“A police source told Reuters that one of the three suspects had been identified because his identity card was left in the getaway car.’
The one nagging detail that bothers me about this Hebdo affair is the unlikely scenario that led authorities to the alleged shooters. As the actual shooters wore full masks, there is no reason to assume that the actual shooters and the ones identified by a left-behind id card are the same people. That would not stand up in court without some corroborative evidence. But, of course, it doesn’t have to make it through the courts, now that the alleged shooters are dead. This is not to say they weren’t Jihadis, or that they weren’t vicious killers.
What we can’t be certain about is if the two brothers were the Hebdo shooters, or if the actual killers were operatives who intended to cast guilt on the brothers and then escape unmolested, perhaps to kill another day.
If you saw this obvious plot point in any TV or film you would instantly be suspicious of the veracity of this evidence. Why would terrorists in full face masks leave their id card behind? What are the odds? Or are all Arabs just stupid? Is that the racist assumption behind this ploy?
We also had the – nearly insane – coincidence of the lead French Hebdo investigator, Helric Fredou, allegedly killing himself while preparing the report! Suicide (or staged suicide) while carrying out this investigation? Sayyyyyy what?
And US news media conspicuously fails to report on this very strange turn of events. Can anyone dispute that it’s newsworthy? How can this shocking fact be reconciled with its complete absence from most US corporate media? FoxNews and Moon’s Washington Times seem to have reported the death. But nothing appears from NY Times, Washington Post, AP, NPR, ABC, NBC or CBS. Down the Memory Hole.
Now, I have resisted the urge to claim that this Hebdo massacre was a false flag event, as evidence has been sketchy.
BUT IF IT WAS…
One striking feature hasn’t been mentioned.
The US and partners are currently bombing inside of Syria, bombing an enemy they helped create over the last 4 years. That has left the door open for regime change and the longstanding neocon plans against Bashar al Assad (and numerous others). Their mission creep strategy continues grinding over innocent lives across the Middle East by the hundreds of thousands.
But the new factor, the green light factor, is that Russia is now on the ropes. The economic attack against Putin has succeeded in knocking the big bear back a few steps. Russia is now in no position to come to the aid of Bashar al Assad.
With publics in Europe (Operation Gladio, anyone?) riled up to go attack Muslims, and a French warship already en route to the region, this Hebdo attack has all the hallmarks of a masterful piece of false flag war propaganda. Who benefits?
Russia is barely able to keep itself intact, as the ruble has collapsed, as has the price of oil. It’s lucky to defend the Ukrainian breakaway provinces, and it has no capacity to intervene in Syria – or at least that’s the theory I’m floating.
So there is a strong imperial motive to get Europe on board an incursion into Syria and Iraq, right now. The motive is clearly there, and the US empire has never wavered in its insatiable desire to redraw the oil rich regions in its favor.
It has also been party to the deaths of millions, and so 12 rabble rouser satirists is nothing exceptional in that regard. Gladio sticks in mind as the potential key to this current atrocity. As FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has repeatedly said: Gladio continues to operate out of Turkey… as does ISIL / ISIS.