Barcelona Terrorists Planned A "Devastating Attack" With Explosives

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When we described the second terrorist attack to take place in Spain, around midnight local time in the resort town of Cambrils, in which local police killed 5 people who had run over civilians and in which the terrorists were said to have carried "explosives attached to the body", we asked "has Spain become the focal point of another suicide bombing terrorist cell?"

Moments ago we got what appears to be an affirmative answer, when the police chief heading the investigation said on Friday that the terrorists behind the Barcelona attack had planned a devastating assault with explosives and may have rammed pedestrians with vehicles after their initial plan failed. According to Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero, who spoke to reporters moments ago, the large explosion in the early hours of Thursday which brought down a building in Alcanar - where police think a group of terrorists had been plotting an attack for some time - deprived the terrorists of bomb-making material. This forced them to carry out the twin attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils “in a more rudimentary way.”

"The explosion in Alcanar stopped larger attacks from happening because they no longer had some of the material they needed,” Trapero said.

He also said that “It was a group, we do not know the specific number, but we do not rule out that they had other attacks in mind.” and added that there was a “clear link” between the Alcanar explosion and the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

Curiously, Trapero also confirmed that the Cambrils attackers were wearing fake suicide belts. “they were carrying belts which looked like suicide vests, but in the end they turned out to be fake. They were trying to simulate explosives,” he said. He said the investigation is focused on those in the building in Alcanar and the vehicles in Barcelona and Cambrils.

"We think they [the suspects in Alcanar] were preparing at least one or more attacks in Barcelona. The explosion took out some of the material they were counting on to carrying out even bigger attacks, than the ones that happened."

The Catalan police chief also revealed that a single police officer killed four of the suspects who carried out the attack in the Catalan seaside town of Cambrils. A total of five suspects were killed after the Cambrils attack in which a car plowed into a crowd, killing a woman.

More importantly, Trapero confirmed that the driver of the Barcelona van has still not been identified. He said that one of the five suspects killed in Cambrils could have been the driver in Barcelona. He added: “We’re working on the hypothesis that the authors [of the attacks] had been planning them both for a while in the building in Alcanar, but we can’t join up all the scenarios. It was a group - we don’t have a concrete number - but we’re not discounting the idea that they were planning other attacks.

Trapero said there would be more news in a few hours.

Source: Guardian

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funthea's picture

So in other words, you don't know!

The Cooler King's picture

Somebody tell these clowns that Generalissimo Francisco Franco is already dead.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

...the Cambrils attackers were wearing fake suicide belts. “they were carrying belts which looked like suicide vests, but in the end they turned out to be fake. They were trying to simulate explosives,”


The fact that you've got "Replica" written on the side of your gun...

                ...and the fact that I've got "Desert Eagle .  "...

                ...written on the side of mine...

                ...should precipitate...

                ...your balls into shrinking, along with your presence.


                ...fuck off.

Pinto Currency's picture

Islamic culture is incompatible with Western culture.


BaBaBouy's picture

Mark my Words, nothin's gonna change...

They are letting all this happen...?

CheapBastard's picture

workplace violence is a bitch!

fleur de lis's picture

Why is this even news?

Wild and culturally incompatible hordes harbor angry militants.

Angry militants go on a killing spree.

Everyone decries the violence and attends the nearest vigil.

Rinse, repeat.

Dormouse's picture

Then the real terrorists are the elected leaders and their corporate masters? That's a lot of lampposts.

CheapBastard's picture

Mark Dice: MSM Is Officially Terrorist Propoganda

eclectic syncretist's picture

They are obviously antifa or doing a copycat of antifa with their disruptive firecrackers.

Killtruck's picture

One officer kills four of them?

Obviously not NYPD...they only shoot bystanders.

The Cooler King's picture

Maybe it was a Mexican standoff like Reservoir Perros

CheapBastard's picture

Obviously not Charlottesville PD ... who run away.

SoDamnMad's picture

 What is "Dirty Harry" in Spanish? Gun makers better rush with their contracts to this town and find the cop. What was he shooting? Sales could soar.

JohninMK's picture

Sad to say it but this is the future.

Some would call it revenge for a generation of Westerners murdering their way through the middle east for decades.

It is really only now that those affected have had the organistion, manpower and materials to begin, and it is the start here, of, what in their minds, is the fightback.

No Escape's picture

Westerners deserve everything they're getting plus more so enjoy watching trump drag America down to hell.

Demon Slayer's picture

You're right  "Some" are ignorant morons that have no clue that this exact type of infiltration and terror Muslims, have been doing since their founder did the same thing in the 7th century. "Some" morons have never read the Quran..

Yes, "Some" morons forgot the crusades as well...

sankol's picture

The religion of pieces at work.

lucitanian's picture

What really annoys me is how so many other "idiots", including here on ZH, have the mentality of pigeons, following the breadcrumbs put down for them by the corporate media MSM.

