Great and genuine sympathy to all those who may have been killed or injured in this attack.
Far from finished piece but will put it up anyway whilst it is still topical. You will have to fill in the gaps and do the editing yourselves!
Since Nice, suspicious consistency of method quite different to that expected of a true terrorist organisation. Here's just one recent American example. This is gesture terrorism.
Ohio State attacker was Somali, US official saysPosted: Nov 28, 2016 3:18 PM GST
"Authorities say a man purposely ploughed his car over a curb and into pedestrians on Monday morning before jumping out of the car and attacking people with a butcher knife. A police officer who was nearby because of an earlier gas leak was on the scene in a minute and shot and killed the attacker.
The FBI and other agencies joined the investigation.
Authorities say nine people were hurt, one of them critically."
A question arises how the following still from a video was possible and by whom given the fact that the incident began only seconds before with no advance warning? Fore knowledge is a very good indicator of responsibility.
"Abu Izzadeen named as suspect in London terrorist attack." Source: http://en.trend.az/world/other/2734320.html
London Attacker Was Reportedly Identified As Abu Izzadeen, But There's A Problem: He's Still In Jail.
Note knife in bottom left hand corner. Hard to see but no obvious evidence of blood stain.
The following appears to be a still from CCTV showing two groups of emergency workers tending the two injured parties - the assailant in the background (note policeman pointing automatic rifle) and what we must assume is the injured policeman in the foreground, there being no others. The quality of this image is not great but that is not the problem. It seems to me that there is an unexplained inconsistency with other images of the scene. How could the image have been reversed? See images below.
So now we have much better images from the same direction but note how the one above is laterally reversed. How and why has this occurred? There is an unexplained issue of how the individual got past the security on the gate (especially when the country was on a high state of alert) and how the assailant was nearer the entrance gate than his victim? Do we assume from this that he was actually heading back out when he was shot?
In this next image it is clear that the assailant who later died, has been removed whilst the Policeman, now deceased remains in situ. His (?) helmet remains on the kerb to the right. What is rather strange is that the whole crime scene appears to have been totally deserted by police and other emergency services.
A wider view, now flooded with heavily armed policemen (after the horse has bolted some might say) but before the one above. Note, main gates have now been closed!
Clearly the next image was taken before ambulances arrive. Where and why the use of blue surgical gloves by non-medics?
THE ATTACK VEHICLE
Undoubtedly, as evidenced by this still, there will be CCT coverage of the moment the vehicle crashed into the railings (if it did) In fact given the location and its high security status there are sure multiple versions available to the police. To date none as far as I am aware have been made public. We shall see if they are. Given the circumstances, I can think of no reason why they should not be. Despite the damage to the front of the vehicle, there is no obvious damage to masonry or iron work that might be expected. It should be noted that either the vehicle has come to rest about a metre off the wall or has been pushed back. Other images indicate a person being treated in the space between the two, though apparently surviving the crush as the two fatalities were on Westminster Bridge only. The CCTV referred to above relating to actual moment of the crash, would clarify precisely what happened and in particular what the driver did immediately after he left the SUV and confirm that the man shot in Palace Yard, was in fact the same man that drove the vehicle. At the moment it is an unproven assumption - that may be accurate - that they are one and the same. Note helmeted cyclist in front of vehicle. Strange crime scene with police present.
In the foreground stationary official vehicles. So who is the intriguing hooded individual appearing to be making a hand signal. What is its meaning?
Better image from CCN! Identical moment.
Again it is reasonable to ask where is the evidence of damage to pillar or railings from what must have been a collision at speed sufficient to cause the damage to car indicated? We do not appear to have witnesses to the collision or to the driver getting out and walking around the corner before entering without opposition it seems, the Palace Yard.
Here's a very odd image. For some reason an area to the right has been obscured. Why?
THE POLICEMAN SHOT DEAD - PC Keith Palmer.
PHOTO: "METROPOLITAN POLICE"
The police officer killed in the attack at Westminster was later named by Scotland Yard as PC Keith Palmer. The 48-year-old husband and father was a member of the Met's parliamentary and diplomatic protection command and had 15 years service. Previously a soldier.
Explaining why he didn’t have a gun despite being charged with guarding Parliament the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner, Mark Rowely, said: “Our parliamentary protection team are a combination of armed and unarmed officers doing different roles, and sadly the officer who lost his life today was unarmed.
