Paris Terrorists' Escape Vehicle Found; Gunman Identified; Obama Promises Crack Down - The Latest Update

Tyler Durden's picture

Two days after the worst terrorist attack in Europe in a decade, the missing pieces are starting to fall into place. Here is a recap of the latest developments over the past 24 hours.

  • One of assailants in Bataclan concert hall attacks has been identified.

Police have identified the first assailant linked with the Bataclan concert hall massacre where gunmen killed at least 89 people before blowing themselves up when police moved in, as Omar Ismail Mostefai, who was identified from his severed finger.

The 29-year-old was one of three men who blew himself up killing 89 people in the bloodiest scene of the carnage. Six people close to Mostefai are in custody, including his brother, father and sister-in-law.  Mostefai is a French citizen with a criminal record and was known to security services, but never spent time in jail, Sky News reported. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told Sky News Mr Mostefai had been found guilty eight times for a series of petty crimes from 2004 to 2010, but spent no time in jail. Mr Molins also claimed that Mr Mostefai had been blacklisted by the police as a target for radicalisation in 2010.

The Mail adds that one of attackers was allegedly a woman  Survivors have claimed that a woman was among the group 8 shooting randomly into the crowd at the Eagles of Death Metal gig before three blew themselves up and a fourth person was shot dead by police before they could detonate their bomb. More at the WSJ.

  • A stash of Kalashnikov rifles was found in a getaway vehicle believed to have been used in the Paris attacks.

Several Kalashnikov rifles have been found in a second car the gunmen used to fire at people in restaurants French TV channel BFMTV reported. The black Seat Leon was located on the Rue Edouard Vaillant in the city's eastern suburb of Montreuil. An alert had been issued about the vehicle, warning the public not to approach it due to fears it may have been rigged with explosives. The first terrorist vehicle was discovered on Saturday.

The discovery suggests that after the attack this group of terrorists tried to flee the capital, possibly dropping off a suicide bomber near Place de La Nation who went on to blow himself up at a cafe near Boulevard Voltaire. As Telegraph notes, according to police sources the attackers may have switched cars and fled in another vehicle probably towards Belgium - where three suspects were later arrested.
The three in Belgium had been stopped by chance by police near the border.

As Telegraph further notes, a middle-aged local woman said she was told by neighbours that a Belgian woman who lived nearby had spotted the car and noticed it had a Belgian number plate, report Lexi Finnigan and Patrick Sawer. "She's Belgian herself and she thought it was a bit odd because she hadn't seen the car in the street before," she said. "I am told she looked inside and noticed what looked like weapons in the back. That's when she contacted the police. "They came and took the car away but you can still see the smashed glass all over the street where it was." More at the Independent.

  • Holder of allegedly fake Syrian passport "found" near body of gunman sought asylum in Syria.

The most surprising story line emerging from the Paris attack to date is the story of a Syrian passport "found" near the body of one of the assailants. While we will shorly report an odd development that, according to French police, the passport may have been fake and thus planted to make it seem like the terrorist was Syrian, moments ago the Serbian Interior Ministry said that the passport holder had passed through Serbia last month where he sought asylum, the Serbian Interior Ministry said. "One of the suspected terrorists, A.A., who is of interest to the French security agencies, was registered on the Presevo border crossing on October 7 this year, where he formally sought asylum," the ministry said in a statement Reuters reported. The full name of the perp has been since revealed to be Ahmed Almuhamed.

The Presevo border crossing separates Serbia from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). "Checks have confirmed that his details match those of the person who on October 3 was identified in Greece. There was no Interpol warrant issued against this person. More at 9news.

  • Obama vows to 'redouble' fight against Islamic State jihadists.

Obama, who has been speaking on the sidelines of the G20 summit taking place in Turkey today, after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the following: "we will redouble our efforts working with other members of the coalition to bring about a peaceful transition in Syria and to eliminate Daesh as a force that can create so much pain and suffering for people in Paris and Ankara and other parts of the globe."

He added that "The killing of innocent people based on a twisted ideology is an attack not just on France, not just on Turkey but it is an attack on the civilised world... As we, I am sure, each said to President Hollande and the French people, we stand in solidarity with them in hunting down the perpetrators of this crime and bringing them to justice," Obama told reporters after the meeting with Turkey's leader. Agence France-Press has more.

  • European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urges Europe not to rethink its refugee policy

After the Friday terrorist attacks there has been an substantial push to limit or even halt Europe's refugee policy. However, Jean Claude-Juncker, the European Commission head, has urged Europe not to rethink its policy on refugees after the Paris attack. Speaking on the sidelines of a G20 summit of world leaders in the Turkish coastal province of Antalya, Juncker said: "The one responsible for the attacks in Paris... he is a criminal and not a refugee and not an asylum seeker. I would invite those in Europe who try to change the migration agenda we have adopted - I would like to remind them to be serious about this and not to give in to these basic reactions that I do not like. Agence France-Press has more.

