The Paris Terror Attacks: An Open Source Investigation

11/14/2015271 Comments

by James Corbett and the corbettreport.com community
November 14, 2015

A series of attacks in and around Paris on Friday night left 129 dead and 352 wounded.  The attacks included three explosions at the Stade de France, a siege of the Bataclan theatre, and shootings/bombings at restaurants throughout the city.

French President François Hollande did not waste time in blaming the attacks definitively on the Islamic State. In an address to the nation on Saturday he declared: “It is an act of war that was committed by a terrorist army, a jihadist army, Daesh, against France,” adding, “It is an act of war that was prepared, organized and planned from abroad, with complicity from the inside, which the investigation will help establish.” His speech did not indicate how he knows what the investigation would conclude before it was conducted.

ISIS, the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria fostered, funded, armed, equipped and trained by the United States, its Gulf allies, Turkey and Israel has reportedly taken responsibility for the attacks.

Five of the attackers have now been publicly identified, and another, Salah Abdeslam, has reportedly been taken alive in Belgium after a confrontation with police. There are now thought to be as many as 20 accomplices who were involved in the events. At least one of them was reportedly already known to French security before the attack. The suspected “ringleader” of the attack, Abdelhamid Abaaoud (who had miraculously evaded a police dragnet in Athens in January) is being touted as the link between ISIS leadership and operatives in Europe. A raid on a suspected terrorist apartment in Saint-Denis may or may not have ended with Abaaoud’s death.

The French government has responded with a series of actions, including declaring a state of emergency and locking down the borders, shutting down all public facilities in Paris, conducting over 150 raids across the country and beginning a series of airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria. France is set to propose a suspension of the EU’s Schengen Agreement on open borders at a summit this Friday.

President Hollande is now calling for French Parliament to amend the constitution:

Mr. Hollande called for quick action by the Parliament on new legislation that would give the government more flexibility to conduct police raids without a warrant and place people under house arrest. He said he would seek court approval for broader surveillance powers. And he called for constitutional amendments that would give more weight to security measures relative to civil liberties.

Much has been made of a Syrian passport allegedly recovered from the vicinity of the body of one of the gunmen. Greece’s deputy minister in charge of police, Nikos Toskas, issued a statement asserting that “The holder of the passport passed through the island of Leros on Oct. 3, 2015, where he was identified according to EU rules,” but an unidentified “US intelligence official” told CBS News the passport may be fake, citing incorrect numbers and a mismatching picture.

Foreknowledge

The attacks were preceded Friday afternoon by bomb threats against the Gare de Lyon railway station and the Hotel Molitor where the German national soccer team were staying. Friday also happened to be the day of a “multi-site attack exercise” in Paris that included “police forces, firemen, EMTs, and others,” according to Patrick Pelloux, an emergency physician and former Charlie Hebdo columnist who was also mobilized in response to the Hebdo shootings in January.

Meanwhile SOFREP is reporting that the attacks were known about in advance, as French national police were meeting with “the German BKA federal police and BND federal intelligence service to discuss an imminent pre-planned terrorist attack in Paris” two weeks ago. This information lines up with newly released details of an arrest of a 51 year old Montenegrin that took place on November 5th in Germany. The man was reportedly found to be transporting AK-47s, hand grenades, TNT, and was apparently headed to France.

Iraqi intelligence, meanwhile, warned French authorities of an imminent attack and provided specific details about the operation that the French government has yet to make public. This includes the claim that the attack was planned in Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State’s de facto capital, and included 24 people, including attackers and accomplices.

News about the attacks and international reaction is still coming in. Corbett Report members are asked to supply links to relevant information and contribute to its analysis in the comment section below. This article will be updated as that information is compiled and discussed.

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  1. atmosphere17 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Iraqi intelligence warned of ISIS assault before Paris attack

    “Senior Iraqi intelligence officials warned coalition countries of imminent ISIS assaults just one day before last week’s deadly attacks in Paris. They forwarded to the US, UK and France a dispatch saying the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had ordered an attack on coalition countries fighting against them in Iraq and Syria, as well as on Iran and Russia. He specified that the attacks should come,”through bombings or assassinations or hostage taking in the coming days.” The Iraqis had no specific information on when or where the assault would take place.”

    http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/13690/Iraqi-intelligence-warned-of-ISIS-assault-before-Paris-attack

  2. atmosphere17 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    http://www.gulfinstitute.org/saudi-school-in-paris-teaches-violence-against-france/ Saudi Schools in Paris Teaches Violence

    and to add to this^ former MI6 head Richard Dearlove here is quoted as saying that social exclusion of Muslims in parts of France are unprecedented http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/other/former-mi6-chief-is-may-not-be-responsible-for-paris-attacks

