Media Transfixed In Horror By Toy Bombs While Destroying Lives With Real Ones

by Caitlin Johnston at Medium

Media headlines have been dominated for the last two days by the news that pipe bombs are being sent to Democratic Party elites and their allies, a list of whom as of this writing consists of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, George Soros, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, Robert De Niro, and the CNN office (addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan who actually works for NBC). As of this writing nobody has been killed or injured in any way by any of these many explosive devices, and there is as of this writing no publicly available evidence that they were designed to. As of this writing there is no evidence that the devices were intended to do anything other than what they have done: stir up fear and grab headlines.

And of course it is a good thing that nobody has been hurt by these devices. [ … ]

former British diplomat Craig Murray tweeted:

Apparently some Acme comedy bombs mailed to a number of extremely rich people, which thankfully did not hurt anybody at all, are infinitely more newsworthy than the real bombs which maim and destroy children in Yemen on an industrial scale.

It is good that Barack Obama was never sent anything resembling the 26,171 bombs that his administration dropped in the final year of his presidency, for example. [ … ] People would have been killed and badly injured if anyone had been sent anything like those kinds of explosive devices, their bodies ripped to shreds like the countless civilians killed in the airstrikes which resulted from the Obama administration’s expansion of Bush’s so-called “war on terror”.

President Trump, whose administration has been dropping even more bombs than its predecessor after expanding the use of drone strikes and peeling back regulations on air strikes designed to protect civilians, was quick to condemn the headline-grabbing pipe bomb campaign which did not hurt anyone whatsoever.

“A major federal investigation is now underway,” said the president who continues to assist Saudi Arabia in murdering untold tens of thousands of civilians in Yemen.

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Syria airstrike: Russia warns US, allies of ‘consequences’.

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(RAF jet takes of on raid over Syria (picture BBC)

Russia’s Ambassador in Washington DC warned the USA and its allies there will be “consequences” in the wake of the US, UK and French (FUKUS axis)  coordinated air strikes on Syria.

Russia feels threatened by the US decision to strike Syrian targets in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, which Moscow believes was staged by western agents as justification for entry into Syria’s civil war just as the Assad regime’s forces, supported by troops from Iran were mopping up the last pockets of resistance from ISIS and Al Nusra front rebels.

“A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences,” Anatoly Antonov said in a statement on Friday night. “All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris.”

Despite that and previous unequivocal warnings, US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Teresa May and France’s President Macron ordered their nations’ forces to strike military targets in Syria on Friday night. The Russian military operating in Syria was not notified in advance about the American targets, General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters after the attacks.

The US “specifically identified” targets to “mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved,” Dunford said. “We used the normal deconfliction channel to deconflict airspace. We did not coordinate targets.”

While Trump said that the purpose of the US actions is to “establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons,” Antonov reminded that “the US – the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons – has no moral right to blame other countries.”‘

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Manchester Bomber Repeatedly Reported to Authorities over Five Year Period

In the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing it has emerged that police and security services failed to act on numerous over five years that suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a potential terrorist. Had law enforcement authorities not been such pussies they are afraid of being called racist, Abedi’s deadly terror attack might well have been prevented, according to information from independent investigators.

Following the despicable attack at the Manchester Arena on Tuesday night, which targeted concert goers many of whom were children or young teens and resulted in 22 lives being lost, questions are being raised as to why the security services in the UK did little to follow up on repeated reports from friends, Muslim community members and officials at a Mosque that Abedi had been radicalised while in Libya and Syria and had expressed support for ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood and suicide bombing. It has also been reported that members of his close family were also supportive of Islamic extremism.

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Crowds of mourners gathered in Manchester today, after observing a minutes silence people spontaneously began to sing Manchester band Oasis’ hit, “Don’t Look Back In Anger”

The reports date back five years, when two Muslim youth workers claim to have phoned an anti-terrorism hotline to report concerns over Adebi’s “extreme views” whilst he was completing his last year at school, the BBC has reported.

Two of Abedi’s friends were also so concerned about his behaviour that they separately phoned the hotline, five years ago, and again in 2016.

“They had been worried that ‘he was supporting terrorism’ and had expressed the view that ‘being a suicide bomber was ok’,” a source told the BBC.

Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, told The Telegraph that community members also reported Abedi to the authorities two years ago “because he thought he was involved in extremism and terrorism”.

“People in the community expressed concerns about the way this man was behaving and reported it in the right way using the right channels,” Shafiq said.

“They did not hear anything since.”

Akram Ramadan, 49, a member of the south Manchester Libyan community where Abedi lived, said that Abedi had been banned from Didsbury Mosque after he confronted an imam who had delivered a sermon opposing extremism.

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Tony Blair is at it again; no, not claiming there were loads of WMDs in Iraq and Saddam had them hidden up his arse. This time he’s found another way to justify supporting Bush and thus justifying the war that destroyed the Iraqi nation and killed so many of its people.

Invading Iraq prevented Syria-like civil war, claims Tony Blair

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Does he mean a conflict like they are having now in Iraq. Ever the warmonger, currently engaged in a blood drinking contest with Barack Hussein Obama as both act as shills for invasion of the middle eastern trouble spot, Blair said: “Supposing you had left Saddam in place, I think it is reasonably arguable, surely, that you would have had the so-called Arab Spring come to Iraq.

