By now you’ve seen that a truck attack has strewn bodies for a mile along the Mediterranean coast in France.
At least 80 people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a 25-tonne lorry mowed down crowds for more than a mile before the driver got out and sprayed fleeing revellers with bullets as terror struck Bastille Day celebrations on the French Riviera.
One eyewitness described seeing ‘bodies flying like bowling pins’ and ‘hearing noises, cries that I will never forget’ as the horror unfolded on a busy promenade in the southern city of Nice at around 11pm last night.
Identity documents belonging to a 31-year-old French Tunisian were later found in the bullet-riddled truck after the gunman at the wheel was shot dead by police marksmen, security sources said.
The source added: ‘The identification of the truck driver is still underway.’ The recovered papers indicate the man is a resident of Nice.
The truck driver was said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – God is greatest – before being killed.
The driver is in hell now, so it would be redundant to tell him to go to hell. As for the cause, we may all say with one voice, “we must ban trucks.” For the children. And when they learn to use fertilizer to make bombs, we must ban the planting of crops.
As for counsel that makes a difference in your life, you can fully expect this to come to America. This is a guy with a truck, and anyone can do it. I actually heard the “security experts” on one channel (CNN) try to convince listeners that this man must have been a part of a large cell, that one CANNOT get guns in France (forget the Charlie Hebdo event and the Bataclan), and one CANNOT get bombs in France. Period. And that in order to learn to drive like this, you must have had military training, even through SpecOps level.
Seriously. CNN tried to convince people that driving a truck through a crowded street required SpecOps level training. What they were really doing is trying to convince people that the boogeyman was out there somewhere, rather than some radical Muslim who lives among us. They even lamented that this event, like those before it, would push France even more to the right in its politics. It was actually refreshing to listen to CNN (I hadn’t for perhaps twenty years). This is how the other half lives. It requires SpecOps training to drive a truck through a crowded street shouting Allahu Akbar. Seriously. You can’t make this up.
Carry a gun, avoid large crowds, and avoid confined spaces. The counsel to avoid confined spaces might not make sense in this context, but seriously, think about a roadway with concrete and brick buildings on the sides and people in front and behind, and tell me how this is different than sitting in a worship service in any church in America waiting for a shooter to attack? Think differently about your safety and security. Begin now.