Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack: Top Conspiracy Theories

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This morning the headquarters of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo were attacked by three masked gunmen carrying automatic rifles and a rocket launcher. In the carnage, twelve people were killed including two police officers.

These masked gunmen have now been identified by French authorities as Cherif Kouachi, Said Kouachi, and Hamid Mourad.

Records show that during the attack, the masked men shouted Islamist slogans like the takbir, or “Allahu Akbar.”

But as the world begins to weigh-in, some inconsistencies have come to light as the story grows and a narrative develops.

Conspiracists have begun to pick apart this narrative, or what most people accept as the truth. Here are the top five conspiracy theories surrounding today’s attack in downtown Paris.

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1. It Was an Inside Job

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One of the more pervading theories developed is that the attack on Charlie Hebdo was somehow an inside job.

This is because the masked gunmen knew when to attack the newspaper headquarters and get two high-profile targets: Stephane Charbonnier (pen name Charb), editor, and Jean Cabut (pen name “Cabu”), said to be the world’s highest paid cartoonist.

The two now deceased men were slain alongside other staff members during a meeting.

Somehow the Islamist assailants knew when to attack the building when all the important Charlie Hebdo staff would be in the there.

As Redditor club-mate states in a discussion about the topic:

What is interesting is that the newspaper that was attacked had press day that day and all of the important staff were there. So I would say that this was an assassination. These two guys handled the situation like real professionals.

So how did the terrorists know when press day was? It’s currently unknown.

2. It Was a False Flag

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In a Reddit thread discussing today’s attack, toneii writes there’s five signs that this was a false flag:

1. timing – shooters are reacting to a comic that was posted 1 hour before the shooting. not enough time for the shooters to find the comic, organize, plan, prepare, map, arm, and dress.
2. The bullet missed the cops head and made a dust could as it ricocheted off the concrete.
3. You don’t shoot down at concrete unless you want to be killed by a ricochet.
4. Military prep, military posture, military movement. this was a practiced attack
5. There are no cars driving by in Paris on a work day.

All five of his theories do make sense except one. Number one, that is.

There’s no verifiable information that states that the gunmen were attacking Charlie Hebdo headquarters for a comic depicting Muhammad that was posted today. The last comic posted by Charlie Hebdo before the attack was a comic depicting ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi.

This then contradicts that Islamists had ties to Al Qaeda, not ISIS.

Furthermore, staff at the newspaper had been under police protection intermittently in the past and in 2013 Charb was on an Al Qaeda hit list.

Still, watching the video, and how methodical the attack was and the fact that there was no visible traffic in downtown Paris does raise questions.

And as for where the guns were aimed and where the bullets hit when executing the cop (or not executing the cop if you believe in false flag set-ups), you can be that judge of that by watching the video here.

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3. The CIA & Mossad are Involved

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You can’t explore false flag theory without bringing up secret agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency of the USA or the Mossad of Israel.

What conspiracists are most comparing today’s attack to is the 2008 Mumbai attacks, of which a popular theory gained ground that the CIA and Mossad were somehow behind the terrorism.

If you don’t remember, the Mumbai attacks were a series of twelve coordinated attacks in late November 2008. You may best remember the attack on the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower or the attack on the Nariman House, a Jewish community center. In this four day siege of terrorism, 166 people were killed.

On the subject, the Times of India reports:

“The terrorists came at least some time before [11/26.] They created a hub in Nariman House. Neighbours have said that they noticed the presence of some strangers a few days before the attack,” said the well-known Urdu journalist in an effort to link the Mumbai attacks to a conspiracy involving Jews. Nariman House is owned by a Jewish sect. According to him, terrorists ordered large amounts of mutton and other provisions to last for several days.

He also added that it was impossible to stash such arms and ammunition in the Taj Hotel without having checked in for some time. “Why isn’t the guest list being checked. The terrorists would have received some support from within the hotel,” he said.

It’s worth remembering that in today’s attack, automatic rifles and a rocket launcher were used by the gunmen. How these men obtained military grade assault weapons is a mystery.

What world agenda today’s attack is pushing is a mystery, but it wouldn’t be the first time that secret government organizations have been accused of planning terrorism.

Both American and Israeli governments have a long history of covert operations that border on terrorism.

This is a developing story and conspiracists are conspiring as we speak. It will be updated again soon. Please check back, or comment below on what theories you have.

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4. Perpetual War

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While there may be no Illuminati, many people do believe that there is a secret group of individuals that have a lot of influence on world events. And many people do believe that they sponsor terrorism to help keep the more progressive people of the world in check.

