March 27, 2012

Evidence: Merah Had Accomplice

If Mohammad Merah didn't send the snuff video showing him murdering his victims, then it certainly implies that he was not alone. So, his rantings to the media and the police about what "we" wanted, may not have been all bluster. Remember, he had gone to Pakistan and Afghanistan and trained with al Qaeda or one of its affiliates.

The evidence suggests the "lone wolf" narrative being foisted on us by the media may be way, way off:

A French official close to the investigation said it was not sent by Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old Frenchman who was killed in a shootout Thursday after a 32-hour standoff with police at his apartment building in Toulouse.

Another official said the envelope sent to Al-Jazeera contained a Wednesday postmark from a large postal processing center for the area around Toulouse, meaning it was unclear exactly where it was mailed from. He could not say anything about who may have sent the video.

The first official said a technical analysis had concluded that it was not sent by Merah but did not indicate whether that analysis included fingerprints, DNA, surveillance or other data.

The Wednesday date would also seems to preclude Merah's brother from sending the video since he was arrested Wednesday morning. So, unless big bro dopped it in a mailbox the night before, then we have an accomplice still on the loose.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:57 PM | Comments |