The Paris ‘terror’ attack was focused, calculated and planned. The target was specific journalists, free speech and satire.
“France finally got its ’9/11 moment’ today, when at least two gunman dressed in black and armed with Kalashnikov rifles, stormed the offices of a magazine, killing two police/security personnel and 10 journalists, and injuring 11 others during the raid.” 21stCenturyWire.
Today’s Paris attack is believed to be France’s deadliest since 1961, when right-wingers from the campaign, ‘Keep Algeria French’, bombed a passenger train, killing 28 and wounding several others.
The attack happened to take place in the middle of an editorial meeting of the political magazine Charlie Hebdo (known as ‘Charlie’), with masked gunman calling out by name and killing first its editor Stephane ‘Carb’ Charbonnier, 47, and 9 other editors and staff, including frequent contributor and French economist Bernard Maris.
As of 11:30pm local time, French police are claiming to have arrested 3 suspects, two brothers and one other, aged 34, 32, and 18, who reside in a suburb of Paris, and who police believe “may have been the shooters” (but this does not necessarily mean they were the gunmen who carried out today’s attack).
The ABC Breakfast show were reporting how the men were just calmly, casually going about their business. This in 21stcenturywire:
“Beyond all of the media’s ‘ISIS’ hyperbole, unquestionably, today’s attack has all the characteristic of a professional contract hit. Witnesses remarked on how the gunman spoke perfect native French, and commented on their ‘expert marksmanship’, hitting all targets with single shots, and not spraying bullets indiscriminately. Witnesses also described the gunman as ‘bulked-up’ from what appears to be body armour, and kevlar ‘bullet-proof’ protection underneath their over garments.
Another witness commented on the adroit, European-style and professional demeanor of the gunman, stating, “At first I thought it was special forces.”
The magazine, published weekly, is no stranger to controversy, and was the center of national debate around what Muslims claimed was its antagonistic Islamic cartoons which they began printing nearly a decade ago.
Their satire certainly annoyed someone (or a group) enough to orchestrate a very professional assassination ‘event’.
Cartoon by ‘Cabu’ (one of the ‘targets’ of the attack)