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when I tweet somethin like this I don't mean IT jokingly or something about me personally. I mean the sim ITself is bubblin... IT gives you all the signs you need if you just pay attention to IT now. ❤️🌊🔥🔥🔥👀
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Last call for the Thames Clippers RB1 service #VirtualTour! We're setting sail in this thread in one hour so take a seat, grab a hot drink from the onboard bar and get ready to sail through London in style (virtually) #VirtuallyLondon
As our service is currently suspended, all content shared has been captured prior to lockdown. #StayHomeStaySafe
As we depart Woolwich, on our way towards central London, we’re passing the Thames Barrier. One of the largest movable flood barriers in the world – it even has its own visitor centre! Image: Bill Green
#Woolwich #ThamesBarrier #RiverThames #VirtualTour
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Just back from a trip to the village in Pakistani Administered Kashmir the #LondonBridge attacker Usman Khan's family originally came from... He was born in the UK and all the evidence I've seen clearly shows he was radicalised in Britain, but I wanted to find people who knew him
The village is outside the city of Kotli - quite a pretty drive, the white capped mountains in the background are across the Line of Control in Indian Administered Kashmir... Usman Khan was convicted in the UK in 2012 of planning to set up a militant training camp here
We met a man who lived next door to Usman Khan's family home... He remembered Khan visiting as a teen, and they would often discuss religion together... He said Khan was angry with perceived Western injustices in the Muslim world but he tried to convince him to respond peacefully
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I hate to make political points of a tragedy like #LondonBridge but since the #Conservative party are lying through their teeth trying to blame #Labour its time to remind people of Tory complicity & responsibility for blow back terrorism. Here’s a brief thread. Pls RT #Marr etc
1. Back in 2011 David Cameron was PM & Theresa May Home Sec: UK Gov was actively seeking to topple Gaddafi using scaremongering like “massacre about to happen”. UK along with usual invaders France & US started illegally bombing #Libya : foreign jihadi fighters were needed
2. Salman Abedi ( #Manchester bomber) & his father were members of a Libyan dissident group – the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) – covertly supported by the UK to assassinate Qadafi in 1996. At this time, the LIFG was an affiliate of Osama Bin Laden’s #alqaeda . #Marr
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This will happen in America if we let down our guard. Thank goodness for President Trump.…
All the more reason to know who we are letting in this country.
Interesting Japan and China don't have terrorist attacks. Wonder why? Only Western countries, it seems.
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First victim of #LondonBridge terror attack named: Jack Merritt. Jack was at the prisoner rehabilitation event attended by the terrorist Usman Khan. "Rehabbed" terrorist Khan was convicted for terror offenses before and was released from UK prison only to carry out this attack
#ISIS asserts Usman Khan, the perpetrator of the stabbing attack on the London Bridge, was a member of the organization. Khan had been convicted previously in 2012 for his connection to an Al Qaeda-inspired plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange…
London Bridge stabber Usman Khan masqueraded as reformed jihadist, claiming his terrorist days were behind him, begging to be de-radicalized. He was released from prison, having served only 1/2 of 16-year sentence and enrolled in Learning Together program…
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#LondonBridge debates over prison sentences, parole, are a distraction. Real issue is our laws are unable to cater to new terrorist threat. These are not normal criminals they are traitors and we need new treason laws.

My piece in the @Telegraph 1/8…
MI5 has identified 23K extremists in UK. 3K "persons of interest" involved in some 500 potential terror plots. It takes 20-25 security personal to monitor ONE individual so max they can subject to 24hr watch at any one time is 50!!! (according to MI5). 2/8
Clearly, this situation is not sustainable and many will slip through the cracks. New laws therefore required to recognise this new and extraordinary security challenge. Traditional offences which Britain charges potential terrorists with are not enough. 3/8
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Knife attacker shot on #LondonBridge was known to police
The knife attacker shot dead on London Bridge was known to police and had connections to terror groups, a security source said.…
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Archive for future use.
#londonbridge #LondonBridgeAttack
Sometimes a good 'movie' can provide a lot of truth and/or background.
'Official Secrets.'
Relevant today?
Enjoy the show!
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A guy who was with us at Fishmongers Hall took a 5’ narwhale tusk from the wall and went out to confront the attacker. You can see him standing over the man (with what looks like a white pole) in the video. We were trying to help victims inside but that man’s a hero #LondonBridge
Someone’s just helpfully pointed out I spelled Narwhal wrong. Sorry if my spelling isn’t on point today, I’ve been a little distracted. Fuck’s sake.
She’s apologised. Misunderstanding I think. Stand down.
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#LondonBridge Jihadi Stabbing Innocents Shot Dead in Street
2. #LondonBridge attacker Usman Khan, 28, was convicted in 2012 for terrorism offenses, but he was released from prison in December 2018 "on license". The attacker had attended an event called “Learning Together” on Fri afternoon at Fishmonger’s Hall north of the bridge.
3. “Learning Together” was a prisoner rehabilitation event at Fishmonger’s Hall on the north side of the bridge that the attacker had attended. Khan was known to authorities, but they failed to prevent the deaths of 2 innocents a man and a woman, and several others injured.
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Full video of London Bridge shooting. Bystander can be seen with the knife the attacker was holding before the police fire shots after pulling all civilians away #LondonBridge
I am not the OP of this video, no-one has taken credit for the video yet.
Thank you guys
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Police were called at 1:58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge.

Emergency services attended, including officers from the Met and @CityPolice.

A man has been detained by police. We believe a number of people have been injured. Further info to follow.
@CityPolice We are aware of reports circulating on social media.

We will release facts when we can - our info must be accurate.
Keep following this Twitter feed for the latest updates on the incident in #LondonBridge.
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Prompted by an @IlluminatedRiv post (& a couple of days of #Thames related news), found myself looking last night at #FrostFair pictures. This first from 1677 (source: @MuseumofLondon) below #LondonBridge & frankly a bit hairy in places - look at the people leaving at the stairs
Here’s another picture by the same artist, this time from 1684 showing stalls set up on the ice (funnily enough in about the location proposed for the ill-fated #GardenBridge)
What’s really striking about both of these late 17th century images is the depth to which the river has frozen - how COLD must it have been?? The view below is by Thomas Wyke, again from the winter of 1683-4.
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