By Sajjad Shaukat
At least 14 people were killed and approximately 100 were injured on Thursday (August17, 2017) when a van ploughed into a crowd of people on the famous Las Ramblas boulevard in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
Western media reported that in the early hours of Friday (August 18) morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, seven people were hurt when an Audi A3 car drove into pedestrians before being shot dead by security forces.
Local government confirmed the incident in Cambrils was linked to the attack in central Barcelona.
According to the media, “The five attackers, who were wearing bomb belts, were shot dead, police said. The bomb belts were detonated by the force’s bomb squad.”
Western media said that Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, SIL and ISIS) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks.
A senior police officer of Spain Josep Lluis Trapero stated, “The two suspects in custody in the Barcelona van attack are Spanish nationals from Melilla and a Moroccan, but that doesn’t mean that either were the author of the attack,” while the whereabouts of the driver was unclear. Latest news disclosed that Spanish security forces have also arrested three other suspects.
Spanish police and security services are hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas.
This was the latest terror assaults in Europe, using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, as several people died in similar attacks in Berlin, London and Nice.
Meanwhile, a man wielding a large knife fatally stabbed one person and wounded five others on Friday (August 18, 2017), during an attack at a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, and the police said that the assailant was arrested as he tried to flee.
So far, much has been written and said by writers and analysts of print and electronic media about the terror attacks of Barcelona and Cambrils. The opinion of Christians, Jews and Muslims is divided, while elaborating the tragedy in accordance with their own peculiar religious background. In the social media, prejudice is ruining so high against one another that by reading the name, some people of the opposite side ignore his views.
In this regard, scholars of international affairs agree that “foreign affairs are too foreign” to the citizens of a country. Renowned scholar Prof. Hoslti opines that “issues and situations” have “influence on public opinion” which in turn “influences the objectives and actions.”
In fact, fault cannot be laid on the general masses, a majority of whom does not have much time to go in-depth. Therefore, they are swayed by emotions, stereotypes and prejudices created by the political leaders who keep on manipulating any crisis for their own self-interests with the sole aim of getting their sympathies to increase their vote bank. There are equal strong pressures from religious and nationalist forces in wake of fake global war on terror which is dividing the world on religious lines.
However, we cannot blame Israel and its secret agency Mossad for the terrorism-related assaults in Spain. In this regard, first of all, it is notable that regarding a case in the court, a judge always wants solid evidence to give his verdict. While a lawyer or advocate always defends the case of his client at every cost. Sometimes, reality of the event exists, but there is no solid evidence which could be produced in the court. It gives benefit of doubt to the accused who is set free by the concerned court. Even, in some cases, a judge is so impressed by the arguments of a lawyer and he ignores the circumstantial evidence. Quite contrarily, in international politics, we need in-depth analysis to know the real entity, as in relation to the carnage in Barcelona and Cambrils.
Therefore, latest terror attacks in Spain cannot be seen in isolation. There is an interrelationship of the terrorism-related attacks in the US, Europe, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen etc., and elsewhere in the world—irresponsible statements of the US President Donald Trump, his encouragement to violent racialism inside America, and various developments in the world, which are part of the double game of the US, Israel and India who are in connivance with ISIL to seek revenge against Russia and the Muslims.
Notably, since September 2015, Russian-led coalition of Iran, Iraq, the Syrian army-the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Lebanon-based Hezbollah has broken the backbone of the CIA-Mossad-assisted ISIS terrorists, Al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front and the rebel groups. Russian-supported Assad’s forces and Iraqi troops have retaken several territories from the control of the rebels and the ISIS terrorists who are on flee in Syria and Iraq. Recently, Iraqi forces have recaptured the city of Mosul by defeating the ISIL militants. Very soon, through the skilful diplomacy, Russian President Vladimir Putin will liberate entire Iraq and Syria from the control of the US and Israeli supported non-state actors. Moscow which is destroying the pillars of the New World Order has also exposed the sinister designs of Washington and Tel Aviv against the Muslims and the international community.
Taking note of various developments and some other ones such as reluctance of NATO countries to support America’s phony global war on terror, acceptance of Syrian refuges by the European countries, especially Germany, criticism of the controversial Turkish-EU refugee deal by a number of human rights groups, the EU rule to boycott goods produced in Israeli settlements on the West Bank, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), after the referendum (Brexit) on June 24, 2016, prospects of Scotland and some other countries for separation from the EU, and the divide between the elite class which run multinational companies with the direct or indirect control of the Jews and the general masses who are suffering from multiple problems in wake of differences on the refugee crisis, Syrian war, Greece’s weak economy, violent protests against the labour laws in France etc.—the chances of European Union’s disintegration and a rift among the NATO countries, as noted in the recent past by the “Stop NATO protests in Europe were quite opposite to the Israeli secret interests. Hence, Israeli Mossad which was in collaboration with the vulnerable CIA operatives organized terror assaults in the US and Europe. As part of the double game, these terror attacks were conducted by these secret agencies, particularly Mossad with the assistance of the ISIS terrorists who used the home-grown terrorists of these countries.
