The Paris Massacre: they had it coming


Lasha Darkmoon

On 7 January 2015, at about 11:30 am, two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. They killed twelve people, including the editor Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, seven other Charlie Hebdo employees, and two National Police officers, and wounded eleven others.

Motive for the attack: The newspaper has attracted worldwide attention for its scurrilous depictions of the  prophet Muhammad.

The attacks now appear to have ended after 72 hours of carnage. A total of twenty people were killed at four locations between 7 and 9 January, including the three suspects. At least twenty-one others were injured, some critically. The attacks are the deadliest act of terrorism in France for fifty-four years.

The remaining staff of Charlie Hebdo announced that publication was to continue as usual, with plans for a print run of one million copies for the next week’s issue, rather than its typical 60,000. (See here)

To many observers, the Charlie Hebdo shootings would appear to have all the hallmarks of a false flag attack. There are many unanswered questions. Even as we write, events on the ground are changing.

Watch this spot for further developments.


“Okay, let’s be clear. I am not Muslim. I oppose terrorism. I don’t even support the death penalty. I oppose violence as a means to make a political or ethical point. I fully support freedom of speech, including critical speech and humor.

But this morning I am most definitely NOT Charlie.

In fact, I am disgusted and nauseated by the sick display of collective hypocrisy about the murders in France. Here is why: The folks at Charlie Hebdo had it coming!”