The Paris Terror Attacks: An Open Source Investigation

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by James Corbett and the 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 that is fostered, funded, armed, equipped and trained by the United States and its Gulf allies, plus Turkey and Israel, have 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.


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 was 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 had also been 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, for its part, 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.


  1. CIA Director Brennan Met With French Security Chief Before 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:

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

  2. 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..?

  3. 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…

    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Do you think this will influence the COP21 in any way ?
    Taking place at the Stade de France in 2 weeks ?

  6. 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.

    • 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).

  7. 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?

    • 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 . . .

      • 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.

  8. 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.

  9. “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.

    • Yeah not sure why you would bring your passport to something like this either…

    • And I thought that recent Nuts-n-Yahoo visit to Washington was toned down a lot for no known reason.

  10. 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. which is leading with two written pieces on these attacks of convenience.

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

    • 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.

  12. 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…

    • 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.

    • Fake passports are still a thing indeed.

    • 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.

  13. Interesting piece here with a Charlie Hebdo survivor narrating that “as luck would have it drills the envisaged this very situation were taking place ” on Friday 13th

    The Russian Plane crash was on Halloween was`nt it?

  14. A few ‘coincidences’ I stumbled upon this evening:

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

    “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”

  15. 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)

    11 months after almost to the day…Image of Le Carillon

    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?)

    • 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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

    • 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.

  18. “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…

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

    • 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.


    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?!”

    • 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.


    •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.

    Fam. Attirail encombrant composé d’objets dont on veut se dispenser de donner le nom :
    atirail « ensemble d’objets nécessaires pour un certain usage (spécialement la guerre)

    • 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.

  23. I see that my screen name is “webmaster”. I need to say I am not this great website’s webmaster.
    I want to put this here for consideration:
    A Critical Analysis Of The Terror Attacks In France by Lenon Honor

  24. Kerry’s attempt to make profit out of this tragic event on Vienna Syria talks on press conference when journalist asked about Assad. Starts at 35:30 to 42:00, but I find particularly interesting orwellian-twisted logic at 38:10 to 38:50.

    • Thanks you for highlighting that howler of Kerry’s. I could not believe my ears.

  25. 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)”

    One major point raised is covered in another article on 21Wire – – 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,

  26. The Bataclan had hosted fundraising events for a group that supports the Israeli Border Police, according to this article in the JTA:

    In October the theatre hosted 500 Zionist Christians in a meeting to support the State of Israel. These events reportedly led to numerous threats.

    The Bataclan was owned by the Jewish Laloux family for 40 years until September 2015, when owner Joel Laloux sold it in order to emigrate to Israel.

    The Eagles of Death Metal, the American band that was playing in the Bataclan on the night of the attack, had played in Tel Aviv in July.

    It’s interesting to note the Satanic symbolism on the cover of the Eagles of Death Metal’s latest album, Zipper Down, which they were promoting in their tour. The woman on the cover is making the “Devil’s horns” sign with her left hand – see

    Satanic symbolism isn’t unusual in heavy metal, but it does make me wonder whether a message was being sent, especially as the attack took place on Friday 13th, two days after Armistice Day and in a Shemitah year. Maybe it was conceived as a bizarre blood sacrifice.

    • Eagles of Death metal music is not metal especially death metal at all. I have heard a story that they were joking when they choose the name. I’ve been at their concert years ago and found them one of the most entertaining bands ever seen. Lots of jokes, wonderful contact with public, they receive several bras (women were delighted). I hope this horrible event won’t affect them too much.

      • I’m not pointing a finger at them personally, in fact I was going to add that to my original comment but it was getting too lengthy. Musicians in the rock business are often puppets of their management and there are so many people involved in the whole chain from production to making the booking who could have been involved if there was a deliberate symbology element to this.

      • Eagles of Death Metal has nothing to do with the genre ‘Death Metal’. Its a side project of Josh Homme Of Queens of the Stone Age. Its simpley tongue and cheek Rock n Roll.
        I would focus more on the owners (previous and new) of the Bataclan venue.
        The old owners who were Jewish and hosted many pro-Isareli military events sold the venue on September 11th 2015 (too obvious) to none other than investmnet firm Lagarde, whose largest limited partner is Qatar holdings(Qatari sovereign wealth fund.)
        The fact the Eagles played there is merely a coincidence in booking planning, As bands schedule their tours well in advance.