    So France does arms deals with Saud, who then supply al-Qaeda/ISIS with the arms in Syria, while France also provides arms to terrorists in Syria, while Saud also preaches terrorism in Parisian schools while France has unprecedented degree of social exclusion among certain Muslim communities… all of this then coupled with the fact that the sweeping national security/intelligence powers adopted after Charlie Hebdo were “unable” to prevent this attack, and of course the cui bono of France now exploiting the atrocity for further militarism im Syria and further sweeping security powers at home

  3. Trudy-Alan ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    James,
    Steve Beckow of goldenageofgaia.com put out an item; “Wikipedia has Full Coverage of Paris Massacre Less than Two Hours after the Event” You can find it at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/11/14/wikipedia-full-coverage-paris-massacre-less-two-hours-event/
    Points out thorough planning prior to the events, if you chose to let the timing and the subtleties persuade you in that direction.
    Foreknowledge under every rock!
    with thanks.

  4. brtanner ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Very good episode of 21st Century Wire’s “Sunday Wire” with Mike Whitney, Vanessa Beeley, and Gearóid Ó Colmáin covering many aspects of the geopolitics around Syria that bear on “The Paris Terrorist Attacks(TM)” http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/11/15/episode-109-sunday-wire-gladio-goes-global-a-pretext-for-world-war-with-guests-mike-whitney-vanessa-beeley/

    One major point raised is covered in another article on 21Wire – http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/11/14/paris-terror-attack-the-road-so-far/ – in which they look at Dr. Patrick Pelloux, a “survivor” of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, now a “first responder” to the Paris attacks, and a statement he made in the aftermath, “But even more interesting are comments Pelloux made on France Info radio, admitting that a “multi-site attack exercise” (i.e. a drill) was already on going during the attacks.” w/audio of Pelloux.”

    Activist Post also has good coverage, one an article by Tony Cartalucci on intelligence links to the attackers/players/patsies, http://www.activistpost.com/2015/11/confirmed-french-government-knew-extremists-before-attack.html

  5. xmytslowx ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    This attack however is very significant because all the people who were killed seem to have local positions and roles of importance. Some were on different councils and or are related to some ambassadors or diplomats. Either way, it is likely this is a fear tactic being used on those who have been vocal against the US. This is just another way to add another more complicated layer to the already hard to define war. I wouldn’t be surprised if the french start similar programs to homeland security because of this.

    This is only the beginning however and I believe it is all part of more indoctrination to make the world a safer more united place. For the time being there are plenty more details to be raised in the coming days and weeks, however food for thought arises when you think about how one can be a suicide bomber and yet his passport can remain intact.

    My email is xmytslowx@gmail.com to anyone to may wish to contact me in the future. I believe there’s even more to this story than what meets the surface. Take a close look at which stocks in the market rose. Take a look at the the recipients who benefited from these attacks. When more funding is given to these people to prevent the next big horror, we will understand who just might of been behind it.

    The people of the country voted overwhelmingly to not extend the anti terror budget yet they did anyways

    http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance/france-hikes-anti-terror-budget-despite-austerity-commitment-311487

    Keep an eye on the defense companies of France and see who makes the most money from their new found budget and involvement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Defence_companies_of_France

    Good luck James and other fellow members

  6. xmytslowx ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Greetings Corbett Report members,
    My name is Brandon Shields and I believe I can clean some of this mess up for you all.
    This is for you as well James.

    First we must always follow the money to find out who funded these attacks because we already understand who coordinated them. However, upon my examination of trying to follow the money I hit a brick wall. I decided instead to follow the weapons and found grueling details.
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/breaking-french-german-intelligence-services-knew-paris-attack-coming-month-prior/

    A military installation in south eastern France was robbed, the bounty was four grenades along with 180 detonators.
    Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11723764/Forty-grenades-180-detonators-and-plastic-explosives-stolen-from-French-military-base.html

    The truth is the weapons that ISIS has in use are mostly American arms, it would make sense the perpetrators did not want the US to be tracked back into this attack so the arms used were that of the French government itself. I do not believe this was a false flag attack however, it was the result of the united states government trying to involve another country in the war to help against Russia

  7. Journey ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Interesting data posted by Reuters in 2013:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/28/us-france-defence-factbox-idUSBRE93R01X20130428

    “France’s military budget as a percentage of GDP has been on a steady decline over the past 50 years, and is currently at approximately 1.5 percent, compared to 5.44 percent in 1960.”

