Of all the posts here though, I'm really surprised at the lack of what I think is the most pertinent question, & one I've been asking in my head since 7 am ...
How on earth, .. in a country that has suffered so many attacks in the past 2 years, & is/was currently under a "State of Emergency", .. does a large truck, full of guns ammo, & explosives no less, even get the opportunity to drive into an area where people are gathered in large numbers unchecked or challenged, on a day that is likely to be a prime time target for these barstards, at all??
Let alone get access to the crowd itself, to the point it can drive at high speed for 2 fking kilometers through them??
The mind just fking reels that this was possible. When the answer is as simple as having two trucks of your own blocking the street from access to any other than authorised vehicles, surely this is an easily identified risk, that could easily have been eliminated, & someone needs a good fking beating for the situation.
Can't stop shaking my head at it.
They said he was driving for 20 minutes and within that time, got out of the van fired at people then got back in and started driving again. Which I just can't get my head around the, how.
What to do in France?
- Start talking between agencies, he had a local french police record - but not on the radar to the counter terrorism unit (what!)
- IP track all hate speech found online (just track what's posted on social media), seize person and phones etc. Give police the power to review phone data, chat and data logs. Phone logs of group chats will then bring others into the evidence.
- Police the no-go areas in France
This has to be their watershed moment