Friday, November 13, 2015

AKs in Paris - Question: What will it take for us to wake up from our stupor?

Repeat: What will it take? - CL

Machine gun fire has been heard in central Paris, close to where the Charlie Hebdo shootings occurred in January. The shooting on Rue Bichat, is thought to have led to several deaths and injuries, although authorities are yet to have confirmed this. Police and other emergency services are at the scene.

Many people killed in restaurant by a man with Kalashnikov near Place de la République, according to reports.... 

It seems there may be three possible attack sites: a restaurant, a bar and outside the Stade de France. Details are very much confirmed at this stage. 

Not that anyone will be surprised, but it is confirmed to have been Muslims again.

Louis, inside the Bataclan, told France Info radio the men opened fire and shouted "Allah Akbar". 

The latest reported death toll is 160+.  

FRANCE24 reports 100+ hostages are being held at the Bataclan. 

Now reports of more shots fired at Les Halles, the huge underground shopping mall near the Giardin Nelson Mandela. 
La guerre est parmi nous. Nous résisterons, nous nous battrons ensemble.
— François Fillon (@FrancoisFillon) November 13, 2015
That sounds very brave and all, but if war is upon you, then why aren't you fighting the enemy?

According to BFMTV, one of the gunmen shouted: "It's for Syria" at Bataclan and "Allahu Akbar". 

A little late for that. But a good first step, assuming it is followed by mass deportations. I just heard from a French friend. Let's just say "absolutely and utterly furious" would be a reasonable way to describe his reaction. I do not think the French will take this lying down, regardless of how the government responds.

 Police state 100 people were killed in the attack on Bataclan concert hall. Three suspected jihadists were killed when police stormed the venue, police sources said.   

This is infuriating: people inside the concert hall were texting and begging for help for TWO HOURS before the police finally stormed the hall. 118+ killed by 4-6 jihadists in the meantime.