    • The supporting weapons supply come from The US, Saudi Arabia and all of the other Arab royals because ISIS is 95 % Sunni muslim. The US has had a iron bond with all of them since the 1950s. My late uncle started the Saudi airforce in the 1950/60s. Then he worked a CIA contract to nurture the relataionships with all the royals. Meanwhile the CIA gathered terrorist cells to create havoc in Russia. Go find the book by Ian Smith “A mosque in Munic. Also the late Robert Welsh, founder of the John Birch Society in the 1960s wrote “The seed are set for an islamic revolution inside Russia-which ment CIA sponsored terrorism. Russia waited for a couple of years while the US and alies did little to stop ISIS. Finally Russia went in and destroyed targets that the US and allies were avoiding. Obama is complicit is support of ISIS as he deliberately does not give any intelligence to Russia. Also, Its in the news that when Russia went in and destroyed ISIS/ISIL targets Obama and New Wor d Order friends and the US CIA complained Russia was destroying their assets (meaning Russia was killing terrorists the US did not want to kill. Now, check the news that Russia has started an investigation into who supports ISIS. Dr. Ronald Cutburth, engineering scientist, intelligence expert.

      • As the US is in conspiracy with all Sunni muslims (saudi arabia and all the other mid east royals), one must add in all other Sunni connections. Consider Turkey, as a predominantly Sunni controlled country was rushed into NATO by the US, and turkey is a supplier of the ISIL and the Free Syrian Army. Also check who are in the Free Syrian Army to find they are really Sunni citizens of Syria. The US has supported and armed them all along. The goal of the US has been to topple Assad who is essentially a Shei muslim, as are Iran and the Hezbola of Lebanon. I opine the evidence is clear that Obama and the US senate are the supporters of terrorism making the US a key State sponsor of terrorism since the 1960s. Its just kept out of the newssince the US new world order controls global news. Even when Turkey committed genocide against Amenians, not much in the news. When Cambodia committed genocide it was not in the news. Thus if the US got its way, Assad would be out and the Shei muslims would be slaughtered.

  27. To be clear, the article you link to seems to talk about how French security had tracked the Charlie Hebdo attackers, not these attackers. Or am I missing something?

  28. So, here’s my take. France now has its New Pearl Harbor. Now they can call on NATO nations to come and assist in the bombing of ISIS in Easter Syria. They just got rid of the bothersome legality of having to be asked by the legitimate government to come and assist on the attack against ISIS. They can now bomb to their black heart’s delight. This was the modus operandi of the US after 9/11. However, I would think, I’m not a lawyer, that if can be demonstrated that the nation who asked for assistance participated on, or aided and abetted, the attack, that the other nations of the organization are not obligated to assist the miscreant. I believe that the French attack will also be, eventually, shown to be a false flag event.
    My question is, would it be a good strategy to throw our full support and energy to the demand for a new investigation of the 9/11 event by the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth truth and the Pilots for 9-11 Truth? They already have all the evidence needed. If they could get a venue to carry out this investigation, in an European country perhaps, like the Netherlands, somewhere where the threat is palpable, in full view of the populations, that may be enough to snap people out of the seemingly hypnotic trance they seem to be. Then the French gambit could also be exposed as a hoax and fellow nations would be off the hook to go into Syria and cause further mayhem.

  29. Hello.

    Some things I noticed, without reading through all other comments before. Will do that later.

    I watched cnn on saturday at around 3 pm berlin time, and surprisingly Mr. Bernard Kerik was announced to be interviewed a little later. I tried to find a way to record the stream and failed, but the interview seems to have been skipped. Maybe cnn googled a bit more and saw that they themselves noted earlier that he was a convicted felon.

    As is probably known already, as I think Tom Secker laid out in his latest 20-minute podcast, one of the attackers who appeared to be going about his rampage more versed than the others, managed to flee, the implication being that he was maybe not (just) simply a hot-headed islamist.

    The conveniently placed passport was bothering me. The comparison to the 9/11 passport didn’t seem very apt, because here the attacker might have had the wish to make himself known because of the ideological motivation. Wouldn’t have helped to just shoot around and die without any message (apart from the probably faked claim of responsibility by is). But since it was discovered that the passport is definitely fake, I suspect that it was placed there by someone else. I have not since found any evidence of it belonging to any of the attackers.

