13 Killed After Van Plows Into Barcelona Crowd; Driver Still At Large, ISIS Claims Responsibility

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  • A terror attack took place in Barcelona when a van plowed into a crowd in Las Ramblas, killing at least 13 and injuring 100.
  • The driver was arrested after escaping on foot; a second suspect has also been arrested. One is a Spanish national and one is Moroccan.
  • Neither of the two arrested men was the driver according to police who remains at large.
  • A third attacker has died after being shot dead by the police.
  • The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
  • The Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack.
  • The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a terror target.
  • 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.

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Summary:

A white, rented van plowed into a busy street in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. Barcelona police called it a terror attack and local media reported 13 dead and 100 injured. Witnesses saying the van zigzagged down one of Barcelona's busiest tourist avenues, Las Ramblas, mowing down pedestrians and leaving bodies strewn across the ground.  The incident took place at the height of the tourist season in Barcelona, which is one of Europe's top travel destinations with at least 11 million visitors a year.

Social network footage showed numerous bodies strewn along the Ramblas, some motionless. Paramedics and bystanders bent over them, treating them.

Police said they had arrested a man linked to the attack in the heart of the city, but did not identify him or describe his role. Earlier police were searching for the van's driver who, according to local media, fled the scene on foot. Another suspect was killed in a shootout with the police. A second man has also been arrested. One is a Spanish national and one is Moroccan.

Neither of the two arrested men was the driver according to police.

Earlier Spanish media had reported that two armed men were holed up in a bar in downtown Barcelona, and reported gunfire in the area, However, police later dismissed those reports.

The Islamic State's Amaq news agency claims that the attack was carried out by “soldiers of the Islamic State” in response to calls to target citizens of countries “belonging to the coalition."

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Update 15:

According to AP, an explosion which took place on Wednesday night in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, is now believed to be connected to Thursday's attack. At the time police appear to have lied saying it was a gas explosion. The house was destroyed, with six people injured and one dead. It now appears it was more than that.

According to the Telegtaph, inside the house, which police believe was occupied for a few months, they found around 20 canisters of butane and propane gas. A woman was found dead inside and a man, discovered among the rubble, was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Some have already speculated whether the explosion may have been a failed preparation for an explosive/IED-based attack on Barcelona.

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Update 14: According to a senior police official, the 2 suspects in custody in Barcelona van attack are a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan. Additionally, the police adds that neither of the detained suspects in Barcelona van attack was the driver.

Separately, according to press reports, the CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas in particular was a terror target, reports said.

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Update 13: El Nacional reports that the alleged suspect Oukabir told police in Ripoll that he had nothing to do with the Barcelona attack. He said that his documents had been stolen and used to hire the car, sources told the paper. Jordi Munell, mayor of Ripoll, confirmed that Oukabir had denied any involvement in the attack.

The Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they were looking into the report and not confirm or deny it.

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Update 12: 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

As 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. Oukabir rented the white Mercedes van in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, 16 miles north of Barcelona, according to Spanish police.

Anti-terrorism sources told the newspaper that Oukabir arrived in Barcelona from Morocco on August 13. Police have been identifying his associates in a bid to work out who was behind the terror attack. The same sources said Oukabir was known to have spent time in Madrid this year and police were attempting to work out where he stayed and who he met there. A local newspaper in Catalonia, El Nacional, reported that Oukabir told police in Ripoll that he had nothing to do with the Barcelona attack. He said that his documents had been stolen and used to hire the car, sources told the paper. Jordi Munell, mayor of Ripoll, confirmed that Oukabir had denied any involvement in the attack.

According to police audio recordings, the driver of the van was 1m 70cm tall, dressed in a white shirt with blue stripes.

Police found a Spanish passport inside the van.

Spanish reports claimed Oukabir was born in Morocco in 1989 and legally resident in Spain. But in what is believed to be his Facebook profile, he says he was from Marseille, southern France, but living in Ripoll, in Catalonia, northern Spain. On Tuesday, he changed his profile picture to one depicting him sunbathing on an identified beach. Wearing white headphones, he posed for the picture on a blue towel laid out next to a pink one.

