The Barcelona narrative is that a member of ISIS drove a van 500 yards (seven blocks) at 50 mph into crowds, killing 13 and wounding more than 100. I have examined photos available so far via internet search and most are of stampeding crowds. Innocent people are easy to trigger in this day and age. They can then be utilized for photo opportunities. Per usual, a few staged “eyewitnesses” are trotted out for interviews. There is no video or CCTV yet of the van itself running along this swath of death and carnage.
But there is a revealing video of casualties along the vehicle’s path. Let’s examine the downed people one by one. Video quality per usual is poor. You will see that the ISIS van must have had super tornado-like abilities (vanado) in order to cut right through obstacles and dart from one side of the promenade to the other.
Examining the video below
- At minute 00:01 we see an alleged down individual laying right next to a motorbike and a thick tree trunk. Perhaps 10 meters to the right is another thick tree. How could a speeding vanado hit a pedestrian in this location without wrapping itself around one of those trees? In all of the following observations, note that the van driver would have to deal with curbs as well.
- At 00:14 we see a baby carriage and some shoes laid out on the ground, but no visible bodies. Again, the location is right next to a shielding tree. How did vanado avoid a major collision with it?
- At 00:22 a short distance away we see another downed individual located between two closely placed trees. In between and right next to the individual is what looks like a solid metal trash receptacle. Same question: How did vanado avoid the trees and this receptacle?
- At 00:36 the vanado hit another pedestrian. Again, not out in the open but right next to a tree with a thick trunk and a large solid utility pole. Again, how could vanado hit this person and not be stopped dead in its tracks by the other obstacles?
- Minute 0:42 really takes the cake. Vanado hit another individual right in between two tree barriers. But incredibly, another person is laying on the opposite side of the sidewalk near the newsstand. This is a screen capture, but the image is a bit clearer in the video. Yet a third person lays out in the open.
Vanado must have gone to a category F5 at this juncture. This is an epic driving feat in the annals of terroristic vehicle attacks to maneuver the vanado mobile into position to hit three people spread out in these locations plus deal with multiple barriers and obstacles. It is right up there with the Nice vanado attack.
And once again, we have now traversed some distance down Las Ramblas. People should have been well alerted that they were in danger. They could take evasive actions, perhaps using the trees and utility poles as an interdiction screen.
In this next video we see the same basic pattern and demonstration of one-for-the-ages vanado terror driving. One person is behind a tree and others are spread across the entire width of the promenade. One would think a tornado came through, not a poorly maneuverable van.