    This post refers to a Defense White Paper, which was released the next day and can be downloaded here:
    http://www.defense.gouv.fr/english/content/download/206186/2393586/file/White%20paper%20on%20defense%20%202013.pdf

    A kind of French version of PNAC’s Statement of Principles? haha

    James, I had a quick look at it, but I’m sure you can do a much better analysis, so I’ll leave it up to you 🙂

  8. Journey ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Interesting data posted by Reuters in 2013:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/28/us-france-defence-factbox-idUSBRE93R01X20130428

    “France’s military budget as a percentage of GDP has been on a steady decline over the past 50 years, and is currently at approximately 1.5 percent, compared to 5.44 percent in 1960.”

    This post refers to a Defense White Paper, which was released the next day and can be downloaded here:
    http://www.defense.gouv.fr/english/content/download/206186/2393586/file/White%20paper%20on%20defense%20%202013.pdf

    A kind of French version of PNAC’s Statement of Principles? haha

    James, I had a quick look at it, but I’m sure you can do a much better analysis, so I’ll leave it up to you 🙂

  9. leslie ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    http://www.cnrtl.fr/lexicographie/bataclan
    •BATACLAN, subst. masc.

    These events are happening to draw our attention to the divisiveness of symbols and language, allowing us to label someone as “not us” — an enemy not worthy of the brotherly love due to all humanity.

    The theater in which the shooting event took place was The Bataclan, a word that means “a group of objects (attirail) that you don’t want to bother giving a name to. The attirail is generally a group of “objects necessary for war.” If we do not name these things, they will continue to kill us. Search for the name of the band performing in the theater. That is an eye opener too.

    BATACLAN, subst. masc.
    http://www.cnrtl.fr/lexicographie/bataclan

    Fam. Attirail encombrant composé d’objets dont on veut se dispenser de donner le nom :

    http://www.cnrtl.fr/etymologie/attirail
    atirail « ensemble d’objets nécessaires pour un certain usage (spécialement la guerre)

    1. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Ouais, I cold have told you that a Bataclan was a bunch of crap you want to get rid of. But before you get ahead of yourself, it also fits the name of a club where Death Metal bands would play.

  10. Myers ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    As is so often the case, there is a numerological element to the story:

    The cover of The Economist for the issue of New Year 2015 raised some speculation about the apparent cryptic meaning within the strange collage. Have a look, it is pretty weird, I think anyone would admit.

    The prominent numbers (on arrow quills at the front -the only numbers in the whole piece) are 11, 5, 11, 3 . Now take the numbers 1,1,5,1,1,3 and try -using all those six numbers, to make as many different dates from this year as you can. How many combinations do you get? I get one and one only.

    1. wsredden ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Upon hearing of the event on Friday night, I turned CNN on (without the volume) while doing other things. For many hours–from the time I “tuned in” around 2100 EST until at least 0100 EST Sunday morning they were “reporting,” on their largest banner, the headline: “At least 153 dead in shooting rampage,” or something to that effect. When I woke up on Sunday morning, the number had changed to something else.

      The immediacy and specificity of the 153 number surprised me, given the chaotic nature of the event, before I even considered the date or the fact that it was Friday the 13th.

      Audacity.

      I liken both this issue and the passport “dropping” as the equivalent of the perpetrators flashing two middle fingers up in the “international community’s” face. “F___ you! We did this, and what do you say?!”

      1. nosoapradio ( User Karma: 16 ) says:

        I also have the impression that not only do they take no pains to cover their tracks but they go out of their way to leave their signature and that, like you said, this is a “finger flip” to the growing numbers who recognize this signature.

        Yet no one in my entourage will accept to see these commonalities. I believe the vast majority will not recognize this signature.

        It’s as if these terrorist perpetrators know that the majority don’t see because they’ve CHOSEN not to and that no amount of evidence will open their eyes and that though the number of the “awakened” is growing, the percentage will always remain manageable.

        That’s the infuriating impression I have sometimes but it could just be…stress.

        We’ll just have to keep doing everything we can to make the percentage of the “awakened” unmanageable for them.

        A good day to you wsredden! and now back into the hamster wheel with me…

        1. BennyB ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

          nosoapradio,

          Great comment. I feel similarly that in some ways there’s an opportunity in the fact that people have become so conditioned by the propaganda that the deep state makes very little effort to try to obscure or cover their tracks. While this is frustrating, I see an opportunity. Once people do start to become “awakened” as you put it the evidence of these fabrications will be so abundant that, given the right push by people like us, the numbers could potentially become unmanageable indeed.

