The West Side Terror Attack

Michael Shrimpton looks at the disgraceful West Side terrorist attack and praises the President's measured response

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Aftermath of the attack

Wednesday’s disgraceful terrorist attack in New York’s West Side has rightly been condemned by the President. Equally correctly he has called for the one suspect arrested so far, Uzbeki Uber driver Sayfullo Saipov, to be transferred to Gitmo and sentenced to death.

Tragically, eight people, including two nice young Americans, were murdered after being hit by the rental truck driven by Saipov. Notice I am not saying “alleged to have been driven by Sayfullo”. The guy was caught on CCTV and asked for an ISIS flag to be flown in his hospital room.

In addition to the nice young Americans, Nicholas Cleeves and Darren Drake, a nice Belgian lady, Ann-Laure Decadt (I suspect she was Flemish) and five Argentinians died. The 6:2 ratio of foreigners to Americans is not particularly surprising – New York City is an odd place to go to kill Americans.

Home Depot

The truck was rented from Home Depot. I am not saying that Home Depot are now part of ISIS. Home Depot are not actually a terrorist organisation. They just rent trucks to terrorists.

There are a couple of issues here for Home Depot. Firstly, why in the middle of the Global War on Terror, with ISIS mounting a terror by truck campaign, are they renting trucks to crazed Moslem aliens with long beards shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’? I don’t suppose that he was actually shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ at the rental counter, nor is it likely that when asked whether he was renting for business or pleasure he replied ‘neither, I just want to go downtown to kill some Americans’.

It is not unknown however for terrorists to be drugged up before their attacks. What were the results of the tox screen? Why have we not been told that it is was negative? Given that we have not been told it is a reasonable inference that Saipov was high on something. Even if they were unaware that he was an Uber driver this surely ought to have put Home Deport on notice. At the very least they ought to have insisted he take out extra insurance.

Better still, they ought to have rung the FBI’s New York Field Office. Surprising though it may sound, the boys and girls in the New York Field Office are not entirely stupid. At any rate they’re a lot more sensible than the boys and girls in the Hoover Building, who would probably have started a civil rights investigation into Home Depot.

If an FBI agent had been told by a rental company that they had a Moslem alien with a long beard renting a truck whilst high on something that may not have been legal, with no obvious need for a truck, behaving oddly and showing signs of stress, I am sure they would have sent someone around. If told ‘and by the way, he’s an Uber driver’ they’d probably have flown a team over in a helicopter. At the very least Home Depot showed a distinct lack of imagination. I expect they’ll have to pay for it in lost sales, not to mention new windows in their Tampa Palms store after an irate local drove into the store on Thursday in his Ford Ranger pick-up. He didn’t park the truck in the car park. He parked it in the candy aisle, and what’s more he didn’t buy any candy.

The local rozzers are saying that it was wholly unconnected to the fact that Home Depot had facilitated a murderous terrorist attack the day before by renting a truck to a Moslem. They’re also saying that he was mad – I’ll bet he was, livid in fact. I’ll also bet that he was madder after the New York attack than before. If unconnected, why not drive his truck into a Wallmart?

I am not saying of course that Home Depot intentionally facilitated Wednesday’s attack. I’m sure that they didn’t know what they were doing, which is precisely my point. There is such a thing as due diligence. If they’re unfamiliar with the concept I’m sure their lawyers will acquaint them as the writs fly in.

Uber

Uber are basically saying that Saipov is a nice terrorist and that he didn’t give any sign of being a mass-murderer. Oh really? The man is clearly a fanatic, affiliated to the world’s most bloodthirsty terrorist organisation. I don’t suppose that he was flying ISIS flags from his cab, which might have been what in the Intelligence Community we call a clue.

However there were probably some signs. Saipov was not a trained intelligence operative. The guys driving the trucks rarely are. They’re cannon-fodder, and are not selected for their intelligence.

Again Uber might find themselves in the legal firing line. No employer’s insurer wants their client’s employees committing mass murder during working hours, let alone driving on a cycle path. (I gather NYPD have yet to issue Saipov a traffic citation – they’re normally a bit quicker.)

