Paris attacks inquiry finds multiple failings by French intelligence agencies

Introduction — July 11, 2016

Scene in the Bataclan Theatre: corpses or dummies? Click to enlarge

Scene in the Bataclan Theatre: corpses or dummies? Click to enlarge

As with so many reports on terror in the corporate media, this Guardian report serves to obscure official complicity in the Nov 13, 2015, attacks in Paris rather than expose it.
According to the Guardian the French parliamentary inquiry into the attacks has identified many failings by the security agencies. However, after dwelling on the “global failure” of French intelligence, and buried in the final three paragraphs, comes this telling passage:
“The report considered the fact that eight soldiers from Operation Sentinelle who had been present outside the Bataclan during the terrorist attack did not intervene because they had not been given orders to do so. Police officers arriving at the scene asked the soldiers to lend them their assault weapons but the soldiers, obeying army rules, refused to hand them over.”
In other words a detachment of French soldiers was on duty outside the Bataclan nightclub while an alleged massacre took place inside. Yet they didn’t intervene to stop the supposed Islamic militants from wreaking havoc in the nightclub.
This only adds to the air of unreality that surrounds the Nov 13 attacks. As we’ve reported elsewhere, there has been speculation that the ‘bodies’ strewn across the Bataclan nightclub were not real corpses but theatrical cadavers used in movies.
What’s more the former owners of the club, who owned it for decades before selling it two months before the attacks, have been linked to Mossad.
None of these crucial facts are mentioned in the following Guardian report, which effectively obscures the authorities role in the Nov 13 attacks while purportedly exposing official failings. Ed.

Paris attacks inquiry finds multiple failings by French intelligence agencies

Angelique Chrisafis — Guardian.co.uk July 5, 2016

A French parliamentary investigation into last year’s terrorist attacks on Paris has identified multiple failings by France’s intelligence agencies….

Crucially the article closes with these three paragraphs:

The report considered the fact that eight soldiers from Operation Sentinelle who had been present outside the Bataclan during the terrorist attack did not intervene because they had not been given orders to do so. Police officers arriving at the scene asked the soldiers to lend them their assault weapons but the soldiers, obeying army rules, refused to hand them over.

Pietrasanta, who wrote the commission’s final 300-page report that will be made public next week, said that even though there had been threats made against the Bataclan concert hall in the past, and a jihadi returning to France had told an investigating judge months before the attacks about a plan to target a European rock gig, it would not have been possible to accurately predict that the Bataclan would have been a target at that time.

“Thwarting the attacks would have presumed that investigators and intelligence agents had kept in mind all the targets mentioned by terrorists during questioning,” he said.

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