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==Official narrative==
 
==Official narrative==
A man later identified as [[Khalid Masood]], drove into a number of pedestrians, killing two on [[Westminster Bridge]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-39355505|title=London attack - latest updates|publisher=BBC News|accessdate=22 March 2017}}</ref> He then fatally stabbed a police officer, PC [[Keith Palmer]] within the grounds of the [[Palace of Westminster]], before being shot dead by other officers.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Boyle|first1=Danny|last2=Evans|first2=Martin|title=Parliament shooting: Knifeman shot by police after charging through Westminster gates and stabbing officer|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/22/man-shot-police-outside-parliament-officer-reportedly-shoots|work=The Daily Telegraph|accessdate=22 March 2017}}</ref>  
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A man later identified as [[Khalid Masood]], drove into a number of pedestrians, killing two on [[Westminster Bridge]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-39355505|title=London attack - latest updates|publisher=BBC News|accessdate=22 March 2017}}</ref> He then fatally stabbed a police officer, PC [[Keith Palmer]] within the grounds of the [[Palace of Westminster]], before being shot dead by other officers.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Boyle|first1=Danny|last2=Evans|first2=Martin|title=Parliament shooting: Knifeman shot by police after charging through Westminster gates and stabbing officer|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/22/man-shot-police-outside-parliament-officer-reportedly-shoots|work=The Daily Telegraph|accessdate=22 March 2017}}</ref>
  
 
===Perpetrator===
 
===Perpetrator===
 
{{FA|Khalid Masood}}
 
{{FA|Khalid Masood}}
[[Khalid Masood]], named as the perpetrator,<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/mar/23/westminster-attack-parliament-resumes-tributes-keith-palmer-live |title=London terror attack: Khalid Masood named by police as responsible for Westminster attack|newspaper=The Guardian |date=23 March 2017|accessdate=23 March 2017}}</ref> was reportedly already known to [[MI5]] "but had been dismissed as a 'peripheral figure'.”<ref>''[https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3151786/london-attack-terrorist-attacker-parliament-westminster-latest/ "London terror attack condemned by Theresa May as British-born terrorist kills three in Westminster rampage"]''</ref>  
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A [[Moslem]] convert, known as [[Khalid Masood]] (amongst other names) was named as the perpetrator.<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/mar/23/westminster-attack-parliament-resumes-tributes-keith-palmer-live |title=London terror attack: Khalid Masood named by police as responsible for Westminster attack|newspaper=The Guardian |date=23 March 2017|accessdate=23 March 2017}}</ref> Initially, he was reportedly as already known to [[MI5]] "but had been dismissed as a 'peripheral figure'.”<ref>''[https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3151786/london-attack-terrorist-attacker-parliament-westminster-latest/ "London terror attack condemned by Theresa May as British-born terrorist kills three in Westminster rampage"]''</ref> However, later
  
 
==Evidence==
 
==Evidence==

Revision as of 19:56, 1 April 2017

Event.png 2017 Westminster attack (Deep event) Rdf-icon.png
2017 Westminster attack.jpg
Date22 March 2017
LocationWestminster,  London,  UK
Blamed onKhalid Masood
Witnessed byCraig Mackey,  [[..|...]]
Type• Vehicle-ramming attack
• stabbing
Deaths4
Injured (non-fatal)~40
DescriptionA combined vehicle assault and stabbing attack at an iconic London location

On 22 March 2017 an event occurred on and around Westminster Bridge in central London, and the palace of Westminster. On 24th March, Lasha Darkmoon published a pictorial summary of the commercially-controlled media accounts.

Official narrative

A man later identified as Khalid Masood, drove into a number of pedestrians, killing two on Westminster Bridge.[1] He then fatally stabbed a police officer, PC Keith Palmer within the grounds of the Palace of Westminster, before being shot dead by other officers.[2]

Perpetrator

Full article: Khalid Masood

A Moslem convert, known as Khalid Masood (amongst other names) was named as the perpetrator.[3] Initially, he was reportedly as already known to MI5 "but had been dismissed as a 'peripheral figure'.”[4] However, later

Evidence

CCTV footage, from a distant camera was posted on the internet on 22 March 2017, consistent with unexpected and reckless driving by a white van on Westminster Bridge.[5] Many witness testimonies have also been published on Youtube.

Response

After it was claimed that Masood used WhatsApp three minutes before he was shot and killed, Amber Rudd, the UK Home Secretary said that users should not be able to encrypt their messages. The New York Times described this as "the latest move in a widening global push against encryption technology that blocks access to the private messages of criminal and innocent users alike."[6] This parallels the contradictory claim made after the JFK assassination that (i) Oswald was a "lone nut" ; (ii) wider mass surveillance was needed to prevent future attacks.[7]

Timing

The attack was 3 days after the Metropolitan Police's first live-action, water-borne terror drill, in the Docklands area.[8] It coincided with a debate leading to a vote in Holyrood on whether Scotland should hold a second referendum on Scottish independence before Brexit is finalised. The debate was suspended as the attack unfolded, to be resumed on Tuesday 28 March, and the vote in the Scottish Parliament rescheduled for 14:20 hours.[9]

Speculation

In a Veterans Today article, Kevin Barrett suggested that the Westminster attack, coming exactly one year after the Mass murder in Brussels, might have been an Operation Gladio/B operation. Barrett questioned why when wielding only a knife, the perpetrator was shot dead, observing that this would avoid the need of a trial:

"Was alleged London attacker Khalid Masood 'on the radar' of MI5 (like almost all false flag patsies) because he was an intelligence asset?"[10]

 

Witness

Witness
Craig Mackey

 

The Official Culprit

Name
Khalid Masood


References