          For the time being, as I stated here earlier, I’m not letting a conversation go by where I hear “Paris Attacks” go by without mentioning “Moderate Rebels”. For those who aren’t quite yet “there” enough to handle a more complex explanation of what really happened, this is an inescapably valid talking point which, even before these recent events, I’ve found some traction with in my conversations with those half asleep. The good news is, the “half asleep” part. For so many years after 9/11 I felt like I was screaming at a comatosed army of Rip Van Winkles, tossing and turning in their sleep, yet unable to be aroused from their slumber. We’re not there yet, but I feel that there is somewhat of a shift in “consciousness” of the public at large and it’s our responsibility to use our knowledge of what’s been going on to present the most convincing evidence on a case by case basis. I like how you put it:

          We’ll just have to keep doing everything we can to make the percentage of the “awakened” unmanageable for them.

          Indeed…

    1. BennyB ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Exactly, Michael…

      That’s why we need to give them broader power and more sophisticated surveillance technology. Only then will they have the tools they need to keep us safe. As you said, absolute bollocks.

  11. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “A radio reporter, Julien Pearce, who attended the concert, described the attackers as calm and determined, telling CNN they had reloaded three or four times.” A radio reporter at the Death Metal show. Doesn’t seem very “Allahu Akhbar”-type to me going lalallalala, but professionals. Have the attackers all been killed or some captured? I imagine none captured, he could start talking…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/14/world/europe/paris-attacks.html

    1. minnie ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      If the attackers had believed they were just part of a drill with actors and fake blood they would have been calm… or is that stretching the imagination too far?

      Just a thought, especially in view of Nick Kollerstrom’s investigations into the 7/7 bombings in London.

    2. jeffincincy ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      I’m going to predict that there will be no video available of any “shooter” or pictures of an exploded suicide bomber.

      1. Journey ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        Just found this one on YT:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWN5x7KZRIc

        Apparently it’s not a fake video, Daily Mail also posted: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3319244/Video-reveals-horrific-moment-terrorists-opened-fire-crowd-music-fans-Bataclan-killing-89-people-shows-musician-hiding-drums-escape.html

        Sounds a lot like firecrackers. Seen two videos of witnesses saying they thought at first that it was in fact firecrackers.

        But yes, I’m also waiting for any footage of any of the attackers. Could even be in “Yhe Pentagon airplane” quality.

  12. Octium ( User Karma: 5 ) says:

    Wondering if Australia has been used again for a trial run for this event?

    Image of Lydnt Cafe in Martin Place Sydney (Location of 2014 Sydney hostage crisis)

    http://www.skynews.com.au/content/dam/skynews/gallery/lindtreopens/465930726_10.jpg/jcr:content/renditions/skynews.img.1240.920.jpeg

    11 months after almost to the day…Image of Le Carillon
    http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/a5dbc9e78ea14520944a22bb1bf01dd2?width=650

    Also an article about Prince Charles wanting to visit the Lindt cafe where the Sydney Seige took place (at the same time as the event in Paris?)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3317999/Prince-Charles-wanted-visit-Lindt-cafe-deadly-Sydney-siege-took-place-blocked-security-officials.html

    1. xirrad ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      One similarity I noticed was that following the Sydney siege, one of the typically awkward talking points the media dwelt on longer than seemed norma was the call to “not let the terrorists change who we are”. That’s probably a common one following these things, but I noticed on RT this morning that the same rhetoric is coming out now regarding the Paris attacks

      https://www.rt.com/usa/322133-vigils-washington-paris-attack/

      ‘Don’t let terrorists change who we are’: France attack vigils held across US

  13. jeff2 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    A few ‘coincidences’ I stumbled upon this evening:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/PZbooks/status/664529154344419329

    “BREAKING: Death toll from Paris terror attack rises to at least 120 with 270 others injured
    2:44 PM – 11 Nov 2015”

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-owners-recently-sold-pariss-bataclan-theater-where-is-killed-dozens/

    “The Bataclan theater, targeted in Friday night’s Paris terror attacks, was Jewish-owned for decades, but was sold two months ago, its former owners said.

    Pascal Laloux, one of the theater’s former owners, said Saturday that the theater was “sold in September after 40 years.”

    His brother Joel, the co-owner, told Channel 2 that they sold the theater on September 11”

      1. nosoapradio ( User Karma: 16 ) says:

        Well Golly Gosh! … gulp…

        That is indeed a very strange um… coincidence…

        sort of evokes claims about certain folks having advance warning not to go to work in the twin towers precisely on that very date: 9/11…

        and insider trading for the same event

        and…

        funny that…

  14. BennyB ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    What’s up with the incredibly high quality passports these terrorists always seem to have, which maintain such pristine condition and high visibility every time one of these events happens?