Was Saipov acting alone?

Of course he wasn’t. There are singleton attacks, in the sense that the actual murders are carried out by one individual, but there are no ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks. They are invariably planned by someone higher up in the organisation or an intelligence officer or officers from the sponsoring agency.

The FBI, as usual, are trying to close down the investigation and protect the planners, as they did at Las Vegas. This is the same bureau, after all, which is lying about the American president and has played a key role in the hysterical ‘Russian interference’ smear campaign. The FBI has almost no integrity left, no offense intended.

There may also be a second driver, who drove Saipov to Home Depot. At this stage we do not know how he got there. As it was he seems to have lost control of his vehicle, a typical hazard for hyped-up or doped-up terrorists driving themselves.

Gitmo

Gitmo

President Trump, to his credit, came up with the sensible idea of transferring Saipov to Gitmo. I see no legal reason why this could not be done. Prosecutions of enemy combatants who commit offenses on US soil can be run in parallel with detention on Gitmo as an enemy combatant. The US military are more than capable of transferring Saipov to New York City for court hearings, some of which could be conducted by video-link in any event. It is vital that Saipov not be interrogated by the FBI, given its long record of covering up the truth re terrorist attacks going back to the USS Cole and beyond.

This would be an opportune moment for the President to sanction the bringing back of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, including water-boarding. The latter is a valuable tool in the military interrogator’s tool-kit.

It’s perfectly legal, being a sub-torture routine. I know Allied intelligence officers who have been water-boarded as part of their training. It’s a bit more stressful than a drinks break, but the fatality rate is low.

In reality, the loud objections to water-boarding by liberals were not based on humanitarian or arguable legal grounds, but on its effectiveness. Liberals do not want us to find out who is attacking us. Many if not most want to see our societies fail. American liberals want China to become the world’s only superpower and British liberals want Britain to remain under the German thumb in the EU.

Saipov would be an ideal subject for the resumption of water-boarding. If he does not want to be water-boarded he should assist the interrogating officers by giving frank and truthful responses to their questions. It’s a bit like the Jesuit priest (i.e. intelligence operative) in the new BBC TV series Gunpowder, about the dastardly Gunpowder Plot. If the Jesuit didn’t want to be tortured on the rack he should have answered the perfectly proper questions being put to him. (Being a BBC program of course, made by Kudos, it seeks to imply some moral or legal objection to the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on Jesuit operatives.)

We could get a great deal out of Saipov. Well done the NYPD for only shooting him in the stomach! It’s better to capture the enemy in a situation like this, rather than kill him.

The Death Penalty

The President, after due and careful deliberation, has decided that the federal government should seek the death penalty for Saipov, and rightly so. It is now the duty of the Department of Justice to give effect to the President’s decision.

America has not executed a single terrorist since 9/11, which is absurd. Once again, Saipov would be a good place to start, after a fair trial of course.

Twitter

The President’s views were communicated, quite properly, on Twitter, to which there can be no more constitutional objection than there was to President Roosevelt’s fireside chats. Outrageously, his Twitter account was then suspended, and not by Twitter.

Twitter can twitter on all they like about ‘a rogue employee on his or her last day of work’. I’m not buying. This could have been a hacking attack, e.g. by the DVD, or sabotage by a sleeper agent inside Twitter. I am far from convinced that a single employee could have done it, nor have Twitter named this person.

The Green Card Lottery

Saipov only gained entry to the States through the Green Card Lottery. This nonsense is designed to allow over 100,000 Third World residents, who do not meet US entry requirements, into America. That’s over one million a decade. Never mind the 55,000 a year official figure – the program allows winners to bring in their families.

We have yet to hear whether Saipov was known to the Uzbekistan’s efficient National Security Service (NSS) prior to being handed a Green Card. He may well have been. Islamic radicals are not always radicalised overnight.

