2016 Berlin attack

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Event.png 2016 Berlin attack (Vehicular assault,  stabbing,  shooting,  mid-level deep event?,  false flag,  Crisis actors?) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Date19 December 2016
LocationBerlin,  Germany
Blamed onAnis Amri, ISIL
Injured (non-fatal)49
Interest ofElias Davidsson
DescriptionReported truck hijacking in Berlin attributed to ISIL.

The 2016 Berlin attack occurred on the evening of 19 December 2016. While the official investigation went out of its way to pin it on a "lone wolf", many clues point to the attack being conducted by a larger group, heavily infiltrated by one or more intelligence services.

Because of the many curiosities around the incident, including the impossibility of finding victims or witnesses willing to speak, some researchers have indicated the whole incident is using crisis actors.

Official narrative

On 19 December 2016, a truck was deliberately driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, leaving 12 people dead and 56 others injured. One of the victims was the truck's original driver, the Polish Łukasz Urban, who was found shot dead in the passenger seat. The truck was eventually stopped by its automatic brakes.[1]

The BBC reported the next day that ISIL had claimed responsibility for the attack.[2]

Wikipedia names Anis Amri, an unsuccessful asylum seeker from Tunisia, as the single "assailant", but as of January 2019 did not have a separate page for him. CNN reported that "The suspect’s identity papers were found inside the truck."[3] Four days after the attack, he was killed in a shootout with police near Milan in Italy, according to police leaving another "signature" by shouting "allahu akbar". The German government claimed on the same day that the man killed in Milan was the assassin from Berlin, conveniently avoiding the need to prove his guilt in a trial.

A Bundestag Investigative Committee on the attack, which was set up in March 2018, submitted its final report in June 2021, in which it came to the conclusion that "individual misjudgments and omissions as well as structural problems in the competent authorities" led to Amri being able to carry out the attack despite his status as a dangerous individual.[4]

Lone wolf or patsy

Anis Amri ID card.jpg
Full article: Anis Amri

While Amri probably was involved in the incident in one way or another, he did not drive the truck, and did not act alone, but was selected by the perpetrators and investigation as a patsy. His ID and phone were conveniently found in the truck.

Problems with the investigation

  • There were no fingerprints and relevant DNA traces of the alleged assassin Anis Amri in the truck cabin. Instead, there were several unexplained DNA traces. With whom they were matched and with whom they were not, so far it is a mystery.[5]
  • The video of Amri in the underpass at the Zoo station shows that he is not going down to the subway to escape, but - on the contrary - is going up and towards the crime scene.[5]
  • The police cannot say where the pistol came from, with which the Polish freight forwarder was shot and which Amri was carrying with him in Italy. Nevertheless, it explains a DNA trace of his apartment provider Kamel A. on the gun as a coincidence. According to the police, Kamel A. had nothing to do with the attack.[5]
  • Serious evidence of the involvement of his namesake Soufiane Amri is rejected and a possible accomplice is thus protected.[5]
  • No investigator can explain how a mobile phone belonging to the Tunisian got into a hole in the truck body.[5]
  • The three nights and 30 hours of the three-day escape of Anis Amri are still dark areas for the investigators.[5]
  • It is puzzling why the man killed in Italy should not have had a mobile phone with him, while a witness saw one with him two days earlier in Germany.[5]
  • The federal prosecutor's office has commissioned a voice report to clarify whether the person who had been on the phone with an IS representative in the truck was Anis Amri. A result of this report is not yet known.
  • A mobile phone of the Polish forwarding driver was found at Lützowplatz in Berlin. The place hardly matches the route of the truck to Breitscheidplatz. The police has no plausible explanation for the find.
  • What knowledge of the informants of the police and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has been incorporated into the investigations has so far been concealed.[5]
  • The two long-time acquaintances Bilel Ben Ammar and Anis Amri's roommate Khaled A. were in hiding for days after the attack. When they could be caught, they were only asked if they had anything to do with the attack, which they - surprise! - denied. The obvious question of where or with whom they have been the days since then has not been asked. The geodata of their mobile phones were not evaluated.[5]
  • They claim that the truck was stopped by the automatic emergency braking system, but they know that the emergency braking assistant was not activated at all.[6]
  • Several witnesses who witnessed the attack on the spot claimed second person in the truck cab, who may have attacked the driver. Several witnesses also claimed to have heard a gunshot. Both perceptions correspond to each other, because if the second man had been the Polish truck driver, he would have been shot only on Breitscheidplatz and not when the vehicle was hijacked.[7]
  • Against their better knowledge, they say that the German investigators were shown Amri's evidence in Italy, including a pistol. In fact, they were only shown photos, and the police was satisfied with that.[6]
  • ISIL allegedly claimed responsibility for the event through the fictional news agency Aamaq. Since a fiction cannot send messages, this message was - as usual - forwarded to the media by the SITE Intelligence Group – a US-Israeli company with intelligence ties.[8]

Intelligence services

The number of intelligence agents in the environment of Amri and Co. is double-digit. At least five spooks from the BfV were moving in the Fussilet Mosque in Berlin, from which the attack was allegedly planned. The intelligence service repeatedly stated that it had a source there. At the beginning of June 2021, a few days before the submission of its final report, the Investigative Committee of the Bundestag received files from the BfV that allegedly had not been delivered by mistake. From these files it is clear that there was a second source in the said mosque.[6][9] In addition, at least one person worked for Jordanian services.[10]

The BfV has a history of setting up and leading violent neo-Nazi groups with their informants, and it seems something similar is being done with Islamist groups.[11]

Larger group

A likely scenario is that the attack was prepared for about a year and at least five to ten people were involved in it, among them people very close to or informants for the security services. Afterwards, the spooks kept a shielding hand over their own people, instead fingering Amri as the "lone wolf".

A German court issued an arrest warrant for Meher D., who allegedly led Anis Amri to commit the attack.[12]

16, the event was supposed to have been the subject of the Operational Information Exchange working group at the Joint Counterterrorism Center (GTAZ). The Committee has requested the relevant minutes of the meeting in the meantime.

Crisis actors?

The market the morning after the attack, with the truck and the yellow bus

When Elias Davidsson researched the subject, he found a number of curious the official report. Davidsson’s book "The Yellow Bus"[13] highlights the presence of an yellow Berlin transit authority bus, visible in several published images of the scene, standing some 20 m behind the resting place of the truck. The bus arrived within minutes of the truck, and remained there until the truck was towed away the next morning. However, despite the prime position of this bus, no statement was taken from the driver, nor was any report published on the almost-guaranteed surveillance camera from the bus.[14][15] Davidsson indicates that the bus might have been a transport for the ‘extras’ (aka crisis actors) in a false flag operation.


London's "Ring Of Steel" plan was floated after the 2016 Berlin attack.


The Official Culprits

Anis AmriSupposed perpetrator of the 2016 Berlin attack, termed "Not independently notable" by Wikipedia.
Islamic StateAn "Islamic fundamentalist terrorist" organisation which whistleblower Sibel Edmonds links to Operation Gladio/B and succinctly describes as a re-branding of al-Qaeda.
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