    “Why risk letting someone else claim responsibility for your suicide bombing? Get your official Islamic State Associates passport laminate and ensure your martyrdom credit today. It’s slim fit design is stylish, yet tough enough to withstand the strongest blasts. Plus, with our patented In-Cite GPS tracking technology, you can be sure that authorities can quickly locate your passport in the midsts of the carnage and debris, ensuring your information is on hand and ready to go in time for early press briefings.

    Don’t hesitate, order your Islamic State Associates In-Cite Passport Laminate today.

    At Islamic State Associates, violent jihad isn’t just a principle, it’s a way of life.

    All jokes aside though. It seems that the standard false flag anomalies are all in play. Again, just a question to the community here: any thoughts on how it is that uncovering some of these details can be used to expose this event to the general public for what it is? Or is it possible that the array of overlapping events, drills, and early warnings will serve as a clever obfuscation to keep those in the conspiracy theorist community sniffing around in the debris instead of presenting the most compelling evidence to a skeptical general audience who will all too easily be conned into accepting the “official narrative” propaganda?

    Obviously, I’m not suggesting this critical open source investigation shouldn’t be taking place, but I think it’s worth keeping a certain amount of self-awareness going on in the background and not overlook the possibility that we’re getting wrapped up in the elements which have been strategically left with the intention of throwing us off the trail and not making the best efforts we can to get out in front of the propaganda. How and whether or not that’s actually possible is a separate matter which ought to be part of the discussion here. Just some thoughts…

    1. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      French people are typically not reactionaries, remember the priceless face Nutsnyahoo had when he told the a congregation of regular jewish french people in a synagogue “to move to Israel where it’s much safer” Then they started signing the Marseillaise.

      In recent times, the French and the Russians are 2 people who suffered the most from war, at least in the European sphere, obviously.

    2. Man of the World ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      I’m going to start research into using passports as a building material for earthquake proof buildings. I reckon I could make a fortune these things seem to be indestructible.

  15. Bilejones ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/world/europe/paris-terrorist-attacks.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=span-abc-region&region=span-abc-region&WT.nav=span-abc-region&_r=0

    The Times story above includes this Gem from Hollande

    “It is an act of war that was prepared, organized and planned from abroad, with complicity from the inside, which the investigation will help establish.”

    A phrase that perfectly descibes Hollande’s war crimes in the bombing of Damascus, No?

    1. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      I’ve been out of the loop a bit, news wise, since finally we have many good news in Canada with Harper gone and a lot of his policies and laws going down the gutter and Trudeau had even the balls to tell Obama, who called him to give his congratulations, that he was pulling Canadian F-18’s from the Syrian skies right away. And there’s no more F-18’s flying the skies all the time since he’s in power, that’s a stress causing event that was almost daily 2 summers ago when all of NATO was practicing over Labrador and coming to refuel in the ABF in my city. Yeah, often people think, we’re safe here if there’s war, there’s nothing of importance to bomb, then I point to them that we’ve got an air force base right in the city borders.

      But, what, direct attacks on Damascus? I thought that was off limits (except for Israel and their bombing was actually very specific the times they did it, unlike what they do to gazans.

        1. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

          Not a big fan of the books that created all of this indirectly. The biggest mistake of the 20th century was partitioning the Ottoman Empire, we’re still feeling the effects from that almost 100 years later.

  16. jeffincincy ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Unfortunately, most people have already let these headlines skim over their consciousness. Are you people here, as smart as you are, OK with that?

        1. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

          I don’t think the French Nazi Party will ever win, they didn’t during the elections after 911 and the following hysteria, they came close, but as close as it ever did. This is still small potatoes compared to 9/11. Not to diminish the lives of those who died for no reason at all and their family.

          1. archives2001 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

            Still some time before the elections but if another attack like this one occurs before, well, all bets are off!
            Neo Fascism does seem to be building in several countries over there and all that is needed is another ‘Hitler Persona’
            to step out of the woodwork.

    1. daflammas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Bonjour mammique. I live in France and my french is ok, could you suggest a couple of reliable websites so I can find out what the alternative community in france is thinking please?

      1. mammique ( User Karma: 0 ) says:
  17. bladtheimpailer ( User Karma: 1 ) says:

    As always with events of this nature the first question is cui bono? Then I look at the list of false flag qualifiers such as: were all the attackers killed in the event, did the attackers fortuitously leave behind evidence (passports are great proof) to their identities aiding the beneficiaries of the event, did the authorities know of the suspects or have any contact with them, did the authorities have fore knowledge that an attack might be immanent and a few other causus belli which is what Hollande has called the attacks, an act of war; which under article five of the NATO articles means other NATO nations may take actions to protect their ally. This may be the beginning of a threat against Russia to get outta Dodge before sundown?

