Translated by Jenny Bright, Tlaxcala
In response to legitimate horror, the proposed answer is, as usual, unity of the nation, from Mélenchon and Le Pen, to Sarkozy and Hollande. The priest-eaters sent Wednesday to another world by the Kouachi brothers must have had a chuckle at hearing the bells ringing from the towers of Notre Dame and other cathedrals of sweet France, eldest daughter of the Church. Pope Francis has only to initiate the beatification process.
Let us remain serious, and ask some common sense questions about the horrible massacre of Charlie-Hebdo. We are told that it was committed by two professional terrorists, who behaved in a technically impeccable way. First question: you are a professional terrorist; you embark on a commando operation with weapons, hoods and bulletproof vest. And you bring your ID along with you? You leave the first car you used to continue your escape. And you "forget" your identity card in this car? Are we dreaming, or dealing with a Pied Nickelés* scenario, Version 2015, reviewed by Luz and his cronies? Does it remind you of anything? It reminds me of something: the famous passports of certain September 11 terrorists found intact in the rubble of Ground Zero. Or the car rented by men believed to have committed the attacks of 7 July 2005 in London, and paid with a real credit card permitting their immediate identification.
Chérif Kouachi, the younger of the two brothers, was more than "known to police services": he had been imprisoned, judged, condemned, arrested once again, detained, tried, received a dismissal. In short, he had been in the intelligence services' books for 10 years. Why did they cease to monitor him, and when? Manuel Valls said a phrase on Thursday morning that is at the least, surprising: "These individuals were without a doubt followed but there is no zero risk."
hunters off the scent?
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