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Wolf Blitzer: Maybe The Barcelona Attackers Are Charlottesville Copycats?

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Last weekend, a white supremacist plowed a vehicle into a crowd of people in Charlottesville, Virginia. Earlier today, someone plowed a vehicle into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain. Could the two attacks be connected?

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner:

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer wondered on air whether the suspected terrorist attack on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, was related to the violence that broke out last weekend at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va…

“Yeah, there will be questions about copycats,” Blitzer said during his coverage of the incident. “There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all — at all — a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Va., even though there may be different characters, different political ambitions. They used the same killing device: A vehicle going at high speed into a group, a large group of pedestrians.”

Well, I suppose it’s possible that a terrorist in Europe adopted a tactic used by a terrorist in America, which was in turn borrowed from terrorists in Europe. It’s also possible that one thing has nothing to do with the other, but it’s never too early to speculate. That’s the sort of sober sociopolitical analysis we’ve come to expect from legendary Jeopardy loser Wolf Blitzer.

This… is CNN!

P.S. Here’s the video, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon.