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Theresa May Hyping Islamic Terrorism Rings Hollow

Theresa May Hyping Islamic Terrorism Rings Hollow

by Stephen Lendman

Her comments following Saturday night's London incident aimed to boost her sagging hope for a decisive Tory parliamentary majority triumph in June 8 snap elections, saying:

"Last night our country fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack once again." Police lethally shot three alleged assailants so they're unable to tell tales.

A same day article asked if the incident was a terrorist attack or something else, the timing very suspicious days ahead of Thursday's elections, following the Manchester blast last month.

May: "As so often in such serious situation, the police responded with great courage and great speed. Armed officers from the Metropolitan Police and the City of London police arrived at Borough Market within moments and shot and killed the three suspects."

Fact: According to London police, the attack lasted about eight minutes before alleged assailants were confronted and lethally shot - in the heavily patrolled heart of London, police moments away from where the incident occurred. Why so long to act?

May: "On behalf of the people of London and on behalf of the whole country, I want to thank and pay tribute to the professionalism and bravery of the police and the emergency services and the courage of members of the public who defended themselves, and others from the attackers and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and with their friends, families and loved ones. This is, as we all know, the third terrorist attack Britain has experienced in the last three months."

Fact: Police "professionalism" involves responding promptly when needed, arresting suspects, permitting their day in court as UK law demands, not lethally shooting them the way Israel confronts Palestinians threatening no one.

Fact: It's unknown if Saturday night's incident was terrorism, a false flag, or something else - dead suspects unable to explain.

May: "(T)errorism breeds terrorism…"

Fact: Earlier alleged lone wolf terrorist incidents turned out to be false flags - state terrorism what Brits, other Europeans, Palestinians and Americans need fear most.

Fact: So-called "terrorists," homegrown or otherwise, didn't appear like Topsy. They're spawned from terrorism created by America, Britain, NATO, Israel and their rogue state allies, used as foot soldiers to advance their interests.

Fact: The main immediate one for May-led Tories is triumphing on June 8, remaining Britain's ruling party, likely hoping Manchester and London incidents make it possible - maybe planning them for this purpose.

So far it's speculation, guesswork. Yet state-sponsored stunts like this were used many times before - with specific objectives in mind, 9/11 the best example, opening the floodgates of endless imperial wars.

In a blizzard of tweets, Trump ignored state-sponsored terrorism on his watch, saying "(w)e need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"

"Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the UK, we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!"

"We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse."

"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!' "

"Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!"

Israeli state-sponsored terrorism supporter/strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan tweeted "Israel stands in solidarity with the #UK and #London in the fight against terror. It's time for a new global alliance against #terror."

"This was an attack not just against the UK but against Western values and democracy. Our prayers are with the victim."

Israel's Foreign Ministry made similar comments, one rogue state in solidarity with another - along with America, the real axis of evil, state-sponsors of terrorism worldwide.

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