It is unclear whether the photographer was male or female but police were understood to be investigating he either arrived in the city with a woman, or met one. His profile, on which he calls himself Driss Oukabir Soprano, states that he has been in a relationship since December 2013 and contains links to more than 700 friends, several of whom were likely relatives with the same Oukabir surname. Within minutes of his name being released, the profile was flooded with vitriolic messages, condemning him for any apparent involvement. The profile was later removed from the internet.

Over the last few weeks, Oukabir posted links to several hip hop music videos on YouTube. One of them, he described as being “for my brother”. In one video the all boy band, who sing in French, are seen celebrating and singing about vodka. In another, they revel in their love for expensive sports cars and women. In July, he republished a post containing graphic images of a masked gunman holding a screaming child. The caption read: “Alas! what has happened to our Arabism. “Even the children haven't been rescued from the Israeli Occupation.”

Police are understood to have made an arrest following the attack but the suspect has not yet been identified.

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Update 11: According to a statement from the Amaq news agency, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack.   The
statement says the attack was in response to IS calls to “soldiers of the Islamic State” to target countries participating in the coalition trying to drive the extremist group from Syria and Iraq.

The statement provided no further details about the attackers.

Additionally, Catalonia's regional president said there have been two arrests after the Barcelona van attack, which killed 13 and hospitalised 80. 

Separately AP reports that a suspect who attacked an officer of the Mossos d'Esquadra, or the Barcelona police, at a checkpoint on the road out of Barcelona after the attack has reportedly been found dead in his car. The body was discovered in Sant Just Desvern, 3km from where the police fired shots in an attempt to stop him. It was unclear whether he died from the gunshot wounds of police, or whether he killed himself.

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Update 10: Local media reports that one of the suspected attackers involved in mowing down people in Barcelona has been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city, La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Police earlier confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with the attack. It was not immediately clear how many attackers were involved in the incident

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Update 9: Spain's royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators "assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorize us." The royal palace's statement, which was posted on Twitter, also said that "All of Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will once again be for all."

In a separate tweet, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said that "the terrorists will never destroy a united people who love liberty over barbarism. All of Spain is with the victims and families."

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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:

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Update 7: The Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack, TV3 reports. Additionally, the police force for Spain's Catalonia region says it has arrested a man in the Barcelona van attack and is "treating him as a terrorist." The police force announced the arrest on Twitter Thursday evening.

It denied earlier media reports that officers had a suspect surrounded in a bar. The tweet said: "There is nobody held up in any bar in the center of Barcelona. We have arrested one man and we are treating him as a terrorist." Meanwhile, the region's interior minister is calling on residents to remain indoors and avoid unnecessary travel while the investigation continues.

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Update 6: Trump and Melania tweet:

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Update 5: Attack witness Lourdes Porcar has told Spain's TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way.”  

Additionally, Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene.

As reported earlier, there are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt. Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas - meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres, mowing dow anyone in its path.

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Update 4: According to a leading terrorism analyst, there is "growing confidence" the Islamic State may be behind the Barcelona attack as message to Spain popping up on key IS-linked Telegram channels.

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Update 3: According to El Mundo the number of dead increased to 13, while over 50 have been injured. 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.  

The Catalan police say they are treating the crash as a suspected terrorist attack but cannot yet confirm the motive.  According to media reports, the attack vehicle was a rented van.  That would suggest, if this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, that terrorists are imitating the perpetrators of the London Bridge attack, where a rented van was also used.

Sky News reports that police are now looking for a second van that may have been involved in the attack.

