Breaking: Terror Attack in Barcelona

 

A terrorist driving a vehicle struck many pedestrians in Barcelona with 13 confirmed deaths at this time. Barcelona police have declared it a terror attack. From the LA Times:

A white van jumped the sidewalk in this city’s historic Las Ramblas district and crashed into a summer crowd of residents and tourists Thursday, killing at least 13, according to Spanish media. Police said they are treating the incident as a terror attack.

The Barcelona-based La Vanguardia newspaper reported at least 20 injured, and the Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed police sources as saying that armed perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street. There was no immediate police confirmation of the latter report.

In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying in the street after the afternoon incident and were apparently being helped by police and others.

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  1. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
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    Jon,

    Perhaps we can break off our fabulously significant sophomoric discussion of the idiots of Charlottesville, the fate of General Lee’s Statue, and Trump’s phrasing, long enough to notice a little more Islamic mass murder going on. Most of us barely noticed earlier when we averted a Nuclear showdown with North Korea that could have killed 25 million people.

    That’s what I like about American political culture, its sense of priorities.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  2. Valiuth Inactive
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    @Valiuth

    I have just read that Spanish official are reporting only 1 dead but 32 injured. So hopefully (and this is bitter irony that this is hopeful) that number stands. Given that this happened outside of a Kosher Restaurant I think the probabilities are high it is another incident of Islamic terrorism. Now here is the question will this be the last gasp of ISIS, or will this be Al’Queda letting everyone know they are back on top of the terrorism game?

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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    No one is safe, anywhere. Welcome to the new normal.

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  4. Guruforhire Inactive
    Guruforhire
    @Guruforhire

    Oh ducky.

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  5. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Jon,

    Sky News has live coverage. Two men heavily armed are said to be in a restaurant. They are evacuating all around it. The scene on the street is sickening (they’ve blurred out the victims) people are lying wounded all over.

    https://youtu.be/y60wDzZt8yg

    Regards,

    Jim

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  6. Valiuth Inactive
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    @Valiuth

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    No one is safe, anywhere. Welcome to the new normal.

    How long since the last attack? What was it the London bridge right? With ISIS disbanding and being beaten back we should expect all their foreign fighters to come back. Most might just try to stay low and pretend like nothing happened, but far too many will want to continue the fight.

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  7. Israel P. Inactive
    Israel P.
    @IsraelP

    Who, besides Ann Coulter, is keeping a condemnation scorecard?

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  8. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Jon,

    Perhaps we can break off our fabulously significant sophomoric discussion of the idiots of Charlottesville, the fate of General Lee’s Statue, and Trump’s phrasing, long enough to notice a little more Islamic mass murder going on. Most of us barely noticed earlier when we averted a Nuclear showdown with North Korea that could have killed 25 million people.

    That’s what I like about American political culture, its sense of priorities.

    Regards,

    Jim

    “Man deliberately drives car into crowd of people” would work as a generic description of either Charlottesville or Barcelona, so I’m not sure why you suggest that one is clearly higher priority than the other.  Given that the former event took place on U.S. soil it’s not surprising that it would garner more coverage and commentary here.

     

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  9. Pablo Member
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    @Pablo

    10-13 dead according to spanish media. French-moroccan main suspect.

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  10. Herbert defender of the Realm,… Inactive
    Herbert defender of the Realm,…
    @Herbert

    I see trump has already weighed in, despite not having all the facts…..

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  11. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Jon,

    Perhaps we can break off our fabulously significant sophomoric discussion of the idiots of Charlottesville, the fate of General Lee’s Statue, and Trump’s phrasing, long enough to notice a little more Islamic mass murder going on. Most of us barely noticed earlier when we averted a Nuclear showdown with North Korea that could have killed 25 million people.

    That’s what I like about American political culture, its sense of priorities.

    Regards,

    Jim

    “Man deliberately drives car into crowd of people” would work as a generic description of either Charlottesville or Barcelona, so I’m not sure why you suggest that one is clearly higher priority than the other. Given that the former event took place on U.S. soil it’s not surprising that it would garner more coverage and commentary here.

