Friday night, in the Paris area of France, over 120 people were killed by terrorists in a well-coordinated assault.
France declared a national state of emergency after the six attacks, which continues as we speak.
A report by Reuters summarizes the human toll of the attacks:
A Paris city hall official said four gunmen systematically slaughtered at least 87 young people attending a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall. Anti-terrorist commandos eventually launched an assault on the building. The gunmen detonated explosive belts and dozens of shocked survivors were rescued.Some 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, the city hall official said, including an apparent double suicide bombing outside the national stadium, where Hollande and the German foreign minister were watching a friendly soccer international. Some 200 people were injured.
But a number of startling revelations have come out since the attack. First, the “hacktivist” group Anonymous released a video saying that just hours before the attacks, Facebook shut down their “#OpISIS” terrorist reporting group. That group reported sock puppet accounts being used by the terrorist group to recruit people into its ranks. For whatever reason, Facebook decided to put an end to Anonymous exposing ISIS recruiters (at least until they make a new group doing the same thing).
Then, on Saturday, information surfaced that implicates the French National Police and German BKA federal police, along with the German BND federal intelligence service, in something even more disturbing.
The law enforcement agencies met together “to discuss an imminent pre-planned terrorist attack on Paris weeks ago,” according to The Free Thought Project.
A report by SOFREP reads as follows:
Industrial targets were already being probed by suspected terrorists in France, and a bomb which failed to detonate was found in one facility. The explosives employed were those stolen in a little-publicized theft from a French military armory months prior. The French and German federal police and intelligence services strongly believed at that time that terrorists were casing soft targets inside Paris and that it was, “A matter of when, not if.” The only point of contention within the French security services was whether or not the target would be soft (civilian) or hard (military, government, industrial) in nature.
Check out the tweet below, as well:
David Cameron: "We must be prepared for a number of British casualties" in #ParisAttack https://t.co/J0rmozPmyApic.twitter.com/NwtYvt3DjK
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 14, 2015
The Free Thought Project notes that “a large fire has reportedly broken out at the ‘jungle’ refugee camp, in which an estimated 7,000 Syrian and North African refugees reside, at the port of Calais following the terror attacks in Paris.”
For now, it is unknown whether or not the fire “was part of the coordinated terror assault or a xenophobic anti-immigrant reaction to the attacks.”
After a military instillation in southeastern France was robbed of close to 200 detonators, 40 grenades and one “pile” of plastic explosives in July, French intelligence authorities were fully aware it was not a simple criminal theft, but something much more sinister.What is unmistakable at this point is that the French authorities had forewarning of an impending attack on Paris and were completely impotent to avert catastrophe.
Stay tuned. We will bring you the latest about these attacks and the bizarre incidences of government apparently standing down to let them happen, as more information is revealed.