According to witness testimony that has been mostly overlooked by the international media, the attackers were described as clean-shaven white men who were driving a brand-new black Mercedes-Benz.
According to the UK’s Mirror, an eyewitness by the name of Mahoud Admo said that he witnessed the initial drive by shooting, and saw the attackers without masks as they passed by in Mercedes-Benz calmly firing machine guns into the crowd.
Admo described the attack, saying:
“At about 9.30pm a new looking black Mercedes pulled up outside with dark tinted windows at the back and the passenger and driver windows down. I could clearly see the passenger’s face as he was not wearing a hat or mask. As soon as the car stopped he quietly opened the door and got out in front of the restaurant. That is when I saw he was holding a machine gun that was resting on his hip. I could not take in what I was witnessing. People outside spotted the shooter approaching with his gun and tried to run inside but he shot them down in the doorway. Then people inside moved forward to see what was happening and he sprayed more bullets into them. I was trying to catch them on my camera phone but the gunman saw the light on my mobile and I ducked down behind the wall as they fired at my hotel. The gunman calmly reloaded his weapon several times. He then shot up at the windows in the street to make sure nobody was filming anything or taking photographs. It lasted over six minutes. He fired lots of bullets. He was white, clean shaven and had dark hair neatly trimmed. He was dressed all in black accept for a red scarf.
The shooter was aged about 35 and had an extremely muscular build, which you could tell from the size of his arms. He looked like a weightlifter. He was not wearing gloves and his face was expressionless as he walked towards the bar. The driver had opened his door shortly before the shooting began and stood up with his arm and a machine gun rested on the roof of the car. He stood there with his foot up in the door acting as a lookout. I would describe him as tall, with dark hair and also quite muscular. They looked like soldiers or mercenaries and carried the whole thing out like a military operation. It was clear that they were both very heavily armed and the gunman was carrying several magazines on him. They both then coolly sat back in the car and sped off in the direction of the Bataclan Theatre.”
The fact that Admo was not able to get footage is entirely understandable, but it is certainly odd that with how public of an attack this was that there was not an abundance of cell phone a security camera footage. Even without video evidence, witness reports suggest that the attackers do not meet the stereotypical description of a “terrorist” that is depicted in the media. This was also indicated by the fact that all of the terrorists who were named so far were actually EU citizens.
The eyewitness testimony also reveals the highly organized training and funding that was involved in the attack. Dozens of people from various different countries were able to carry out the attack with seemingly limitless resources and a wide support network.
As with most of the terrorist attacks that have taken place in the past several decades, these events have left more questions than answers, with both governments and mainstream media organizations jumping to conclusions in an attempt to make the events fit their own agenda — much like 9/11 was used to justify war in Iraq, even though most of the attackers were Saudi Arabian.
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