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Update 2: Daksha Dixit, a 28 year old tourist visiting from Mumbai with family, told the Telegraph they had been on a tourist bus which had just dropped them off one block from Plaza Cataluña when they heard the news.  "We got off and people were panicking, no one knew what was going on. There was panic everywhere."  The family arrived just yesterday for a one week trip and their hotel is on the Ramblas inside the cordon. They were unclear as to what exactly was unfolding, with Miss Dixit adding: "I don't know what to do".

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Update 1: According to Reuters, two armed men have holed up inside a Turkish restaurant after the crash and have taken hostages, while El Periodico tweets that there was an active shootout in the area, in what the Barclona police now say is considered a "terrorist attack."

The location of the terrorist attack:

Reuters also adds that at least two have been killed in the van crash while El Mundo adds that more than 20 people have been injured. Pictures from the scene of the crash show emergency services and civilians attending to at least two people on the ground. One twitter video post shows bodies strewn across the pavement for at least 100 metres of the famous street.

According to El Pais the driver of the van attack ran on foot and is still on the run.

Spanish newspaper El Periodico said two armed men were holed up in a bar in Barcelona's city center, and reported gunfire in the area, although it did not cite the source of the information. It was not immediately clear whether the incidents were connected.

A source familiar with the initial U.S. government assessment said the incident appeared to be terrorism, and a White House spokeswoman said President Donald Trump was being kept abreast of the situation.

Media reports said the van had zigzagged at speed down the famous Las Ramblas avenue, a magnet for tourists.

"I heard screams and a bit of a crash and then I just saw the crowd parting and this van going full pelt down the middle of the Ramblas and I immediately knew that it was a terrorist attack or something like that," eyewitness Tom Gueller told the BBC.

"It wasn't slowing down at all. It was just going straight through the middle of the crowds in the middle of the Ramblas."

Mobile phone footage posted on Twitter showed several bodies strewn along the Ramblas, some motionless. Paramedics and bystanders bent over them, treating them and trying to comfort those still conscious. Around them, the boulevard was deserted, covered in rubbish and abandoned objects including hats, bags and a pram.

"We saw a white van collide with people. We saw people going flying because of the collision, we also saw three cyclists go flying," Ellen Vercamm, on holiday in Barcelona, told El Pais newspaper. Vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in a series of militant attacks across Europe since July 2016, killing well over 100 people in Nice, Berlin, London and Stockholm.

Witness Ethan Spibey told Britain's Sky News: "All of sudden it was real chaos. People just started running screaming, there were loud bangs. People just started running into shops, there was a kind of mini-stampede where we were, down one of the alleyways."

He said he had taken refuge with dozens of other people in a nearby church. "They've locked the doors because I'm not sure whether the person who may have done it has actually been caught, so they've locked the doors and told people just to wait in here."

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A "massive crash" has taken place in Barcelona, where a white van has ploughed into a crowd of "dozens of people" in the city's center, at the main Rambla de Catalunya promenade, one of the most well-known and popular parts of the city, visited by tourists and locals alike. Catalan emergency services said people should not go to the area around Placa Catalunya.

El Pais newspaper said the driver of the vehicle had fled on foot after mowing down dozens of people. While full details of the incident were not immediately clear, since July 2016 vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in a series of militant attacks across Europe, killing well over 100 people in Nice, Berlin, London and Stockholm. In recent weeks, threatening graffiti against tourists has appeared in Barcelona, which draws at least 11 million visitors a year.

In one video released under the slogan "tourism kills neighbourhoods", several hooded individuals stopped a tourist bus in Barcelona, slashed the tyres and spray-painted the windscreen.

From Reuters:

  • BARCELONA POLICE CONFIRM THAT A "MASSIVE CRASH" FROM A VAN HAS OCCURRED IN THE CITY CENTRE
  • BARCELONA POLICE SAY ON TWITTER THERE ARE SEVERAL INJURED FROM VAN CRASH IN CITY CENTRE
  • CATALAN EMERGENCY SERVICES SAY ON TWITTER THERE IS AN INCIDENT ON PLACA CATALUNYA, PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID GOING TO AREA

As Vanguardia adds citing several sources, the driver appears to have run over a dozen people. The local police reported that there are "several injured", without giving further details. Local emergency services say that police forces have evacuated the area, while several ambulances are attending to the injured.