If he was known to the NSS in his own country then it suggests that the lottery is being used by the Correa/COREA Group to infiltrate terrorists into the United States. The lottery should be scrapped at once – any idea backed by that idiot Chuck Schumer, no offense intended, is very likely to be a bad one. Someone – not the FBI, who are badly penetrated and would let terrorists slip through the net – needs to conduct a thorough counter-intelligence review of the entrants under this insane and dangerous program.

John Brennan SJ

Former CIA Director John Brennan gave a disgraceful interview to the BBC’s flagship Today program this week. He was not only disrespectful to his own president, but was disrespectful to Russia’s president as well.

Brennan, a Jesuit (once a Jesuit, always a Jesuit) is a paranoid Cold War warrior, who has been unable to move on intellectually since 1991. The Cold War’s over, John. Showing his lack of class, Brennan could not once bring himself to refer to Vladimir Putin as “President Putin”. Russia is not the enemy, indeed she is an ally in the Global War on Terror.

Russia is a democracy. The CIA may have been backing one or more of President Putin’s opponents in the 2012 election, but they all lost. Indeed it would be interesting to speculate how much CIA interference there was in the 2012 Russian election. The Virginia farm boys need to get over their defeat. They are not going to get away with starting a second Cold War.

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP

Britain’s new Defence Secretary

Theresa May has shot herself in the foot with this ridiculous appointment. I did not hear a single commentator suggest Gavin Williamson’s name as Sir Michael Fallon’s replacement, for a reason. An absurdly ambitious left-wing nutter and Remainer, who opposed a new US radar facility in Britain as a young councillor, he’s only been an MP since 2010.

He has no interest in defense at all. I doubt he could tell the difference between a P-35 (see below) and an F-35, in fact the RAF will probably now end up with P-35s instead of more F-35s. I seriously doubt whether he’s ever attended the Remembrance Sunday parade at the Cenotaph. It’s the sort of event he needs to be paid to go to, I suspect, no offense to the little weasel intended. And yes, I have marched past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, at the invitation of a veterans’ group, with whom I was proud to march.

Speaking of the F-35, I’m hearing that the Lockheed Martin boys have got the unit price of the A model down to just 85 million bucks for the full production airplanes. I just don’t know how they do it for the money. Talk about a great deal for the taxpayer!

This Week’s Movie Review: Murder On The Orient Express

2017, dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh

Released to theaters in the UK this week (this is one time we get to see it before you guys), this is an outstanding movie, with a stellar cast. All y’all will have heard of, if not read, Dame Agatha Christie’s 1934 book and seen the 1974 movie.

The big question of course is whether or not this latest version is up to the 1974 original. The Guardian’s film critic didn’t think so, which was encouraging. In fact I think it’s better.

It’s based in 1934, the year the book was published. Sir Kenneth plays an outstanding Poirot, arguably the best ever. The supporting cast includes Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Sir Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe and Leslie Odom, Jnr (Red Tails).

The acting is quite superb. Johnny Depp plays a particularly good Ratchett, the mean murderer who himself is topped on the train. He’s such a good villain he could stand for Congress, or become an FBI Director.

The photography is excellent and the mountain settings breathtaking. It’s a great visual spectacle.

It’s a little slow in starting, but that’s quite normal for a whodunnit. The scene has to be set and the characters introduced. My criticisms are minor. The train is a bit short for the Orient Express, although the carriage interiors are superbly done. The engine is also wrong, to my mind, although finding an authentic 1934 Simplon Orient Express choo-choo would not be easy.

There’s a decided American influence in the train scenes, but you guys put up the money, so you’re entitled to hear American railroad crossing bells.

Go watch it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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Michael Shrimpton

Michael Shrimpton is a barrister, currently suspended of course, called to the Bar in London in 1983. He is a specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence and Counter-terrorism.

He has wide ranging connections both in Western Intelligence agencies and amongst ex-Soviet Bloc agencies. The late Generaloberst Markus Wolf, of the Stasi and DVD, was one of his contacts. Michael has earned respect in the intelligence community for his analysis of previously unacknowledged post-WWII covert operations against the West by the German DVD organization based in Dachau, near Munich, Germany, and its British, French and American client agencies.

These continue to the present day, as politicians and the media are too nervous of standing up to them.

