s be clear about one thing: no one – not the armed, violent, militant protesters nor the police – gave peace a chance during the August 12 demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.
What should have been an exercise in free speech quickly became a brawl.
It’s not about who threw the first punch or the first smoke bomb.
It’s not about which faction outshouted the other, or which side perpetrated more violence, or even which group can claim to be the greater victim.
One young woman is dead because of the hate, violence, intolerance, racism and partisanship that is tearing this country apart, and it has to stop.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 16, 2017.

Indian, Chinese Soldiers Clash Following Alleged Chinese “Incursion”

In what may be the first documented clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers who have been piling up across the border between the two nations over the latest territorial dispute, Reuters reports that “Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation” in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, “further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border.”
While there has been no official confirmation yet by either India or China, a Reuters source in New Delhi who was briefed on the military situation on the border, said Indian soldiers “foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near the Pangong lake.” He added that some of the Chinese soldiers carried iron rods and stones, and in the melee there were minor injuries on both sides, the source said.
“There was an altercation near the Pangong lake,” said a police officer in Srinagar, the capital of India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, under which the area falls. An army source in Srinagar, quoted by Reuters, spoke of an altercation following what he called a Chinese army “incursion in Pangong lake area“. This fresh standoff at Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh comes in the backdrop of tensions between Indian and Chinese troops over Doklam plateau in Sikkim sector with the PLA skipping the ceremonial border meetings on Independence Day.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

NC Governor: “Monuments Should Come Down”; Durham Antifa Leader Charged With Felony

On Tuesday evening North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper posted a public statement to the website Medium, weighing in on the now raging Confederate memorials controversy: “These monuments should come down,” he said. Cooper further called for the state legislature to repeal a law which seeks to prevent state and local authorities from removing them permanently. Cooper published the statement in the wake of a Confederate statue being unlawfully removed by protesters in Durham as local police reportedly stood by.
On Monday Americans beheld the spectacle of an angry mob pulling down the nearly century old Confederate memorial in front the historic Durham County Court House in North Carolina with no police in sight. Hundreds of antifa protesters which had converged at the location for what organizers called an “emergency protest” in response to racial violence turned fatal in Virginia over the weekend surrounded the monument – a bronze statue of a lone Confederate soldier marching – and quickly pulled it down using a heavy duty rope. The 15-feet tall monument was erected in 1924 and engraved at the base with the words, ‘In memory of ‘the boys who wore the gray.’ ‘
But on Tuesday the Durham County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of the leaders and organizers of the event, Takiya Thompson, a 22-year old student who is depicted in the video as tying the rope around the statue. Thompson was assisted by a few others as she brought a ladder to the base from the back and ascended to the top with the rope – after which the statue and a stone base came crashing down with protesters immediately kicking and spitting on the toppled bronze soldier to the cheers of the crowd.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 16, 2017.

Inside The Opioid Crisis That You’re Not Allowed To See

Via StockBoardAsset.com,
Earlier this month, U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled a plan to go after doctors and pharmacies suspected of healthcare fraud by oversubscribing opioids. America’s opioid epidemic killed 33,000 people in 2015 making it the worst drug crisis in our history. Last week, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency allowing the executive branch to direct funds towards treatment facilities and supplying police officers with naloxone.
As a socio-economist on the front lines of the opioid crisis in Baltimore, Maryland, I am about to take you through an opioid experience like you’ve never seen before. We’re going to travel into the inner city of Baltimore and interview current and former addicts of opioids and heroin. Some of these individuals used heroin 15-minutes before the cameras started rolling.
These individuals have never been given the chance to tell their story until now. Baltimore’s mainstream news is not allowed to share this because it breaks the narrative that everything is awesome. It turns out that Baltimore could have the largest methadone clinic in the United States called Turning Point Clinic. Each of the interviewees are current and past patients of the clinic and speak very negatively about it. A similar description of Baltimore is heard from each of the interviewees of a hellacious city with decades of deindustrialization, drug abuse, and violent crime.
In the first video, three women who are current or past addicts of opioids tell the story of clinics, doctors, and pharmacies flooding the street of Baltimore with opioids. Gina mainly speaks about the Turning Point Clinic – how a preacher who operates the facility went from ‘nothing to now wearing $1000 gators, flying private jets, and driving Bentleys’. As described by one of the women, it looks like ‘zombie-land’ outside of the clinic.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 15, 2017.