    Joe,

    First, a real terror attack is totally unprovoked and is on totally innocent victims which doesn’t describe anybody at the riot. If the police had simply broken up this riot when they could have, the escalation would not have happened. Second, we have spent five continuous days on this, parsing every phrase out of Trump’s mouth. During that same time the American fleet, air force, and missile defenses were in a dangerous Nuclear confrontation with North Korea. This childish tantrum over a statue of General Lee actually drove the threat of imminent Nuclear War off the news.

    The riot in Charlottesville wasn’t a terrorist incident nor did it warrant the obsessive coverage it has received ever since. Charlottesville is more like political pornography. Everybody knows they are watching something stupid & dirty but they keep watching anyway.

    Regards,

    Jim

     

     

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  12. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche
    @MikeLaRoche

    NTs are already blaming Trump. What a surprise.

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  13. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    James Gawron (View Comment):
    First, a real terror attack is totally unprovoked and is on totally innocent victims which doesn’t describe anybody at the riot.

    Clearly anyone who shows up at a rally to oppose Neo-Nazis deserves to die.  What was I thinking?

    Can you even hear how what you’re saying comes across?

     

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  14. Jamie Lockett Inactive
    Jamie Lockett
    @JamieLockett

    Were the victims they standing in the street?

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  15. Johnny Dubya Inactive
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    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    NTs are already blaming Trump. What a surprise.

    What’s an “NT”?

    Links?

    • #15
  16. Jamie Lockett Inactive
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Jon,

    Perhaps we can break off our fabulously significant sophomoric discussion of the idiots of Charlottesville, the fate of General Lee’s Statue, and Trump’s phrasing, long enough to notice a little more Islamic mass murder going on. Most of us barely noticed earlier when we averted a Nuclear showdown with North Korea that could have killed 25 million people.

    That’s what I like about American political culture, its sense of priorities.

    Regards,

    Jim

    “Man deliberately drives car into crowd of people” would work as a generic description of either Charlottesville or Barcelona, so I’m not sure why you suggest that one is clearly higher priority than the other. Given that the former event took place on U.S. soil it’s not surprising that it would garner more coverage and commentary here.

    You know the answer to that.

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  17. Johnny Dubya Inactive
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    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Jon,

    Perhaps we can break off our fabulously significant sophomoric discussion of the idiots of Charlottesville, the fate of General Lee’s Statue, and Trump’s phrasing, long enough to notice a little more Islamic mass murder going on. Most of us barely noticed earlier when we averted a Nuclear showdown with North Korea that could have killed 25 million people.

    That’s what I like about American political culture, its sense of priorities.

    Regards,

    Jim

     

    Jim, Jim, Jim.  It is you who has the misplaced priorities.  As Barack Obama might say, don’t more people die every year from slips in the bathtub, or from having TVs fall on top of them?  This is an acceptable and tolerable level of violence.

    /sarcasm off

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  18. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    First, a real terror attack is totally unprovoked and is on totally innocent victims which doesn’t describe anybody at the riot.

    Clearly anyone who shows up at a rally to oppose Neo-Nazis deserves to die. What was I thinking?

    Can you even hear how what you’re saying comes across?

    Joe,

    Clearly, anyone who goes to a demonstration armed with the intent of participating in a riot against the legal demonstrators isn’t innocent. Antifa has destroyed property, intimidated speakers from speaking on campus, and encouraged violence against police to the extent of police assassination.

    For eight straight years, we have watched left wing violence and intimidation be ignored as if it was some form of protest. Gandhi & Martin Luther King were protesting these people are just criminal. The person who committed the crime in Charlottesville will be prosecuted. Have they caught the person who assassinated the New York police officer not long ago? You remember the woman, mother of three children, who was shot in the face while she was sitting in her police vehicle. De Blasio was busy going to a left wing idiot protest in Europe so he missed the funeral.

    Enough is enough.

    Regards,

    Jim

     

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  19. Jamie Lockett Inactive
    Jamie Lockett
    @JamieLockett

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    First, a real terror attack is totally unprovoked and is on totally innocent victims which doesn’t describe anybody at the riot.

    Clearly anyone who shows up at a rally to oppose Neo-Nazis deserves to die. What was I thinking?

    Can you even hear how what you’re saying comes across?

    Joe,

    Clearly, anyone who goes to a demonstration armed with the intent of participating in a riot against the legal demonstrators isn’t innocent. Antifa has destroyed property, intimidated speakers from speaking on campus, and encouraged violence against police to the extent of police assassination.

