Wednesday 7 January, 11.30am
The killers (apparently Cherif and Said Kouachi) are cool, calculated and professional. After their assault, they manage to get past a police car – escape – but stop a short distance away, get out and casually kill another police officer. They miraculously escape again. Crash. Hijack another car and DISAPPEAR. They ‘slipped up’ by leaving an ID (remember the 9/11 passport) – or it was left to let us know who shouted “Allahu Akbar”.
22 hours – No sign of them.
They could have driven to another country through the night. 2am — Police release photos of suspects.
Thursday, 8 January, 10.30 am
The Kouachi brothers reappear and (reportedly) enter a petrol station in the north of France like desperate petty thieves. But—
Now NO Balaclavas!
And casually slinging a what? Rocket launcher or prop?
These professional killers must have had a brain freeze when they reappeared to steal some things at a petrol station? Are we STUPID – or are the brothers STUPID?
The chase is on. They eventually land up at the printing shop and get killed.
Amedy Coulibaly, who I think was not in on the plan, probably didn’t want to left out of the jihad action and did his own (‘un-coordinated’) attack a day later. And in a conversation during the Supermarket Siege, he said he had gone with Chérif Kouachi to Yemen and was financed by Anwar Al Awaki. Note: Anwar Al Awaki was a guest at the Pentagon in 2001 – and then killed in an Obama drone attack.
But it has been reported that Said went to Yemen and trained – and had once lived across the hall from famed Underwear Bomber Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab. And the underpants bomber was a ‘set up’ job.
The brothers land up in a printing factory – and reported in The independent “Print Owner taken hostage by Charlie Hebdo killers ‘gave gunmen coffee and bandaged wounds'”. They eventually let Mr Catalano go – and met their end.
Two sets of Kouachi Brothers?
Another unreported event is that Police commissioner Helric Fredou, who had been investigating the attack, committed suicide in his office.