While there are theories that the world powers are behind the rise of ISIS, it’s not hard to believe that these same world powers are funding ideological groups like Al Qaeda and other jihadists, too.

Fear is a big driver for war. And war makes people rich. Terrorism is a great way to justify war.

It could even be argued World War I instigator Gavrilo Princip was a terrorist when he shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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5. Yemen

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Yemen, Sana’a, old town at sunset (Getty)

It’s been revealed that Cherif Kouachi, Said Kouachi, and Hamid Mourad have Yemeni terrorist connections.

While if this is true or not, establishing this in the media means that all eyes will be on Yemen now.

What could the world want with Yemen?

Read this report from January 5, 2010 titled The Yemen Hidden Agenda: Behind the Al-Qaeda Scenarios, A Strategic Oil Transit Chokepoint from the Center of Research on Globalization, courtesy of InfoWars:

The strategic significance of the region between Yemen and Somalia becomes the point of geopolitical interest. It is the site of Bab el-Mandab, one of what the US Government lists as seven strategic world oil shipping chokepoints. The US Government Energy Information Agency states that “closure of the Bab el-Mandab could keep tankers from the Persian Gulf from reaching the Suez Canal/Sumed pipeline complex, diverting them around the southern tip of Africa. The Strait of Bab el-Mandab is a chokepoint between the horn of Africa and the Middle East, and a strategic link between the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.” [9]

An excuse for a US or NATO militarization of the waters around Bab el-Mandab would give Washington another major link in its pursuit of control of the seven most critical oil chokepoints around the world, a major part of any future US strategy aimed at denying oil flows to China, the EU or any region or country that opposes US policy. Given that significant flows of Saudi oil pass through Bab el-Mandab, a US military control there would serve to deter the Saudi Kingdom from becoming serious about transacting future oil sales with China or others no longer in dollars, as was recently reported by UK Independent journalist Robert Fisk.

In addition to its geopolitical position as a major global oil transit chokepoint, Yemen is reported to hold some of the world’s greatest untapped oil reserves. Yemen’s Masila Basin and Shabwa Basin are reported by international oil companies to contain “world class discoveries.”[10] France’s Total and several smaller international oil companies are engaged in developing Yemen’s oil production. Some fifteen years ago I was told in a private meeting with a well-informed Washington insider that Yemen contained “enough undeveloped oil to fill the oil demand of the entire world for the next fifty years.” Perhaps there is more to Washington’s recent Yemen concern than a rag-tag al Qaeda whose very existence as a global terror organization has been doubted by seasoned Islamic experts.

Have you noticed how cheap oil is recently?

The men behind oil production are losing money as the United States and other industrialized countries see a near surplus of it.

By invading Yemen to “root out Al Qaeda”, corporations will be able to lay claim to Yemeni lands with oil and be able to dictate the market even more.

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  1. Watching the rooftop video that the BBC Posted, they certainly seemed professional and well trained…. but they didn’t seem to be very familiar with the weapons that they were using… you see them trying to hold it like an M16, but then suffering from the upward kick. It does seem to me like someone trained to use Nato weapons… which tends to indicate conspiracy, since the individuals named don’t seem to have special forces training.

    • Yeah, I guess you have an endless list of conspiracies.
      Sometimes it can be hard to see the forest behind every tree.

  2. They are saying they could identified the suspects because one of them loose his ID in the car they used?? It reminds me Mohammed Atta’s passport found in perfect shape inside the WTC… All that preparation and they forgot an ID?? Hmmmm…

      • Why would they not forget to pick a shoe up so they don’t leave evidence behind . And then whoops I left my ID card please come and get me dahh .youve been framed ?

    • Why don’t you inform FBI about Atta’s passport?
      Both FBI and FAA have always denied that they found Atta’s passport.
      The passport seems to exist for CT’s only.

  3. The Police shooting video is Fake. When was this incident? before or after the newspaper shooting..? The location is not near the newspaper office, so what are they doing here ? Who shot this video ?

  4. I think the ‘suspects’ where setup. The ones who did it were not these 2 brothers but trained commandos. If you plan on going to kill a bunch of people in a building wearing a bulletproofvest while carrying 2 ak-47 rifles in a stolen car, who would think of taking this ID with him, or worse, leaving it in the car. There are only 2 explanations: 1. The suspects want us to know their identity because I dont fucking know why. 2. They were setup, the ID of this poor fellows were used to blame someone, and why not blame a “muslim who just came back from syria and is here now to blew shit up”. What a fucked up story. I think we will never see the faces of these 2 guys ever again. They wil make up another story like: suspects died while on the run for police. Here you have it, evidence destroyed.