    What about the attackers names?! I haven’t seen any names in the news… except one or two of suspected “masterminds”.

    What bothers me most is this: how can this be truly a false flag, when it would require to send people on a suicide mission with them knowing what they would be up for, as opposed to 7/7 for example, where people would have been sent around London with backpacks not having to know what’s inside? Could they have been drugged or hypnotized maybe? What reasonable explanations remain?

    I’m also a little on the fence about all those reports that iraqi or other intelligence suggested there will be an attack, because they didn’t really specify it very well. As I heard, the attacks could have been in any of 3 countries, making it a little difficult to prepare really. Even if paris was singled out in the reports, it would be too large of an area to really give value to any prediction.

    Just one thing here from germany seems noteworthy too: The vice-chancellor just said on german state radio that any talk of war or art. 5 of the nato-pact would be superfluous. Gives me a little hope that not everyone is going totally crazy, although german politics is generally very externally-controlled.

  30. Hmmm…it seems good old Google Translate isn’t letting me read this because of the site’s cookie policy. Any help for a non-Dutch speaker, or does anyone have an English article with equivalent info?

    • I used, but the result isn’t too clear. Hope a Dutch-speaker will assist:

      [SNIP – Thanks for that, but someone else posted the Google Translation so I think we’re good. James]

  31. I’ve been blocked at the entrance of the school today when picking my kid… Forbidden to enter! I told how pissed I was, and another parent told “Oh, we’ll get use to it!”. I love people, but I can’t help myself thinking that they deserve what they got at some point, it’s depressing… I told her “And when you will not be allowed to pick your kids at all, you’ll be used to it?”, no answer. The Froggies are boiling…

    • Ha! You’re children don’t belong to you. They belong to the collective, aka gov., media, and big pharma. Please show your gratitude and grovel, or at least keep your mouth shut. Fear is courage. War is the health of the State.

    • Mammique,

      I can totally relate to what you’re saying. I remember how furious I felt the first time I went to the airport after 9/11 and had to go through the whole “security theatre” act, as Peter B. Collins has phrased it. I said, “well it looks like the terrorists won”. My parents were like; “yeah, this is bullshit”, but there were other people on some “oh, well I’d rather be safe” type of business. After the “shoe bomber”, I said “look how ridiculous this is, the next thing you know somebody’s going to decided to put explosives in their underwear, but I guess that won’t matter at this point since they already have the full body scanners.” I don’t know which part of being “right” pissed me off more, when what I’d said sarcastically to make a point came to fruition after the “underwear bomber”.

      Being blocked from being able to go pick up your child at the school gates is next level type of violation which would really infuriate me. I think you did the right thing though by pressing them to contemplate the trajectory of “safety measures” such as these. You really have to press people using whatever methods you can that they’re being manipulated into an irrational fear where fake tokens of safety are being offered in lieu of effective intelligence work on the part of authorities. One of the things that motivates me the most to discuss the topics we do here, is to develop as comprehensive an understanding what’s going on as I can so that I can find ways to present that information in the most compelling way on a case by case basis to however I can. Not everybody’s going to be receptive (or ready) to look at the big picture, but it’s a matter of being pragmatic and strategical in what you present to different people and the ways in which you do it.

      If the government isn’t capable of protecting the public from the types of tragedies, the challenge needs to be made directly to our fellow citizens; “are you willing to tolerate pointless violations of you and your family’s personal freedom, when in reality it appears that the same government appears to be incapable of protecting you from these events?” I just mentioned in a comment I made before this to nosoapradio, that the deep state is becoming so lazy about covering their tracks, that once people eventually “awaken” to what’s really going on (to use nosoapradio’s) wording, it could cascade more quickly than these puppets, puppet masters, and stage managers can anticipate and close the curtains fast enough to keep people from seeing more than they were intended to see.

      In the meantime, we just have to keep pushing people and really pressing those we come into contact with to be forced to imagine the trajectory of these restrictions like you did at the school gates, is leading to. Frustrating as the complacency may be, this is the type of action that has to continue.

