We Know What Inspired The Manchester Attack, We Just Won't Admit It

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Patrick Cockburn via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

In the wake of the massacre in Manchester, people rightly warn against blaming the entire Muslim community in Britain and the world. Certainly one of the aims of those who carry out such atrocities is to provoke the communal punishment of all Muslims, thereby alienating a portion of them who will then become open to recruitment by Isis and al-Qaeda clones.

This approach of not blaming Muslims in general but targeting “radicalisation” or simply “evil” may appear sensible and moderate, but in practice it makes the motivation of the killers in Manchester or the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015 appear vaguer and less identifiable than it really is. Such generalities have the unfortunate effect of preventing people pointing an accusing finger at the variant of Islam which certainly is responsible for preparing the soil for the beliefs and actions likely to have inspired the suicide bomber Salman Abedi.

The ultimate inspiration for such people is Wahhabism, the puritanical, fanatical and regressive type of Islam dominant in Saudi Arabia, whose ideology is close to that of al-Qaeda and Isis. This is an exclusive creed, intolerant of all who disagree with it such as secular liberals, members of other Muslim communities such as the Shia or women resisting their chattel-like status.

What has been termed Salafi jihadism, the core beliefs of Isis and al-Qaeda, developed out of Wahhabism, and has carried out its prejudices to what it sees as a logical and violent conclusion. Shia and Yazidis were not just heretics in the eyes of this movement, which was a sort of Islamic Khmer Rouge, but sub-humans who should be massacred or enslaved. Any woman who transgressed against repressive social mores should be savagely punished. Faith should be demonstrated by a public death of the believer, slaughtering the unbelievers, be they the 86 Shia children being evacuated by bus from their homes in Syria on 15 April or the butchery of young fans at a pop concert in Manchester on Monday night.

The real causes of “radicalisation” have long been known, but the government, the media and others seldom if ever refer to it because they do not want to offend the Saudis or be accused of anti-Islamic bias. It is much easier to say, piously but quite inaccurately, that Isis and al-Qaeda and their murderous foot soldiers “have nothing to do with Islam”. This has been the track record of US and UK governments since 9/11. They will look in any direction except Saudi Arabia when seeking the causes of terrorism. President Trump has been justly denounced and derided in the US for last Sunday accusing Iran and, in effect, the Shia community of responsibility for the wave of terrorism that has engulfed the region when it ultimately emanates from one small but immensely influential Sunni sect. One of the great cultural changes in the world over the last 50 years is the way in which Wahhabism, once an isolated splinter group, has become an increasingly dominant influence over mainstream Sunni Islam, thanks to Saudi financial support.

A further sign of the Salafi-jihadi impact is the choice of targets: the attacks on the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015, a gay night club in Florida in 2016 and the Manchester Arena this week have one thing in common. They were all frequented by young people enjoying entertainment and a lifestyle which made them an Isis or al-Qaeda target. But these are also events where the mixing of men and women or the very presence of gay people is denounced by puritan Wahhabis and Salafi jihadis alike. They both live in a cultural environment in which the demonisation of such people and activities is the norm, though their response may differ.

The culpability of Western governments for terrorist attacks on their own citizens is glaring but is seldom even referred to. Leaders want to have a political and commercial alliance with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf oil states. They have never held them to account for supporting a repressive and sectarian ideology which is likely to have inspired Salman Abedi. Details of his motivation may be lacking, but the target of his attack and the method of his death is classic al-Qaeda and Isis in its mode of operating.

The reason these two demonic organisations were able to survive and expand despite the billions – perhaps trillions – of dollars spent on “the war on terror” after 9/11 is that those responsible for stopping them deliberately missed the target and have gone on doing so. After 9/11, President Bush portrayed Iraq not Saudi Arabia as the enemy; in a re-run of history President Trump is ludicrously accusing Iran of being the source of most terrorism in the Middle East. This is the real 9/11 conspiracy, beloved of crackpots worldwide, but there is nothing secret about the deliberate blindness of British and American governments to the source of the beliefs that has inspired the massacres of which Manchester is only the latest – and certainly not the last – horrible example.


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ebworthen's picture

Those Jihadi's killing Women and Children say "death to the Crusaders".

Pretty clear who they want to slaughter.  This won't be solved with self-esteem fluffing platitudes and vigils.

limpinalien69's picture

What inspired or who carried it out this false flag attack?

CIA/Mosad ring any bells?

ebworthen's picture

Sure, no such thing as Islam, or the Crusades, or 2,000 years of history.

Head in the sand if it helps you, best of luck. 

No doubt the Neocons love the war, but seriously, end turtle mode.

totenkopf88's picture

then get them the fuck out of civilized Western societies and you won't have to check under your bed every night

Kotzbomber747's picture

But sadly the Orange Tweeter in Chief is sucking cock and kissing ass (oh sorry, he's "making great deals for the American people") with the towelheads in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

So much for combating terrorism and draining that swamp...