Michael was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies in the Department of National Security, Intelligence and Space Studies at the American Military University, teaching intelligence subjects at Masters level to inter alia serving intelligence officers. He has represented US and Israeli intelligence officers in law and briefed in staffers on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9-11.

In the wake of that murderous attack he addressed panels on terrorism in Washington DC and Los Angeles organized by the respected Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Fellow panelists included a former head of Special Operations Command and a former Commander of the US Atlantic Fleet.

Michael’s active assistance to Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies in the Global War on Terror produced some notable successes, including the exposure of the Abu Ghraib ‘hood’ photograph as a fake.

His work on strategic intelligence took him to the Pentagon and he has also met with senior advisors to the President of the Russian Federation, in Moscow, in November 2005. He participated in the Global Strategic Review conference in Geneva in 2005 and was a speaker at both the Intelligence Conference (Intelcon) in 2005, and the Intelligence Summit in 2006, each at Crystal City.

In 2006 he was flown out to, and flew off from, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), as part of the US Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program. She was then working up her air group off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, before operational deployment to the Persian Gulf. It is comparatively unusual for a foreign civilian to complete a carrier landing and launch cycle.

Michael’s ground-breaking, 700 page intelligence text “Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence” was published in England by June Press in April 2014. It features on a number of intelligence syllabuses, as does intelligence analysis prepared by Michael, e.g. on the brutal 2003 assassination of British weapons scientist Dr David Kelly CMG.

In their unlawful raid on Michael’s home in Wendover, Buckinghamshire in April 2012 Thames Valley Police officers seized the manuscript of Spyhunter and all of Michael’s onshore backups. Publication was only possible because the draft had been backed up offshore. The police hung onto the seized copies long after it was decided not to use them as evidence.

In November 2014 Michael was convicted at Southwark Crown Court by a tampered-with jury panel on two bogus bomb-hoax charges. Prior to bringing in the police the British Ministry of Defence, after consulting with the Cabinet Office, destroyed their recordings of Michael’s initial contact and qualified intelligence briefing re a DVD operation to target the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics using a stolen Russian SS-N-19 warhead.

Happily the NSA intercepted both Michael’s call to MOD and their call to him (on a number he had provided) and the intercepts are now in the hands of MI5.

As Michael’s distinguished Veterans Today colleagues Gordon Duff and Ben Fulford have confirmed on this website, his intelligence briefing to MOD was substantially correct and two warheads, both off an SS-19, were recovered by the US. After inspection the Department of Energy estimated their yield at 20KT.

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    • I said the first, but not the other two. There is a lot of material online as well as here at VT to do your own homework on secret societies like the Bavarian Illuminati, for example, that was started by Weishaupt. Preston James here at VT has had some articles about this, and he has recommended Tupper Saussy’s book which is online. You could, of course, also read Spyhunter, as well as Mr Shrimpton’s past articles.

    • JS, please review what you posted: You agree with Barrister Shrimpton John O. Brennan is a Jesuit, when I asked if you believe Fordham studies imply his S.J. membership, you specified Brennan is not official SJ member, but is in your opinion inofficial S.J. influence. You presume also to know what that means and what it doesn’t because you have done your homework and recommend I do likewise. You do not provide any proof for the Barrister, who also asserts to be a Jesuit is lifelong.

  1. You can Always trust the RKM to vilify Russia and Persia , these Khazars want Russia and Persia Destroyed for having Destroyed the EVIL Khazars Empire.
    Then since the 1930’s these Jews Found a new victim in Germany , Because Germans were skilled craftsmen so Jews wanted to Abuse Germans and profit for their Labours.but luckily Hitler tried to save Germany but they the Germans lost the war the Jews being the winners minted Lies about the Nice them like no other time.
    Jews are always ALL LIES And Mossad is the universally accepted AntiHuman Villains despite what this Liar can state

