At 2 p.m. Wednesday a car drove up onto the sidewalk hitting a man. Two men jumped out of the car and began hacking him up with knives and a meat cleaver. The victim was a British soldier. The attackers then stoid around afterwards interacting with passersby. It is not clear whether he was killed by the car or the knives.
Thev two assailants carried on conversations with passersby. One was holding a knife speaking to a woman who hoped to dissuade him from attacking anyone else. The other was covered in blood holding two knives. He said that the attack was because of British soldiers killing Muslims. He said it was an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. He said that the almighty Allah we will never stop fighting until you leave us alone. So what if we want to live by the Sharia in Muslim land. Why does that mean you must follow us and call us extremist and kill us. This is a terrorist attack by their admission.
It was designed to be a public spectacle. The time it was done, broad daylight and the interactions afterward with passersby. Both men were shot when the police arrived. It was designed as a spectacle for maximum shock and political value.
This bears small similarities to the Boston Marathon Bombing. 2 nen, unrelated to any group and surprise attack. Same day a man was killed while being questioned in connection to the Tsarnaev brothers. He was being questioned in connection to a triple murder in 2011. Tamerlan Tsarnaev is officially a suspect now.
All this insanity really kilks the extreme right wing Republican theory that it was a false flag. Democrats are united in getting to the bottom of the Boston Marathon Bombing and trying to prevent any more attacks. These brazen attacks let us know that terrorism is still a problem. President Obama wants to change our antiterrorism tactics, which I think is a good idea. But we need to vigilant, although you cannot stop attacks like this.