“Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.” – Barack Hussein Obama
“The monuments are just a symbol of hatred. The president (Trump) is the embodiment of that hatred.” – Wendy Osefo, a policy and social justice expert and Johns Hopkins University professor
Foxnews.com reports that
Police in Spain announced early Friday they killed several people in an anti-terror operation in Cambrils, hours after a van rammed into a crowd about 70 miles away in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people.
Police confirmed on Twitter they fatally shot four people and wounded one after police suspected they were planning a second terror attack.
State-run broadcaster RTVE reported the suspects attempted to carry out a similar attack to the one in Barcelona, by driving a vehicle into pedestrians.. It said seven people were injured — two seriously — by the suspects.
Authorities are investigating whether the suspects were wearing explosive suicide vests and officers planned to carry out controlled explosions.
The regional police force said its working to determine if the suspects in Cambrils were linked to the Barcelona attack, as well as to a Wednesday night gas explosion in Alcanar, which left one person dead.
Meantime, authorities were on the hunt for the van driver that killed at least 13 people and injured more than 100. It was not immediately clear how the suspects killed in Cambrils may have been connected to the Barcelona attack.
At least two people have been arrested as suspects in the Barcelona incident, according to the regional president of Catalonia. One of the suspects is a Spanish national from Melilla, and the other is a Moroccan citizen who lived in Spain legally.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack on Thursday through its propaganda arm, according to SITE Intel Group.
“The perpetrators of the attack in #Barcelona are Islamic state soldiers and carried out the operation on command of [ISIS’ leader] of targeting coalition countries,” the ISIS release stated.
A senior police official said the van attack is connected to a gas explosion inside a house in the town of Alcanar Wednesday, in which one person was killed and seven were injured.
Authorities confirmed that police fatally shot the driver of a vehicle that drove through a police checkpoint and struck two officers earlier, but a Catalan police official said the dead driver “doesn’t have any connection with the terrorist attack we are investigating.”
Police initially named Driss Oukabir, the Moroccan, as a suspect in the attack. However, local media are reporting a man with that name told police that his identification documents were stolen, possibly by his younger brother.
Meanwhile, here in America, do you think that our Liberal Brethren ( and Sisters) are concerned about Radical Islamic Terrorism possibly striking here?
They want to bring more of them into our country, along with the rest of the unvetted Syrians and other “refugees” from Hot Spots of Terror in the Middle East.
According to them, it’s us Conservatives who live South of the Mason/Dixon Line and our ancestors who are the REAL Evil and Danger to America.
Per Laura Ingraham’s Lifezette.com…
In the aftermath of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, progressive activists nationwide have demanded, and in some cases illegally carried out, the tearing down and removal of statues and monuments to Confederate leaders and soldiers on public space. Now Black Lives Matter activists have gone even further — going so far as to call for a ban on all Confederate imagery — even in private possession.
Inspired by Germany’s post-war laws banning any and all Nazi imagery, Black Lives Matter activists on Twitter called for a similar ban on Confederate imagery or memorabilia.
“After WWII, Germany outlawed the Nazis, their symbols, salutes & their flags. All confederate flags & statue, & groups should be illegal,” tweeted the Black Lives Matter Chicago Twitter account, @BLMChi.
“The fact that the Confederate flag & statues permeate the south is evidence that white supremacy was never overthrown in the United States,” the @BLMChi account tweeted three minutes later.
Outlawing all Confederate flags, symbols, statues, and groups would not only be indescribably impractical — taking into account the existence of battlefield monuments, graves, Civil War re-enactors, every single souvenir shop within a 10-mile radius of Gettysburg, historical computer games, and Lynyrd Skynyrd albums — it would also be illegal.
“Even the most liberal Supreme Court justice knows that the remedy to hateful or offensive speech is opposing speech,” Eddie Zipperer, an assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College, told LifeZette. “This would be a blatant violation of the First Amendment.”
“Leftists always haul out the argument that you can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater, so free speech has limits,” he said. “But that argument is nonsensical. Historically, the Supreme Court goes to any length to protect political speech — even wildly unpopular speech.”
Zipperer provided as an example the decision in the 2011 case Snyder v. Phelps, in which the court ruled 8-1 to “protect the absolutely horrible, hateful speech of the Westboro Baptist Church during a protest of a dead soldier’s funeral.”
“That case was decided by all the same justices we have now, except Scalia was on the court instead of Gorsuch,” he noted. “The Supreme Court has allowed almost no limitation on political speech, and there’s no reason to think that will change.”