  • Merkel's Bavarian Allies pressure Merkel on Refugees

Juncker's push to preserve the status quo will be an uphill climb. Earlier on Sunday, Merkel's Bavarian allies cranked up pressure on the German Chancellor to reverse her "open-door" refugee policy, saying the deadly attacks in Paris underlined the need for tougher measures to control the influx of migrants.  "The days of uncontrolled immigration and illegal entry can't continue just like that. Paris changes everything," Bavarian Finance Minister Markus Soeder told Welt am Sonntag newspaper.  His comments came after Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer, leader of Merkel's sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), had urged better protection of Germany's frontier and called for stricter controls at Europe's external borders. Reuters has more.

  • France may send ground "expeditionary force" to Syria in retaliation: Stratfor

France may send its "expeditionary force" to Syria in order to retaliate against ISIL, according to the US-based intelligence firm Stratfor.  They claimed that France has a whole array of options for retaliation "at its disposal", but that the country's response will depend on "who was ultimately responsible" for the Friday attacks. "If it is found that the Islamic State core group was indeed behind the November 13 attack, France will likely ramp up its Syrian air operations," Stratfor said.  At the same time, Stratfor analysts recalled that "the skies over Syria are already congested with coalition and Russian aircraft," which is why France may intensify its military operation against the Islamic State group in Iraq or other countries, including in Libya, according to Stratfor. Sputnik has more.

  • ISIS Jihadist blows himself up in Turkey, five policemen injured

A suspected Islamic State jihadist blew himself up in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border during a police raid, injuring five officers, one seriously, officials said Sunday. The suspect detonated explosives when police raided an apartment building in the town of Gaziantep suspected of being a jihadist hideout, the governor's office said in a statement. The raid was conducted as part of the investigation into a double suicide bombing on October 10 in Ankara that killed 102 activists gathering for a peace rally, Turkish media said. The attack came as leaders gathered in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, 500 kilometres (300 miles) to the west, for a G20 summit where the fight against terrorism was a major discussion point, following this weekend's Paris attacks. AFP has more.

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Latina Lover's picture

Here it comes, the "boots on the ground" excuse needed to attack and divide Syria for the benefit of Saudi Arabia, Quatar etc.  Never let a crisis go to waste. Better yet, create the crisis so that you can solve the problem that will take you  where you originally wanted to go.

Bokkenrijder's picture

I'd love to write a lot, but I don't know where to start.

The politically correct madness from Juncker, Merkel and all those socialist parties is simply mind boggling. They are sowing the seeds for a civil war, in addition to their disastrous economic planning.

"We decide on something, leave it lying around and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don't understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back." - Jean-Claude Juncker.

Welcome to the EUSSR, welcome to Nineteen Eighty-Four!

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Civil War…..

10,000 Syrians are being imported into New Orleans.  The Governor of Louisiana wants us dead. 

This is an act of war against the American People. 

First blood. 

Latina Lover's picture

After the New Orleans Hurricane, more than 10,000 gang bangers left, since there was nothing left to steal. Can you think of a better way to replace them?  Local governments  need criminals to support the prison industrial complex.

I'm crossing New Orleans off my bucket list.

Latina Lover's picture

"Erdogan said the following: "we will redouble our efforts working with other members of the coalition to bring about a peaceful transition in Syria and to eliminate Daesh as a force that can create so much pain and suffering for people in Paris and Ankara and other parts of the globe.""

There it is in a nutshell, the new neocon propaganda line: we will transition/remove Assad to rid ourselves of ISIS. Make sense when the only effective ground force fighting ISIS is the Syrian Army?

Of course not, but the USSA must recover the initiative from Russia, and divide Syria.

Well, good luck with that.

If anything, I predict Putin, with assent from Assad, will invite France to participate in co ordinated bombing missions. Moreover, I doubt any of the Eurowimps will field an army in Syria or Iraq, when Iran is willing to do what it takes to destroy ISIS.

fudge's picture

I predict France will not accept that invite.

Latina Lover's picture

Sadly, I tend to agree.  The CIA/NSA controls Hollande, so they will push him down the  neocon/neoliberal humanitarian bomber route.  However, this will require some negotiation with Russia and Syria, unlike in the past where the USSA simply attacked like a mad dog,  supremely confident that no one would stand  in her way.

HowdyDoody's picture

France sends troops in, Syria sinks the French carrier Charles de Gaulle - fair exchange?

