By M. David
In the aftermath of the French terrorist attacks last Friday, many people were shocked to hear claims from law enforcement that Syrian passports had been found near the bodies of two of the suspected Paris attackers. The thought that terrorists could be blown up, and yet have their passports survive seemed implausible, at the very least.
Now we know that those passports were in fact complete fakes according to the Wall Street Journal.
They added that “Officials denied, though, that a second attacker had taken a similar route, telling the Guardian there was “no indication whatsoever” that the assailant had enteredEurope through Greece.”
Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies across Europe have continued their investigation into the seven attackers, trying to figure out how they coordinated the series of attacks without supposedly attracting any attention from the intelligence community.
French and German Intelligence Services, however, did in fact know that the Paris attack was coming, over a month ago and yet they still apparently did nothing.
Police named one of the attackers as Omar Ismail Mostefai, a 29-year-old French citizen who was born and raised in Paris. In spite of claims by police that some of the attackers were there on Syrian passports, that was not the case.
Paris police sources say the 2 Syrian passports found on the terrorists were fakes probably made in Turkey
— Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4) November 15, 2015
Who put the fake Syrian passport at the scene of the crime?
Middle East Eye notes that “fake Syrian passports have become a valuable commodity in recent months and are freely traded on the black market, as they can help ease the path for non-Syrians to get protection as refugees in Europe.”
They add that “a Dutch journalist reported in September that he had bought a fake Syrian passport and ID card, both bearing the picture of the Dutch prime minister, for $825.”
But there would have been no need for French citizens to utilize such fake passports.
What does that tell us? The logical answer is that the passports were planted.
But who would plant them? Clearly, it would be foolish to imagine that one of the victims or bystanders just happened to have a fake Syrian passport, and they decided to plant it at the scene of the attacks.
Not only does it not make any sense that the passports would have survived explosions, but it makes even less sense that the passports would have been on the attackers at the time of the attacks.
Finally, it makes the least sense that French citizens would have fake Syrian passports, and would bring them to the attacks, only for police investigators to conveniently “find” them at the scene of the crime.
This really only leaves us with one logical possibility: that the fake Syrian passports were planted by law enforcement. The motivation is obvious: to bolster the government’s position that a military invasion of Syria is both necessary and a direct response to attacks from Syrian nationals.
France has moved to attack Syria in spite of the fact that these passports have now been confirmed fakes, with no logical connection to the terrorists they were found by. If law enforcement didn’t plant them near the bodies, then who did?