March 24, 2017

Who shot Khalid Masood?

Alexander JonesRebel Contributor

The idiom ‘in the right place at the right time’ springs to mind. 

Wednesday’s London attacker — the barbarous 52-year-old British-born jihadist, Khalid Masood — was purportedly shot dead by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s SO1 close protection officer.

The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg tweeted this yesterday:

“Sources tell me attacker was shot by one of the Defence Secretary’s bodyguards, trying to confirm with [the Metropolitan Police Service].”

The officer reportedly acted after the raging jihadist had just ploughed through crowds of people on Westminster Bridge before stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death.

Kuenssberg’s report is, as of yet, unconfirmed — but it must be noted that several news and commentary outlets have cited their own sources alleging the same.

Long-time Westminster hack Guido Fawkes, aka Paul Staines, the man behind the fantastically irreverent blog Order-Order.com, elaborated, calling in to question the capability of the entire security apparatus in place at the Palace of Westminster:

“One source tells Guido’s the officer was in Fallon’s bulletproof BMW parked inside parliament a few metres away and he ran over, withdrew a handgun from underneath his suit jacket and shot him.”

If you have ever visited the landmark site, you will be aware that armed and unarmed Metropolitan Police officers are permanently present — but according to Guido, “this explains why it was a plain clothes officer who was at the scene.”

But, as Guido mentions, the only government ministers with bulletproof BMWs and SO1 close protection officers are the Defence Secretary, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Northern Ireland Secretary.

So, what if Fallon and his team were not in parliament at the exact time of the attack? Having penetrated the parliamentary estate’s perimeter fence, just how far could Masood have got? What if his methods of attack had been much more sophisticated or, say, explosive?

Although Labour Party ‘Corbynista’ Diane Abbott has called for resisting the urge to “militarize” parliament — stupidly missing the point altogether — it is clear that there is still some sense within the British governmental establishment.

After Wednesday’s traumatic events, it has been revealed that the Metropolitan Police, parliamentary authorities and the Cabinet Office are going ahead with a security review.

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commented 2017-03-27 19:02:44 -0400
Damn good shooting by the body guard who shot this member of the religion of peace. Ammo way cheaper than prison time. I’m sure Justin would have wanted to get to the root cause of the attack if it had involved him after he changed his shorts.
commented 2017-03-26 11:59:23 -0400
Tony Blair, the former Labor PM is responsible for letting this scum in the UK, therefore he should go on trial for treason resulting in the murder of UK citizens and tourists.
When it starts to happen here, the same punishment should happen to Jason Kenney and Trudeau.
commented 2017-03-26 04:42:38 -0400
who didn’t shoot him should be the headline.
pathetic
commented 2017-03-25 19:52:32 -0400
The rebel is the only news source that has announced who brought down the terrorist.
commented 2017-03-25 16:25:37 -0400
Who cares another Islamic death cult POS is dead I will shed no tears for this muslim Islamic terrorist POS. stuff his mouth with pork and cover him in pigs blood before throwing him in a large dump somewhere to rot.
commented 2017-03-25 15:20:25 -0400
Glenn Craig, you are 100% correct. Why are the people who created this problem in the first place the only ones allowed to be protected from it?
commented 2017-03-25 08:38:35 -0400
It does not matter WHO.
commented 2017-03-25 02:03:11 -0400
@allan PETERSON…so many of them make videos before they do their rampage laced with “inshallah” (if it be god’s will)…then they get suddenly stopped….like Arron Driver….but that never seems to tell them that god just isn’t on board with it and it just simply isn’t god’s will…. so the point of a gun is a higher authority than mohammed’s “sharia”….as Caliph Bigdaddy is going to learn before the end of May is my prediction…..inshallah…..:-)
commented 2017-03-25 00:34:38 -0400
It looks as if our British friends learned nothing from the mistakes of our security forces at the Canadian Parliament, who had the same perimeter patrolled by armed RCMP officers and unarmed Parliamentary security services when Zehaf-Bibeau slipped past the RCMP perimeter and into the Parliament Buildings! We have learned our lesson and Parliamentary security constables have been issued with firearms, but surely the Brits, did not have to learn the hard way, too!
commented 2017-03-24 23:57:27 -0400
Actually the more I read and watch this and the more I think about it…the more I conclude that the body guard did the wrong thing….yes he did his duty….but in so doing he prolonged the illusion that those he was consigned to protect were under……what makes them different from the people who were run down by the car or the cop who was stabbed with the knife? Why were they more worthy to go home unharmed?……by protecting these deluded fools the body guard just prolonged the real basis of the problem…..this was the biggest tragedy and mistake of the entire affair.
commented 2017-03-24 23:37:56 -0400
@tammie and Drew…..I turned off spell check (you can probably tell) because it refused to recognize the words “misandry” and “misandrist” when I was writing yards of stuff on that subject.

