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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Paris Attacks - Highly Sophisticated and Coordinated Attacks

I keep listening to the Media and, in particular, the government officials, both current and previous (acting as consultants) telling us that the attacks that took place in Paris Friday evening were “highly sophisticated and coordinated attacks.

Who are they trying to fool?

These were no sophisticated attacks. Word was sent (most likely via encrypted apps as we are told by the same guys I mention above) to make some vests, buy some weapons, sneak into Paris and pull off the 5, 6, or 7 events (depending on who you are listening to at the time) at approximately, let’s say, maybe 9 PM Paris time.

Driving a car by a restaurant and spraying the area with bullets, is not sophisticated. This happens multiple times every night (and double those times on the weekend) in Chicago by your everyday gang banger, probably on a whim or spur of the moment.

Arriving late to the soccer stadium and blowing one’s self outside the venue while every target is inside is not coordinated. In fact, the lack of sophistication in this part of the plot is moronic.

The theatre attack does exhibit some degree of planning, but this tactic has been demonstrated multiple times over the last few years by less than talented people with a degree of schizophrenia and other various afflictions.

I am not in the least trying to downplay the cowardly actions of ISIS here at all. I deplore them. But, let’s not fool ourselves nor be lead astray by the multiple talking heads that have been round-the-clock feeding us every little tidbit of “news” they can dig up.

I want these guys caught and punished just as much as the next guy, but let’s be real with ourselves. These guys are just thugs feeding off a degree of dissatisfaction that makes it easy to convert followers to their cause. Calling these attacks just adds to the claim of these cowards and misfits. Let’s call them what they are and get them put away, above or below ground.

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