|France has become a POLICE STATE using the pretext of this terrorist attack and the U.S. Global War on [the tactic of] Terror. French troops patrol the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images/latimes.com)|
Both brothers reportedly traveled to Yemen that same year and had weapons training in the deserts of Marib, an al-Qaeda "stronghold." Meanwhile, a video released over the weekend shows Amedy Coulibaly -- the gunman who is said to have killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris -- pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. [Coincidence or the deployment of dual plots to create a sensation without questioning the march to war for the West against Islam in general and the Middle East and Africa in specific?]
In a statement to The Intercept, a source allegedly within al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack, saying: "The leadership of #AQAP directed the operation, and they have chosen their target carefully as a revenge for the honor of Prophet…the target was in France in particular because of its obvious role in the war on Islam and oppressed nations."
Democracy Now! speaks to the reporter who broke this story, The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill, about al-Awlaki’s background and the Paris shooters’ claims of militant ties.
- ISIS, the Islamic State;
- AQAP, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula;
- old-school central al-Qaeda,
|Satirical "South Park" had to get involved.|