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Boggart blog has signed Osame bin Laden to our artistes’ management company and Ian is busy working now on the videos that will launch ‘Sammy’ (as he wishes to be known in future) on the comedy circuit.

Today’s news report comes from our sceptical reporting desk.

In the latest attempt to convince a sceptical world that the man who (allegedly) is the first perfect human being in 2000 years did something really miraculous in personally leading a team of US Navy Seals to a run down apartment in Pakiskan where they killed an elderly man who looked a bit, but not much like the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, The Obama Administration lie machine information department is putting out bogus intelligence.

In the latest snippet of fear and panic generating fiction released to British Intelligence, information contained in computer files seized by US special forces bin Laden was masterminding a plan to bomb Easter shoppers in Britain.

Easter shoppers? It’s understandable that a man who has been dead as long as Osama bin Laden (died sometime between 2002 and 2006) was out of touch but Easter shopping in Britain? At Easter we all pile in our , announcing a trip to the coast or countryside and spend a day sitting in a tailback on our gridlocked motorways system.

Any attempt to blow up cars in the tailbacks would be futile because holdups are caused by contra flow systems introduced to allow for road maintenance. The Road Transport authority employs crack squads of undercover traffic engineers (far more effective than undercover security agents) to move the contra flows so motorists can never predict where they are and head for another destination or avoid them by taking an alternative route.

No worries. the information that has been passed to our government on the instructions of Barack Hussein Obama, the man who tells God what to do. It is some of the first top-secret intelligence to have been passed back from the bin Laden operation, according to senior Government sources. We should feel honoured.

So how real was the threat?

The Manchester based terrorist cell suspected on the strength of the bin Laden data of plotting to blow up landmarks in the city during this years’ (2011) Easter holiday was broken and its members arrested in 2009. Police were unable to press charges however because of a lack of evidence and their treatment of the suspects at the time, which violated British and international law became a cause célèbre for MPs, lawyers and human rights groups.

An attempt last year to deport the alleged ringleader of the plot then failed on human rights grounds because he claimed he would be tortured if he was returned to Pakistan. Most of the alleged cell members have now left Britain.

As readers can see this group posed a really serious threat to Easter shoppers in Manchester lasst month.

So it seems the CIA’s information was just a tad off target, (wonder who the Yanks really killed in Abbotabad?) as was the CIA’s claim to have detained ‘known suicide bombers’ a few years ago. Still, kudos to the CIA. Once again they have demonstrated that the phrase Military Intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

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Negotiating our way through the world has become like walking on quicksand, nothing is what it seems to be and what seems safe and solid can shift and reveal it is just an illusion in the wink of an eye.

Small wonder then that humans cling to certainties like religion, faith in the infallibility of science or for a certain type of British person the belief that Top Gear will always defend our right to drive politically incorrect cars.

We are foolish to rely on such things. As Benjamin Franklin said “A nation that would trade liberty for security deserves neither.

Perhaps we have become such a nation. Perhaps we were deluding ourselves in thinking we could rely on Top Gear to protect our right to put the needle in the red zone.

Even though the car I drive is only the sportiest variation of the Honda Accord my world was rocked this morning when I read this headline:

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The Hamster, the insane speed freak who straps himself to rockets and demands to be propelled into the wide blue yonder? Train?

Well yeah, OK, it is high speed train but even so it is not the same as riding a bomb is it?

Let’s hope Clarkson does something horrible to him. Like making him drive an electric car all next year.

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The Terror Of Exploding Cheese

There is no doubt about it, the threat of being harmed by a terrorist attack in coming closer to our homes all the time. Terror as a political weapon works by spreading fear and panic of course and the chances of actually being harmed is very small. Even so is would be foolish to court disaster by ignoring the activities of people of Evelyn Tent.

Last month Boggart Blog brought you news of the dangers to you family and your Christmas dinner posed by a new terrorist weapon, exploding gravy. This highly volatile slurry could be detonated by exposure to radiation in your microwave oven. Now we but caution you to be vigilant towards the threat of a new weapon of mass paranoia, the exploding cheese bomb.

Yesterday we learned the international terrorist group Al Dharifarmur have developed a new lactose based plastic explosive that looks, tastes and smells like soft cheese. A suspected suicide skier was intercepted at Geneva airport, Switzerland trying to smuggle a pack of Reblochon, a rather runny cream cheese from The Alps into France. The cheese is classified by international security agencies as a dangerous liquid. Today we picked up on an news agency report about a terrorist carrying a Camembert being arrested at Schipol airport, Holland, on his way to Amsterdam. Although the cheese was found to be non explosive the man was required to surrender two jars of incendiary chilli paste.

So far we know of no incidents involving British nationals and the smuggling of Wensleydale or Maure Stilton. Perhaps this is because hard cheeses though potentially more destructive can only be detonated by having a beam of electrons fired at them or perhaps it is simply that Wallace and Grommet fans just do not look like terrorists. We suspect though if anybody tried to get a morsel of Stinking Bishop on board an international flight all hell would break loose.

“Blessed are the Cheesemakers” my arse. Thery’re a bunch of murderous fanatics.

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