Saturday, July 16, 2016

"Islamic State says its 'soldier' behind Nice truck attack"

APAn Islamic State-run media outlet says the man who barreled his truck into a crowd in the French coastal city of Nice is a "soldier" of the group.
The Aamaq news agency on Saturday cited a "security source" as saying the attacker "carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of coalition countries fighting the Islamic State."
NY Times called it a "Truck Attack".


ndspinelli said...

We need truck controls and limits on gasoline. Only 1 gallon tanks. The Teamsters have blood on their hands.

edutcher said...

IS will say that.

Whether he was one of theirs has yet to be determined - France said no connection, but how trustworthy are they?

It does fit their recommended pattern of lone wolf attacks so people like the Prophet of Islam can have some cover.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Off the topic, but I'm having a great deal of diffulty with the wording on this attack in Nice, France.

"Nice truck attack" reads to me as a compliment Nice!!!

"Nice massacre" Congrats! Nice! lots of people. Good job.

"Nice people dead" Wow only the nice people? What about some of the not so nice people? they all escaped.

Maybe if the media just used a couple more short words. Truck attack IN Nice. Massacre in Nice. People dead in Nice due to truck attack.

I know. Small potatoes to complain about with everything else that is going on.

edutcher said...

How dare those Frawgs name their town the way they want!

But I'll bet Black Narcissus thinks it's nice.

ndspinelli said...

I had the same thoughts. Another change would be just writing, "Nice, France or Nice, FR."

AllenS said...

Whether he belonged to ISIS or ISIL, is irrelevant, because he belonged to ISLAM.

Chip Ahoy said...

At Red Rocks amphitheater the entrance to the seating from the uppermost parking lot is broadened. I noticed a row of thick heavy metal circles embedded into the new pavement some five or six in a row and I wondered what in the heck those things are for then realized they're the tops of heavy metal posts, that can spring up as barriers to automobile traffic. There will be not unauthorized trucks barreling through the walkway, accidentally or otherwise. Normally the posts are retracted and not noticed while at the push of a button, I'm imagining, BRO-O-O-O-O-ONG! Rude steel barrier to traffic. Stopped, just like that.

I hear another officer suggest lasers could work, presumably to blind the driver. But unless the laser disables the vehicle then I don't see how that could stop a van that is already barreling forward.

[The image of the doll next to the covered body doesn't work for emotion. Too much like the Lebanon propaganda with the teddy bear and burnt Koran. Photo sharers with desperate captions are doing what Hezbollah did. It's disingenuous emotionalism where unemotional action is due.]

Lem said...

I hear the RNC convention is going to be secured by bicycled policemen.

They should have gone with horse back police in my opinion.

Horses are more menacing looking than bicycles.

I mean, it's not like Trump needs to appeal to the urban bicycle sharing vote.

edutcher said...

For a while, it looked like the mayor was going to order a stand down just like San Jose.

Maybe the lawsuit changed his mind.

Lem said...


I read that Drudge headline as NICE COUP IN TURKEY WAS ISIS.

I'm beat.

Chip Ahoy said...

DBQ, that's a favorite NYT crossword clue:

nice summer = ete
nice season = ete
nice person = franc
nice people =gens
nice friend = ami
Nice sea = mer
Nice dream = reve
Nice river = rivière
Nice river = paillon

etc. Nice is one of those fake out proper noun words. It must be the first word in the clue or else it's capitalization will give away the misdirection.

AllenS said...

They need to change the spelling from NICE to NIECE. That would avoid a lot of confusion, maybe.