Similar rhetoric pointing a finger of wrong at any and all Confederate memorabilia came from at least one lawmaker.
“Confederate memorabilia have no place in this country and especially not in the United States Capitol,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) in a statement to The Hill.
The entire Congressional Black Caucus called on Wednesday for the removal of all Confederate-related statues in the nation’s Capitol.
“The Congressional Black Caucus and the Black Lives Matter movement ignore the reality that the central figures in Confederacy, from Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, were also central figures in American political life,” said Dr. Lee Cheek, Dean of Social Sciences at East Georgia State College and a Senior Fellow of the Alexander Hamilton Institute in New York.
“Most of the more important figures were the children of heroes or veterans of the American Revolution,” Cheek continued. “For example, CSA Brig. Gen. and Secretary of War George W. Randolph was the grandson of Thomas Jefferson. Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor, CSA, was the son of General and President Zachary Taylor and the grandson of a Revolutionary War officer.”
“As the great American historian Dr. Clyde Wilson has noted, there are hundreds and hundreds of these historical connections; in other words, this is an American story as well as a Civil War story that should be shared with the rising generation in its fullness,” he said.
“The greatest threat to Congressional Black Caucus’ new ‘cultural revolution,’ inspired by an illiberal and anti-democratic worldview, is an environment in which free and uninhibited discussion and disagreement can take place,” Cheek continued.
“In fact, diversity of thought is the opposite of their desires, but is at the heart of a free society. The proponents of historical cleansing are on the ascendency, and the authentic study of the American South is the victim,” he said.
Robert E. Lee, that alleged symbol of white supremacy and racism, not only personally opposed overt displays of Confederate symbolism after the war but also believed that the entire war — the Confederate defeat and the personal loss of his Arlington property and fortune — was worth it to see slavery ended.
“I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished,” said Lee in 1870. “I believe it will be greatly for the interests of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this, as regards Virginia especially, that I would cheerfully have lost all I have lost by the war, and have suffered all I have suffered, to have this object attained.”
The absolute drooling hatred being exhibited right now by Modern American Liberals toward my region of the country is unbelievable.
Y’know, I knew that they were mad that we helped in spoiling the succession to the Throne of the Regime by Barack Hussein Obama’s chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, but, I did not know that they were going to take it out on my ancestors.
Yes. MY ancestors.
You see, boys and girls, if you were standing over by my shoulder, right now, in KJ’s Inner Sanctum, otherwise known by my bride as my “man cave”, you would see two things: a giant framed poster of all the names found in the Bible given to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and my family crest, which I sent to my Daddy (Southern colloquialism for male parental unit) back in July of 1978 from the York Insignia Shoppe in York, England, while I was on a singing tour with a 15-voice choir.
On the bottom of the crest is a very recognizable name which was the first name of one of General Robert E. Lee’s relatives.
My father was also a fighting man from the South, as I have related to you before.
He was a Master Sergeant with an Army Engineering Unit, who stepped off of a perfectly good boat onto the living hell that was Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944.
I suppose the Liberals will want to get rid of those statues, next.
But, I digress…
I am proud of my Southern Heritage.
I am proud of my Family Heritage.
For you see, Christianity runs deep in my family.
And, those Confederate Generals all viewed themselves as Christian men.
Just like those men, we are all flawed, as man himself is a fallen creature.
However, we continue to strive to do what is right.
These Southern Americans, whom the Alt-Left seek to dishonor and hide away, like Bill Clinton’s little black book, were flawed men, as well.
However, the Federal Government recognizes them as United States of America Veterans.
” Every soldier’s grave made during our unfortunate civil war [sic] is a tribute to American valor… And the time has now come… when in the spirit of fraternity we should share in the care of the graves of the Confederate soldiers… and if it needed further justification it is found in the gallant loyalty to the Union and the flag so conspicuously shown in the year just passed by the sons and grandsons of those heroic dead.” …President William McKinley, 14 December 1898.
These statues MUST be left alone, to serve as a reminder of mistakes made, by NORTH and South, and as a reminder that, like a family often does, we fight among ourselves, but our true strength lies in forgiveness, compassion. courage, and integrity.
Four character traits that both the Alt-Left and Modern American Liberals in general seemingly have forsaken in their quest to restore power to their minority political ideology.
Character traits which they had better suck up and find soon, because the next “Barcelona” could very well happen to us.
And their “feelings” won’t matter at all.
Then again, as I have recently pointed out, ISIS loves to destroy historical artifacts, as well, so maybe they will cut Liberals some slack.
I wonder when the book burning starts?
Until He Comes,