Friday, July 15, 2016

Good Guys with Guns Stop Bad Guy with Truck

This picture of the truck used in the horrific Bastille day attack in Nice, France shows numerous bullet holes in the windshield.  Presumably, the bullet holes are from police, as it is nearly impossible for ordinary people to legally carry defensive firearms in France.  It appears to be a case of good guys with guns were required to stop a bad guy with a truck.  The latest reports show 73 dead, and scores, maybe hundreds, more injured.  The death toll is likely to rise. From
The paper published a photograph of a damaged, long-distance delivery truck, which it said was riddled with bullets and images of emergency services treating the injured. Social media carried images of those hit lying apparently lifeless in pools of blood, prompting police to ask people to stop such posts.
The driver was shot and killed by police.  He must have been in the truck when they arrived, or there would not have been any reason for the bullet holes in the truck windshield.

Early reports say that the driver also fired at the crowd, and that weapons and grenades were found in the truck.  There are reports of an accomplice.
The man had opened fire on the crowd, local government chief Christian Estrosi told BFM TV, and weapons and grenades were found inside the truck after he was killed.
Early reports are often wrong, but the heavy death toll and the truck riddled with bullet holes make the truck's role clear.

From the view of terrorists, this was a very effective and cheap attack.  It only required one jihadi and the ability to steal, buy, or rent a truck.  I expect copycat attacks in the rest of the world, including the United States.

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1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Go to the source. is an English News site in France.

Driver of truck in Nice attacks not known terrorist

Latest update : 2016-07-15

The man who plowed a box truck into a crowd gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice on Thursday night has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian who had been living legally in the city.

Bouhlel had worked as a delivery driver and had three children with his ex-wife. He was known to local police for several misdemeanour convictions for crimes of theft and violence, but had no known ties to terrorist groups and was not known to hold radical views, security sources said. He was not on the French intelligence watch list.