    • Thanks for the tip. Information on this point has been added to the article.

  32. Strange: Belgium has been implicated as a point of origin of most of the terrorists. But I’ve not heard of any plans for air strikes against Belgium.

  33. While I tend towards the false flag theory noted philosophical historian (PHD) Webster Tarpley of the Tax Wall Street Party thinks otherwise and gives his reasons here: as other informed opinion can be invaluable in forming one’s own thoughts.

  34. Hi all Just a quick comment regarding “Tarpley’s message” and in particular his view that the Paris attacks are genuine rather than false flags.

    I believe his analysis is sound (if not entirely correct), save his failure to associate the term ‘black flag’ with a deliberate omission of preventative action when forewarned of an attack.

  35. Thanks for reporting in, Bob. Sadly no surprise that Australia is towing the line in this day and age. As for the website, there has been a lot of traffic this weekend, obviously, so it could be just overloaded servers.

  36. le patriot act on it’s way? – Of course it is all Snowjob’s fault!

    ‘Blood on his hands’: CIA officials, others implicate Snowden disclosures in Paris attack

    “…because of a number of unauthorized disclosures and a lot of handwringing over the government’s role in the effort to try to uncover these terrorists, there have been some policy and legal and other actions that are taken to make our ability collectively internationally to find these terrorists much more challenging…” CIA Director John Brennan

    “Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential candidate, also called for restoring the National Security Agency’s ability to vacuum up telephone and internet records, which Congress restricted in a June rewrite of the 2001 Patriot Act, following public outcry over government spying on Americans.”

  37. Apparently the Twitter account is generating random headlines, this happened by chance, or not… Maybe this account was set up to insert real news inside (very unlikely to get the right place, with the right number of deaths/injuries 3 days before) to ridicule those who point to it.


    “Syrians in Raqqa tell of ‘insane nights’ of air strikes” (my emphasis in red):

    “. . . a media activist in Raqqa, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that French air strikes had targeted abandoned ISIL bases in the suburbs of the city where there are no civilians or ISIL fighters.

    “It has been two insane nights. Abandoned ISIL posts were targeted at the entrance of the city, along with ISIL checkpoints and several other points. Electricity and water have been cut off as supply lines were hit too.

    “We can confirm that there were no civilians killed or injured in the latest French air strikes.

    “People are horrified and everyone here lives in fear. We are sure that several ISIL fighters at the checkpoints were killed in the air strikes.””

    World-class American ‘targeting’. Busy-work by the French, trying to appear to be fighting terror while scrupulously avoiding doing so.

  39. This part seems crucial to me. We need more on this black Mercedes with the “ultra pro” white guys. Pepe Escobar wrote:

    “The killers at La Belle Équipe arrived on a black Mercedes, according to witnesses. There is NO mention of this Mercedes anywhere [note: except the Mirror]. The killers were ultra-pro, muscular, methodical, and WHITE. NO ONE is talking about them…they have simply vanished without a trace.”

    Does Paris do the ubiquitous CCTV thing? Should there be video somewhere of this car?

    • Another astonishing excerpt from the Mirror article, emphasising that this ISIS shooter was not your typical Muslim:

      “He fired lots of bullets. He was white, clean shaven and had dark hair neatly trimmed. He was dressed all in black accept for a red scarf.”

      Later in the article:

      “They both then coolly sat back in the car and sped off in the direction of the Bataclan Theatre.”


  40. Thanks for posting this. Such an excellent and succinct summary. But Russia still isn’t ‘The Good Guy’.

  41. Just a small but perhaps important general point about the US-ISIS linkages. We’re Gladio-B savvy around here and all, and the BFP report about the training program in Incirlik is extremely important, BUT: it seems to me, for our own sanity as well as credibility, we ought to be careful when mishmashing various types of linkages together to misleadingly portray a stronger case than we really have.

