It was obvious all the accusatory fingers were going to point in that direction.
Cause there was a Syrian passport found immediately
Deep, deep ties to France.. Of course since France provides so many ISIS jihadis for NATO in Syria- Admitted numbers contained in that post-
Top 10 countries by foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria
Country Number of fighters
Country Number of fighters
Saudi Arabia 2275
Saudi Arabia 2275
France has plenty of useful idiots to exploit as you can see and will read:
On both sides of the Atlantic, the fast-moving investigation into the deadly Paris terrorist attacks steadily accumulated clues on Sunday: a car discovered in the Parisian suburbs with a cache of weapons. (NATO Stay behind aka Gladio weapons cache) Mounting proof of links between the Islamic State in Syria and the attackers. And intense scrutiny on three brothers, living in Belgium, as crucial suspects in the elaborate plot.
European intelligence officials said that the one attacker who they believed had gone to Syria was Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, a French citizen. He traveled to Turkey in 2012, and probably then slipped into Syria
European officials said they believed the Paris attackers had used some kind of encrypted communication, but offered no evidence. “The working assumption is that these guys were very security aware, and they assumed they would be under some level of observation, and acted accordingly,” said a senior European counterterrorism official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential information.
Recall Turkey arresting the so called journalists from Vice and their companion? They were using encrypted communication also- I would assume that NATO encrypts their communications, particularly for their jihadis
But some analysts noted that many aspects of the assault had failed. The suicide bombers sent to attack the soccer match between France and Germany at the Stade de France did not inflict many casualties.And he could of killed tens and tens of thousands. But the explosion came to late.
Perhaps these individuals were not in control of their explosive devices?
And the suicide bombs used by at least six of the attackers were unsophisticated, according to some analysts. At one cafe in Paris, an attacker managed only to kill himself. Indeed, his explosives belt may have detonated prematurely on the way to a target in the 18th Arrondissement, officials said.Or these individuals were not in control of their explosive devices?
The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said the attackers had “prepared abroad and had mobilized a team of participants in Belgium, and who may have benefited — the investigation will tell us more — from complicity in France.”Prepared abroad? As in trained by the US in Jordan or Turkey? Something like that?
The immediate challenge for investigators is to identify all the attackers and piece together how they carried out the plot. French officials say that six attackers died by suicide bombs and a seventh died in a shootout with the police.Loose ends tied up nicely
One of those who died after setting off a suicide bomb at the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 people were killed, was identified by the authorities after they recovered a finger and matched his prints to a file that listed him as radicalized and a potential security threat. He was named as Mr. Mostefaï, a native of Courcouronnes, France, who had been living in Chartres, about 60 miles southwest of Paris.2010- The year before the Syrian destabilization kicked off- Groomed? Timing?
Mr. Mostefaï was the middle of five children born to an Algerian father and a Portuguese mother, and he had once worked at a bakery, according to a former neighbor at a housing development outside Chartres.
“It was a normal family, just like everybody else,” said the neighbor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “He played with my children. He never spoke about religion. He was normal. He had a joie de vivre. He laughed a lot.”
For reasons that are unclear, Mr. Mostefaï changed. “It was in 2010, that’s when he started to become radicalized,” the neighbor said. “We don’t understand what happened.”
European officials said Mr. Mostefaï traveled to Turkey in 2012 (met with CIA?)and probably continued into Syria. It was unclear exactly where he went during the trip, how long he stayed or whom he met, but officials said they were confident he had entered Syria.
“Yes, it is very probable that he went to Syria after first traveling to Turkey,” the senior European counterterrorism official said. “He went there and then returned to France.”Good place to find candidates for NATO backed terrorists/ism... I've covered this previously.
In the effort to trace the others, investigators focused on Belgium. Authorities there have arrested several people in Molenbeek, a poor section of Brussels that is home to many Arab immigrants and that has been linked to past terrorist attacks.
Belgian prosecutors identified one, Ibrahim Abdeslam, as the suicide bomber who struck the Comptoir Voltaire cafe. Another brother, Mohamed, was detained Saturday in Molenbeek.Someone always has to 'slip through their fingers'. You know, it keeps the terror narrative going.
A third, Salah Abdeslam, 26, described as dangerous, is the subject of a widening manhunt by the French. He apparently slipped through their fingers immediately after the attacks.
He was stopped and his papers were checked,” said Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office. “It was a routine road check. He showed his papers. ”
Of course there is more at the NYT's link-
AK47's at the venue? Surely they came in with the band. Entourage, roadies etc. Hell perhaps even the band members themselves? It's the most sensible explanation