It’s happening, the Jihadi invasion that many predicted would be masked within the “refugee exodus” from Syria, that Merkel encouraged. We provide links to all the major papers and excerpts from them.
More than 150 people have been killed in a series of coordinated terror attacks in the heart of Paris which have paralysed the French capital. Terrorists launched a total of six coordinated attacks at high profile sites across Paris:
- Two suicide bomb attacks at a bar near the Stade de France led to President Hollande being evacuated from the stadium. He has since declared a national state of emergency.
- Two terrorists with AK47s burst into the Bataclan concert hall, where rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing. They sprayed bullets and threw grenades into thousands of people before they started slaughtering people one by one.
- A terrorist armed with an AK47 killed at least 11 people at Cambodian restaurant Le Petit Cambodge on Rue Bichat at around 9pm.
- Gunfire and bomb blasts have also been reported at the Louvre art gallery, the Pompidou Centre and Les Halles shopping centre.
As many as 118 people alone were massacred at a concert in the Bataclan theatre following a hostage situation last night that concluded in a suicide attack while another 11 were shot down at a Cambodian restaurant. While death toll estimates range from 120 to 150, early reports suggest a further 200 people are being treated for injuries, with 80 of them seriously hurt.
Just five miles away, suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France sports stadium where the French football team was playing Germany while another died in a street in eastern Paris. Other gunmen or accomplices could still be at large.
French police arrested one suspected attacker who claimed to have been recruited by ISIS alongside three other extremists, it has been reported. French President Francois Hollande declared a national state of emergency following what he called ‘unprecedented terror attacks’, reinstating border checks and deployed 1,500 extra troops to the capital. Initially it had been reported that France had closed its borders.
Paris doctor: “it was a nightmare” Philippe Juvin, the A&E director at the Georges-Pompidou Hospital in paris told French Inter that he had seen a night of nightmare where they have received over 50 badly injured people.
“I’ve never seen anything like this. There are no words. It was a night of nightmare. Lots of people from our team have come in spontaneously to help. We have mostly seen people wounded by gunfire, and also people are psychologically traumatised. The priority is to heal these people, to save them. The rest, we will see tomorrow.”
We still do not have precise figures for the numbers killed and wounded, as Paris authorities deal with the aftermath of what one official has described as “carnage”.
Latest information says that at least 120 people are believed to have been killed in six separate attacks across the city. Two hundred people are injured, 80 seriously.
At the Bataclan concert venue, 87 people have been reported dead. At the Stade de France, the Paris prosecutor François Molins said “some” were killed, possibly three. (It is not clear whether this include the attackers thought to have died here.) At the shootings at the Rue de Charonne, 18 are dead. At Boulevard Voltaire, one person is dead. At Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, five are dead. At Rue Alibert, 14 are dead and “many seriously injured”.
The eight attackers are also dead, seven of them after detonating suicide belts.
Survivors share eyewitness accounts of deadly attack in Paris concert hall: “I was on the first floor of the venue. And I was with a friend and we were in the middle of a concert listening to the music, having a good time, and then all of a sudden we heard gun shots.” Jenny Watson was on the first floor of Le Bataclan Concert Hall, listening to Eagles of Death Metal when three attackers with assault rifles entered the venue.
There are now reports of an on-going hostage crisis in the Bataclan concert hall, however, these reports have not been confirmed.
The Express has helpfully provided this map of the centre of Paris:
Dramatic footage shows French armed police surround the concert hall at the Eagles of Death Metal gig as explosions and gun fire can be heard ringing in the air. This is the moment a siege at a Paris concert hall where scores of people were held hostage ended killing at least 87 music fans.
Police are seen surrounding the theatre in Boulevard Voltaire in the French capital as gunfire can be heard inside. Officers are filmed climbing ladders as they scale the Chinese-influenced exterior of the venue where music fans had gathered to see Eagles of Death Metal play.
Then moments later people who look to be hostages and dressed in civilian clothing are seen making their way to safety from the ladders.
No additional news content here, but look at this one for the comments from the public. “Boss Hogg” (with 277 upticks, 3 downticks) says:
Suck it up France – you voted for this. Germany and the UK are next. This is what happens when you elect governments that import third-world savages. You were warned but you cried racist! You buried your weak liberal heads in the sand whilst your leaders set about the destruction of your civilisation.
Sky News: “Obama doesn’t want to speculate about who is responsible”. Sure… he needs time to come up with an excuse for his beloved Religion of Peace. What will it be? Lone wolf…. workplace violence…. certainly nothing to do with Islam!
Obama, Merkel, Cameron, and others need to stand trial for treason and white genocide.
The Telegraph reports that Stealth speed cameras to be scrapped, government announces
Stealth speed cameras are to be scrapped after the government finally agreed to paint every one yellow so “honest motorists” are not caught out. All 200 “hidden” speed cameras will be repainted by October next year after Highways England agreed to the change after a review.
Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, said the change would apply “common sense to our roads” and insisted all speed cameras would be “visible” in the future. Campaigners said motorists would be “delighted” and added that it would help stop drivers being used as “cash registers” by the transport police.
The move comes after growing outrage that speed cameras painted grey were catching out drivers because they were hard to spot. There was anger that the cameras were bringing in cash in fines but failing to slow down traffic – the key reason for their placement. The Tories launched a review into the use of stealth cameras before the election amid indications that they would take action if Highways England was critical.
The Guardian reports that Hundreds of consultants tell Jeremy Hunt they back junior doctors’ strike
Hundreds of consultants from the Royal Free London NHS foundation trust have written to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to express their support for junior doctors and to back possible industrial action. In a letter to the Guardian, the 505 consultants, who will bear the brunt of any potential strike, say they recognise that junior doctors are an integral part of the health service.
“An empowered, rested, happy and appropriately remunerated workforce across all cadres of medical, nursing and allied health professional staff is essential to sustain high clinical standards in the face of increasingly complex healthcare delivery challenges,” they add. “We regret, yet clearly understand, that public protest and possible industrial action by doctors has become necessary to safeguard these basic requirements.”
The Independent reports that “First planeload of Syrian asylum seekers to arrive in Glasgow next week”
The first planeload of Syrian refugees to be resettled in Britain will land in Glasgow next week, as Scotland takes the lead in offering sanctuary to vulnerable families in the run up to Christmas, the Independent can reveal.
The planned arrival of a charter jet at Glasgow airport early next week will be the first significant group of Syrians fleeing the bloody conflict to come to Britain since David Cameron said he wanted to resettle 1,000 refugees by Christmas. Most of the refugees will be resettled in Glasgow or the surrounding area, while a further flight to Gatwick airport in early December will see Syrian refugees resettled in Barnet, north London.
Humza Yousaf, the Scottish government minister for International Development, told The Independent the arrival of the first charter flight would be a “proud day” for Scotland. “When the first refugees do arrive here off that first charter flight it will be a moment of huge pride all across Scotland, pride that we are ready and pride in the generosity of the Scottish people is going to be realised,” he said.
The Mail reports from nearer to home in France with: “Fire rips through Calais’s notorious ‘Jungle’ migrant camp after Paris massacre but workers deny claims it was revenge attack”
The fire is not thought to be related to the horrific terror events in Paris despite unsubstantiated claims that the fire was started by activists angered by the migrants presence in France. No casualties have been reported from the site, where hundreds of migrants have been living in difficult conditions after making their long and dangerous journey to Europe.
Over 2,500 metres of tents and shelters were burnt down in the fierce blaze which was believed to have been caused by an electrical wire. The fire appears to have centred in the southeastern heath camp, where as many as 4,500 migrants have been living.
Gas cylinders in the packed camps reportedly exploded as they were consumed by the flames as fire fighters battled the flames. The strong wind is believed to have further added to the ferocity of the flames before it was eventually put out.
Terror in Britain
The Express claims that “Britain NEXT to be ATTACKED by jihadists, supporters claim”
BRITAIN is at risk from the next Islamic State attack, supporters of the evil terror group have warned in unconfirmed tweets. They made the chilling threats on Twitter after at least 160 people were killed by a series of co-ordinated attacks on Paris last night.
After gloating about the horror that shocked the world, armchair jihadists tweeted that London could be next. The twisted tweeters also claimed to have two other major capitals in their sights – Washington DC and Rome.
London was last hit by a terror attack in July 2005, when 52 commuters were killed by suicide bombers linked to Islamist group al-Qaeda. But officials have reportedly been working tirelessly to thwart ISIS attacks since the militants declared a caliphate last summer. Last month Andrew Parker, the head of MI5, admitted the security service can “never be confident” in stopping all terror plots against Britain.
The Mirror reports on “The technology behind the MQ-9 Reaper that led to the execution of Jihadi John”
The MQ-9 Reaper, which carries up to four Hellfire missiles, has a futuristic “communications suite” to determine its target. An astonishing range of high technology lies behind the precision drone strike that vaporised Jihadi John. The MQ-9 Reaper, which carries up to four Hellfire missiles, has a futuristic “communications suite” to determine its target.
Attacks often depend on signals intelligence, dubbed SIGINT by national security agencies. This consists of phone conversations and records, as well as tip-offs to spies on the ground. It also includes the “metadata” given off by electronic devices such as a target’s mobile. Ex-CIA director Michael Hayden once said: “We kill people based on metadata.”
If tech staff can identify a terrorist’s SIM card they can triangulate its location via the phone masts the mobile uses.
Drones are also fitted with devices that mimic masts – tricking targets’ phones into connecting to them – and can even “sniff” wifi and Bluetooth signals, revealing yet more data. Jihadists quickly got wise to these tactics and began distributing multiple SIM cards or giving phones to civilians to carry. They also stayed off the “open” internet and used encrypted services in a bid to foil agencies like Cheltenham-based GCHQ, which constantly scour the net for chatter.