Four dead in Westminster terror attack that achieved nothing more than inflicting misery on the innocent

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Say what you like about the police in the Houses of Parliament; they are there to protect us and today one of them gave up their life in the exercise of that duty.

A police officer died after being stabbed by a suspected terrorist who drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing it through the railings outside Parliament and then trying to enter the Palace of Westminster armed with a knife.

It is believed this person stabbed a police officer before being shot by other, armed police, and dying from the wounds inflicted in this way.

Two bystanders have also died, and at least 20 others have been injured – some with “catastrophic” wounds. Several French students were among the injured.

A woman was rescued from the Thames with serious injuries, after she apparently jumped or fell from the bridge.

For what?

At the time of writing, no organisation has come forward to take responsibility for this.

What could they possibly say, if they did?

Terrorists only ever seem to make two claims: That they are liberating oppressed people, or that they are taking revenge against oppression.

Does anybody really think that the deceased wanted to be liberated – as terrorists would call it – from their lives? I don’t.

And how many people are the French students guilty of oppressing? Nobody.

All that has happened is that a stupid, selfish, misguided individual has increased the sum of human misery today, for no reason at all.

What a waste.

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8 thoughts on “Four dead in Westminster terror attack that achieved nothing more than inflicting misery on the innocent

  1. Martin Odoni

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/s-coalition-syria-air-strike-raqq-isis-school-killed-al-mansoura-human-rights-observatory-a7642781.html

    Notice the characteristic saturation coverage in the Western media of this sort of crime when the victims are European or American? But when the perpetrators are European or American, as in Syria yesterday, it gets buried in the small print – even when there are eight times as many victims.

    Nothing justifies what we saw outside Parliament today, but it’s easy to see what motivates them to happen.

  2. John Spencer-Davis

    With all due respect to you, Mike, I will believe that this person was part of a network when I see proof of it. I think it more than likely that he acted entirely alone, and that he will turn out to have had some kind of mental health problem such as schizophrenia.

    None of that helps the innocent victims, or their families, who have suffered such horror and appalling loss. My heart goes out to them.

    Thanks,

    John

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I didn’t suggest this person was part of any network. “All that has happened is that a stupid, selfish, misguided individual has increased the sum of human misery today, for no reason at all.” I support the sentiments in your second paragraph.

  3. Thomas

    Idiots like that terrorist are what justifies everybody getting their freedoms whittled away.

  4. Barry Davies

    It’s a shame the BBC had a feeding frenzy on it this morning, with half a dozen reporters around the area making various different unsubstantiated claims, this is the sort of coverage that the terrorists want to get whatever their point is across. My thoughts are with those killed or injured for no reason and their families, also those directly in the vicinity who saw the pointless incident unfold.

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