And do you know what? In all of this recent discussion on “islamophobia” I came to realize that moslems are not nearly as big a problem as leftists are…think about that and let it sink in…..:-)
commented 2017-03-24 22:33:38 -0400
Drew Wakariuk, I thought it was my version of Windows…..I’m having the same trouble with the word. We know it’s not a real word, it’s refreshing to know the spell check hasn’t been infected with politically correct algorithyms. (sp?)
commented 2017-03-24 22:22:41 -0400
Actually even better would be if they did not increase their security and someone got through.
Oddly Enough , my spell check does not recognize the word islamophobia and underlines it. Must not be a legitimate word.
commented 2017-03-24 22:21:05 -0400
Oh i am sure the political hacks will increase their own security , which will not be islamophobic for some reason, but it would be for anyone else to do more to ensure their own safety. You know, left wing hypocrisy.
commented 2017-03-24 21:55:09 -0400
In Canada, we are very thankful Kevin Vikers- Sergeant at Arms; had his weapon at the ready. He shot and killed the terrorist who murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo. The jihadist stormed Parliament Hill after shooting a beloved member of our military & Mr. Vikers prevented a blood-bath and defended the House.
commented 2017-03-24 21:28:39 -0400
I do not think it is wise or prudent to name the name of the body guard who did this. He probably has a wife and family and is probably not permitted to take his pistol home. It is a detail that has no relevance unless you are one of those totally unscrupulous news hawks who loves to incite violence for the sake of having news to report.
commented 2017-03-24 21:16:35 -0400
I’m just completely shocked at the pictures I’ve seen of first responders trying to revive the ‘alleged’.
I would have let the cities wild dog populous piss on him for a night.
commented 2017-03-24 19:41:48 -0400
Arming the civilians in the UK would be fine, as long as it dose not include Muslims.
commented 2017-03-24 19:36:39 -0400
Of course only ruling class puffs get bullet proof cars and personal armed security – and this is why this foamy-mouthed jihadi was shot – not for killing a brave policeman or mowing down dozens of unarmed civilians, but for attacking one of the holy members of the elite.

This is a nation which disarmed its citizens, jails them for defending themselves and invites in the vilest criminals the 3rd world can produce to prey upon them. An immoral ruling class who show nothing but contempt for the common citizen. I grieve for the innocents lost but not the ruling class degenerate globalists who have made a peaceful kingdom into a raging 3rd world cesspool – if anyone deserves to feel first hand the violence they have invited on the streets, it’s the political class elites.
commented 2017-03-24 19:26:21 -0400
Oh. Re-arming includes the right to carry.
commented 2017-03-24 19:25:38 -0400
The simple solution is to let the citizens re-arm in the U/K. This obviously goes hand in hand with training.

Switzerland, so far seems to be relatively terrorist incident free. Probably because the citizens are trained through compulsory service for men and optional, but recommended, for women; and they have the option to retain their firearm.

Of course the handlers of Baby Doc are intent upon disarming our citizens.
commented 2017-03-24 19:11:10 -0400
Arm them to teeth, with real bullets!
Keep Parliament safe from jihadis.
commented 2017-03-24 19:10:47 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,018 Attacks, 212,314 Killed, 293,827 Injured that we know of.