Zero Point's picture

Seems the Saudi puppets have Jew hands up their asses. Given that the trouble in the ME is all in their "promised land".

Xibalba's picture

you're ignorant.  The WHOLE FUCKING PLANET is their 'promised land'. 

Cheka_Mate's picture

Here's the proof: Haim "Mr Israel" Saban hired Tom "Average Joe American" Hanks for this pro-Saudi propaganda film


It was the lowest box office return for Tom Hanks since the early '80s as audience members instinctively knew they were being force fed horseshit on a plater.

Spoiler Alert: No after credits public beheading footage 

Ignatius's picture

Manchester was another flase flag fraud where likely no one died or injured by a "bomb."

Ask why the Manchester firefighters were kept from responding for over 90 minutes though their nearest station is only 1/2 mile from the arena.


A false premise inevitably leads to faulty conclusions, as with Cockburn's article.

Xibalba's picture

I sincerely doubt the Orange man could even define his own religious sect, let alone define the differences between Sunni and the rest.  I also doubt that many Americants could as well....and I went to school in TN., so I met them and am only speaking from experience.   Most so called 'Atheists' are nothing but agnostics seeking some kind of spiritual recognition or legitimization.  They can't argue shit or even begin to articulate their own worldview intelligently.  I think the problem lies in the isolation, and perhaps even peer pressures of American culture, to see clearly. 

7thGenMO's picture

Trump understands his cultural identity better than most Americans, but you touch upon a key point - a lack of identity (culturally and ethnically) generally among Americans.  However, this is largely due to the public education system which now minimizes the Western European cultural heritage of Americans (UK system does too).  Now, students receive basically no instruction that the USA is now effectively an oligarchy instead of a Republic, largely due to the Constitutional hard currency being replaced by the petrodollar system and the special relationship with the House of Saud(omy) that maintains it.  Therefory, every victim of Islamic terror in the Western countries is a sacrificial lamb on the altar of the petrodollar system.

Until the ignorance of the lambs is removed, expect the globalist oligarchs who own the system through their central banks to continue selling billions in weapons to the House of Saud(omy) and continue sacrificing Western white lambs (including poor kids in the military), along with brown lambs in the ME, to maintain this sytem.  However, at some point, "insouciant" Americans are best described as willfully ignorant because they continue to turn a blind eye to the constant warfare needed to maintain the petrodollar system.

Edit:  Let's not be too critical of my fellow Americans.  How many Europeons know that the House of Saud(omy) is overproducing crude to hide the inflation from Magic Mario's conjuring of billion of Euros to support Euro government debt?





Mr 9x19's picture

bang bang, hallah shot me down, bang bang, i have hit the ground, oh bang bang, allah killed me down, bang bang, your sons will embrace islam...


choice n°1 : shut up, embrace islam, fuck you whiteys, as long printing machine gimme my foodstamps, they are cool people after all

choice n°2 : purge, killing spree, total war.


you think you have the choice ?

lol, your own destiny do not belong to you any more, 40 years of tittytainment, you already embraces the culturalism. it is like buying a gen 1 product, you know it is not perfect but  the inevitable is you will buy gen 2, and gen 3.... in europ arabs are at gen 4.

they all have iSLAM operating system.

it is too late.

mkkby's picture


One day we will look back and say we should have put every one of them in gas chambers.  But now it is too late.  They are doing it to us.

halcyon's picture

Fucking learn some history: MI6, CIA, who created the muslim brotherhood,  Saudi Royal family connections to Israel, operation Gladio, Mossad false flags and KSA wahabis. All you need to ask is Cui Bono?

You can always find willing morons to brainwash and carry out the deeds for you. 

There are muslim nations with hundreds of millions of musmisms and zero terrorism. The unifying factor? No Wahabist Quran schools or imams in their country. 


quadraspleen's picture

You're wasting your time with the "kill all the muzzles" brigades. They're the chosen demographic to carry this game to its conclusion.
No amount of proof will sway some people..there's plenty of real, hard evidence for your assertions, too..but each time some "known to authorities" fun starts, they just stick their heads in the sand and trot out the usual bullshit...there's n'owt so blind as them that won't see

Ms No's picture

Your not kidding.  People forget that before the "no Muzzies can do any wrong" wave of propaganda was produced and deciminated that there was a huge wave of "kill all the Muzzies because they have always been doing this" propaganda which justified all of the BS never ending war.  They created both camps...lol  Now they are locking horns like idiots as the world goes down in flames.

