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British Escalate Strategy of Tension in U.S. and Internationally

Oct. 29, 2020 (EIRNS)—The British “strategy of tension” was made famous by its application in Italy roughly from 1969 to 1974, when the country was hit by a series of terrorist bombings some of which caused large numbers of civilian deaths. As EIR’s Claudio Celani has explained: “The authors were right-wing extremists maneuvered by intelligence and military structures aiming at provoking a coup d’état, or an authoritarian shift, by inducing the population to believe that the bombs were part of a communist insurgency.”

Times change, but the British strategy has not, especially in their desperate drive to stop the reelection of President Donald Trump and the consolidation of a great power alliance with Russia and China that would permanently do away with the British Empire’s geopolitics.

This morning, three people were stabbed to death in Nice, France, in front of and in a church. One of them was beheaded. The perpetrator was captured by the police, and he was shouting “Allahu akbar!” Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi stated: “Enough is enough. It’s time now for France to exonerate itself from the laws of peace in order to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our territory.”

Meanwhile in the U.S., urban violence continues to be stoked in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election. After the Philadelphia riots earlier this week, a van was found in downtown Philadelphia yesterday, loaded with “multiple explosive devices,” according to law enforcement reports. New York City was also hit overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday. Fox reports that at least 32 people were taken into custody in New York City. “Protesters in Brooklyn vandalized police cars, smashed store windows and set items on fire, including trash cans and an American flag, according to officials and videos posted on social media. Nine department vehicles and 39 commercial properties were damaged, police said.”

The mass media are also involved in creating the environment for violence and confrontation on Election Day. An Oct. 28 AP wire, “Anxiety 2020: Voters Worry About Safety at the Polls,” typifies the type of psychological warfare being put out in the run-up for the elections. The aim is to suppress the Election Day vote, expected to be heavily Republican, by fear of violence (the Washington Post was blatant about this in its coverage), while preparing people for violence after the elections—all blamed on President Trump. “A summer of protests of racial injustice and sometimes violent confrontations has left many on edge. Gun sales have broken records. Trump has called on supporters to monitor voting and has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power or to explicitly condemn a white supremacist group”—two media fabrications which continue to be spread.

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