 

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Justin Case's picture

Self driving cars are lookin better everyday.

Offthebeach's picture

WE'LL never know his motive. 

 

svayambhu108's picture

No need to be...

The term wetiko is a Cree term (windigo in Ojibway, wintiko in Powhatan) which, to quote Forbes, refers to “an evil person or spirit who terrorizes other creatures by means of terrible evil acts.”[ii] Wetikos are the human instruments for the transpersonal 'spirit of evil' to terrorize the world


Truther's picture

They will fucking blame Putin again. Watch.

EuroPox's picture

Sure but did the airbags blow or was it planned?

Never One Roach's picture
Spain could top Greece for 2017 migrant sea arrivals, as video emerges of beach being 'stormed'by Africans

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/10/spain-could-top-greece-migran...

BaBaBouy's picture

Hey Murkels, Any Comment ???

The Cooler King's picture

I tried to tell those Spaniards that it wasn't a good idea to put a Robert E Lee statue in the city park, but did they listen?

 

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

 

Now look at what this caused.

 

MUSLIM WHITE SUPREMACISTS on the attack in flying Arab Chargers!

 

Quick! Somebody get me to a safe space because I need an EMOTIONAL RESCUE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR3r0z3_oig

Dukes's picture

Clearly inspired by the "white supremacists" and not the religion of peces

Yukon Cornholius's picture

I see shoes, people! It's okay. Just a drill. But be ready for the real squirrel.

moimeme's picture

That's IsraHell's payback for Spain declaring Netanyahoo a WAR CRIMINAL.

https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/views-of-news/#criminal

JSBach1's picture

My earlier comments got erased along with others here they are again:

Next comes the usual candlelight vigils, marches for show, feckless
show-of-unity by feculent politicians, and as soon as the macabre show
has ended, they will undoubtedly slither away to their rancid swamp where their
primordial instincts govern their insatiable appetite for power and
self-indulgence leaving the rest of us as a mere afterthought, a
casualty of their ineptitude, a sacrificial lamb to be slaughtered at
will.
Is it time for a stand yet? No...? Then when? When your motherland is
a wasteland and a graveyard burnt to the ground and smoldering barren
for as-far-as-the-eye can see, flattened by the tires of the enemy
depressed into the the ground and forgotten to time never again to
arise...
"terrorism is part and parcel of living in a big city" -- Sadiq Khan

TuPhat's picture

A look at these videos makes the charlottesville thing look fake.  It's a lot different when they actually do want to kill people.

StychoKiller's picture

[quote]The Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack.[/quote]

Okay, I get the notion that folks in Eurolands use their passports a lot, but you would "think" that everyone would keep such an important ID in a zipped-up pocket!

Is it another "False-Flag?"

 

Dolar in a vortex's picture

13 dead and over 20 injured.

How did I know the number 33 would come up? Talk about being in your face.

Ghost of Porky's picture

If Shepherd Smith says "Barthelona" one more time I'm gonna puke.

Mr 9x19's picture

hahahaha  you forget the /S+ tag so 3 morrons didn't understood.

 

to me it is done, you can't  trust those population, mankind can try to love everyone,  as i wrote earlier on multiple other threads,  human evolution & progress  along time always been accompagned with tools evolution, and all tools are by essence for humanity, a weapon.

once you have passed the evolution status of the using of tools as weapons like we did last century and only consider tools, as tools ( eventually hacking, recycling )

you cannot live among barbarian niggers and sandniggers who still use tools as weapon, simply because you cannot ban every mother fucking object they have around them, spoons, chairs, cars, drones, guitar cords ?  then what ? FFS!!!!?

