New York, 24 Rabiul Awwal 1436/15 January 2015 (MINA) – Former US congressman Ron Paul says the deadly shootings on the office of French magazine Charlie Hebdo was a false flag operation like the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
“The Charlie Hebdo affair has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation,” Paul wrote in an article published at the Ron Paul Institute, Press TV quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
“The attack on the cartoonists’ office was a disciplined professional attack of the kind associated with highly trained special forces; yet the suspects who were later corralled and killed seemed bumbling and unprofessional. It is like two different sets of people,” he added.
On January 7, two gunmen killed 12 people and injured several others when they attacked the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo.
Two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, suspected of murdering the journalists, were killed after being cornered at a printing workshop, two days after the attack.
Ron Paul explained that the identity of the two attackers was allegedly established by the claim that they “conveniently left for the authorities their ID in the getaway car.”
The former presidential candidate noted that this mistake was “inconsistent with the professionalism of the attack and reminds me of the undamaged passport found miraculously among the ruins of the two WTC towers that served to establish the identity of the alleged 9/11 hijackers.”
“It is a plausible inference that the ID left behind in the getaway car was the ID of the two Kouachi brothers, convenient patsies, later killed by police, and from whom we will never hear anything, and not the ID of the professionals who attacked Charlie Hebdo,” Paul said.
He added that an important fact that supports this inference is the report that the third suspect in the attack, Hamyd Mourad, the alleged driver of the getaway car, when seeing his name circulating on social media as a suspect realized the danger he was in and quickly turned himself into the police for protection against being murdered by security forces as a terrorist. (T/P010/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)