    In the kick-off article above, for example, the sentence about how the US (and its allies) have funded, armed, trained, and so forth, really makes it sound like there’s some kind of airtight case that ISIS is a US puppet. Which of course may well be the case. But you follow the links, and it’s a real mix of very different types of narratives — neither necessarily mutually exclusive nor necessarily mutually supportive:

    — the US *foresaw* and willingly allowed ISIS to rise (LIHOP if you will)
    — US allies in the Middle East support Sunni groups *despite* the US asking them not to (hey, according to the linked story)
    — 43 Toyota trucks requested by FSA, which doesn’t quite to my mind entirely “solve the mystery” of many hundreds of trucks in ISIS convoys; it’s *suggestive* hardly *conclusive*.
    — armed ISIS in the sense that — supposedly, according to the linked story — arms intended for others were intercepted or otherwise stolen by ISIS
    — training of guys who *later* joined ISIS

    These things strongly suggest US backing, I know, I agree, I’m on board. But none of them constitute explicit evidence that US *created* ISIS actively and intentionally. And to people not steeped in Gladio history, they are all answerable, and they can all be made to sound like irresponsible exaggerations — part of the art of plausible deniability, I know, I understand. Still, I’m a big believer in erring on the side of understatement. Credibility, my friends. Sanity.

    This is not a criticism of James, in whose intentions and abilities I have the utmost faith and respect. I know we’re just here trying to sort things out and get as clear as we can. Just a general recommendation for a cautious approach, probably mostly for my own benefit. I also do realize everything in due time, and this is a time for pulling together all the interesting tidbits. So, erm, carry on.

    • good point. it may be, as niqnaq and others believe, that bandar is running ISIS. is there some distance between Israel/Saudi and the US as e.g. re. Iran & Egypt (US supported Morsi; Sisi is currently locking up tens of thousands without evidence, apparently)

      john, the french criminologist argues that no ex post facto claim of responsibility for a terrorist attack can be taken seriously without other evidence. also that the whole ISIS story is hard to understand/accept, and the the government’s behavior is duplicitous

      Henningsen’s guest Vanessa Beeley says the passport story has been revoked–can anyone tell where the passport story first appeared, what its source was, what is its current status?

    • I totally agree… There is at the moment a risk of mass hysteria in both groups: The believers and the – let’s say – conspiracy seekers. It’s nearly impossible to find a common ground.
      And it’s getting even more complicated to communicate: I think some people know more then the average consumer about what is really going on with the refugee track from Turkey to Germany on one hand and the terror attacks on the other. As Nietzsche said: Wissen ist Macht – Knowledge is power. But it’s a kind of a calm power. I for myself would not dare to argue with a believer. The conversation could turn into a disturbing and emotional discussion – for both sides.
      And I agree, that it is important to inform the people in a sensefull and responsible way – as you and James usually do.
      I’m convinced that it is not so simple: Of course, ISIS is a magnet for a lot of young muslims. And I understand their anger and confusion and ideological blindness.

      But, if I were working for an Intelligence, I would try to analyse this. It seems to me not so far fetched that at the end some come up with possibly very disturbing conspiracy ideas, projects and strategies. Let’s keep that in mind.

      There are believers on both sides. Perhaps some have mentioned it already, but I think that the person on the left side in the cover of the Economist is the “Rattenfänger von Hammeln” (the Pied Piper of Hamelin) of Grimms’ Fairy Tales, right? And you know the meaning of that strange heroe …

      • Thanks, one could not put it more concisely! It may not surprise you that English isn’t my mother tongue 😉

  42. on the staged, crisis actor nature of the scene at the Bataclan “Eagles of Death Metal” (gag me) concert on 11/13/15:

    YouTube of “moment when shots rang out” at EODM concert – How can a Death Metal concert be as such a low volume that gunshots are clearly audible? It looks like they were expecting it – look at how the guitarist immediately starts to take his guitar off:

  43. Paris attack witness says black Mercedes pulled up and shooters fired rifles from the hip – by Matthew Drake and Dan Warburton,

    ““The shooter was aged about 35 and had an extremely muscular build, which you could tell from the size of his arms. He looked like a weightlifter.

    “He was not wearing gloves and his face was expressionless as he walked towards the bar.

    “The driver had opened his door shortly before the shooting began and stood up with his arm and a machine gun rested on the roof of the car. He stood there with his foot up in the door acting as a lookout.

    “I would describe him as tall, with dark hair and also quite muscular.

    “They looked like soldiers or mercenaries and carried the whole thing out like a military operation. It was clear that they were both very heavily armed and the gunman was carrying several magazines on him.”