There are three organizations directly responsible for the establishment, direction, recruitment, and organization of ISIS, or Al Qaeda, and therefore directly responsible for this stupid waste of innocent human life, they are in order of importance; Mossad, CIA, and NSC (Saudi National Security Council).

And while so many are innocently duped by a strategy that has gone on since 911 and beyond, to blame, fear and cast contempt on the worlds Muslims as a whole, 1/3 of the worlds population; to divide societies and the world, without realizing the real cause and threat or analyzing the facts, they are fulfilling the goals, and unknowingly furthering the interests of these organizations to their total satisfaction.  

This kind of thing is not going to stop, especially while the idiots are proving their roll in the deception so well, until a lot more people wake up and use their brains to identify, isolate and destroy the core cause of the cancer, which is in turn causing the world's body populous to kill itself with hate and confusion.

"By way of deception, thou shalt do war".

sankol's picture

Sure, there maybe other 'forces' are guiding these incidents, but at the end of the day, anyone who follows the cult of Islam isn't welcome at all. They can all stay in their Islamic countries, and that's alright. Islam is completely incompatible with the modern way of life.

CheapBastard's picture

Calm down.


"These things are going to happen in a big city. Sheepels just have to get used to them."

No Escape's picture

if they didn't stop the christian crusades, who know how far they would have spread their corruption and enslavement of humanity.

Checks and balances.

Now with trump, thank god korea is there to keep chump's ego in check. If chump had free reign, the Washington monument would be a burning cross lol

lucitanian's picture

Here we go, another one:

"Islam is completely incompatible with the modern way of life."

You are either another duped innocent, or you are supporting the cult that is trying to divide humans with your own bigotry, or at worst you are just another Hasbara actually paid to further the ignorance and hate.

In the above sentence you could replace "Islam" with Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism..... etc., and you would be just as right as you are wrong. "modern way of life", means what exactly? Is it not the height of self delusion and self indulgence, if not the exercise of total mass paranoia? Why should any religion be compatible with madness.

sankol's picture

I would say freedom of speech and right to apotasy at the very least define the modern way of life for me. Other religions are pretty light on this compared to Islam. Unless you of course define women being clothed under a bedsheet as being quite acceptable for you. Also, Islam is very high on the supremacist index, where a non Muslim is always seen as being inferior.

lucitanian's picture

"freedom of speech and right to apotasy [apostasy]"

(Are you talking about potty training? Learn to spell.)

In both your examples of a definition of "modern way of life" I think your wrong. Just ask Julian Assange or Edward Snowden how modern is our way of life. No, the NWO, or whatever you want to call the PTB, that you are supporting whether you know it or not, are apparently not a religion (but I'm sure if you dig deep enough you'll find some pretty weird satanists at the top), but to them, apostasy to their secrets and sacred cause is punishable by death.

Also, personally I don't particularly like nun's habits, nor sikhs carrying little knifes, but hey they don't bother me that much, nor do I go around with the idea of being part of the "God's chosen" few.

But your doing well at missing my point and changing the subject, 'cus after all the whole problem is Muslims isn't it. (Sarc.)

sankol's picture

I never changed the subject here. I was specifically responding to your assertion that my contention was that Muslims aren't compatible with the modern way of life. All you had to respond to was to throwing an ad-hominem regarding a spelling. How very smart of you!

Neither Julian Assange no Edward Snowden should be used as a benchmark, since they both are owned by the very same elites you refer to.

Bringing in the issue of Sikhs carrying knives around is pretty comical. Apparently you equate them with the Islamists and their practises. When in reality Sikhism evolved as a response against the brutality of Islam.

Again, the issue being debated here is : Irrespective of the agenda of the elites, would you live in an Islamic country where only Sharia law rules? A simple Yes or No to this question will suffice.

lucitanian's picture

Your question to me was not the issue we were debating. What the issue was, was that in any community, religious or otherwise, there are the manipulators and the manipulated and your broad strokes at the entire Muslim community do nothing but fulfill the highest desires of the institutions I previously enumerated to further their manipulation of weak minded non-Muslims and weak minded Muslims alike, and assist them to cover their relentless effort to divide and concur by spreading fear of the worst at every opportunity that they themselves in fact create with the havoc of terrorism, and in that sense they have organized you well.

But to answer your question anyway, though its irrelevant, in as much as I have lived in Yemen, Iraq, and Malaysia, Indonesia and often visited Saudi Arabia, and I'm no worse for ware for it, I would have to answer, Yes. Yet in all those countries, less Saudi where Sharia is applied universally, Sharia does not apply to me as I am not a Muslim. BTW Malaysia and Indonesia were lovely places to live; worth a visit if you can get over your fixations (God willing, insha'Allah).

But getting back to your apparent paranoiac fears, I wouldn't worry yourself too much that only Sharia will be applied in other non-Muslim countries especially those with a secular constitutions even where large Muslim populations live, and certainly not applied anywhere else in the strict Wahhabi terms of Saudi Arabia, that you fear.

