French Murder Suspect Killed

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Following a nearly 2 day long standoff, the suspected Jewish school shooter has died during a 30 hour shoot out with French police, after falling out of a window. Guardian has some more details:"The French interior minister, Claude Guéant, has confirmed that Merah is dead and paid tribute to the police who conducted the raid... "Last night, our last contact with the killer showed us just how dangerous he was. This morning the decision was taken to intervene," said Guéant.... Guéant adds that Merah burst out of the bathroom as video surveillance equipment approached. He began firing with extreme ferocity." And from Fox News: "The suspect in an radical Islam-linked killing spree in southern France was killed after police raided his apartment to end a 30-hour standoff, the AFP reported, citing police sources. Mohamed Merah, holed up in an apartment in the southern city of Toulouse, has not contacted negotiators since Wednesday night. Reuters reported that explosions and gunfire were heard for about four minutes as police special forces moved in on the apartment. Authorities used gas to try and paralyze the suspect, the report said."

More from Fox and AP:

Gueant said "it's rather strange that he never reacted" to the detonations overnight.


Gueant arrived at the scene Thursday morning, as did silver-helmeted firefighters with first aid materials, including what appeared to be two stretchers. No information was reported about whether there were new injuries or whether that was just a precautionary measure.


Police were using their advantages -- numbers, firepower and psychological pressure -- in hopes of wearing down Merah, who has had no water, electricity, gas or most likely sleep since the early hours of Wednesday.


Holed up alone in an otherwise evacuated apartment building, Merah clung to his few remaining assets, like a small arsenal and authorities' hopes of taking him alive. He appeared to toy with police negotiators -- first saying he would surrender in the afternoon, then under the cover of darkness, then reneging on those pledges altogether, officials said.


Authorities said Merah, a French citizen of Algerian descent, espoused a radical form of Islam and had been to Afghanistan and the Pakistani militant stronghold of Waziristan, where he claimed to have received training from Al Qaeda.


They said he told negotiators he killed a rabbi and three young children at a Jewish school on Monday and three French paratroopers last week to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children and to protest the French army's involvement in Afghanistan, as well as a government ban last year on face-covering Islamic veils.


French authorities -- like others across Europe -- have long been concerned about "lone-wolf" attacks by young, Internet-savvy militants who find radical beliefs online, since they are harder to find and track.


"Lone wolves are formidable adversaries," Gueant said.


He defended France's efforts to fight terrorism over the past decade, saying 700 people have been detained and about 60 "Islamists with terrorist tendencies" are currently in French prisons.


Merah's lawyer predicted a dramatic and somber end to the standoff.


"He wants to show he is exceptional, omnipotent, and this approach can only end up as something tragic," Christian Etelin said on news channel i-Tele on Thursday.


He said Merah had tried to join the military but was rejected. He said Merah was also disillusioned after a string of convictions for petty crimes and after efforts to reduce his sentences through work programs failed.


"He felt rejected by the periods of detention he was handed out, and for his wish to defend France in the army. Now, he is in a process of hate," Etelin said.


"He has no regrets, except not having more time to kill more people, and he boasts that he has brought France to its knees," prosecutor Francois Molins told a news conference Wednesday.

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Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:28 | 2279780 lolmao500
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I guess France should invade some country for that...

/and then surrender, of course.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:34 | 2279795 Ghordius
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though they did not surrender to Colonel Ghaddafi, lately...

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:01 | 2279852 MillionDollarBonus_
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This is a perfect example of what can happen with lack of sensible gun control legislation. People simply shouldn't be able to have access to dangerous weapons that can lead to disasters like this.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:27 | 2279912 GMadScientist
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Anyone hooking a tiny, malfunctioning brain to a mouth such as yours, should be locked up for attempted assault on logic and decency.


Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:43 | 2279961 Manthong
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1. Gun control: "Sight picture, breathing control, trigger press”

2. What a shame.. that smiling young man could have been the president of the Islamic Republic of France  some day..

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:31 | 2280113 roadlust
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You should try moving to Mexico.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:57 | 2280391 capitalist bison
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MDB is a troll. I've found that his "sarcasm" is best understood when you look at the opposite of what he says.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:28 | 2279917 Robot Traders Mom
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This is a perfect example of what can happen when a country is brainwashed into believing false flags.



Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:02 | 2280018 mendolover
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Fuck you troll.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:47 | 2280372 MeelionDollerBogus
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What if the guy just used a crossbow? Or a knife? Or his bare hands? Or made his own bomb?

You can't outlaw everything that can be used as a weapon. Tons of legal, harmless objects can be used as weapons by a person who wants to kill.

MDB, only reading of -34 so far. Come on man... yer slipping hard, mini-B

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 13:26 | 2280929 CuriousPasserby
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Um, but they have strict gun control already...

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 15:05 | 2281355 Amagnonx
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Carrying guns should be a civic responsibility, like voting.


This highly over hyped situation is pure theatre, and smells like Mossad to me, its the 'poor me' Zionist card again and another attempt to justify their crimanl behavious in Palestine.


This is also just the kind of thing they need to keep the ball rolling against Iran, I think he would have been Iranian, but I guess they figured nobdy could choke down that much BS.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:03 | 2279858 spanish inquisition
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Not fair! They were FORCED to win to cover up Sarkozy's campaign contributions from Ghaddafi. I say the streak is still alive (or at least deserves an *).

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:01 | 2280402 Randall Cabot
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"Since the September 2000 Second Intifada, Israeli forces killed 1179 children, including 865 in Gaza as part of a decades-long policy of collectively punishing millions of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, mostly civilian men, women, and childre     


Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:42 | 2279812 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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oh well I'm sure the virgins he's now banging have made it all worthwhile

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:32 | 2280117 kralizec
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Umm, you mean demons, right?

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:55 | 2279842 kita27
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I guess thats what you get for killing the 'Chosen Ones'. Shoot first, deal with media manipulation later.

First headline i read about this story  was 'Netyanyahu addresses cabinet saying "Jews were killed this morning". WTF is the difference between a Jew and the Goyyim?

It's time we start condmning the Jewish/Zionist press of negative racism.  

Perhaps if they stop treating Jews as special, other people will stop criticising them of being treated as special.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:01 | 2279854 redcorona
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They cant stop treating Jews as special.  That's the keystone of the contemporary jewish zeitgeist.  Without that the entire criminal enterprise (ranging from the Likud, the World Zionist Organization, the World Jewish Congress, the ADL and SPLC, the NAACP and ACLU, Wallstreet and Hollywood, et al) would collapse in its own footprint - just like the twin towers.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:11 | 2280041 greyghost
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agreed....every story is about the jews killed with nary a word about the french soldiers killed. why is a sect that is less than one percent of the worlds population always front and center day in and day out?

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:28 | 2280102 laosuwan
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why do you care so strongly?


the "jews" got more coverage than the "soldiers" not because they were jewish but because they were aged three and six and killed in front of their parents point blank, which generates higher ratings.


Save your accusations for the media where it belongs.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:43 | 2280156 greyghost
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oh i am sorry....what with fox news running "breaking news" stories all day yesterday with the lead in being "jews" not not soldiers...but "jews". but hey what the hell i guess the fact fox is owned by a jew has nothing to do with the jew lead in, right??? who runs nbc????? who runs abc...oh that's right disney...does the jew still run disney? and you say blame it on the "media". lol lol

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:22 | 2280478 dogbreath
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kill your TV set

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 13:52 | 2281050 robertocarlos
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I wish I would but I kind of like watch League of Super Evil. And Almost Naked Animals.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:46 | 2280170 Andy Lewis
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Those who downrated you ain't nuthin' but shit and neither are their mothers.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:49 | 2280374 MeelionDollerBogus
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There's all sorts of times when Jews pretend to be victims and attempt to use this for media propaganda. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

This is the real deal. Try to show some respect.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:23 | 2280485 greyghost
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when they start treating everyone and i mean everyone with respect i will come around...not until then. as for the real deal....yea sending american children to die for the troubles israel stirs up everyday! yea that is just getting very very the point of exhaustion! maybe time to tell them to just sit down and shut the fuck up...just sayin

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:47 | 2280178 Andy Lewis
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Another piece of shit heard from.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 15:19 | 2281402 Amagnonx
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Negative racism?  im not sure I understand that one - its just pure racism, and I dont think its at all a secret.  The zionist leadership of the state of Israel has created a cult, which brings state, religion, culture and race together -  and any criticism of any part of it is labelled anti semetic - they are the masters of wielding racisim as a political tool.  The fact that they dont even have any homogenous ethnicity reveals the ludicrous nature of this lie.