    (some photos of bodies on the streets look unnatural to me)

  44. Even Germany’s leading, so-called by some “ex-news-magazine” Spiegel in its online edition lays out some oddities about the bombs at the stadium: Of course without discussing possible reasons for them.

    In their conclusion they wonder why the bombers didn’t time their bombings more efficently. The coroner is supposed to have estimated the age of the two suspects at 15-18, though not confirmed by a second source.

    One Bilal Mokono claims to have seen a bearded individual acting strangely, sweating and basically observing and so on.

    They then quote a french investigator saying it doesn’t make any sense exploding the bomb where there are no people.

    Could be that somebody “beefed up” the attacks with some genuine patsies…

  45. 2 weeks before #ParisAttacks: Held on October 27, 2015.
    Panel on “The Shared 21st Century International Mission” featuring CIA Director John Brennan, former UK MI6 Chief John Sawers, Director of the French Directorate for External Security Bernard Bajolet, and former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaacov Amidror. Moderated by David Ignatius, Columnist at the Washington Post. Held as part of the 2nd Annual Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, co-hosted by the Central Intelligence Agency and the George Washington University.

  46. Thanks for all the insights and information – this open source investigation is brilliant – as I’ve been checking out the links here I have put then onto a webpage with a more visual layout (lots of thumbnails and pictures) – so anyone who like me needs a more picture based site to really get their head round things, might like it

  47. But all medias has shown over and over the picture of the Syrian kid refugee drawn in the sea…

  48. I wonder if the west will shortly deploy the results of the criminal investigation into MH17 to discredit Russia and get them out of the way. Putin and Lavrov are getting too much of the limelight at the moment.

    • I didn’t list Wikistrike previously because I remember that they are often far fetched (e.g. they totally dived into the 2012 Doom’s Day fear mongering), but this article is full of nuggets, even if a bit speculative and too affirmative, here is a recap:

      The borders was already enforced the 13th of November as 30000 policemen were mobilized to protect them because of the COP21.

      The 13th of November the government was presented the controversial “Weapon Plan”:

      The 12th of November the Minister of Internal affairs released a publication telling that terrorism became the 2nd concerd of French people after unemployment:

      Brahim Abdeslam who blew himself in a café was the owner of a coffee shop in Brussels (notorious heavy alcohol and pot consumer) that was closed the 2nd of November by the authorities:

      His explosive were powerful enough to kill him, but no one else around, he just sat, ordered a drink, and blew off. Leaving behind him his car full of ammunition and weapons. Seems like he had been remotely eliminated by the secret services, his death being disguised in a suicide bombing (like the Bologna Massacre remote explosion where those carrying the bomb didn’t want to blow with it).

      Like the 3 suicide bombings around the Stadium, only one killed another person passing by, otherwise the only deaths are the “terrorists”.

      Salah Abdeslam (the brother of the “kamikaze” blown at Boulevard Voltaire) is the oldest friend of Abou Omar who works for the Daesh’s “homeland security”. They speculate that he has been warned that he could be remotely blown by French intelligence like the other “terrorists” (to prevent him from talking about Daesh/France cooperation), so he changed his on-body equipment, took a rifle for a spree kill on a café’s terrasse, and ran away to Belgium.

      • Merci Mammique
        Maybe not a smart camouflage to open a bar for pot consumers in Belgium. It is more likely to come to the attention of police. (But maybe B. A. had a special permission… of course just a speculation) As far as I know, it goes back and forth with the legalization of buying pot depending of the actual governement. It seems that actually since 2014 the pendulum is swinging back in this never ending story.
        The reason why the bar was closed in August 14: long-time residents bothered by the bar required a police response.

  49. I found the interview conducted by James with F W Engdahl very useful. I recommend listening to the latest interview between John Batchelor and Steve Cohen. This series of interviews started over two years ago and focused on the Ukrainian crisis. Recently they have moved to the wider cold war and this week centered on the Paris events.

    Cohen is very non conspiracist and gives an interesting spin on a potential new alliance between Russia and France. Judge for yourselves.

  50. Hello everyone,

    I have not read any of the comments left here on this thread. Having said that just a quick question if anyone has mentioned taking charge of collecting all the photo evidence and using a repository for that photographic evidence for everyone to access? Maybe there has already been a website someone out there has set up for this? This would be a lot of work. Keeping with the public pooling of resources theme this would seem to fit nicely with this investigation.