 

the problem is not the using of objects, the problem is the people using the objects, you cannot live among  those lower class human being, it is no possible. qatar 20 years ago was sand all over the place. you cannot debate with monkeys dressed in smoking suit simply coz it looks more able to talk.

i dont give a fuck about supremacists and all classification the mass need to have to determinate who they talk to, i just talk about reel, factual, reality, as white who live in africa for a decade.

 

the more you give to them, the more you pay, the more you have to hold on yourself, until you can"t, and the tipping point, is happening, because you realize that some races CANNOT LIVE TOGETHER.

that is, the truth. if you do not accept it, you have not experienced enought with the population you are talking about.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

And let us not forget to mention that an average or below IQ is more likely to be used as a useful idiot.  Becoming a tool himself.

Like the ANC were used by the (((Commies))).

Antifaschistische's picture

"A white, rented van plowed into a busy street"

 

I see how this is going to go....it's always the WHITE van's fault!!

Bigly's picture

This will continue until the like minded/perpetrators are rooted out and shot.

TBT or not TBT's picture

The hajj is coming up.  Lots of Muslims in one spot.  

SickDollar's picture

False Flag:

  • The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
  • The Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack.
  • The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a terror target.
pilager's picture

Now let's not jump to conclusions. .. could be nothing.

847328_3527's picture

Unless they intercept those boats and/or repel them from the beach, Spain will become a cesspool like the other ocuntries. It's ad because it used to be a nice relatively safe part of Europe.

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

ALL acording to plan...nothing to see here, it is just a plan to turn europe into a future race of mongrel Jew-worshippers...

check also:
-KALERGI plan (miscegenation into low IQ brown mongrels) / also Hooton plan
-George Soros leaks on the Merkel plan  http://soros.dcleaks.com
-ESI Merkel Plan Compassion and Control http://journal-neo.org/2016/04/27/how-nato-linked-think-tanks-control-eu...
-Kalergi/ Charlemagne Prize BEARERS list http://www.karlspreis.de/en/laureates
-Soros professional rapefugee smuggler operation http://gefira.org/en/2017/07/13/soros-sponsored-immigration-network-in-i...
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-04/something-strange-taking-place-...
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-09/ngo-fleet-bussing-migrants-eu-h...
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/17/major-charities-smuggling-gan...
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/22/public-anger-growing-at-taxi-...
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/migrant-smuggling-business-mea...

http://defendeurope.net/

-Barbara divörsity™ Lerner Spectre
"I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive." ~ Barbara Lerner Spectre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFE0qAiofMQ

"Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit...The man of the future will be a mongrel.  Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian–Negroid race of the future, similar in its outward appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals."Practical Idealism - by Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi

http://archives.eui.eu/en/isaar/89
http://www.karlspreis.de/en/laureates
let's drug the germans into divörsity with the love hormone oxytocin + nudge behaviorism
"Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection"
https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/uob-oas081217.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170814162334.htm
https://www.uni-bonn.de/neues/188-2017
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/08/08/1705853114
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/08/08/1705853114.full.pdf

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

How are they administering the oxytocin, HK?  You could see it in Sweden, Germany, that these middle aged cat ladies thought of the refugees as not only possible lovers but kids that had to be taken care of.  And that is how countries are invaded, in the 21st century!

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

How are they administering the oxytocin, HK? 

the pdf says nasal spray

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

But are they administering nasal spray to the German populace?

Or chemtrails?  Or mixing it in the food?

Pretty goddamn messed up, but we knew this kind of thing was coming.  "Brave New World", and all. 

They are DRUGGING THE POPULACE to make them accept a migrant invasion.  And you better believe that is step 1. 

The Cooler King's picture

No one is born getting dollars shoved into their pockets by George Schwartz (the guy who funded the Obama & Clinton campaigns), so that they can pack themselves into rubber rafts & paddle across the sea through shark infested waters to drive cars into crowds of pedestrians.

 

May the Schwartz be with you!

