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3 blasts outside hideout of French terror suspect
KSL.com ^

Posted on 03/21/2012 4:01:17 PM PDT by wtd

TOULOUSE, France (AP) - Three explosions were heard near an apartment building in southwest France where a suspected gunman who boasted of shooting seven victims in an al-Qaida-linked terror spree is holed up.

Orange flashes lit up the night sky with each blast near the Toulouse apartment building where police have been surrounding 24-year-old suspect, Mohamed Merah, since a pre-dawn effort to arrest him went awry.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blasts; france; muslim; muzzie; terrorism
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To: Revolting cat!

The entire area was evacuated in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday (France time). . .it’s about 21 hours later now.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 4:21:51 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Joe 6-pack

300 cops.... 20 hour standoff.... one guy....

Has France surrendered yet??


22 posted on 03/21/2012 4:21:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: stefanbatory

Earlier on the media was implying the shooter was a Nazi-sympathizer.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 4:24:10 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: wtd

The suspect on the loose, now hiding in the loo in Toulouse, is about to lose!


24 posted on 03/21/2012 4:26:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wtd

300 cops, 20 hour standoff....

How long will the French hold out before they surrender?


25 posted on 03/21/2012 4:28:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: wtd

Live link for RT News.

http://rt.com/on-air/toulouse-siege-live-coverage/

[Not much is going on. A few vehicle lights, a couple of police standing down the roadway.]


26 posted on 03/21/2012 4:28:50 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks. I always wondered how come ambush didn’t happen more often in situations like this.


27 posted on 03/21/2012 4:28:50 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: stefanbatory
you mean to tell me that it was a Muslim terrorist behind all this????

Ya' know, I'm starting to lose faith in all this "religion of peace" talk that is so prominent these days.

Frankly, I'm thinking it's BS.

28 posted on 03/21/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: wtd

“the senior U.S. military official told the CNN contributor Fran Townsend that the French shooting suspect was stopped by Afghan forces who tried to turn him over to the U.S. military. The U.S. directed them to hand Merah to French forces since he was a citizen of their country.”

IOW, the obama/Sgt. Schultz smart power doctrine: “I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing!”


29 posted on 03/21/2012 4:31:30 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: TomGuy
BBC video of 3 blasts
30 posted on 03/21/2012 4:31:30 PM PDT by wtd
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To: wtd

bfl


31 posted on 03/21/2012 4:37:08 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: APatientMan
Apart from the political dithering and my general reluctance to defend the French, I would say their counterterror folks are quite professional.

As I understand it, during the standoff today, the shooter's brother was rounded up, and we may not know how many more. The shooter did indicate that this was just the start of something bigger, which may just be posturing, but IMHO it's still in the best interests of the French to take him alive and interrogate the hell out of him.

Keep in mind that while France has something akin to our miranda warning, somebody arrested for terror charges does not get to see a lawyer until their 72nd hour in custody. If this guy is part of a larger movement, they could get him to spill quite a bit in that timeframe.

32 posted on 03/21/2012 4:39:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: wtd

Shephard Smith is pissing me off royal on this one. He keeps talking about a “man” who admits to being a terrorist who killed 7 Jewish people including a Rabbi and 3 children. Not once has he used the word Muslim. Yet in the same 5 minutes, he has no problem identifying the American soldier who shot Afghans.


33 posted on 03/21/2012 4:41:43 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: Brad's Gramma
bfl?

Baptist for Life? Bass fishing League?

Big fat Liar? Kindly clarify

34 posted on 03/21/2012 4:42:21 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Wisconsinlady

dhimmihood


35 posted on 03/21/2012 4:43:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Joe 6-pack

So now they say the French are not going in....

...They have 300 cops, but they are waiting for reinforcements.

French police NEVER patrol alone...ususally they patrol in threesomes.


36 posted on 03/21/2012 4:45:17 PM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: wtd

LOL!!!

Bump
For
Later

(bass fishing was the best..)


37 posted on 03/21/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: tcat

>> No Right Wing Extremist?

Right-wing extremism is a misconception. The radical extremism and tyranny it’s meant to identify are in reality forms of Leftism. Hitler, Stalin, Mao: all Leftists.


38 posted on 03/21/2012 4:50:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: cookcounty

Is this taking place in one of those Muslim ghetto neighborhoods?


39 posted on 03/21/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Oooh . . .don’t I feel silly! Thanks! ;D


40 posted on 03/21/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by wtd
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