    One thing I personally know about investigation is to always have a camera for your photo evidence. Make sure there is some way of finding out scale of that photograph. For example measuring a lamp post in the picture by the actual lamp post in real life. Ratio between these will be your scale. Also time stamps and dates are very important.

    The quick reaction of the alternative community gathering photo evidence off of the internet for the Boston event has somewhat worked. Within the Boston event the alternative media was able to flush out the “hire for contract special ops” critters hanging out and running around before and after the climax of the event. This could help put teeth into the investigation by having a nice visual evidence to help separate theory from fact.

    I will now peruse the older comments pertaining to these questions I have asked.


    • Hi Raymond,

      I think this is a good idea. I’m not sure whether it’s been done or addressed, but I agree that the analysis of photo evidence was useful in the Boston Marathon case. I saved copies of images on my computer as I went along with my own research in that case, knowing that certain pieces of evidence have a tendency to “vanish” within thin air somewhere along the line. Documenting this “vanishing”, in and of itself, is sometimes a useful measurement of whether that piece of evidence was significant or not.

      There’s also a cautionary tale though in the Boston Marathon case of what happened when individuals were wrongly identified as being “persons of interests”, leading to somewhat of a witch hunt, threatening their safety. This kind of investigation is necessary when legitimate investigation on the parts of “official” mainstream media entities are either asleep at the wheel or clocking overtime on specific pieces of propaganda, but it’s important that the alt-media upholds a certain degree of professionalism (so to speak) in order not to just become a representative of the same practices we critique.

      My last comment with respect to this is something I stated similarly much earlier in this investigation thread: that we always need to be self conscious and wary about the various forms of tantalizing clues which have been inserted into these operations to keep the dogs sniffing up the wrong trees.

  51. wondering about engdahl

    “You know western intelligence agencies are behind ISIS, right?

    Don’t worry though Ziotards. Cass Sunstein has unleashed an army of disinfo monkeys peddling nonsense about fake victims, holograms, space beams and lizard hybrid butt fucking blood drinkers.”

    There is an interview on the internet of Engdahl spouting this fake victim nonsense (which goes well with his Qatari pipeline nonsense). This is obviously a CIA disinfo technique to denigrate the ideas of ‘conspiracy theorists’, and it works extremely well.

    • Don’t worry though Ziotards. Cass Sunstein has unleashed an army of disinfo monkeys peddling nonsense about fake victims, holograms, space beams and lizard hybrid butt fucking blood drinkers.”

      lol… nice one CuChu 😉

      How many times do I have to tell you, they’re not “lizard hybrids”, they’re Reptilians! and the “space beams” are called “anal probes”! Come on, get your facts straight =p

  52. Has anybody proposed some sort of public disinfo campaign? it needs to be put out there that this was France’s 9/11 and they shouldn’t be allowed to pimp it as such. I don’t know, maybe #IsisIsUs, #IsisAreUS, something like that could at least be one sort of thing to put out there? All this investigation is important, but we need to get a jump on getting the basic message out that this is a large BS sandwich with all the fixings no matter how you slice it.

    Is there any sort of resistance going on, protests and whatnot, in France? I know the government have pushed some fascist anti-protest laws, but still?

    The only thing I’m aware of at the moment in the United States right now is an attempt to ban accepting Syrian refugees from seeking asylum here, which we’ll have to keep an eye on. This sort of knee jerk reaction isn’t a surprise but it still sickens me. Anyway…

    • If I used Twitter at all, I would be doing that.

      Right now I’m still in this sort of celebratory mood in Canada, the worst of the Neocon leaders Stephen Harper is out, and many of his projects are already cancelled and the “Canadian Patriot Act” C-51 will not be scrapped, but amended (they’ll get the extra votes if needed from the NDP and BQ) so this kind of operation in Canada has maybe failed, time will tell, they’re already in the process of taking out the most egregious parts of bill C-51.

      Regarding the Paris Attack, I thought I had posted something with a link but it doesnt seem to be there, something about how the attackers at the death metal show were very calm and professional in their assault, reloading 3-4 times, link was from a new york times article and the words were from a radio correspondent who was covering the show.