HowdyDoody's picture

Jon Snow

"Paris police sources say the 2 Syrian passports found on the terrorists were fakes probably made in Turkey"

https://twitter.com/jonsnowc4/status/665814624672051201

What is the Turkish for 'false flag'?

turtle's picture

"Identified via a severed finger." Now that's more like it. None of this prisitine Syrian refugee passport crap. 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) turtle Nov 15, 2015 8:41 AM

We knew this was a false flag, even before it happened.

I said a month ago the mother of all false flags is coming, and I am not even certain that this is it.

Manthong's picture

“If it is found that the Islamic State core group was indeed behind the November 13 attack….”

But if that is not determined then we will forget the whole thing and let ISIS and its western sponsors go their merry way. After all, what are a couple of jet airliners and a few ground massacres between friends as long as we get to re-establish oppressive surveillance and security controls across the globe.

Hey.. here’s another passport!

Now sit down and shut the F up.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Manthong Nov 15, 2015 8:54 AM

Obama's going to double down on those Christians who refuse to participate in homosexual "weddings."  Dear Leader will show the world how strong he is...

In the mean time, Dear Leader will continue to flood the county with ILLEGAL aliens from all parts of the world - no screening or disease checks required.

Pound sign CorruptLyingNarcisisticPoliticiansLivesMatter

CheapBastard's picture

I'm surprised they didn't also find "two pristine North Korean passports" at tthe scene.

BLOTTO's picture

Where are all the independent cell phone videos of anything from the attacks?

.

I cant find hardly any footage from all those 1,000s of eye witnesses and their electronic recording gadgets.

Lumberjack's picture
Court mulls revealing secret government plan to cut cell phone service Feds: SOP 303 mobile-phone kill-switch policy would endanger public i

 

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/court-mulls-revealing-secret-...

Chris Dakota's picture

I'm waiting for the internet angle on this thing, the next to fall is the internet because we all read banned books out there and that must be stopped.

CheapBastard's picture

Mohammed Abdul Shish Ka Baba ... sounds Arab to me.

Jerome Lester Horwitz's picture

You really need to get with the program here at ifuckinghateisrael.com (formerly known as zerohedge.com). He was obviously a Mossad agent. Had to be. The new breed of members here will back me on that.

Jerome Lester Horwitz's picture

Fuck off you maggot! False flag...good fucking grief. For the love of all that is good, Tyler...please bring back the algebra captcha so this kind of stupidity gets minimized.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Calling you a stupid fuck is a huge insult to stupid fucks,you're way dumber than that.

hongdo's picture

Fuck you you maggot.  Your other post says it was a Mossad false flag.  Make up your maggot sized mind.  And facts vice shit talk would be appreciated.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Obama's and Merkel's plans to defuse the horrible situation in Syria is to bring all the ISIS miscreants to the US and EU.  Very clever.

ThirteenthFloor's picture

Fake passports are the "tell tale" of false flag.  As they were "found intact" at Ground Zero on 9/11.  Always amazed how the same old "tricks" are used over and over again.

Jerome Lester Horwitz's picture

Thank you for being a new breeder adding to the stupidity of the comments here at ifuckinghateisrael.com (formerly known as zerohedge.com).

Rip van Wrinkle's picture

Jon Snow is, without a shadow of a doubt, MI6. Take anything he says with a ship of salt.

Oldrepublic's picture

President Charles de Gaulle was a great Frenchman
who protected French interests. It is sad to see
a ship with his name being used in such a manner

piliage's picture

When it's actually working of course, and not broken down...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/1325965/French-c...

Let's just say it hasn't had the most stellar operational history.

 

Manthong's picture

Speaking of floating French junk..

I wonder how many muslim refugees you could stuff onto a couple of mistral helicopter carriers with Cyrillic labels all over.

willwork4food's picture

Likewise the American $20 note has Andrew Jackson on the front, who successfully kicked out the US Charter Octopus in 1832 before it grew larger. Divine comedy that he hated the banking system and the $20 bill is the most widely used bill circulating.

Oldrepublic's picture

The bankers who created the Federal Reserve system did not put Andrew Jackson’s picture on a Twenty dollars note to honor him, but rather to insult him, as Jackson was an arch enemy of Central Banks. In 1832 he vetoed a bill which which would have created the Second Bank of the United States. In 1835 he survived the first assassination attempt of a US President

fudge's picture

not so confident now >> http://thesaker.is/u-s-carrier-strike-groups-locations-map-nov-13-2015/ . That French carrier is a sitting duck in the gulf all alone.

Winston Churchill's picture

There are other reason to recall the carriers as well.

Come back to homeport to fully bunker up on weapons.

They don't normally sail with a war footing inventory.

The other issue not being discussed is the carriers are way behind schedule on major refits.