    • Echoes, I like the German people and the food. But the country, Germany (and its DVD which controls it) is still the aggressor against Russia! Current example: Michael Flynn was forced out of his job on Feb. 13. DVD took advantage of the situation, by selling Gulen’s schools to a group of German educators, as reported by the Associated Press in February. This legal move was laundered through Turkey’s Maarif Education Foundation. And after that, all reference to the Germans disappeared from public view. The US, indeed the world, needs to recognize the worldwide threat that Foundations and other NGOs often represent. The only one who seems to take this kind of problem seriously is Putin, and Putin’s Russia. So Russia gets picked on constantly, by CIA tools in both of the major political parties here. It’s interesting that when Donna Brazile went to the White House last Aug. 4, both Susan Rice and Eric Holder were at great pains to brainwash her into believing that Russia was the source of their internal DNC data leak, which I believe was done by Seth Rich himself. And this brave young whistleblower paid for it with his life.

    • And as for Persia, the whole world should care. My degree helps to keep me sensitive to news of archaeological sites and stolen antiquities. Right now, I am of the opinion that Iran has the area of the first major civilization of the Middle East. But Iran needs to allow the world’s scientists and law enforcement to investigate and to protect the area, and to prevent the sale of both real and fake artifacts. This is more important to me than nukes, oil, religion, and every other issue that Iran has.

  2. Btw, today is Guy Fawkes Day. Murder and mayhem all over the globe this weekend, including in a Texas rural church today not far from San Antonio. And then there’s the news out of Lebanon (a foiled assassination of the PM?) and Saudi Arabia. Missiles were launched into Riyadh, followed by the death of a Saudi prince in a helicopter crash. All in all, a good weekend to stay home.

  3. Article has a great deal in it, which I’m still digesting. I have not spent much time on the NYC terror attack, which I saw as a diversion anyway. But one thing that bugged me about the perp right off the bat, was his ridiculous name. When picking names for operatives, is there a rule that says you must use alliteration? Enough, already. And yes, Brennan is SJ. SJ has a long history of troublemaking in St Louis too, if anyone cares to look.

    • You and Barrister Shrimpton claim Brennan is S.J. – Fordham is run by S.J., not but Fordham B.A. doesn’t require membership in S.J., does it?

    • Peter, no membership required but I’m sure it doesn’t hurt. But I wasn’t referring to official membership anyway. I am more interested in influence. So, for example, I would include Fidel Castro as SJ, because of his schooling and then subsequent events. Guilty until proven innocent, if you are Jesuit-trained. Which reminds me of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s remarks on Oct 19 at NYC’s 72nd annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. I heard part of the speech, which sounded like a roast. But one joke was pretty good. He said that “in the Catholic Church, you are guilty until proven less guilty”. True, but still funny.

    • JS confuses membership in the Society of Jesus with Roman Catholicism. One requires exercise of certain meditations toward a certain occult development and vow of obedience as soldier in the army of an entity called King Jesus. The other is religious-belief in a system about supersensible realm formulated by a hierarchy.

    • Peter, I appreciate the comment, but I am not confused about either the Jesuits or the Catholic Church. But I am more interested in general truths, the big picture, right now. The words “church” and “Church” have some people confused, because there are several meanings: a building, an organization, a body of like-minded people who worship together. It is that 3rd meaning that is the only one that really matters to me. In that sense, I’m an iconoclast. Buildings and organizations may come and go, but the people remain. My father once saved a small town church building that was on fire, and it doesn’t matter whose church it was. They all have something to offer and, especially in a small town or neighborhood, they are the center of everything, every day, not just on Sunday.

    • I should have added this: When entering a church (any of the 3 meanings above) don’t leave your common sense at the door. If you do that, you will be fine no matter where you go. That was the advice I gave my child some 30 years ago, and it’s what I live by.

  4. Chicagoans refer to West Side, but New Yorkers use Lower or Upper West. How do you know Brennan was member of Society of Jesus? I heard that members can change their status, too, one possibility is covert. Another possibility was the first Roman Catholic bishop in the US who came out as S.J. later.

    • Douglas Gabriel SJ claims online he is no longer a Jesuit. If Mr Gabriel is indeed telling the truth,
      Barrister Shrimpton must revise his assertion once a Jesuit always a Jesuit.

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