    When events like this (false flag I’m certain) take place I turn to a couple of sources The Corbett Report and Tony Cartalucci (nom de plume of ?) at the Land Destroyer blog.
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.ca/ which is leading with two written pieces on these attacks of convenience.

  18. qainiratha ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    2nd suspect may have crossed Greece:

    “Second Paris attacker likely to have crossed Greece – gov’t sources

    A second man suspected to have been among the attackers in Paris on Friday is very likely to have entered Europe though Greece, Greek government sources said.

    Earlier, a Greek government minister said the holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in the attacks in Paris had passed through the Greek island of Leros in October.

    “It is very likely that a second suspect also passed through Greece. The investigation is continuing,” one of the sources said.

    (Reporting by Renee Maltezou, writing by Silvia Aloisi; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
    by cassandra.garrison 10:43 PM”

    source: http://live.reuters.com/Event/Paris_attacks_2?utm_source=twitter

  19. nosoapradio ( User Karma: 16 ) says:

    “Germany’s police last week seized weapons and explosives of the kind used in the terror attacks in Paris at Austria’s border, it has emerged…The weapons cache was seized as the man was using the Salzburg Munich motorway driving on his way to Paris.

    German authorities informed their French counterparts after finding the stash on Thursday…”

    https://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/german-police-seized-weapons-from-paris-terror-accomplice-at-austrian-border/

  20. BennyB ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I just stated this somewhere else, but it’s worth stating again: For every time I hear the words “Paris Attacks” in the coming weeks, I’m going to make the words “Moderate Rebels” inescapable like crappy pop music. I’ve already been stressing this, but it really is worth putting it on repeat whenever the topic comes up. I’ve found it to be one of the most effective phrases to make my point when I discuss the subject. It’s such a transparently ridiculous concept that it’s virtually impossible to argue with.

  21. BennyB ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    The timing and location is beyond convenient. Surely this is the latest most dramatic solo on the war drums calling for further intervention in Syria. My question is, what are the specifics geopolitically of the focus on France in particular? As I said, the timing is convenient, but with the Charlie Hebdo attacks, this is clearly part of a broader French 9/11 style campaign to stoke fear and pave the way for a ratcheting up of the security state and justification for France taking a more active role in the “war on terror”. Is this a.); “come on France, you need to pull your weight in this fight”, perhaps b.); “we want in on the latest rounds of the war on terror”, c.) a little bit of both, or d.); none of the above? Thoughts anybody?

    1. Mark K. P. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      yes it’s a good point. This has to be all about Assad and Putin, synched with the Vienna talks. Looks like Anglo-Venetia wants as many vassal boots on the ground (including aircraft carriers) as possible in Syrian zone, to maximize pressure against Putin and his perhaps genuine effort to wipe out all the terror groups opposed to Assad, which are considerable Anglo-Venetian assets, built up over many years with co-operation from the Saud + Zion scum. That would reduce the pool of portable terrorists to the motley crew still being funded/trained in Libya — but many of those already committed to the Syrian fight too. The removal of Allen by Obama may be a complicating factor here, since his successor *might* take attacking IS seriously.

      I saw something recently about the problems of co-ordinating U.S. / Russian cooperation fighting IS. So that they don’t fire on one another i mean. The basic language problem. Perhaps this is too simplistic, but maybe the more and merrier different languages deployed in and over Syria the greater the chance of some “accident” occurring between the ostensibly co-operating big powers, at Russia’s expense, naturally. Presuming that the Anglo-Venetian end game of the moment is to salvage as many portable terrorist assets as poss. for future deployments in a city near you . . .

      1. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        Putin offered Assad to leave for Russia in 2012 to the US.

        Which makes your assertion not false, but the US seems like it has no strategy at all. even the NY Times called Obama’s strategy incoherent and hallucinatory…some edgy words for an almost de-facto state media.

  22. wasif9 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    The timing seems convenient, just as the only french carrier sails into Mediterranean this happens. A perfect pretext to attack and ISIS conveniently took the responsibility (ya we did it, please come save us).
    I am guessing they’ll act quickly before to many details come out.

    1. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      There might come a positive for France to become more active and “vengeful” in bombing ISIS, they might not blame Russia for helping out anymore (they meaning NATO).

  23. jeffalten ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    What was strange yesterday in the lead-up to the big killing events in France is that we rcvd a text from a friend earlier in the day about what was going on in France because we have good friends who live there. We went to Fox news to get the scoop and the only thing that had happened at that point was the guy in the vehicle that stormed the American company with a beheaded person in the vehicle that injured two people. I was thinking at the time, “what is the big deal, why all the media coverage for just this?” To me it seemed like extreme overkill coverage. There is probably a person killed somewhere in the world every 5 minutes but a light is never shined on those unfortunate people. To me, this may have been a case of the media purposefully shining a light in the general area of France only because they knew something else way bigger was about to happen.

