Walt is watching the news on the Beeb (and every other website in the world) for the latest news on what the PC lamestream meeja are calling a "terrorist incident" at Westminster, site of the UK parliament, this morning. The body count so far is four dead (including the assailant and a boobie -- as British cops are called) and at least twenty injured. Some incident, eh!
A spokesthingy for London's Metropolitan Police said the dead policeman was one of the armed officers who guard parliament. The other victims were innocent bystanders struck on Westminster Bridge by a speeding SUV driven by the attacker. "We are satisfied at this stage that it looks like there was only one attacker," Inspector Knacker said, "but it would be foolish to be overconfident early on."
The Peelers are being tight-lipped about the identity or motive of the attacker. He has been described on some sites as "Asian", which in British English can mean someone from the Far East, or, more likely, south Asia or some such place. The police and meeja are scrupulously avoiding the use of the words "Islamic" or "Muslim". No witnesses have come forward to say they heard shouts of "Allahu akbar!" But if anyone wants to bet that the perpetrator is not, as in Paris last week, another jihadi, Walt will give you 20 to 1 odds.
This just in!!! I understand we have a picture of the perp, Ed.?
[We sure do, Walt! Here it is. Appears to be either a Muslim or an Amish guy with a deep tan. You be the judge!]
Perhaps I should start a pool on the timing of the first admission by the British government that, yes, the attacker was a follower of the Prophet. Or a pool on the site and date of the next "terror incident". Suggestions on the back of a postage stamp, please, to the usual address.