      It’s strange that people at a Death Metal show were not drunk or high enough to jump the attackers, I guess maybe in the 80’s and 90’s…

      • Right on… Even with my lack of faith in the electoral system, getting rid of Harper, if anything, is a sign that Canadians are at least making a statement that they’ve had enough of the Diet Neocon Nutrasweet fix. It’s also a worthwhile statement that Canada is pulling out out of the war “effort”, especially while France has just jumped in balls deep in the Syrian clusterf##k without a condom. The French citizens will ultimately have to lead the way on how to respond and it will be up to us to support those efforts (or help them steer them away from a ‘co-opt out’ movement should it move in that direction).

        That said, for you; as a Canadian, the task will fall on the shoulders of you and your brethren not to go too buck wild popping off the champagne and getting drunk on the Snakeskin Brand “Hope and Change” flavor that had Americans waking up with such a nasty hangover.

  53. “Paris massacre: odd account from the ‘Mirror’, haven’t seen this anywhere else” “Paris attack witness says black Mercedes pulled up and shooters fired rifles from the hip” “Paris attack witness: ‘he was dressed in black, professional, shooting and killing'” Remarkably little discussion on this. Despite a massive attack by the French government on French Muslims, these two shooters, and their Mercedes, have disappeared off the face of the earth, never to be heard from again.

    re. the advance warning–

  54. Some articles in french.

    Stéphane Guyot who is a supplier of flowers for the french ministery of Finance says in his blog the government knew before the attack : friday morning, he had to go through top security to deliver his flowers for the ministery and was surprised there was no official visits planned for this day.

    About the consequences of the attacks in France : many articles showing the authorities are already using the new laws to persecute innocents citizens. In this case organic farmers.

    I’m in Belgium and I’m sadly watching the government scaring all the people with the lockdown. There is few open source of information… trying to find them!

  55. thanks Nathalie
    offguardian seems to be among the best English sites
    this site has some useful material in French:

    TV libertés has had some good interviews; the RDP and videos at egaliteetreconciliation are a good summary

    Engdahl seems to be part of a larger disinformation campaign to tell us the war on Syria is all about pipelines. it is above all about destroying Hezbollah.

  56. the best source i have found for understanding terrorism, besides classic books such as Debord’s _Comments on the Society of the Spectacle_ and Sanguinetti _On terrorism and the state_ (both available online in English lg pdf) is the work of Francis Cousin.

    there are many video and articles online (nothing in English to my knowledge); here is a summary video–

  57. Problem. Reaction. Soulution.

    ‘France Begins Shutting Down Alternative News Websites’

    The French government have rushed through strict “anti-terror” laws in the wake of the Paris attacks, which are now seeing alternative news websites being shut down in France.

    The French version of We Are Change has been blocked already, amid an unprecedented crackdown on alternative media in Europe.

  58. Rowan Berkeley does excellent media analysis on his niqnaq blog; his perspective may not be congenial to everyone, but if you look back over his work the last few weeks you will find material re. Nov 13 that others have missed. today he really seems to be on to something. those unfamiliar with the concept of a pseudo-gang can search niqnaq, where you will find the original sources by Kitson

    more bataclan links plus, in the middle, you see the actual secret service operative running the pseudo-gang, untouchable by police

    Members of that cell were believed to have been mentored by Salafi preacher Olivier Corel, known locally as the “White Emir” (sic! This is a dead giveaway, and it gets more and more incriminating as it goes on. This guy Corel is obviously a recruiter for the DGSE, the French secret service – RB). A French national of Syrian origin, Corel lives in the Pyrenees village of Artigat. He is also believed by French police and intelligence to have mentored gunman Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in Mar 2012 (I remember him from then, actually, but I don’t seem to have any posts on him – RB). As part of a security operation targeting Islamists under the state of emergency imposed in France after the attacks, police raided Corel’s house this week, handing him a suspended jail sentence for possessing a hunting rifle. He is not believed to have any link to the Paris attacks.

  59. This might have been sighted prior. However, I was enlightened to this yesterday through a comment on the cafe video.

    The lady entering door at 5sec mark appears to be throwing something into the cafe (firecracker/small flash bang?). You can observe the smoke from this device at other angles too. See 1:04 and 3:43 marks. Thought it interesting enough to share.

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