Disturbing Manchester Blast Aftermath

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Disturbing Manchester Blast Aftermath
by Stephen Lendman
UK police state laws already are some of Europe’s most draconian before Monday’s Manchester blast, including the 2005 Prevention of Terrorism Act, eviscerating longstanding legal protections. 
Perhaps tougher legislation is coming. Following an emergency meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May acted as expected – elevating Britain’s threat level from severe to critical, without explaining the greatest threat is state-sponsored, not from ISIS or other terrorist groups the UK supports.
Claiming another attack “may be imminent” is part of her fear-mongering strategy, an effort to convince Brits they’ll be safer by sacrificing fundamental freedoms.
The opposite is true. When government is the enemy of the people, police state authority rules, the way things are in America, Britain, France, elsewhere in Europe and Israel – rogue states claiming to be democratic.
Thousands of UK armed forces personnel are being deployed in key public areas, Britain turned into an armed camp – perhaps permanently.
So-called Operation Temperer came in January 2015, following the Paris Charlie Hebdo and kosher market false flags.
It authorizes deployment of thousands of soldiers to “augment armed police officers engaged in protective security duties” in key UK areas.
Other European countries have similar plans to guard against alleged terror threats, Britain and the continent becoming armed camps, democratic rights disappearing in plain sight.
Incidents like Manchester, Charlie Hebdo, the July 2016 Nice, France false flag ISIS claimed responsibility for, others in Europe, and similar ones in America are used to enforce police state harshness – deception to convince ordinary people to accept what harms their fundamental rights and welfare.
ISIS claiming responsibility for Manchester and similar incidents is part of the deception. Claims without verifiable proof are baseless.
Anyone can claim anything for any reason and make it appear credible when it’s not. 
For now, a Manchester police witch hunt is ongoing to round up convenient patsies, possibly connected to suspected “bomber” Salman Abedi.
Perishing in Monday’s blast, he’ll tell no tales, the official account alone reported – no witnesses or others so far available to refute it.
Skepticism is always warranted about government actions that harm the rights and welfare of ordinary people while claiming otherwise.
The Manchester incident appears something other than what’s officially reported. It was carefully planned against a high-profile target, timed ahead of Britain’s June 8 snap elections with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn narrowing Theresa May’s lead.
Hindsight when more is known will explain best what the attack was all about.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.