None of these people will be at any risk either because they have them right where they want them.  It's the people on the sidelines of both talking about the Fed and the constant false flags that are the thorn in their side.  False flags are relatively new to the publics awareness and it's been going on forever.  The internet is the only reason why any reasonable percentage of the population knows about it.  It was the missing link to understanding all of human history.  It has always been a primary way of creating war through deception and getting the stupid plebs to go along.  The CIA, NSA and FBI are the biggest threat to the US population, and it's getting damn scary. 

dark pools of soros's picture

Via deception, we bring war

- Mossad

Itinerant's picture

Without absolving any Muzzies, al-Qaeda is not an organization. The word means database. It is a CIA database with muhajeddin, started during the Afghan war. The CIA is the organizational component. It's always amusing when the MSM refers to al-Qaeda as a world-wide organization, or its communications department, etc. They are mirroring and projecting themselves on something that is no more than an idea ... the logistics and organization, inasmuch as it exists at all, is thanks to secret [anti-democratic] government departments.

Crash N. Burn's picture

 While I agree with your list of fucktards, in history, islam wasn't peaceful:

"The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precious good, whose delicate complex of order and freedom, culture and peace, can at any moment be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within." - Will Durant, The Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage page 459

80 million killed by ISLAM before ANY of the antagonists you list ever existed.


New_Meat's picture

MBz were around before there was a CIA

myne's picture

We say "death to the terrorists!" 

And then bomb a hospital. 

virgule's picture

Nobody talks about the Christian terrorists from the west, literally invading and occupying significant areas in the middle east, attacking, bombing and killing everything that moves that they don't like, under the guise of a so-called western democracy religion.

Sounds odd when described like this, isn't it?

dark pools of soros's picture

Christian??? You mean Luciferians

Von Berger's picture

A sociopathic killer (terrorist) call it what you may ' dress it up in a plausible reason for its existence and feed it to a (preferably young) impressionable minority of an ideology that has already been ripped and splintered into any number of factions and what have got....... a fucking terrorist.
Writing tome after tome of explanations for the reasons of the existence of ..... Isis / Ira / Eoka/ Etta/...... I'm sure the Jesuit priests were castigated in one form or another for their (then) radical ideas .....doesn't alter any massacres of innocents or get one any closer to its understanding or explanation.

fleur de lis's picture

They say "Death to the Crusaders" because they are illiterate dummies, unaware of their own history and how they provoked the Crusades after 300 years of nonstop attacks on Mediterranean European cities and towns.

To be fair most Westerners are unaware as well.


pcrs's picture

Salafi wahibi quasi intellectual nonsense. it's blowback, the guy was in Libya fighting for Hillary Clinton. Ariane Grande and Hillary Clinton are buddies.

Ms No's picture

Blowback implies an accidental repercussion. There is nothing about this that is accidental.  People have been saying that since building 7 imploded and it has no basis in reality.  It's not a glitch its a feature!


quasi_verbatim's picture

Exonerating drivel from end to end. There is only one Islam, and those of us in the Dar al-Harab are either to convert or to die.

Xandrino's picture

These attacks are all staged. Stop spewing this bullshit Muslim terrorist narrative. ISIS=CIA.

These are fake attacks(Boston, Sandy Hook, Manchester etc).

People better wake up! It's all deception!

totenkopf88's picture

do you know what is killing our children's minds? the filth of "artists" like Ariana Grande

totenkopf88's picture

they are all interrelated- both serve their purpose in the destruction of Western European Christian culture- and if you scratch the surface both are controlled by the same group-that-shall-remain-nameless.

August's picture

I was completely unaware of who/what Ariana Grande is.  For the uninitiated, Ann Barnhardt fills in more details than you may care to know:


totenkopf88's picture

then why does ISIS apologize to Israel when they mistakenly attack IDF forces- Big Bad ISIS apologizing to anyone let alone the chumps in the IDF?

halcyon's picture

And why doesnt KSA attack Israel or vice versa? Or why USA is best buddies with both? 

The answer is simple and starying us in the face. 


IENTJ's picture

"Dan, how can we stop ISIS?"

"Simple - nuke Saudia Arabia, nuke Israel, and destroy the FED and the CIA ..."

SmittyinLA's picture

Wahhabism, feminists, lesbians, minorities strange bedfellows indeed, idiots all voting to be slaves again, fuck history

Ms No's picture

The strange bedfellows is another tell that something is really wrong.  Especially with the historic hatred between Jews and Muslims all the sudden dissipated as Jewish organizations swing 180 and present Muslims as victims that need to be allowed entry.  Then you have feminists protecting clit cutting factions.

This alone should indicate to any thinking person that there is one agenda behind it all and they have been incubating this long term.  I read a book once that said something to the effect that the average population just cannot fathom the reality of espionage, tradecraft and the deeper motivations behind propaganda.  They weren't shitting.


