*Shocked* – Nice truck terrorist maybe wasn’t a “lone wolf” after all
Mohamed Bouhlel more wolf pack than lone wolf
Remember when the media told us the Nice, France, truck terrorist was just a lone wolf, a psycho with no allegiance to or motivation by either Islam or ISIS?
Just a wild and crazy guy who happened to load up a truck with weapons and drive it through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, killing several dozen people?
Well, it’s not turning out that way. The media’s “lone wolf” appears to be part of a wolf pack.
Well, he must have been texting with himself because we keep being told he was a lone wolf https://t.co/s4DnbnZ6aM
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) July 17, 2016
Even CNN can’t hide the “radicalized” part of Mohamed Bouhlel, though it still presents him as being a depressed loser:
A picture is slowly starting to form of what led Nice, France, attacker Mohamed Bouhlel to carry out the deadly terror attack in the Mediterranean resort city.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday there were indications the attacker had been “radicalized very rapidly.”
CNN learned Sunday that Bouhlel sent a text message shortly before Thursday’s attack to an unknown recipient saying, “Bring more weapons 5 to C,” according to a representative for the Paris prosecutor’s office….
But Bouhlel does not appear to have launched the attack in a sudden fit of anger. The fact he rented the truck three days beforehand suggests it was premeditated, as does the symbolic date chosen: July 14, the French national day, when thousands gather on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice to witness the fireworks.
A source close to the investigation told CNN that local associates of the Nice attacker detained for questioning have told interrogators that Bouhlel started speaking supportively of ISIS days before the attack. Four of his associates were arrested late Friday and early Saturday in Nice.
Bouhlel also appears to have scouted the location days before:
Update – AFP: Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel visited the #Nice promenade with his rented lorry on the two days before he carried out the attack
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) July 17, 2016
Possible accomplices already have been arrested:
Suspects range from two Albanians suspected of supplying a pistol to Bouhlel, and others whose phone numbers appeared on the phone.
Another man, 37, arrested in Nice on Sunday is suspected of supplying arms to the killer after reportedly receiving messages saying: “Bring more weapons, bring five of them to C.”
The message is said to have been sent 18 minutes before he ploughed a 19-tonne lorry into holiday crowds, killing 84 people….
Seven people including a woman were in custody on Sunday night after the arrests earlier in the day of an Albanian couple suspected of aiding Bouhlel, described by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) as one its “soldiers”.
He sent a flurry of texts shortly before the attack. Another one, saying “I’ve got the material”, was sent to one of the men in custody, whose identities have not been made public.
Just a crzay lone wolf who reached out to others for help and scouted the location?
ISIS took credit for the attack and called Bouhlel one of it’s soldiers, though it’s hard to know if that is just opportunism:
The ISIS announcement claiming that Mohamed Bouhlel was one of its soldiers came via the Amaq News Agency, the Syrian organization affiliated with the Islamic State.
“The man behind the running-over operation in Nice, France, is a soldier from the Islamic State, and he carried out the attack to answer the calls for targeting the nationals of countries in the coalition that is fighting Islamic State,” said the ISIS statement.
Bouhlel’s uncle says Bouhlel was recruited by Algerian ISIS:
The uncle of the truck driver who killed 84 people on the French Riviera says his nephew was indoctrinated about two weeks ago by an Algerian member of the Islamic State group in Nice.
French officials could not confirm Monday that attacker Mohamed Lahouaiyej Bouhlel had been approached by an Algerian recruiter, saying that the investigation is ongoing.
There’s some more strange s–t coming out about Bouhlel. The Independent in Britain reports:
The truck driver responsible for killing 84 people on Nice’s waterfront watched Isis beheadings online and dated a 73-year-old man, it has emerged….
French media have reported that Bouhlel’s mobile phone records show he used dating websites to meet men and women – including a 73-year-old man.
The device was picked up by police officers at the scene from the lorry’s cabin after he was shot dead.