    1. LiquidEyes ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      I’ve been wondering about this but from a different angle. Surely with such a large gathering of heads of state swooping in soon security personnel would have been in Paris months ahead of time securing Paris. Also, how did all that Orwellian surveillance apparatus and strict gun control work out for you, France and the Western world at large? Not much, it seems.

      I would love to know if there were security operations going on at the same time which mimicked the attack as that seems to be a hallmark of false flags in general. I’ve heard it took two hours for the state to mount a rescue operation in the Bataclan theatre and that the gunmen reloaded several times. It goes without saying that if French citizens were allowed to carry firearms the attackers wouldn’t have been taking their time slaughtering people in the Bataclan theatre.

        1. LiquidEyes ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

          Thanks for finding this article. Of particular interest to me is this line.

          “At the same time, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said authorities are also preparing for the possibility of terrorist threats, though he hasn’t disclosed any specific information in this regard.”

          So French security personnel and measures were in place? It’s my guess that other countries have their own security personnel and measures on the ground in Paris, too.

          I think it’s worth my while digging out that information tomorrow and posting it here.

      1. Jason ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        Thats an interesting angle. There must have been higher security alerts / training for the COP 21 for sure. I’m going to have a dig into this. Cheers.

  24. candideschmyles ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    It seems to me in my decades observing the tactical machinations of the Gladio mindset that informs deep state methodology that compartmentalisation is key to its successes. In conjunction with the Saudi wing the creation of the wahabbi/ salafist ideology is the perfect vehicle for creating genuine hand on heart deniability. The hand is unseen on the chessboard. But there is no game without it.

    1. mik ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

      When going on a mission like that you surely wouldn’t take any ID nor any things that might be connected to your person. Very simple reason. You don’t want your closest to be maltreated by police. You might be a monster but not to your closest. And of course even the smallest piece of information might help BigBrother state to discover other participants of the plot.

    2. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Well, while there is a lot of foreigners in ISIS, Al-Nusra is mostly Syrians, from Aleppo and the Aleppo metro area. I think all commercial flights to Damascus will be halted, hell, you can still take a flight from New Jersey to Damascus on some middle eastern airway.

    3. Broc West ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      “Reuters citing sources close to the investigation said the passport was found near the body of one of the suicide bombers”.

      See everyone, a Syrian passport = ISIS! Case closed. Nothing to see here.

      Imagine if they made buildings & planes out of the same materials that they use for these magical seemingly indestructible passports.

    1. Corbett ( User Karma: 31 ) says:

      You are correct. I think the final article will have to reflect how the attacks influence the talks. Let’s keep an eye on what happens in Vienna as a result of this.

      1. greengirlnine ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        this attack has had a profound effect on people here in britain, when i was out and about today so many people were talking about how scared they were, that these attacks are going to to come here ,i have never seem the public react in such a fearful way even when the i.r.a B.S was at its height .so the government here will have little problems carry out its next stage in the total slaying of syria and the middle east , just after poppy day when the nationalist conditioning is still at its height ,if they had intended to scare the shit out of people here = guess what its worked .

  25. sahid.miller ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Just wanted to mention, Jihadi John was reported dead not even 24hours before this happened.

    http://heavy.com/news/2015/11/jihadi-john-mohammed-emwazi-dead-dies-killed-drone-strike-syria/

    Hard to imagine a link but who knows what the media might spin this as. A retalitory attack is a favorite hand-wave of theirs. I’m not trying to preempt them or jump to conclusions but there were articles like the following published earlier this year that might imply a different narrative if it comes up as a possibility in the next news cycle.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-25/jihadi-john-fears-jealous-terrorists-will-kill-him-leaves-isis

  26. Nick Sikorski says:

    Hi James,

    I live and work in Paris but was out of town yesterday with some colleagues. Around 2 pm one colleague got an SMS saying that we might have to spend the night out of town as the Gare de Lyon (the train station we left from and would be returning to in the evening) was locked down with everyone evacuated due to a bomb scare (which in itself isn’t very rare: it sometimes seems as though every random cardboard box warrants a bomb scare in France, but did seem to be on a much bigger scale than usual). By the time we left in the evening everything seemed to be back to normal and we got into the station without any incident. So, the question is, was it a training exercise or a warning of what was to come..?

    1. Andrew ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      According to the announcer of the French-German soccer (football) friendly, shortly after hearing, “firecrackers being let off in and around the stadium”, which he was unaware were actually bomb blasts, he also mentions that, “Germany’s buildup to this match was disrupted by a bomb scare at their hotel earlier on”. Wonder how many of these ‘scares’ were reported?