Some might think this raises more questions than answers them.
THE HERO (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Ellwood)
On 22 March 2017, during an attack on Parliament, Ellwood gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR to a stabbed police officer even though there were plenty of healthcare professionals around the victim. The police officer was subsequently reported to have died. Ellwood was called a "hero" by those at Westminster and the press, as photos surfaced of him with blood on his face while he crouched over the body of the dying police officer. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Opposition, was among the first to pay tribute. John Crace, satirical political sketch writer for The Guardian, wrote that he had seen a man run out from the Parliament buildings to help, immediately after the attack; he didn't recognise him at first, but later found out that it was Ellwood, whom he knew.
This does raise the question as to what he was doing in that immediately vicinity at that time. Presumably he came from the 'Member's Entrance'. Only he can explain the precise circumstances.
Briefly his biography was born in NYC of British parents and after Loughborough University joined the Royal Green Jackets from 1991 to 1996, leaving with the rank of Captain. He then followed a political ambition, unsuccessfully standing as Conservative candidate in 2001 and elected for Bournemouth East in 2005. Thereafter he held various government jobs often connected to military-related Ministers or topics. He was a supporter of David Cameron and immediately placed in the Whips Office on election - clearly an indication he was preferred. Thereafter in 2010, he was appointed PPS to then Defence Secretary Liam Fox, well-known for his Middle East contacts amidst some controversy over arms sales. In October 2011 was appointed PPS to David Lidington, Minister for Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, now Leader of the House. In July 2014 Ellwood was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was a Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to the NATO Assembly, 2014 and Parliamentary Advisor to the Prime Minister for the 2014 NATO Summit. In 2011, Ellwood served on the Special Select Committee set up to scrutinise the Bill which became the Armed Forces Act 2011. He was also a member of the Defence Reform Act 2014 Committee In May 2014 he was one of seven unsuccessful candidates for the chairmanship of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee.
The following image shows Ellwood with what appears to be blood stain or livid graze to forehead
He has something of a reputation for confrontational behaviour. In 2011 referring to the Conservative party rebel Mark Pritchard Ellwood was reported as saying "He should be given a good hiding behind the bike shed". He later claimed he was joking. In 2010 Ellwood was threatened with arrest outside the House of Commons by the police after confronting them over an anti-war protester. Contrary to policy he voted in favour of a 10% increase in pay for MP's in contrast to 1% freeze for rest of public service.
Dear Lorna, One thing we could all do is not be taken in by the hype and deceit embedded in these events. All is not clear regarding this one but there are many questions that remain to be answered. Like why was the accused man, later found to be still in gaol? Who took the images of the vehicle crossing Westminster Bridge and was it just coincidental they did so in that tiny window of time? Why is there no apparent damage to pillar and railings, yet the assault car is majorly damaged including windscreen shattered? How did a member of the public just saunter into Palace Yard through gates and past policemen without being challenged? Why did he ignore policemen at the gate but stab an officer inside? Why does the offending knife show no signs of blood contamination as far as can be seen? Why if this was a genuine ISIS were not guns and explosives used and more people employed? Why does it follow an identical pattern of recent events on the continent and in Israel? Why are there so many Masonic and Caballistic embedded in the events (even the rescue helicopter was sponsored by mason and carried their logo)? How is it that an ex-military and NATO connected MP was immediately on scene and carried out resuscitation techniques when trained para-medics were available? Why was the death and injured toll mis-represented and had to be corrected down? Why was it necessary to 'lock down' Parliament for so long? Why was security so poor given the high terrorist threat level and most obvious target? How and in what way was the assailant known to MI5 (again) and why if he was known to be a "terrorist sympathiser" were alarm bells not rung when he hired a vehicle? Previous incidents both here and abroad have followed such stereotypical paths as regards the event and the way it is responded to, not to mention consistent proof of involvement by the State of Israel and/or its agents, that it would be naive to think these can be taken wholly at face value. I hope 38 Degrees is aware of this and will do its bit to shed light on a very dark and dangerous process. Yours sincerely, Tim Veater. P.S. You may like to check out these: http://veaterecosan.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/london-322.html; http://veaterecosan.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/orly-shooting.html; http://veaterecosan.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/damascus-bomb-kills-seventy-innocents.html