Police say the phone is proving more important to the investigation than the seven suspects in custody for their links to Bouhlel….
Bouhlel’s rapid radicalisation has puzzled investigators as friends and family said he had not been an observant Muslim in the past.
Despite Isis having claimed the attack, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told RTL radio Bouhlel may have been motivated by IS messages but not necessarily coordinating with a larger network.
Despite all this new evidence, NBC News want to to remember No Sign Driver Was Tied to Terrorist Networks:
… French officials have described the bloodbath as a terror attack, with Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve saying over the weekend that it appeared Boulel had been “recently” radicalized.
However, he told the RTL radio station on Monday that links between the attacker and any terror networks “for now have not been established” by the investigation.
He stressed that the investigation was “moving forward” and that all available resources have been put at the prosecutor’s disposal to assist the probe.
“We can’t exclude that a very unstable and very violent individual, and it seems that this fits his character profile, following a speedy radicalization, got himself involved in this absolutely appalling crime,” he later told journalists.
I guess that’s the new standard — just a crazy lone wolf unless there are proven ties to a “network” — nothing to see here, just move along.
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The term “lone wolf” is like so many others misused lately. It neither explains the circumstance nor the mental state of the killers. Even if one person perpetrates a barbaric massacre, they are still “inspired” (a nod to the magazine) and encouraged by a much larger network.
Dylan Roof was closer to a true “lone wolf” as I haven’t seen any evidence he participated in an white national efforts nor did he seem to have a social media trail. Of course, he doesn’t fit the narrative that the media needs to excuse.
I was just going to make a similar comment. The MSM wants its consumers to infer that “Lone wolf = disassociation from radical Islam,” when that is not necessarily true. Influenced or not by ISIS and/or Islamic teachings from any other source, if, in his own mind, the driver acted to advance Islam, then the attack was one of Muslim terror.
How about having a box they can check on their driver’s license:
☑ Islamic terrorist
That would be a lot less trouble for the authorities.
Ben Shapiro with some fine common sense.
Maybe Bouhlel was trying to impress the 73-year-old man/men with “romantic” fatalism.
Now there’s a whole other wolf pack.
Most of them appear eager to get the 73 virgins. This dude was happy with a 73 year old virgin. Messed up!
Or possibly he was using an already established communications network to rendezvous with his handler. If I were trying to devise a covert communications method to arrange meetings, I would look for an established system that has people meeting several different people a handful of times. If someone asks why you’re meeting this suspicious dude in a town you’ve never been to before at a late hour and with lots of cash in your pocket… well, you were just going out on a date. You know them from a dating site. See? Check my phone…
It’s hard to isolate dirty people at a mud wrestling event, you know?
Surrounded by [class] diversity defined, not by skin color (e.g. racism), but by principles. It’s not a surprise that religions without principles (e.g. Pro-Choice) do not recognize the predictive ability of a philosophy based on principles.
If someone’s proclaimed a “lone wolf” at the beginning of an investigation I’d definitely be skeptical. You can’t expect every terrorist to leave the names and addresses of their jihadi or BLM buddies on their kitchen table.
A depressed loser/loner doesn’t magically acquire a truckload of guns and grenades by himself without attracting attention, not to mention the funds for purchasing them.
And who were they for? If you extend his grisly drive only a little, as if he had not been taken down, you arrive at a lovely garden theater, one that provides lots of private security including searches, just down the road. Be tough to sneak so much firepower in by subterfuge.
So it’s not much of a stretch, imho, to imagine him meeting up with accomplices there for a blitz attack bloodbath of several hundred or more innocents.
Those guns and grenades were there for a reason.
If you are “puzzled” by “rapid radicalization”, perhaps your premise (that his desire to kill and be killed in the way of Allah is new) is wrong. Or perhaps you’re just lying to cover for him.
Other than Democrats I can think of no other group the media tries to protect than Muslim Terrorists. Oh, oh, there is a knock at my door!