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" -- Unknown

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bastille Day Horror- Scores Dead in Terrorist-Truck Attack

A truck has crashed into a crowd gathered for France’s Bastille Day fireworks on the seafront of the southern city of Nice, killing at least 60 people, French media have reported.

The sub-prefect of the local Alpes-Maritimes area, Sébastien Humbert, told French rolling news channel BFM TV: “The death toll is extremely high.”

He said a truck had ploughed into a crowd over a long distance on the beachfront Promenade des Anglais “which explains the extremely high toll”.
And more:
Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said the lorry drove two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd, the AFP news agency reports.
Other reports put the distance through the crowd at a lot less.

This is a breaking story and expect much confusion. As an old captain once advised me: "Never believe anything until the third report."

5 comments:

3383 said...

Ten PST and it is still breaking news.

CenterPuke88 said...

Roughly equivalent to an attack in the US on July 4th, I would expect this to not produce the official desired result (downfall of the West). However, it is well played to get more soundbites and red meat videos to recruit the impoverished and uneducated into the the battle to "save Islam" from the attacks of the West/Christians. Paging Ms. Le Pen, paging Marie Le Pen...

Comrade Misfit said...

CP88, and it will not matter to anyone that one of the first people killed was a middle-aged Muslim mother.

CenterPuke88 said...

Of course not, and the fact that the driver was a French citizen, of Tunisian extraction, will escape the anti-immigrant crowd. If you marginalize a group long enough, you generate a group ripe for the picking by these terrorists. A disturbing thought...will the years of Rethuglican mantras of war on Christmas/Christians/White folks result in a group of people willing to do similar things in the U.S.?

dinthebeast said...

The report I read said he wasn't affiliated with a terrorist group, ISIS hadn't claimed the attack, and he was despondent over his wife leaving him. I also read that there were "weapons" in the truck, but not what kind of weapons or how many. That was last night, though, it seems like there hasn't been much more reporting since the coup in Turkey bumped it off of the headline.

-Doug in Oakland