Yes, I detest their arrogant culture, yes I abhor their criminal foriegn policies and I despise their race based religion - but to tell the truth, I probably couldn't pick out a jewish person in a crowd, so a charge of racism is laughable.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 17:20 | 2281865 kita27
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im sorry, the word i was looking for was 'reverse' racism. That is where instead of being negatively racist, you are racist in a positive way. It is far more subtle, and is acceptable as most people are not familiar with it and do not see it for what it is.

Yes i also see your point, but for all intents and purposes, you can call the Jews a race as to the average person on the street who does not critical think, the effect of the propaganda is the same.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:09 | 2280256 Randall Cabot
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The first sound bites yesterday were that the guy said he killed the jews to avenge the palestinian children killed by israel-that report was soon suppressed. 

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:30 | 2279784 GeneMarchbanks
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Shep looks like Tales from the Crypt, poor fella, FOX will do that to you.

Anyway, so that was unpleasant.


Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:35 | 2279787 Ace Ventura
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You know, I'd love to believe the official story. But these days, I don't trust Jack O'Shizzle when it comes to the 'official story'. Unfortunately the guy is dead now, so I guess we'll never know what led to this whole insane tragedy.

How f**ked up is it that we live in a world where we must question everything, including nightmares such as this?

Edit: Wait...this guy supposedly was protesting French military involvement in Opiumlanistan....but was also trying to join the French military? WTF?

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:35 | 2279798 icanhasbailout
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It's very easy to imagine that this is a clever way for an intel agency to clean up a rogue asset, isn't it? Controlled media begs the question of how stories come to the attention of said media - they sure aren't reading ZeroHedge...


Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:25 | 2280086 a growing concern
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This guy is a known terrorist operative and they're just letting him wander around France without keeping tabs on him, and allowing him to purchase multiple firearms?  That doesn't add up at all.  


What about the timing?  French presidential elections right around the corner?  Heightening nationalistic feelings through fear?  Sound familiar?  Certainly this won't be used to justify further gun/security restrictions...

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 15:40 | 2281503 UP Forester
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"Francois, quick, get out the back!  Philippe, drag in the body, and set it up in the corner near the weapon!"

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:30 | 2280110 andyupnorth
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Very Innnnnnnteresting!

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:57 | 2279848 kita27
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I wholeheartedly agree!

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:24 | 2280085 laosuwan
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all the hallmarks of infowars, that is

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:05 | 2280416 my puppy for prez
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Hey...for your info, I always look at infowars with a discriminating attitude.  the problem is that this is the only deeper analysis of this "official" story.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 15:35 | 2281486 Golden monkey
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Jews are so smart, they never travel to Afghanistan.

"Edit: Wait...this guy supposedly was protesting French military involvement in Opiumlanistan....but was also trying to join the French military? WTF?"

There's no way to understand such a crazy asso... remember Anders Behring Breiveik killing 77 swedish, after writing he was in a one man war against muslims???

You gotta believe those muslims are stronger, man.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:34 | 2279794 AnAnonymous
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"Lone wolves are formidable adversaries"

Yes, sure...

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:12 | 2279880 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Funny how Chinese citizenism citizens are naturally leant to reverse certain kind of relation.


Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:37 | 2279801 writingsonthewall
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I shall be interested to see the 'analysis' which justifies one spree and condemns another.


I presume that 'Christian led' spree's are Godly and Islamic led ones aren't by default?


Don't assume for a minute these two are not linked.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:25 | 2279905 prole
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Exactly. Both carried out by the same team.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:00 | 2280012 mendolover
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Yes, like I suspected, no sleeping in his own shit like PFC Manning.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:37 | 2279803 Seasmoke
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sounds like they did a good job of crushing this guy while he was alive

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:43 | 2279805 Bicycle Repairman
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"They said he told negotiators he killed a rabbi and three young children at a Jewish school on Monday and three French paratroopers last week to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children and to protest the French army's involvement in Afghanistan, as well as a government ban last year on face-covering Islamic veils."

I'm glad he gave his full confession before he jumped from that window.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 08:10 | 2279874 Savvy
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And who's purpose does this slaughter serve? Hint: not the Palestinian's.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:22 | 2280072 laosuwan
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there was celebration in gaza and many parts of islamic world when the news of the children's death at the school was announced in the news.


its not about serving interests, its about what they do. 2000+ years should be pretty obvious by now, even to you

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