The ordinance loads on the aircraft starts dropping dramaticallys as the steam catapults wear out.

Replacing those catapults requires tearing the ships apart.Seems the F35 boondoggle spending was more

important to the Pentagram.

Mpizzie's picture

Why use logic when conspiracy theory is more fun?
You're killing the vibe man....

thatthingcanfly's picture

Winston Churchill is a blithe idiot. There is no point in trying to talk sense to him.

RobD's picture

US Aircraft Carriers can and are routinely re-armed at sea, UNREPS are performed all the time, no need to pull into port to bunker up.

Winston Churchill's picture

Not disputing it.Too peacetime norms. In wartime every nook and cranny is loaded up.

Much easier dockside.There is always a 'honey do' list of repairs,short of a major refit, that are much

easier done dockside.

Seems strange that nearly everything is dockside right now.Just looking for a reason outside grand

conspiracy.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Latina Lover Nov 15, 2015 8:43 AM

what we did not realize is Europe was conqured by America during WWll.

We should have known since we have bases over there.

We should have known there are no countries or borders anymore.

And America was conquered by the Jews in 1913.

Freddie's picture

It happened 1861 and possible earlier.  Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the USA and the banksters tried to kill him and were almost sucessful.

Give up. Reality is not scientific nor even mathematical.'s picture
Give up. Reality is not scientific nor even mathematical. (not verified) fudge Nov 15, 2015 8:33 AM

But just look how evil, no, how ambitious these people are who have perpetrated this incredibly obvious false flag event.  They're so clever and thorough, they have patsies popping up everywhere like pansies.  Oh look!  We found the goddamned perpatrator's finger!!!!

This was the work of real professionals, and made obvious by the way they methiodically murdered so many in cold blood, these professional terrorists clearly view themselves as something better than the rest of humanity, god's chosen people, no doubt.

And the escape is a classic.  The handlers of these professionals were old pros at this sort of hit-and-run maneuver.  Oh!  They all got away!  But don't worry.  The French Keystone Cops will be led by the nose straight to a gaggle of patsies with indisputable circumstantial evidence.

Don't take your eye off the goal.  ZIRP has to go.  ZIRP is the vice that is squeezing our economy dry by giving the TBTF banks free money to lend in an ever increasing myriad of sucker-loans, loans beginning with US Treasuries at the top, to housing loans on vastly overpriced bubble economy real estate, all the way down to pay-day loans taken on by the destitute.

This isn't about terrorists at all.  This is about all the debt being foisted on the American people.  The people behind this, and every other terrorist act were the TBTF bankers, not Syrians, not Afghans, not al Qeada, not ISIS, and not Jihadists.  The TBTF bankers are sponsoring these terrorist acts to spur on the war economy so they can lend even more ZIRP free money to the Treasury to pay for more war everywhere in ther world.

ZIRP has to go.  The FED is feeling the pressure of the obviousness of what is going on.  Don't let them slip out from under the palor of the intense scrutiny.  Only the REAL market economy can prevent this unfolding world war.  And that means, market rates for money and the end of ZIRP.

Everyone currently in the FED must resign.

thatthingcanfly's picture

If you have to insert the adjective "incredibly obvious" before your direct object, then it is NOT incredibly obvious!

There's no false flag here. It is just as conceivable that one's passport could survive a suicide belt explosion intact as it is that one's shoes or hat could. Using a finger to develop an ID on a corpse is done by forensic investigators all the time. It is not believable that "this isn't about terrorists at all." Associating this act of Muslim aggression against Westerners with central bank ZIRP policy is a leap Evel Kneivel couldn't make.

Muslims have been pulling shit like this for over a millenium. What part of this is difficult to understand?

Jerome Lester Horwitz's picture

The new breeders here have their own special kind of political correctness. You are threatening their safe space. But I totally agree with you. The down vote is the new upvote here.

Urban Redneck's picture

8 "professionals" against unarmed civilian masses in a densly populated city with automatic weapons and high explosives and they only managed to kill 17 people each, including in their final suicide bang...  Let me guess... someone told the special snowflake that they too were "professional" once.  

These are the numbers put up by professional keyboard commandos when they transition from playing video games on their parents' couch in the banlieue and griping about oppression by the [French] "man" to live fire exercises in the real world.

Took Red Pill's picture

AL QAEDA, ISIS, ISIL, DAESH; let's keep it confusing so they won't know who the bad guys are.

Latina Lover's picture

Let me make it easy for you:

USSA

EUSSR

CIA

NSA

City of London Banksters

spellbound's picture

Don't allow yourself to become confused. It's all in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It is ALL spelled out for everyone to see. From the mixing of the races (asylum seekers), to world domination.