I am yet to be convinced that Snowden and Assange are agents of the powers that be, but if you think so that's fine. Since you cannot even identify your own agency activity, I don't really relay to heavily on your view of theirs.

sankol's picture

No, I basically agreed with you that its entirely possible that there are elites behind this creating divisions etc. But I did also say, even if this were true, I would still not like Muslims where I am. Of course, my first target will be the elites, but I don't want a single Muslim around me as well. Muslims only acted nice to you because of your 'white skin' privilege and the fact that you were an expat. Nice deflection there. Also you are probably not a girl either, otherwise as a young white girl, you will be a very juicy target for those Pakistani grooming gangs in the UK. It's entirely different for the brown skin devils and I know tons of them who are treated horribly like dirt in the Gulf countries etc. You are pretty naive, but at the end of the day, it is your choice. You only dig the hole that you made for yourself.

VZ58's picture

Keep living in your fantasy world. Unless you are one of them one day you will wake up too or you'll be dead. Yeah, let's all go back to life in the middle ages. Moron.

lucitanian's picture

Thanks for the laugh. I love it when another idiot jumps in to prove my point, by dividing the world into Muslims and "us". Sorry but I'm neither, certainly not a Hasbara going around suggesting that "they" intend to kill me or anyone else for that matter.

Tell me, do you live in perpetual fear that every Muslim you see wants you dead?

From my point of view it's you who are living in the middle ages right now, and cannot get out. But hey, its nice to see another servant of the PTB trying to spread fear and hate.

7thGenMO's picture

"...turned out to be fake."  Hmmm... wasn't there some so-called domestic terrorist arrested in Oklahoma this past Saturday, coincidentally the same day as Charlottesville, who tried to use explosives that "turned out to be fake"?  Maybe it's all just coincidence, maybe not!

It is worthwhile these days to rethink the initial reaction to MSM.   


youngman's picture

They must have bought them on that Chinese site Alibaba...they sell all the fake full price next time...when you see C-4 at half price..its probably not real

zedwood's picture

And Spain just voted to join BDS.  But is must be those muzzies right?  After all one guy left is passport behind so we know who they were right?

smacker's picture

BDS = "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" (Israel)

There's a very good interview last week by TV with Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame) who is an active member of BDS. Apparently this has caused US MSM TV to shun him and not to give him air time.

"RT interview here, well worth watching see how well informed Roger is"

More than once in the interview I got the distinct feeling that he reads ZH :-)

Implied Violins's picture

Yup. This is a world-wide, coordinated campaign created and carried out by the banksters and their three-letter agencies, and aided by a corrupt media. None of this ends until the top of the pyramid is cut off from the body.

chunga's picture

Somebody get this to Wolf Blitzer. Off topic a little, Corker's DC office phone is still busy.

Charlottesville Police Come Forward: We Were Told to “STAND DOWN” to Ignite Race War (Video)

We [Charlotesville police] were ordered to bring the rival groups together. As soon as they were in contact with each other, we were told to stand down. It was outrageous. We weren’t allowed to arrest anyone without asking the mayor first. We weren’t even allowed to stop the driver as he sped away.

The event was being set up as far back as at least May and it went like clockwork.”

moneybots's picture

That makes the mayor of Charlottesville culpable for the death of Heather.

smacker's picture

That video and LE officer commentary looks like a smoking gun to me.

Police were ordered by the Mayor to stand down!!! WTF

Charlottesville was a carefully organised set-up intended to create violence and those behind it were Soros, Signer (Mayor) and a bunch of others with direct links to Democratic Party figures like Obola, Podesta, Klingonista.


Truthseeker20's picture

unite the right leader kessler is a fraud. He actually hates whites and christians.

smacker's picture

I saw that. One has to wonder WTF happened in Kessler's life for him to turn against his own people with such hatred. It's similar (if not on scale) to the likes of Pol Pot and Mao in their days.

Fake Trump's picture

The rain in Spain.

smacker's picture

These Islamic terrorists are so fond of explosives, we should help them by forced walking them across a minefield.

No Escape's picture

Credit to them for having guts and the willingness to die for their cause.

Cowardly Americans only fight when they have an unfair advantage. bunch of fags and trannies for an army....pussies.

smacker's picture


"Credit to them for having guts and the willingness to die for their cause."

Sorry, I don't buy that. What ((cause)) would that be? To impose Islam onto us? To make us all scared of them so they can dominate and control us? NEVER!

You're trying to draw and justify a parallel between (eg) people involved in some sort of civil war or revolution, fighting against an army etc and these insane Islamic terrorists who go out to kill innocent civilians on the streets. I do not see that parallel. You'll be claiming that the ISIS head-choppers are brave fighters next.

Islam is incompatible with Western culture and system of justice. It will not assimilate and must be sent back from whence it came, by force if necessary.

Billy O'Naire's picture

If they lived, I'm sure we could arrange a Sanctuary City for them to live in.