Owing to the irresponsible approach of the Western leaders and their media, far right-wing parties and “Stop Islam” movement in the West, especially in Europe has been becoming popular by largely attracting their people. Right-wing parties in a growing number of European countries have made electoral gains. The right-wing parties range across a wide policy spectrum, from populist and nationalist to far-right neofascist.
Meanwhile, tensions intensified between India and China in mid-June, this year, when after the instructions of the Prime Minister Narindra Modi, Indian military troops went into Doklam plateau-the territory of China, claimed by both Beijing and Indian ally Bhutan.
In Beijing, China’s Foreign Ministry, while warning New Delhi to withdraw its troops said the country would never give up any territory. Following the stern warning, India has withdrawn troops from Doklam area and has left only 50 military personnel. Beijing is insisting upon complete withdrawal. Therefore, talks between both the nuclear countries failed, as New Delhi does not seem to withdraw all the troops.
Similarly, Indian soldiers crossed over the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir on January 6, 2012 and attacked a Pakistani check post, killing one Pakistani soldier. Afterwards, Indian troops shot dead more Pakistani soldiers on the LoC.
Last year, by manipulating the false flag terror attacks at a military base in Uri and Baramulla, located in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister Modi has also intensified war-hysteria against Pakistan. After deployment of heavy arms and weapons at the LoC, Indian forces have increased troops and continued shelling in Pakistani side of Kashmir. And Pakistani troops are giving matching response to Indian unprovoked firing across the LoC. New Delhi’s main aim is to deflect the attention of the international community from the new phase of Kashmiri Intifada, while pressure has been mounting on the Modi government both domestically and internationally to resolve the issue of Kashmir with Pakistan.
In the recent past, new wave of terrorism in Pakistan, especially Balochistan province killed several innocent people, while various terrorist outfits, particularly ISIS, and the affiliated faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat-ur-Ahrar (TTP-JA also known as JuA) claimed responsibility for these brutal acts. TTP based in Afghanistan has its connections with ISIL and other terrorist organizations and affiliated terror groups, including Baloch separatist elements, and all these outfits are promoting the anti-Pakistan agenda of the US-led foreign entities against Pakistan. As part of America’s double game, CIA, Indian RAW, Mossad and Afghan intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security (NDS) which are in collaboration, are using these terror groups in destabilizing Pakistan and particularly Balochistan in order to fulfill the covert strategic aims of the US-led India and Israel against Pakistan, China, Russia and Iran.
These external secret agencies are especially supporting the TTP which is hiding in Nuristan and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan. Reportedly, Mullah Fazlullah led TTP is behind several terror activities inside Pakistan, as the latter has also become center of the Great Game due to the ideal location of Balochistan. CIA, Mossad and RAW are trying to damage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Based in Afghanistan, these intelligence agencies are also creating unrest in Tibetan regions of China.
Besides, pressure has also been mounting on Tel Aviv for the two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, as some European countries have been emphasizing on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to stop the expansion of West Bank settlements and restart a negotiation process for the two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian issue in wake of the debate between the Zionists and non-Zionist Jews in relation to the two-state solution of the dispute. Some other developments such as Turkey’s decision to join the Russian-led coalition to fight the ISIS terrorists in wake of Ankara’s severe criticism of Europe and America, accusing Washington of assisting the Kurds in destabilizing Turkey also depressed the Israelis. And, China has already decided to join the Russian-led coalition to eliminate the ISIS terrorism in Syria and Afghanistan.
While, tensions accelerated between the US and North Korea on August 11, this year, when American President Trump again highlighted the threat by saying, “The US military solutions are now fully in place” against North Korea.
By setting aside the war-like diplomacy of the President Trump, Pyongyang tested an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 28, 2017, which appears to have the range to hit major US cities.
On April 14, this year, North Korea, issued a statement which denounced what it called the Trump administration’s “maniacal military provocations,” including the deployment of the carrier group. The statement elaborated, “Nothing will be more foolish, if the United States thinks it can deal with us the way it treated Iraq and Libya, miserable victims of its aggression, and Syria, which did not respond immediately even after it was attacked.”
Meanwhile, on April 17, 2017, Russia warned the US against any unilateral action against North Korea, saying that any action against Pyongyang’s nuclear activities should not violate international law. Earlier, on April, 14, 2017, China also warned America in the same terms.
All these developments frustrated the Israelis, Indians and their supporter-the US President Donald Trump. Like Israel, while, implementing secret strategy, American extremist President Trump has also been backing the Indian leader of the fanatic party BJP and the fundamentalist Prime Minister Modi against China and Pakistan in accordance with anti-China, anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim agenda.
Nevertheless, taking cognizance of these developments, from time to time , RAW, vulnerable CIA operatives and especially Mossad conducted terror attacks in the US, Europe, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Philippines, Egypt and other African countries, which besides Muslims also targeted the Christians and their places of worship.