In America Propaganda Has Vanquished Truth

In Durham, North Carolina, the seat of Duke University, a gang of largely white males destroyed public property by pulling down a statue of a Confederate soldier. Perhaps they took their cue from the neo-Nazis installed in Ukraine by Obama and Hillary following the US-engineered coup that overthrew the elected democratic government. The first thing the new Obama-installed neo-Nazi regime did was to pull down all the Soviet war memorials of the liberation of Ukraine from Nazi Germany. The neo-Nazis who pulled down the war memorials were the descendants of the Ukrainians who fought for Nazi Germany. These neo-Nazis comprise the government of the ‘democracy’ that Obama and Hillary brought to the Ukraine and is the government that the US government and its European vassals support.
What did the destruction of public property in Durham achieve, and where were the police?
What the films of the event reveal is a collection of crazed white people, mainly white men, kicking and spitting at a bronze statue and jumping back as if the statue were going to strike back. It was a display of ignorant psychopathic hatred.
Where did this hatred come from and why was it directed at a statue? To the ignorant gangsters, most likely Duke University students, the destroyed statue is a symbol of slavery.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on August 15, 2017.

To The Press, The Pols And The Rest

Let me say this just one more time:
That someone is a Neo-Nazi, a White Supremacist, KKK member or racist does not render them bereft of the First Amendment. Just as being a member of BLM or the Antifa does not render them bereft of the First Amendment.
It is not acceptable, legal or excusable to meet speech by any such person with violence.
Period.
To suggest, state, or advocate that such is the case, or to promote the premise that violence is an appropriate remedy for speech you find vile and outrageous is to declare civil war, because there are others who will likely find your speech vile and outrageous and by your statement you have made the claim that just punishment for speech you deem vile is to be found at the hands of a mob.
The press and now lawmakers are openly advocating for the complete breakdown of civil society — they are stating by the droves that violence in response to mere speech that one finds offensive yet has the protection of the First Amendment is not only worthy of said violence the person uttering same is not worthy of having their assailants prosecuted or the protection and investigation of the police forces to interdict violence intended for or served upon them.
These people are explicitly refusing to call on the carpet Governor McAuliffe and everyone in the chain of command from the Charlottesville PD upward who were involved in any way in intentionally funneling opposing protesters into each other, knowing that some of them were armed and then allowed said PD to sit back and withdraw when violence occurred.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2017-08-15.

Man Plunges To Death From Seventh Floor Of London Stock Exchange

City of London Police investigating after a man died falling from upper floor in London Stock Exchange – incident treated as non-suspicious
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 15, 2017

An unidentified man fell to his death from the seventh floor of the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Reuters and British news outlets reported.
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‘We were called to the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square on Tuesday, 15 August at 9.58am to a report of a man who had fallen from an upper floor in the building to the ground’ City of London police said. “The man was pronounced dead,” police said, adding that they were treating the incident as non-suspicious.
According to The Independent, the man is believed to fallen from the building at around 9.45am, landing in the front lobby. Police were called at 9.58am and the man was pronounced dead at 10.10am today.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 15, 2017.

DOJ’S CHARLOTTESVILLE HATE CRIME PROBE EXTENDS BEYOND DRIVER

The Justice Department’s hate crime investigation of Saturday’s incident in Charlottesville, Va. is not limited just to James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old man charged with second-degree murder after allegedly running over a woman demonstrating against white supremacists.
A Department of Justice official familiar with the hate crime investigation says that the agency is looking into whether others individuals were involved in the attack, which occurred around mid-day Saturday after local police broke up a white supremacist rally being held near a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Video recordings showed a 2010 Dodge Challenger registered to Fields plowing into a crowd of anti-fascist counter-protesters in downtown Charlottesville.
Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was killed in what police say was a deliberate attack. As many as 19 other people were injured.
There has been no indication yet that Fields coordinated the attack with someone else.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 14, 2017.

The Killing Fields of Australia – Racism and Routine Ethnic Cleansing

About 100 metres from my home on the edge of the Brisbane CBD is the corner of Boundary and Brereton Streets.
On November 7, 1993, Daniel Yock, an 18-year-old Aboriginal dancer died there. Or at least he was picked up there, by police.
Daniel probably died in the back of a police wagon, like some cattle do on their way to a slaughterhouse. In any event, he was certainly dead by the time he reached the police watchhouse, just a few kilometres from the scene of his arrest.
Daniel Yock’s ‘offence’ was to sit with his friends in nearby Musgrave Park and drink alcohol.
Throughout the afternoon, police circled the block in a wagon. The boys – feeling harassed and intimated – contacted the manager of the local Aboriginal hostel they were staying at. He came down to meet the group, and they decided to head home before dark.
They were tailed by two police officers – Constables Suzette Domrow and Scott Harris – the whole way.
Constable Harris is captured on police radio recordings in the ensuing minutes before Daniel’s arrest.
‘There’s about 7 or 8 Aboriginal persons fairly, sort of giving us a few problems and calling us names. They are full of piss, we’d like some persons to come down.’

