By: Twilight Language et al
* Many people killed in restaurant by a man with Kalashnikov near Place de la République, according to reports.
* There appear to be two more shooting sights as well as a large explosion also reported near stadium, where reportedly grenades were used.
* Hostages also reported taken at a French concert hall.
* Reports now coming out that suicide bombers might have set off the explosives in the stadium
* NOW, around 100 people reportedly killed during the attack on the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, French media reported. One official described carnage inside the building, saying the attackers had tossed explosives at the hostages.
* Paris death toll now exceeds 153 with 55 more in critical condition in separate locations. 7 out of 8 terrorists detonated suicide vests.
The date is significant. It always is in a terror attack.
“On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists — some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them — attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway.”
- 1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
- 1995 – A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility.
- 2001 – War on Terror: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected.
- 2015 – the November 2015 Paris attacks, A set of coordinated terror attacks in Paris, France including multiple shootings, explosions, and a hostage crisis in the 10th arrondissement of Paris and the 11th arrondissement of Paris.
Built in 1864 by the architect Charles Duval, its name refers to Ba-Ta-Clan, an operetta by Offenbach, but it is also a pun on the expression le tout bataclan(the whole caboodle), the oldest written use of which predates Offenbach in a journal entry of 11 Nov 1761 by Favart. The nearest Métro stations are Oberkampf on Line 5 and Line 9 and Filles du Calvaire on Line 8.
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My Friday the 13th tweet, send out a few minutes before 10 AM Eastern USA, I now find haunting: “Woke to a red dawn….”