J S Bach's picture

It's amazing to me that with all of these regular events exhibiting the blessings of multi-culturalism - that every Western country's indigenous citizens don't rise up and revolt against their treasonous leaders who openly advocate for more of it!  People are truly sheep.  If not led by a strong man, they will wither away and die without a whimper.

The Cooler King's picture

@JS

" If not led by a strong man, they will wither away and die without a whimper."

 

I agree with this in principle.

 

Here's the weird conundrum thereto... 'STRONG MAN'... By certain interpretations, 'Adolph Hitler' could have qualified under the 'strong man' definition.

 

Frankly, I'm not trying to attract upvotes or junks by saying that, but instead, only stating a point.

 

Ultimately, my only 'point', perhaps is to understand that when the world is pressed into these types of situations, SOMETHING INEVITABLY OCCURS.

 

- In some cases you get Hitler

- In some cases, you may get The Declaration of Independence

 

Sadly, in either instance, the narrative gets lost.

JSBach1's picture

Agreed, but strong is not enough; perhaps thoughtful, considerate, determined, unafraid to name a few.

See my comment higher up in the thread...

TBT or not TBT's picture

The strong man the muzzies want is called a Caliph.   "Peace" as they see it is a 100% Muslim society under total Sharia law control.  

Joe Mama 3's picture

Too late playa, only a strongman like Franco could pull this kinda shit off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I will be in Spain august 23 through September 29. My affairs are in order in case I do not make it home. Personally I have no fear of death but I have no wish to be run over like a dog. I'd rather fight back and unload my XD-40 into a car coming towards me instead of running like a sheep.

Mr Miffed is very worried about my safety but he knows I need to go. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Miffed

The Cooler King's picture

I'd say that you should just spend all your time at the Alhambra.

 

There are bound to be some fat assed BFF's of Chewbacca still hanging around when Chewy treated them all to an all expenses paid trip on the US TAXPAYER dole.

 

http://canadafreepress.com/article/michelle-obama-made-dusk-visit-to-gre...

 

They could possibly act as human shields.

 

It's either that or BREAD HELMETS. Good Luck.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Situational awareness is all you'll be armed with over there.  It's funny I used to have a recurring confusing nightmare where I am in Europe or going to Europe or coming back and I have packed my SigSauer and there's this sense of doom that I am going to be busted and panic to devise some way out.  Best answer, stay out of countries that do not respect this human right acknowledged in our Constitution.   Like California to example.  As I understand it we both live in So Cal somewhere.   Can't get a CCW here unless you're connected and special, and can't open carry.  So, comprehensive infringement of the right to keep and BEAR.  

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Everyone has the right to bear arms.  Bear legs too.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Yes, I'm in San Diego and getting concealed carry is very difficult. A coworker got it when she was attacked, raped and left for dead. I prefer not to go down that route. My neighbors who are sheriffs recommended I carry anyway because it was a misdemeanor but now it's a felony. I guess the bottom line is our state is fucked.

In some ways, going to Spain isn't much different from where I am now.

Miffed

boattrash's picture

It's been almost 20 yrs since I was in Spain, but when I was there a woman could walk home alone, drunk, through the barrio at 3 am without any trouble. I sure as hell wouldn't recommend that in Little Rock AR, then or now.

While you're there, remember my motto; Used properly, everything is a weapon. Safe travels to ya, and have a great time!

BT

Mile High Perv's picture

Carry a bag of pork rinds ... just in case.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

more and more.....the NGO's bring more and more. ideo of the boatloads here

https://youtu.be/WmFBHupTQAo

silverer's picture

Nah. Not this time. But they would have if it was somebody on horseback.

Praetorian Guard's picture

Odd how these guys always seem to drop their passports at the scene of the crime. They need better pockets...

 

 

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Joe Mama 3's picture

yor're tellin me playa, I'm always watching for wally world or target to slip up and I walk with a bucket of money like that old dude grabbin that bucket of gold, but I'm parinoid I might leave my passport at the scene.