TUESDAY, AUGUST 09, 2011
Louis James, 19, who says he has never held a job and learned to read only three years ago, admitted to looting a $195 sweater. Photo by Tom Pilston for the International Herald Tribune (London Riots Put Spotlight on Troubled, Unemployed Youths in Britain)
The English Riots: Who Benefits?
At http://canspeccy.blogspot.com/ we read:
“The riots now spreading through Britain’s major urban centers … may not have been so spontaneous…
“We have seen how social destabilization in the Middle East and North Africa has been driven by an organized storm of Tweeting and other forms of digital networking, mostly in the English language oddly enough, assisted surely by agents provocateurs on the ground.
“Should we dismiss the possibility of something similar in England?”
Canspeccy speculates that elements of the government may have organised the riots in order to advance their agenda.
“What, then, to do?
“Spark a massive race riot, hold the police back until the thing is blazing across the nation, then use the disaster as the rationale for necessary restraint on immigration, thereby establishing a populist base for the right?”
The riots give the ‘powers that be’ a chance to crack down on those who might organise against the wealthy elite.
We can expect public sympathy to be on the side of law and order.
The police seemed to let the London riots happen.
‘White boys ripped off the shutters, then a group of around eight or nine children went in and stole the day’s takings…
‘All the time the police were about 15 yards away, just watching.’
So where WERE the police? Shopkeepers mystified at tactics that left them defenceless
“The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning ‘regime change’ for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned.”
(America’s secret backing for rebel leaders.)
The UK’s General Frank Kitson developed the idea of the ‘pseudo gang’. (General Frank Kitson: Trail Blazing Fake Terrorism)
The pseudo gang works for the military but pretends to be a bunch of rioters or terrorists.
The idea of the ‘pseudo gang’ is to attack innocent civilians and then blame the attacks on the people that the military wants to discredit.
1998 – the CIA reportedly wanted regime change. The riots in Jakarta targeted certain Chinese-Indonesians. The ‘rich corrupt’ military were able to remain in power.
In August 2011 – we have Riots in London and the UK.
This reminds us of:
May 1998 – when there were Riots in Jakarta, reportedly organised by elements of the military, reportedly trained by the USA.
There may be no strong connection, but there are possible similarities.
The stock market had plummeted.
Banks had collapsed.
The Jakarta riots were sparked by uniformed men shooting dead four students.
(On 8th August 2011 we learn that in the London Tottenham riot: the Bullet fired at a police officer ‘belonged to the police’. The riots in London started after the shooting of Mark Duggan by the police.)
The riots of May 13-14
On the 13th of May there were reports of rioting in the area around Trisakti University in Jakarta.
President Suharto was attending a conference in Egypt and the military top brass went off to Malang in East Java to attend a ceremony.
(BBC News – London riots: David Cameron on holiday / Tottenham riot:top police officer flew off on holiday.)
On the 14th of May, serious rioting took place in the Jakarta area.
There were no signs of any uniformed soldiers on the streets.
(London riots 2011: ‘lack of police on streets’.)
Over 1,000 people died during these Jakarta riots, most having been burnt in malls and supermarkets but some having been shot or beaten.
British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to London on 4 May 2011
Alleged involvement of the military in planning the riots
Father Sandyawan Sumardi, a 40-year-old Jesuit priest and son of a police chief, led an independent investigation into the events of May 1998.
As a member of the Team of Volunteers for Humanitarian Causes he interviewed people who had witnessed the alleged involvement of the military in organising the riots and rapes.
(The Riot Pattern in Jakarta and Surroundings. (http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/98/0626/nat_6_indoriots.html)
A security officer alleged that Kopassus (special forces) officers had ordered the burning down of a bank.
A taxi driver reported hearing a man in a military helicopter encouraging people on the ground to carry out looting.
Shop-owners at a Plaza claimed that, before the riots, military officers tried to extract protection money.
A teenager claimed he and thousands of others had been trained as protesters.
A street child alleged that Kopassus (US trained special forces) officers ordered him and and his friends to become rioters.
There was a report of soldiers being dressed up as students and then taking part in rioting.
Eyewitnesses spoke of muscular men with short haircuts arriving in military-style trucks and directing attacks on Chinese homes and businesses.
There were reports of children being encouraged to enter malls and then of the malls being set on fire.
There were allegations that muscular men with short haircuts had gang-raped little Chinese girls and then murdered some of them.
In Tottenham in London, the local Member of Parliament, David Lammy, has blamed people from outside the area for causing the riots.
The Daily Mail referred to unconfirmed reports that suggest a group of around 150 youths arrived in the north London suburb of Tottenham from 4 p.m.
Igor Gois, a Brixton resident and deputy manager at neighbouring Phones4u, said: “The police are saying that it is the youths that are doing this. But it’s not; it’s big men.” (Streatham traders speak of riot drama)
“Rioters were left virtually unchallenged in several neighborhoods and able to plunder from stores at will or attempt to invade homes.” (Britain burns: Riots spread through UK cities)
“This kind of behavior makes the police look like the good guys, which is whyagent provocateurs are routinely used to stage such violence at major summits.
“That’s not to say some of the chaos isn’t driven by genuine grievances over police brutality and poverty, but the majority of the violence is being committed by mindless teenage thugs who have let themselves be molded by Britain’s broken society into Clockwork Orange-style droogs.” (Prison Planet.)
“Residents questioned why no police officers were available to combat rampant looting as thieves methodically cleared stores…
“The most senior officer in Haringey left to go on holiday just hours before rioting began on Saturday.
“Detective Chief Superintendent Sandra Looby jetted off to Florida despite warnings the police shooting of Mark Duggan could spark violence…
“In the busy shopping street of Green Street, in Forest Hill, there were reports that 400 young Asian men had chased off up to 150 rioters…
“Residents in Clapham, Croydon, Peckham and Hackney complained at the absence of police officers during the worst confrontations…
“In Clapham, Owen MacCarthy, 28, a bank worker, said: ‘We’ve been here for an hour and half and we haven’t seen a single police officer.” (Scotland Yard braced for backlash over ‘lack of police on streets )