  5. awesome grouping of bullets in police car window means these guys are not just muslim hacks. Also, who plans something so well yet leaves all their ID in the car let alone brings it with them?

  6. Port Arthur massacre and other mass shootings and domestic terrorism are done by the far right. How easy to turn the public opinion on Muslims (or any group) by staging crimes like this. Next thing a right wing person will stand up and promote they can solve all the problems if elected. Then the money for extra big brother stuff starts at the expense of peoples pensions etc. The high end of town will profit from a far right wing govt in power who promise security.

    • That is so cynical.
      I wish it didn’t sound so very plausible. Even in Canada a lone gunman ‘terrorist’ immediately prompts dictator Harper to declare that we need new laws to strip away more privacy in order to combat terrorism.

  7. if you believe that greedy power hungry subhumans are running the western world then you’ll know that they have huge wealth and influence. not only do they have moles inside all major terrorist organisations but their people actually guide these organisations to commit hitrocities that benefit them eg how convenient that the twin towers were destroyed when they were and took attention away from the trillions of dollars missing and not accounted for at the pentagon. ask yourself then who else or what else was the magazine drawing peoples attention to. a side benefit as an increase in ill feeling towards Islamic people. if they can get a religious war going they’ll they’ll wait and pick up the pieces

  8. Fake video, conspiracy…for this event, sorry but this is just a pure intellectual masturbation. I write from Paris and what I can say is that several people are actually deceased, that’s a FACT. That’s a FACT that many people reports indicate all the same dynamics of events and, the vile murder of the policeman (injured before the killer go up in the magazine’s premises to fire several innocents) already on the ground. This is a real FACT, the rest are just assumptions.

  9. Whether this was a false flag or not, France as a result may just roll back its decision to recognize Palestine as a state, which is what Israel had warned against just a month ago. Very convenient indeed.

  10. For the second theory how can you trust a redditor who thinks ” 3. You don’t shoot down at concrete unless you want to be killed by a ricochet.” They obliviously don’t shoot firearms and are very ignorant to what bullets do. How would shooting the ground like that be any danger to the person shooting? The force of the bullet would carry the ricochet away from the shooter.

    • They almost lost a trainer shoe so you know…. They all made lots of mistakes that’s why! Dumb conspiracy theorists!

    • To look more intimidating and scary, as well as to look like the terrorists they saw and copied off of the Internet. Masks also make it easier to hide nervousness when about to kill a person, and act as a uniform to get into character, it steels the nerves. As to leaving an ID card, if the intent was to become famous (which they now are), then swift identification and subsequent plastering of their names all over the media gave them just that. There’s an attention-seeking aspect to it, too, after all. There were reports during the siege that they wanted to die a martyr’s death, so fame was part of the intent. It’s a tradeoff between being one of those masked executioners on the Internet and being famous for their actions.

  11. How about this posisibility…Islamic Nut Jobs go on Murder Spree and world Muslims create conspiracy theories for damage control>

  12. yes and the western cult started it…. and they persecuting, blaming attacking and killing Islam and why….same reasons just like with ALL the previous prophets….ISLAM is the TRUTH and people like you cannot handle it.

  13. It is obvious a professional job of CIA. The most of the worlds population will not start to think, analyze and take actions, because in their mass they are quite ignorant to understand that they are manipulated by several people who control the world using valueless paper called USD. Time will come and their power will be lost. Process has already began, he light will come from the east.

  14. Any person with a Computer has the knowledge to produce those weapons, Believe it! ^_~ Oil, is that really the only thing that can make a car go? NOPE… However these Fossil heads at the White House Have no idea how to control or obtain TRUE power. its called WATER HELLO, MagNETs HELLO, SUNLIGHT, HELLO… did you know the Sun gets Bigger ever second of the day… Believe it! Thus meaning Utilize this Sunlight wont be a BIG problem in the FUTURE Why do you think it’s call FOSSIL FUEL, because they are IGNORamUSes (literally meaning NOT TO FAWKING KNOW) or FLINT stones living in a JETSON WORLD… BELIEVE IT! yeah I said that again. (^_^)___[\\\\\] Pound it… they probably don’t know what that means… UGH *face palm… They Call us the Vampire generation, I like being a Vampire they live long, LIght actually AGES u… DUMB BALDies … rofl…