Paris: Who Profits?
By Pepe Escobar
15, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" -There’s
no evidence this is a false flag – at least for now. What this seems
to be proving is that Daesh is a certified pro ops with badass
Scouring a ton of reports, I found a Danish citizen describing one
of the attackers to a Paris café; ultra-pro, black-clad head to toe,
AK-47, very well trained. These are not your usual al-Zawahiri
underwear bombers; these
are precision killers. This one left the scene undisturbed, and
contrary to French police, may not have been captured. He wore no
French intel swears they are monitoring at least 200 nationals who
came back from “Syraq”. Talk about a lousy job. Paris is
hyper-policed. The mind boggles thinking of at least 8 jihadis
promenading at will on a Friday night dressed as pro killers.
For me, this is also personal. Jihad came to my hood in Paris. I
left Paris last week on my usual commute back to Asia. I have always
mocked Fox News describing my hood as a "no-go" area - obviously for
the wrong/stupid reasons.
They picked a small Cambodian restaurant, cheap and cozy, where the
habitués are young and relatively hip. This means the quartier may
have been carefully researched for months.
They picked a mix of heavily symbolic venues.
You have a France-German match witnessed by the President in a
stadium where all barriers - ethnic, religious – dissolve, a true
symbol of multiculturalism.
You have a gig by an American band in a concert hall filled with
You have your average, cool, neighborhood cafés in the 10eme and
11eme, young, hip, secular, bobo Paris hoods.
This points to a calibrated conceptual spectrum - carefully mapped
out by French insiders; perhaps those “Syraq” returnees.
This also points to a monumental fail by French intel and the
Ministry of Interior.
There are so many accumulated reasons for blowback; overt and covert
discrimination against Muslims, leading them to feel like
second-hand citizens; France’s coddling of “moderate rebels”; Sarko
The First and General Hollande’s wars on Libya and Mali; the meek
bombing raids in Syria; France as NATO enforcers.
Timing: crucial. Just as the US/Brits announce they “may” have
evaporated with Jihad John. And a few hours before the Vienna talks
are supposed to come up with an official Top Ten terrorist list in
subject of my current article on Asia Times.)