The attacks were orchestrated by the National Intelligence Center, Jose Manuel Villarejo, a former senior police officer, alleged, adding that a miscalculation led to 16 people being killed, the Anadolu Agency reported, citing a Spanish media outlet.
The outlet continued:
Quoting Villarejo’s testimony in court, the news outlet said the attacks, which included a truck plowing those pedestrians on Barcelona’s La Rambla, "were a serious mistake" on the part of former National Intelligence Center (CNI) Director Feliz Sanz Roldan.
Villarejo’s remarks have ignited outrage among portions of Catalan political parties, especially those in favor of the region’s independence.
Pere Aragones, the Catalan president, immediately pressed the Spanish government to reopen an investigation into the attack, while also requesting that his own administration's legal team be allowed to review the former police officer's statements.
In addition, Parliament Speaker Laura Borras asked that Catalonia's assembly legal team be permitted to present a case to the public prosecutor for evaluation and possible action.
A van that was being driven by a member of a terrorist cell slammed into pedestrians walking along the famous Las Ramblas on Aug. 17, 2017, killing 13 and injuring 120 others. A 14th victim would later die from injuries.
The driver, a 22-year-old from Morrocco, murdered someone else while attempting to escape, then stole a vehicle before fleeing on foot.
Within a few hours, five more members of the terrorist cell launched a second attack about 60 miles away in the coastal city of Cambrils. They, too, slammed into pedestrians and fatally stabbed one woman.
Six of the terrorists were killed by police as they hid out in a vineyard near Barcelona a couple of days later. Two more members were killed when a bomb workshop blew up.
Having deep state elements plan false flag attacks to achieve a political objective is nothing knew, especially in the West -- and especially the United States.
The most recent example is the Jan. 6 'riot' at the U.S. Capitol Building, which was staged as a direct attempt to persecute then-President Donald Trump, damage his 'brand,' and label all of his followers "domestic terrorists" so the Biden regime is 'justified' in hunting them down and throwing them in prison.
Less than a week after the incident, which was a trademark false flag attack, a trained observer who is an expert in spotting such observations, J. Michael Waller, who was at the Capitol that day, wrote about what he saw in a piece for The Federalist a week after the breach:
The fact is, people do not go to a rally dressed for a riot or an attack.
There's more: As Natural News reported in July 2021, the FBI had provocateurs in the crowds the night before and during the 'attack' provoking ordinary Americans to do things they otherwise would not do.
Western governments have been taken over by tyrannical globalists who seek to enslave their populations, and they use their 'intelligence' deep state to do it.