Homeland Security singled out mastermind of Paris attacks as a security threat six months ago and predicted ISIS attack on Western cities

U.S. Homeland Security had predicted possible major ISIS attacks against Western cities six months ago, even singling out the man believed to be the brains behind Friday’s attack in Paris.

The ominous premonitions were made in an intelligence assessment published by the Department of Homeland Security’s Intelligence & Analysis directorate in partnership with the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center in May this year.

It name-checks Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the 27-year-old Belgian believed to be the mastermind of the attacks, and one of the suspects targeted in an early-morning raid in a Parisian suburb Wednesday. Continue reading “Homeland Security singled out mastermind of Paris attacks as a security threat six months ago and predicted ISIS attack on Western cities”

Police gun battle at Paris apartment ‘where ISIS mastermind was holed up’ ends with his ‘wife’ blowing herself up with a suicide vest, one jihadi shot dead and seven arrested

A female terrorist wearing a suicide vest has blown herself up and another jihadi was killed by a grenade during a six-hour siege on a flat where police believe the Paris massacres mastermind and six other suspected terrorists were hiding. The stand-off between 100 French police and special forces and the Paris terror cell ended as a bloodied and half-naked suspect was dragged out of an … Continue reading Police gun battle at Paris apartment ‘where ISIS mastermind was holed up’ ends with his ‘wife’ blowing herself up with a suicide vest, one jihadi shot dead and seven arrested

To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

By John W. Whitehead
November 16, 2015

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”—Hermann Goering, German military commander and Hitler’s designated successor

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France Moves To Strip Citizens Of Civil Liberties After Paris Attacks

French President Francois Hollande proposed constitutional amendments and a three-month extension of state of emergency measures Monday that will severely limit the civil liberties of French citizens. After a series of coordinated terrorist attacks left 129 dead in Paris Friday, Hollande immediately declared a state of emergency, based on a rarely used 1955 law that allows the state to conduct warrantless searches of private property, impose curfews, … Continue reading France Moves To Strip Citizens Of Civil Liberties After Paris Attacks

Sick taunts of the Paris mastermind: Jihadist boasts of freely crossing Europe’s borders and mocks police who had him in their clutches

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The mastermind of the Paris massacres has bragged of travelling across Europe at will to plot murder and mayhem.

Despite being on wanted lists, Abdelhamid Abaaoud has shuttled between Syria and Europe, exploiting the migrant crisis on EU borders.

The 27-year-old has been able to plan two atrocities and brainwash hundreds of young men to join Islamic State, including his 13-year-old brother.

And he recruited two brothers he had known since childhood to carry out Friday’s murders of 129 people. Abaaoud told an IS propaganda magazine he was arrested in Europe in January preparing a mission to kill civilians and behead policemen. Incredibly, he claims he was not detained. Continue reading “Sick taunts of the Paris mastermind: Jihadist boasts of freely crossing Europe’s borders and mocks police who had him in their clutches”

Hollande: Fight Against ISIS Demands Constitutional Changes

During a rare trip to the Palace of Versailles Monday French President François Hollande called on lawmakers to change France’s constitution in order to better protect the country.

Hollande referred to article 36 of the charter as outdated, and asked that parliament change it to give the government greater power without needing to resort to a state of emergency.

“We are at war, this new kind of war demands a constitution that can manage a state in crisis,” he said. Continue reading “Hollande: Fight Against ISIS Demands Constitutional Changes”

Paris Was Merely A ‘Test,’ Says U.S. Counter-Terrorism Expert

A former FBI counter terrorism expert claims the bloody October 13 Paris attack wasn’t a full-fledged assault, but a cold-blooded ISIS “test” to assess its ability to launch small, randomized attacks in a major Western city.

That expert, Eric O’Neill, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that ISIS was testing the model he called, “small randomized attacks” when it went on a shooting and bombing spree throughout Paris, killing 129 people and wounding another 352.

“I think this was a test to see how well this could work in a city. Can we coordinate it? Can we effectively carry it out,” O’Neill told the DCNF. “My sense is they are benchmarking themselves. They are going to see if this could be deployed somewhere else because if this was a test, then they passed.”

The same test “could have happened in a Washington, D.C. or New York, or Los Angeles and San Francisco, yeah, easily,” he said. Continue reading “Paris Was Merely A ‘Test,’ Says U.S. Counter-Terrorism Expert”

Now 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – say they don’t want to accept Syrian refugees as President Obama recommits the United States to ‘do its part’

Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don’t want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS.

In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that ‘the United States has to step up and do its part,’ while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a ‘religious test’ for entry into the United States.

There’s concern, after Friday’s brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence against the West. Continue reading “Now 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – say they don’t want to accept Syrian refugees as President Obama recommits the United States to ‘do its part’”

The Paris Terror Attacks: Washington Refines Its False Flag Operations

Washington and its French vassal have refined how they conduct their false flag operations. With the Charlie Hebdo operation, they knew to immediately set the story in stone in order to avoid any questions from the print and TV media and in order to use the set story to take the place of an investigation.

The set story made it unnecessary to explain the mysterious “suicide” of one of the main police investigators while engaged in the investigation of the event. The set story also made it unnecessary to explain why it was necessary to kill rather than capture the alleged perpetrators, or to explain how the French authorities could be so wrong about the alleged get-away-driver but not about the two gunmen. There has been no explanation why the authorities believed there was a get-away-driver, and no such driver has been captured or killed. Indeed, there are many unanswered questions of no interest to any media except the alternative Internet media. Continue reading “The Paris Terror Attacks: Washington Refines Its False Flag Operations”

Paris Terror Attacks: More Proof That Mass Surveillance Does NOT Work

In the wake of the recent Paris terror attacks, it would be tempting to give in to our instincts. To once again limit our own freedoms. To allow the government still greater control over our lives. To allow them to watch over us… or to just watch us. To give in to fear.

When bad guys rear their ugly heads, we assume that government mass surveillance will keep us warm, comfy and safe… but is this true? Let us look at their track-record before we leap into the fire.

Right after France’s 2014 Charlie Hebdo terror attack, Edward Snowden pointed out that mass-surveillance programs don’t work because they are “burying people under too much data”. Indeed, just a year before the attack, France had imposed one of the harshest and most intrusive surveillance laws in the entirety of Europe which would allow them to collect boatloads of data. Continue reading “Paris Terror Attacks: More Proof That Mass Surveillance Does NOT Work”