Both Israel and India who do not want the solution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute and the Kashmir issue, and seems determined to keep their control on the occupied territories through perennial acts of state terrorism have also accelerated the new Cold War between the US-led West and Russia.
Nonetheless, like India and Israel, particularly, President Trump who is facing severe criticism inside America owing to his rigid domestic and external policies, is confused due to the above mentioned developments, while, still some CIA agents, RAW and especially Mossad want to divide the world on religious lines.
As a matter of fact, the agents of Mossad who are in collaboration with the CIA sympathizers, Syrian rebel groups and the ISIL militants had arranged terror attacks in Paris, Brussels, Orlando, San Bernardino, Nice, Munich, London (March 22, 2017), St. Petersburg (Metro train) in Stockholm, in Manchester and again in London, and now in Spain.
Through all these false flag terror operations, the US and Israel wanted to obtain their covert aims against Russia and the Muslims. Mossad had also provided the US President Donald Trump with an opportunity to manipulate various terror assaults of Europe and America to win the US presidential election and to reunite America and Europe, as differences were created between America and its Western allies, especially Europe on various issues. And, pro-Israeli President Donald Trump have left no stone unturned in implementing anti-Muslim policies, while speaking openly against the Muslims and Syrian refugees.
Especially, Mossad’s other purposes through terrorism-related assaults were to keep NATO united, and to divert the attention of their public from internal crises and a prolonged war in Afghanistan. Tel Aviv also wanted to muster the support of America’s Western allies against Russia in relation to the Syrian war and to instigate the Western Christians, particularly those of Europe against the Muslims. Exaggeration of the threat of Islamophia and persecution of the Muslims in America and these countries might be cited as instance.
Another regrettable point is that irresponsible attitude of Indian, Israeli and some Western politicians has introduced dangerous socio-religious dimension in their societies by equating the “war on terror” with “war on Islam” and acts of Al-Qaeda and ISIS with all the Muslims. Their media have also been contributing to heighten the currents of world politics on cultural and religious lines with the negative projection of Islam.
In the meantime, the pro-Israeli, the then French president-elect Emmanuel Macron who was having connections with Tel Aviv has also changed his policies in favour of the French people at the cost of Israeli illegitimate interests. However, this development also frustrated the Israelis.
If not checked in time by the peace-loving Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews and Buddhists, these policies of the President Donald Trump who is particularly completing the extremist agenda of Israel and India are likely to result into more recruitment in the militant outfits, especially in the ISIS group, inspiring the extremist Muslims for more terrorism-related attacks.
India does not want the settlement of the Kashmir issue and especially, Israel which does not accept the two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute will prefer to bring about a major war between the Muslim and the Christian worlds or to cause a major war between Russia and the US-led some Western countries.
As regards the latest attacks, rulers and leaders of various countries, especially of the Western World have condemned the terror assaults in Barcelona and Cambrils. Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. British Prime Minister Theresa May, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism.
After condemning the terror attacks and offering US assistance to Spain, the US President Donald Trump suggested “fighting terrorism by executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pigs blood.”
Far-right groups clashed with hundreds of anti-protesters, as they marched in Barcelona just one day after the deadly terror attack in the city. Now, European cities are deeply divided between the white population and the Muslim immigrants. This is what particularly, Mossad desired through these acts of terrorism in Spain.
It is established fact that in order to revive the fake global war on terror, the neo-conservatives, Zionists and Israel needed the assistance of the whole Europe. For the purpose, conspiracy was definitely prepared and the leading role was played by Mossad. In this context, in the recent past, arrest of Israeli Col. Shahak in Iraq, his admission, proving links of Al-Qaeda and ISIS with America and Israel (Mossad), arrest of CIA-Mossad agents in Iraq and Syria, and medical treatment of the ISIS warriors in the Israeli hospitals (Disclosed by online sources) might be cited as instance.
As regards terrorism, Machiavelli advises the rulers to have a lion-like image outwardly, and act upon the traits of goat inwardly. He also suggests them foreign adventures and the use of terror to obtain their goals. In his sense, a good ruler should be a good opportunist and hypocrite. While echoing Machiavelli, Morgenthau points out that sometimes, rulers act upon immoral activities like deceit, fraud, falsehood and even murder to fulfill their selfish aims.
Undoubtedly, by acting upon the past theories of the political thinkers in the modern era, Mossad was behind Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks to achieve multiple objectives of Tel Aviv and Trump Administration against the Islamic World and Russia, without bothering for the fact that further instability in the world will jeopardize the economic interests of the US at cost of the patriot Americans who are already facing multifaceted problems due to unending war on terror.
It is noteworthy that some reports suggest that earlier this year, Islamic militants had warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. The CIA also warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target. In these terms, responsibility is also fixed on the security agencies of Spain, which did not took safety measures in this respect, which provided Mossad with opportunity to use home-grown terrorists of ISIL in managing the terror assaults in Barcelona and Cambrils.
In light of the above developments in the world and especially previous terrorism-related attacks in the US and Europe, we can conclude in relation to the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks that again and again, Mossad is targeting Europe.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations