14 Nov 2015

Paris attacks, again

France, again, is emerging from one of its worst security crises in decades after the attacks by
gunmen in early January on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Now, to be more precise, yesterday, on 13rd November 2015, terrorists attacked in several places around the capital Paris, where more than 120 people have lost their lives. In both cases, Islamic perpetrators are involved.

These attacks made me think about the French Security Services, the DGSI, which is the brand responsible for the surveillance of threats on French territory... Where was it when all this terrible attacks took place? Wasn’t it aware of anything about this? 

Traditionally, the DGSI, DGSE, ANSSI, etc., work together with the best intelligence services in the world, such as the Israeli Mossad, the Chinese CSIS, the British MI6 and the American CIA. What makes me feel confuse is the fact that none of them could alert its French counterpart on this subject! Or, was it advised and did not take any measures to cope with?

Perhaps, terrorists are being more cautious and are avoiding being caught red handed, that’s to say, speaking on a mobile phone, or reuniting in places where they know they could be spied upon. But, if so, the intelligence services must change their way of spying on suspects. In this case, the best solution is the one largely used by Mossad: to put spies on the ground and rely on them, rather than only observe what suspects are doing through electronic gadgets and satellites.

The entire world has watched for years what’s going on in Syria and none did anything to stop it. The idea is “Bashar al-Assad must leave immediately, so let’s wait and see what’s going to happen to Syria”. Then, the al-Qeda weakened, the FSA has come to light as a force to overthrow Assad, and ISIS slowly advanced to be the master of the conflict! Today Syria is more dangerous than when Assad “was” actually in power. 

ISIS became the world’s most dangerous enemy, thanks to the inertia of the world to take some action in that country. Everyone thought that the civil war was just that: a Syrian civil war. Nobody thought in the consequences it could bring to the world, and mainly to Europe. The massive wave of refugees in Europe is an answer to that inertia.

Russia, in October, started supporting Syria on fighting Daesh’s and so the “allies” came to the spot to condemn Russia (then, the only real force which was on the ground fighting on ISIL was the brave Kurds, with nothing but small weapons). Perhaps, more prone to hamper Russia than to defeat ISIS, the US and other countries started bombing Daesh’s, so did France. That’s OK. If all of them have the same foe, then it’s better to fight it together. However, ISIS now is a strong force! After more than four years in fierce battle in Iraq and Syria, they acquired valuable spoils of war, most of them from Iraq – that’s to say, US tanks, machine guns, pieces of artillery, etc – which make the terrorists confident they can surpass everyone in name of “Allah”.

Having that in mind, terrorists spread all over Europe, are ready to blow themselves up in name of Allah, as they did in France yesterday, apart from the shootings. But, why did they choose France again? France is bombing ISIS positions in Syria as Germany is supporting the Kurds in Iraq/Syria and Russia is spreading out the hell on Daesh’s in Syria. These countries are fighting the same enemy! Maybe the best answer so far, is that France has the largest Muslim community in Europe and the attacks come from..., radicalised Muslims! 

Then, I go back to the second paragraph of this text...
What’s the French intelligence Service doing to put an end to this? It’s time to show to the French people that it is capable to cope with it before things happen. It should work closely with Mossad - in my point of view the best agency to go further in the world of Muslim radicals.

To the French people, I leave you a message: “Ne jamais abandoner.” My heart and prays are with all  of you.

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