      “http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paris-explosion-stade-de-france-attacks_56465fade4b08cda3488d2f8

      1. b.harle ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        Actually, there were some drills for the SAMU (Service d’Aide Médicale Urgente: a mobile medical reanimation unit) in the morning, yesterday, as attested by this interview of Dr Patrick Pelloux (a famous French ER doctor who happened to be working for Charlie Hebdo Magazine and resigned this year):
        http://www.ouest-france.fr/attentats-paris-le-temoignage-de-lurgentiste-patrick-pelloux-3840406
        « Le hasard a fait que le matin au Samu de Paris avait été organisé un exercice sur des attentats multi-sites. Donc on était préparé », a-t-il ajouté. (coincidentally, there was a drill for the SAMU in the morning for a multi-site terror attack, so we were prepared (!))

        Also, of interest, a few mentions on the internet of a drill in 2010 called “Omega 2010” involving the Stade de France and other places in Paris at the same time:
        http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2010/05/03/97001-20100503FILWWW00702-terrorisme-exercice-multi-attentats.php

  27. Corbett ( User Karma: 31 ) says:

    CIA Director Brennan Met With French Security Chief Before Paris Attacks – Report
    http://www.legitgov.org/CIA-Director-Brennan-Met-French-Security-Chief-Paris-Attacks-Report

    …but this is an extremely vague and tenuous “linkage” which by itself proves nothing. If anyone’s interested in watching the full hour-plus public panel on “The Shared 21st Century International Mission” here’s the YouTube video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su7InUwi3Hc

    I am assuming there is no “smoking gun” here, but would be interested if anyone has anything else to report on this.

    1. mammique ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Hi nosoapradio 🙂 I live in Toulouse, I experienced very closely the draft version of this event in 2012 with the Merah case which was the biggest of that kind at that time. I had enough information at that time to think of a false flag, so a friend and I went in front of the city hall with a panel saying Merah = Inside job during a pro-palestinian demonstration against the visit of Netanyahu. I saw a tough tall French-Arab guy coming from the other side of the square (he wasn’t part of the demonstration, just passing by) and stopped straight before my face and say “What do you have against Merah!?”. He didn’t understand English so he was very angry because thinking that I was blaming Muslims. I explained him what an inside job was, then he calmed down and said “Ha, OK, you are right, I was in the same prison and same cell as Merah, I saw the guardians forcing him on drugs and indoctrinating him with wahhabism every day!”, and he left right away… Synchronicity!

      About Paris, sadly most of my friends and family there no longer talk to me because I’m a conspiracy theorist, they summon me regularly, and never want to hear what I say (culminating with the Charlie Hebdo case). So I have no direct information, just the TV like you guys. My friends at Meta TV in Paris (the freest French alt media) are down because the animator is at hospital, so no fresh real time analysis with people on place. But we’ve just officially launched the international version of the TV that will make live events with Q&A questions with real time dubbing translation in English, I’ll propose to set up a show ASAP, I hope with Alain Benajam (associate of Thierry Meyssan, both co-founders of the channel).

      Strangely, I had the Bill Hicks sentence saying that “life is a choice between fear and love” resonating in my head for years, I didn’t know what to do with it. But, inspired by this Mark Passio’s slide, last week I took the initiative to print stickers saying “Préparez-vous à choisir entre l’amour et la peur” literally “Get ready to choose between fear and love” and I’ve stick hundreds all around the city. I hope this synchronicity was helpful on few minds, whether it be only one.

      I’m leaving to Thailand in 15 days to establish a voluntarist village, maybe I won’t come back to France if the escalation continues, they are all calling for war against Assad on TV…

      1. NotDole ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        Hmm that’s a first to me, everybody is blaming ISIS right now where I went around on the internet, it’s obvious Assad did not do this, nothing to gain from that. Fake syrian passports are an expensive commodity last I heard. Some idiots might say that, but I doubt it will happen, the Assad controlled territory is under Russian protection.

      2. nosoapradio ( User Karma: 16 ) says:

        Hey Mammique! I’m glad to hear, that contrary to Jacques Brel, you’re alive and well and living in Toulouse! We don’t want Toulouse you! Your activism takes great courage. What a strange Merah story! I’m getting some mileage out of your documenterview series. The sound volume of the videos on line seems to be deteriorating though. If I could leave France I would. I know how it feels to lose friends due to one’s disturbing interpretation of world events. But I’ll keep on trying to choose love over fear. Good luck with your voluntarist village! Keep us posted!

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