Updated: Coordinated Terror Attacks Devastates Paris; Hundreds Dead; Scores Injured; State of Emergency Declared

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Parisians are waking this morning, Saturday, to the sickening news of yet another mass casualty terrorist attack that killed nearly two hundred and injured countless more plunging the nation into a State of Emergency and closing the borders.

The coordinated attacks, which centered in the 10th and 11th arrondissement, two of the City Zones, began at 9:16pm Friday night, when Parisians were enjoying the start of the weekend.

Lovers of leisure and fun, Parisians were dining out, attending concerts, sporting events, meeting new friends, enjoying the mid-November evening, ending the work week.

Then all hell broke loose. The first attack, a shooting, centered on Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, located in  the 10th arrondissement. The unprovoked and indiscriminate attack killed nearly a dozen patrons.

The assailants, described as two men dressed in black commando gear, fled in black non descriptive leaving carnage and a reasonable assumption the night of terror was over. Unfortunately, it was just beginning.

President François Hollande was attending a soccer match at the Stade de France where the national team Le Bleus, were engaged in a bragging rights match between between neighboring Germany, Nationalelf, when a series of explosions detonated, by suicide bomber patrons, inside the stadium's official bar.

Reports on the extent of the casualty, in the Stade de France bombing, has been scaled back after the first announcement to three patrons dead, three terrorist died of self-detonation, and the extent of injuries are still unclear.

The blasts were heard live as the UEFA inter-country match was televised live in both nations.

All attendees, including President Hollande, were safely evacuated from the stadium.

In the hour that followed, five other attacks, including the siege of the historic Bataclan Theatre, rocked the country’s capital city. 

The California based rock band, Eagles of Death Metal, were playing a sold out show, and had played about one hour into the three hour show when four heavily armed, commando dressed masked assailants entered the Bataclan.

The men stood in the balcony and opened fire massacring the concert-goes below.

Using automatic weapons the terrorists were merciless, determined, and as ruthless as Nazi SS Commandos.

After the initial attack, which survivors have reported went on for nearly ten minutes with the Islamic Fighters firing, anywhere from 600 to 950 rounds per minute, into the cornered, corralled concert goers.  

Those who remained alive were taken hostage. Held in groups, the Islamic fighters tossed grenades into the crowds and systematically executed, without thought or concern those who survived the initial massacre.

The hostage situation at the Bataclan lasted nearly three hours ending just before 1:00am Saturday morning. More than 100 concert goers were killed in the theatre, 200 were injured; 80 were listed in serious condition.

The four Islamic fighters were killed; three by self-detonation of the suicide bombs belts they wore and one killed in the standoff with SWAT and Military teams.

Paris’ Night of Terror ended with 166 of its citizens paying the ultimate sacrifice to live free from tyranny. 

This is a developing story.

Haute Tease

  • Beltway Insider: Obama Gathers Support for War on ISIL; 9/11 Remembered; Third Hostage Beheaded

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama addressed the American people, on the eve of the 13th Commemoration of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, on the growing threat and global concern over the vicious brutality of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

     
  • Noticias Telemundo’s Statement On The Abduction Of Its Venezuela Correspondent, Daniel Garrido

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Noticias Telemundo's correspondent in Venezuela, Daniel Garrido, was abducted today at 6 am ET in the vicinity of the Hotel Cayena in La Castellana, Caracas by a group of armed loyalists who forced him into a vehicle.

     
  • Fashion and Style Fixes and Tricks Review – A Round-Up for the Fashionista Everywhere

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Every fashionista knows that putting together a great look can often be fraught with problems, annoyances, or plain old doldrums. However, ever-clever apparel and accessory designers are continually bringing innovations to market that help ensure your efforts to rock chic, stylish and fresh looks don't hit a snag.  Here's one notable group of fixes, tricks and helpful conveniences to help you thwart a litany of fashion and footwear frustrations and even create looks that are unforgettable:

     
  • Op/Ed: The REAL Fake News

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Today, the term 'Fake News' is firmly entrenched in our lexicon. It seems everyone from Trumpite retirees, to neo-political millennials, freely toss around the phrase. The term was even recognized as, "The Word of the Year" by UK-based Collins Dictionary.

     
  • Salads and Dressings Review – 350 Ways to Incorporate Delicious, Healthy Meals Into Every Day (Recipes)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Salads and Dressings, from Robert Rose presents 350 recipes of salads from the simple to the sublime, using traditional veggies to experimenting with non-traditional combinations along with seasonings, dressings, and an easy to read introduction.

     
  • September 11, 2001 - We Remember

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

     

    Today marks the 14th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The reading of the names of the lives lost in the attacks happened this morning at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Government Shutdown, Border Wall, Syria; Gatwick Drones

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump, with two days before Christmas, followed through on his pledge to shutdown the government sending millions of government workers home without paychecks and on temporary leave until the issue of the Border Wall can be resolved.

     
  • The Long Last Days of Summer - Family Style

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    With summer shortly coming to a close, friends and family cling to the shore to soak up the last rays and swap stories that only the season can provide. There isn’t much left to cross off on the lists we’ve made in May. Painted the mudroom; check. Gone to a baseball game; check. Spent hours at the beach; double check. In this, I find comfort.

     
  • Internationl Art Festival Opens In New York City

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The opening reception for the 2013 International Art Festival, a juried art competition that includes five distinctive catagories, will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 6:00 - 9:00pm, at the beautiful 25 CPW Gallery in New York City.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Priebus; ObamaCare Survives; MS-13/Immigration; North Korea; Detroit

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump announced, via Twitter, the appointment of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new Chief of Staff, after wide spread speculation that his once closest ally, Reince Priebus, was the source of press leaks.

     
  • Beltway Insider: 9/11 Terror Attacks Remembered; SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh; Iran; NY Primaries; Les Moonves

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was hit with a bombshell this week as a Palo Alto University Professor has gone public with details of her sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee.

     
  • Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale Coming to Santa Barbara

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale will be held January 23 to 25 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds,Santa Barbara,CA (Hwy 101 at Las Positas). The grounds will be filled to the rafters with beautiful antiques and unique decorative pieces brought to Santa Barbara by dealers from all over the west coast. 

     
  • Alcove Group Develops the First Mobile Workstation

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Alcove Group is preparing to launch a Kickstarter Campaign for their first product, a first-of-its-kind laptop case that unfolds into a sleek private workstation with backlight and patent-pending noise-directing side panels providing privacy without a bulky look and awkward feel.

     
  • Money News: Nine Top World Markets, Including DOW, Close Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average along with the top nine world markets, the NASDAQ and S&P500 all had a strong week, gaining enough momentum, in the respectable index to end the week on a strong with the DOW climbing above the 17,000 point record set over one month ago.

     
  • The Future of Transatlantic Relations (Reprinted with Permission)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Germany and the United States are deeply linked together: Our joint history has led us through both bright and dark chapters and resulted in the deep friendship we enjoy today. That friendship is based on our shared commitment to personal freedom and dignity, which only a vibrant democracy under the rule of law can guarantee.

 

Login Form