John_Coltrane's picture

I don't think you can accuse these Wahabists of being completely intolerant. After all, ISIS and Al Qaeda never attack Israel! So they are very tolerant of certain (((groups))) for some reason. Could those clever chosenites be in cahoots with the Saudis? Remember, the tail (the Saudis) never wag the dog. Always ask, who benefits from broken weak failed states in the Mideast? And what countries pose the greatest threat to the tribe: Syria and Iran, of course. Iraq and Libya have already been taken out using our blood and treasure and turned into failed states. Let's not let them use us to take out more functioning countries. Ally with Russia and help them destroy ISIS and restore Syria and Iraq and their borders and end the "refugee crisis". Russia is our logical, cultural ally.

Let's start by cutting off foreign aid to Israel and passing a law disallowing duel citizens any position in our government. (You just never know where their true loyalties lay. But, of course, we know it isn't US)

Ms No's picture

"After all, ISIS and Al Qaeda never attack Israel! So they are very tolerant of certain (((groups))) for some reason."

Yeah about that.... their sworn enemies... the ones they REALLY REALLY hate and yet NEVER TOUCH. 

We should probably be thankful for that because it's just another obvious sign of exactly where the problem originates.  There have a been a couple IQ studies, of unknown funding, that say that Ashkenazi Jews are among the smartest people on earth.  What you mentioned is one more reason why I am not buying that.  They aren't that damn smart.  This is obvious.  Everybody else is just being a retard.  If they were as smart as they claim to be they would be feigning constant attacks on themselves to keep the guise going.  There failure to do so makes it completely obvious.

LA_Goldbug's picture

"I don't think you can accuse these Wahabists of being completely intolerant. After all, ISIS and Al Qaeda never attack Israel! "

Bingo !!!! No attacks on embassies, diplomats, places of worship, schools ..... No, they only attack stupid Goyim. OK, there are token attacks on Jews just to make it all look "real".

44magnum's picture

You can count those attacks on two hands

Fiscal.Enema's picture

At the very bottom of all religion is money. Christian, Jewish, Islam. Its all about money and power to control you. The banking cartel is just as sinister as the desert religions. Both use "faith" in their currency (god) to control you. One uses fiat currency and one promises after life if you believe in the invisible man living in the sky. Both are bull shit.

gespiri's picture

I don't understand why they keep demonizing Iran/Shiites when it has nothing to do with terrorism in the pas 20 years. It is the Saudi/UAE, Zionists who are trying to exert their agenda on everyone using poor, misguided individuals to carry out these attacks.  History has shown us that 1) Iran's revolution was to kick out the CIA-backed Shah who had been stealing the country's wealth and terrorising his own people, 2) Saudis/UAE/CIA/Israel zionists who are behind the 911 attacks and all the shit going on in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and 3) disenchanted Muslims who have seen their own countries destroyed and fellow citizens blown up to bits seeking revenge when relocated to their new countries.  When will this end?

Sandmann's picture

Iran does not recycle its Petrodollars through New York Banks and US Treasury. Iran is not run by One Family. Iran is an ancient civilisation while Saudi Arabia is a gangster state named after its ruling tribe. US politicians are thoroughly bought by Saudi influence peddlers working in tandem with AIPAC.

Saudi Arabia buys lots of weapons from the USA whereas since the fall of The Shah Iran is no longer a customer.

Under The Shah Iran supervised the Persian Gulf........now the US tries to stop Iran supervising the Persian Gulf


Iran has a land border with Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, southern flank of Russian Federation, Afghanistan, and borders The Caspian Sea. It is a geostrategic asset for USA to blockade Russia and encircle Russian Federation.

tion's picture

From the recent long interview of General Mattis I got the impression that the Iran issue has something to do with an unofficial regime within the Iranian government, maybe not so dissimilar to our own deep state. IMO the large unauthorized money drop Obama made to Iran shortly before leaving office makes more sense if this is the case, possible money xfer from one shadow government to another.

gcjohns1971's picture

It is about hydrocarbons, Europe's energy-poverty, geo-political alignment, and the history of the energy companies.

Europe is industrially rich, but energy poor.

The largest energy-producers by nation are Saudi-Arabia, the US, and Russia.

But you can boil it down to Rockefellers and Russia.

Saudi Aramco was established and owned by Standard Oil of Southern California.  It was sold formally to the Saudis in 1982.

Iran is historically on the Russian side.   

This is a battle for dominance of Europe.  He who provided the energy calls the shots to a large degree.

sunkeye's picture

Deleted - post midnight posting violation. Lemme get back to ya in the morning, please.

HRH Feant2's picture

Smart. Nothing good happens between midnight and 3 a.m.

Unless you are giving birth or showing up for work as a baker. I am cooking, making batches of homemade gyoza, so please excuse my late post. I have meat marinating in the fridge :)