    For eight straight years, we have watched left wing violence and intimidation be ignored as if it was some form of protest. Gandhi & Martin Luther King were protesting these people are just criminal. The person who committed the crime in Charlottesville will be prosecuted. Have they caught the person who assassinated the New York police officer not long ago? You remember the woman, mother of three children, who was shot in the face while she was sitting in her police vehicle. De Blasio was busy going to a left wing idiot protest in Europe so he missed the funeral.

    Enough is enough.

    Regards,

    Jim

    To paraphrase a writer I enjoy: there is a time and a place to complain about leftist violence and that is not after a Nazi just killed a person.

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  20. James Gawron Inactive
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    @JamesGawron

    Johnny Dubya (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Jon,

    Perhaps we can break off our fabulously significant sophomoric discussion of the idiots of Charlottesville, the fate of General Lee’s Statue, and Trump’s phrasing, long enough to notice a little more Islamic mass murder going on. Most of us barely noticed earlier when we averted a Nuclear showdown with North Korea that could have killed 25 million people.

    That’s what I like about American political culture, its sense of priorities.

    Regards,

    Jim

    Jim, Jim, Jim. It is you who has the misplaced priorities. As Barack Obama might say, don’t more people die every year from slips in the bathtub, or from having TVs fall on top of them? This is an acceptable and tolerable level of violence.

    /sarcasm off

    Dubya,

    Why thanks for reminding me of the moronic statistical argument that our former President regaled us with for eight years. Gee, I guess by Barack’s formula we shouldn’t be concerned until the number of people killed by fascists gets large enough. Wasn’t Barack’s spiritual advisor a former actuarial from Mutual of Omaha.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  21. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche
    @MikeLaRoche

    Johnny Dubya (View Comment):

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    NTs are already blaming Trump. What a surprise.

    What’s an “NT”?

    Links?

    An NT is a NeverTrumper. No need for a link. Just see comment #10.

    • #21
  22. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
    Joseph Stanko
    @JosephStanko

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Clearly, anyone who goes to a demonstration armed with the intent of participating in a riot against the legal demonstrators isn’t innocent.

    And I suppose you know that the young woman who was killed, and all the others who were injured by the car, were armed and went there with that specific intent?

    • #22
  23. AUMom Member
    AUMom
    @AUMom

    Good grief, people. A dozen or more people are dead while we are throwing darts at each other. Can we give local politics a break for a moment?

     

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  24. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Clearly, anyone who goes to a demonstration armed with the intent of participating in a riot against the legal demonstrators isn’t innocent.

    And I suppose you know that the young woman who was killed, and all the others who were injured by the car, were armed and went there with that specific intent?

    Joe,

    I think it’s time to stop this kind of nonsense. She wasn’t 15 years old. She well knew what she was getting into. I thought the mother’s comment was most revealing. She said, “they tried to shut her up”. I doubt that they had any idea who she was or that she was even there. The Antifa people vastly outnumbered the fascists and were aggressively surrounding them and attacking them. The guy who used the car was a lunatic criminal. No kidding. Would any adult think somebody who calls themselves a Nazi anything but insane? Why would you try to physically confront them in a situation where they are legally protesting? Do you think you are part of a special army that has a vigilante authority outside of the US Government’s authority? In America, you have the right to bear arms to defend yourself against attack not engage in vigilante political war. You must be a fan of Death Wish.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  25. Jamie Lockett Inactive
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    @JamieLockett

    AUMom (View Comment):
    Good grief, people. A dozen or more people are dead while we are throwing darts at each other. Can we give local politics a break for a moment?

    You are absolutely correct, I apologize.

    • #25
  26. Fred Cole Inactive
    Fred Cole
    @FredCole

    My cousin Paola reported on Facebook that she’s safe, if anyone’s curious.

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  27. Kate Braestrup Member
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    My cousin Paola reported on Facebook that she’s safe, if anyone’s curious.

    I’m glad, Fred.

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  28. tigerlily Member
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    Kate Braestrup (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    My cousin Paola reported on Facebook that she’s safe, if anyone’s curious.

    I’m glad, Fred.

    Yeah, me too.

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