July 1, 2016
These days it seems that it isn't just our attention that is quick to move on, but events seems to be taking place at a quicker pace. For some of you, like me, while not forgotten, the Bataclan attack in Paris back in November is somewhat in the rear-view-mirror. However, somehow this week I found a few things that I apparently missed.
First, is the origin of one of the weapons used that night. While I have yet to find specifics on the make and model of the weapon, it is known that it originated from Phoenix, Arizona, here in the United States. Stranger yet is the fact that the Obama administration's "Fast and Furious" scandal took place in Phoenix; the scandal surrounded the Obama administration's leaking of thousands of firearms, including assault weapons, into criminal hands... Intentionally. Of course, as if it is a running theme of modern times, no one was held to account.
Now, I don't fancy myself as Columbo or Sherlock Holmes, but what do you figure the odds are that one of those weapons made its way across an ocean and into Europe? I find that highly strange. Yet, while this is pure conjecture, I can't help but suspect that those 'released' weapons were intended for anti-Assad elements in Syria [ISIS] - much like operations ran in the past.
If that isn't enough there is more.
The Eagles of Death Metal were the headlining act on the night of the Bataclan attack. According to the band's frontman, Jesse Hughes, there existed some oddities among the venue's security. Six security guards failed to show up for work that night. Further, he stated that some of those that were working the venue were acting oddly. In fact, they were acting so odd that Hughes had to actually request that one be removed from working backstage security.
Two days prior to the attack, a Twitter post 'predicted' the attack. I've seen this before regarding events like this, such as Facebook pages created prior to an event, yet never regarding any 'good' or mundane events... And I must admit - that leaves me perplexed. If you can provide some examples of inaccurate time stamps on social media regarding mundane news, greater than a 24-hour period, by all means - please leave that info in the comments.