Friday, January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Massacre

by: Psychic August

First of all, I express my condolences to the families of those killed in the shootings.  Je suis Charlie!

The two gunmen who opened fire at the Paris office of the French  satirical weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, last January 7, 2015 - brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi - killing 12 people and wounding 11 others, will be caught by the French authorities before the month of January ends.  They will be caught hiding within the territory of North East France,  along with some sympathizers who have helped them go into hiding.

Although finally being identified especially after the apprehension of the two main suspects, the 3rd suspect will still manage to evade capture for several months until he too is caught by the French authorities in the latter half of the year.  He will manage to evade immediate capture due to, again, the help of some sympathizers.

The shooting incident that came immediately after the Charlie Hebdo shooting, in which a french police woman was shot and killed by a man in a bullet proof vest is, yes, connected with the Charlie Hebdo shooting, as the perpetrator was indeed emboldened by what the Kouachi brothers did.  But he too will be caught, and also in the latter half of the year.
There will not be any terrorist attacks in France to follow immediately after the two incidents as plots to do similar will be curbed by the French police even before they are done.  The consequential effect of these two incidents will be the improvement of efforts made by not only France, but also by the rest of the world, especially the Western countries, to fight terrorism enacted especially by Al-Qaeda, and it's offshoot ISIS. 

Satirists not only in France, but all over the world will be more active and provocative in using the two mentioned groups as subjects for their satires.  Other journalists and those others who use the pen or social media as their primary tool to convey their ideas will follow suit.  Although this will mean similar terrorist attacks done by these groups in the next coming years.

Reading Date:  January 9, 2015
Photo Sources: CNN