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on AUGUST 14, 2017.

CHARLOTTESVILLE PROVES WE’RE ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR & THE STATE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER

With quotes by Adolf Hitler emblazoned on tee shirts, remnants of Nazi regalia, chants of ‘Jew will not replace us,’ and Confederate flags held aloft throughout the crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstrations by white nationalists against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee coldly conjured the apparition of the Jim Crow-era American South – and then events turned deadly.
A 32-year-old woman lost her life and 26 others suffered injuries, some grievous, when a car allegedly driven by James Alex Fields, 20, sped purposefully into a crowd of protesters at a high rate of speed on Saturday – literally knocking people out of their shoes and sending them airborne – in what vocal critics, alluding to previous attacks in Europe, termed an act of terrorism.
To reiterate, an (alleged) white nationalist targeted and ran over protesters, killing one of them – after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a sweeping state of emergency, and after, according to the state’s ACLU chapter, police were told to stand down and wait for commands to intervene – providing the both the perfect storm and the perfect excuse to clear the permitted protesters and others from the area.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 14, 2017.

YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILM THE POLICE, RULES FEDERAL COURT, PAVING WAY FOR SCOTUS

(TFTP) Contradicting the rulings of six others federal courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals annihilated free speech rights in upholding a district court decision stating citizens do not have the right to film public officials – politicians, police, and others – in public.
In affirming the decision of the lower court to dismiss, the Eighth Circuit effectively ended free speech activist Matthew Akins’ challenge to the Columbia, Missouri, Police Department, which he accuses of unlawfully stopping and arresting him on multiple occasions – though nearly all charges were later dropped – as he filmed their encounters with the public, in public.
Akins says the spate of arrests and harassment from law enforcement is brazen retaliation for the nature of his activist work – filming officers on the job.
As a journalist and founder of Citizens for Justice in 2011, a group committed to monitoring police for accountability purposes, Akins frequently stopped to record officers’ interactions with the general public – a tactic employed by a plethora of civilian impartial observation groups to stem an epidemic of police violence and veritable impunity in courts, so common to law enforcement officers who misbehave.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 11, 2017.

Week in Review: August 12, 2017

As the war drums with North Korea get ever louder, it’s appropriate that this week was the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan. As the great Ralph Raico noted in a piece we shared this week:
The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila. If Harry Truman was not a war criminal, then no one ever was.
Ludwig von Mises, himself a veteran of WWI, understood the evil of the ever common place tactic of total war. In Human Action he wrote:
How far we are today from the rules of international law developed in the age of limited warfare! Modern war is merciless, it does not spare pregnant women or infants; it is indiscriminate killing and destroying.
As Matthew McCaffrey noted during his talk at Mises U, while technology changes the means by which war is waged, the underlying motivations have largely stayed the same. Peace cannot be obtained by conquest, but by an ideological shift of ideas. As long as North Korea remains an isolated hermit nation, it will continue to rely on military exercises as a means to establish credibility around the world. And as long as the US sees itself as a global police force, it will continue to escalate conflicts – at times tragically to the point of war, and always at the expense of its own people.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on August 12, 2017.

Suspect Name, Mugshot Emerges In Charlottesville Car Attack That Killed 1, Injured 26

Update 12: Charlottesville Police have officially named James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Ohio as the suspected driver in an attack on a crowd of counter-protesters that killed one and injured 26 earlier today, NBC reported.
They’ve also released Fields’s mugshot:
BREAKING: James Alex Fields Jr. identified as suspect in deadly car plowing in Charlottesvillepic.twitter.com/XL7ZW633ac
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 13, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 12, 2017.

One Dead, Many Injured After Car Plows Into Protesters In Charlottesville, Driver In Custody

Update 6: Citing a state official, AP confirms that the driver of a car that plowed into a group of marchers in Charlottesville is in police custody. Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested. Moran did not immediately provide a name of the driver.
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Update 5: Meanwhile back in Charlotesville, the Police have shut down the block as a helicopter hovers above. Additionally, the UVA Medical Center official says one person has died and 19 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville. University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press.
Update 4: Discussing today’s violence and tragic incident in Charlottesville, Trump called for “a swift restoration of law and order” saying “when I watch Charlottesville, to me it’s very, very sad” adding that “the hate and division must stop, and must stop right now”, and notes that “we condemn in the possible strongest terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” Trump also said that “we have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection for each other” adding that “I want to salute the great work of the state and local police in Virginia … the National Guard has been working smart and working hard, they’ve been doing a terrific job.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 12, 2017.