EDITORS NOTE: So, here we go again folks! Yet more gunmen storming locations popular with tourists, and this time its in the Ivory Coast. I don’t claim to know anything about the politics or the terror groups operating in that area, however, we can be sure the story will unfold in the usual manner.
There will be conflicting reports on how many gunmen, the weapons used, number of victims and the story is always going to change.
The media in the UK will roll out the usual barrage of talking heads to give their “expert” opinions on what has gone on and what need to be done in the future to prevent against further atrocities of this nature. This will undoubtedly lead to calls for western troops to hit the ground in the name of protecting the tourists of course.
Whichever group ends up being blamed, we will no doubt be told they are affiliated to the Oooga-Booga super-scary ISIS and this means we need to expand our war of terror, oops, war on terror!
And with this being the Ivory Coast, and not, say, London Paris or New York, don’t be expecting the 24/7 fear driven analysis we have become used to in recent years when its a western city at the epicentre.
And finally, don’t expect to learn anything about the innocent victims that may, or may not, have lost their lives, for that kind of information is soon lost and forgotten.
Be on the look out for drills running alongside this real event. Have the government of the Ivory Coast made any policy announcements recently that may see them targeted by the NWO cabal for some “regime change”?
Nothing, absolutely nothing, is as it seems when these events go down! Thoughts and prayers to those that are directly affected by this latest event!
At least six people have died in a gun attack in Ivory Coast, at a beach resort popular with tourists, according to reports.
The hotel attacked is in Grand Bassam, around 25 miles east of Abidjan.
Reports say there may have been up to 10 attackers who opened fire with machine guns as they entered the hotel.
The attackers were “heavily armed and wearing balaclava, fired at guests at the L’Etoile du Sud (Southern Star), a large hotel which was full of expats in the current heatwave”, according to a witness who spoke to AFP news agency.
Josiane Sekongo, 25, who lives nearby, said she ran outside when she heard the gunfire and saw people running away from the beach.
Residents are now hiding in their homes while security forces respond to the attack, she said.
Grand-Bassam is home to around 80,000 people and UNESCO World Heritage status due to the architecture from its French colonial past.
Over the past few months, attacks have been launched on luxury hotels in the capitals of Ivory Coast’s neighbours Mali and Burkina Faso, leaving dozens of people dead and West African nations re-assessing security in the face of the growing threat from jihadists.
— Abidjan.net (@abidjan_net) March 13, 2016
New information and pictures are emerging…
The Express reports….
The assault took place on a hotel in the coastal city of Grand-Bassam and there are unconfirmed reports that as many as six gunmen may have been involved.
It is unclear at the moment how many tourists have been injured or whether any hostages have been seized.
Police and the army have been scrambled to the beach and medics are at the scene.
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An injured victim is taken away
A victim lies dead on the beach
The gunmen are believed to be armed with kalishnikovs and grenades and according to reports on Twitter, witnesses at the scene have stated that the men were shouting “Allahu Akbar”, Arabic for “God is greater” as they shot indiscriminately.The resort is popular with French tourists and the attack is sure to spark fears that this is a new islamic State (ISIS) attrocity coming just months after the massacre in Paris which left 130 people dead and around 300 injured.