A French soldier shot and seriously wounded a man in a shopping mall beneath the Louvre Museum on Friday after he shouted “Allahu akbar” and tried to attack security forces with a machete, officials said.
The man was carrying two backpacks, and had two of the large knives. When soldiers and police officers on patrol told the man that he could not come in with his bags, he attacked, said Yves Lefebvre, a police union official.
“That’s when he got the knife out and that’s when he tried to stab the soldier,” he said. The soldier was slightly wounded on the scalp.
A soldier opened fire and the man was struck five times, once in the stomach, Paris police chief Michel Cadot said. The backpacks didn’t contain any explosives, he said.
Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called the attack “terrorist in nature” after the incident that caused streets around the world-famous museum to be sealed off.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who visited the site of the attack, praised the “response and professionalism” of the soldiers.
The museum in the center of Paris is one of the French capital’s biggest tourist attractions. Police have sealed off entrances around where the attack took place and closed the area to vehicles, snarling traffic in a busy part of central Paris. The situation is mainly calm, with confused tourists being gently shooed away by officers.
Paris Police Chief Michel Cadot said the man, armed with a machete and shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great" in Arabic), launched himself at soldiers and police officers.
One of the soldiers shot the attacker five times, seriously wounding him in the stomach, Cadot said.
A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior, speaking at the scene, said a second person had been arrested at the scene and their "possible connection" to the incident was being investigated. It was not clear if this person had a direct connection to the attacker.
France's Ministry of the Interior initially tweeted in French that a "serious" security incident occurred near the Louvre Museum.
The area surrounding the Louvre was evacuated and about 250 visitors to the museum were kept in secure parts of the facility. They were to be evacuated in small groups after the necessary security checks.
Milo: Media 'Created' Environment Where It's Okay to Say Anything About the Right, 'Way of Legitimizing' Violence
On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos stated, “The media has created this environment in which it’s okay to say almost anything about somebody who is right of Jane Fonda. … And it’s a way of legitimizing, in some cases, as happened last night, violent responses.”
Milo said, “I’m not any of the things that these posters characterize me as in an effort to legitimize the violence. But, even if I were, I don’t think it would matter, for the reasons you say.”
He described the events in Berkeley the night before as, “[S]uddenly, there were explosions outside. There were firecrackers and rocks being hurled at the building. The police were having things hurled at them. And we — I was evacuated to the fifth floor, like by the fire escape. It was all very exciting. And then, suddenly, I was being taken out of the building. I was informed that I was being evacuated, because there were hundreds of protesters outside, blowing things up, hurling things of the police. The police weren’t — didn’t seem to me to be doing very much aside hiding inside the building. The ground floor had been stormed. So, we had to rush down to the parking lot, find one car, and our exit was blocked. So, we run — we ran to another car We finally got in one. And I was bundled in, put in a bulletproof vest, and whisked away, and that is the price you pay for being a libertarian or a conservative on American college campuses.”
He added that he had been called the “usual slurs that they wheel out in a sort of effort to legitimize violence against you. You know, they want to call you the worst possible name. It’s like the punch a Nazi thing, right? Well, I could imagine a reasonable person being taken someway along the argument of like, it’s okay to punch Nazis. But the problem is that the left calls everyone Nazis. So, basically, they can punch [anybody].”
Milo further said, “[T]he real people that I want to hear from are the guys who are on CNN, who are legitimizing ordinary conservatives being called white supremacists, anti-Semites, racists, sexists, when they’re not. There’s inevitable, obvious consequence to this. … The media has created this environment in which it’s okay to say almost anything about somebody who is right of Jane Fonda. If you have slightly conservative, or even libertarian points of view, especially if you are persuasive and charismatic and funny and effective, like we both are, you will get called the most appalling things. And it’s a way of legitimizing, in some cases, as happened last night, violent responses.”
He added that totalitarians hate the sound of laughter “because they can’t control it,” and this is why the left tries to dictate what kinds of humor are acceptable.
He later said, “I’ve discovered, not just in journalism, but also in the entertainment industry, and particularly, and most importantly in academia…on American college campuses I have experienced restrictions on the freedom of speech, groupthink, and penalties, social and institutional penalties, and financial penalties for free expression like nothing I ever experienced in Europe.”
Milo concluded, “There’s a reason why there’s this extraordinary bifurcation between liberals and conservatives in this country, it is because the establishment, the media, academic, and entertainment establishment has made certain sorts of political opinion – respectable, reasonable, mainstream opinion – impossible to express in public.”
I've been covering the Bundy Ranch now going on three years. As trials of political prisoners on trumped up charges by the central government loom, charges that have either been dismissed or they have been acquitted of in Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management agent in charge has now allegedly been found guilty of misconduct by the Inspector General; and a Bundy case attorney is going after him.
On Wednesday Attorney Chris Rasmussen filed a Motion For Review of BLM Personnel Records after a scathing report released by the Office Of The Inspector General, said a Special Agent In Charge of the BLM was found to have committed Ethical Violations and Misconduct during an event in 2015 called “Burning Man” held in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
The report contained points of interest for attorneys fighting an uphill battle in the Bundy Ranch case, especially the part about the Special Agent trying to intimidate and influence witnesses in his ethics investigation.
Daniel P. Love, who is believed to be the Special Agent in Charge the report is referring to, was also the Special Agent In Charge of the Bundy Ranch Cattle Impoundment of 2014. Complaint after complaint was filed against Dan Love before, during, and after the protest, but failed to catch the eye of the Inspector Generals Office. This time the complaints came from within the BLM staff itself and it looks as though the “Super-Agent” will finally be held accountable.
This revelation came as no surprise to the people who live in States in which the BLM has taken on the role of Law Enforcement under the direction of Special Agent Daniel P. Love. Locals say they can attest that misconduct is an almost daily routine for the agency.
Chris Rasmussen, the Attorney of record for Pete Santilli, the journalist being held without bond after being swept up in a series of arrest stemming from the 2014 protest, wasted no time in demanding the court release the unredacted document filed by the Inspector Generals Office on January 30th, because he believes Dan Love may be the agent that was investigated and the Governments star witness in their case against Cliven Bundy and co-defendants.
Mr. Rasmussen says that if Daniel P. Love is the agent being charged in the Inspector General’s report, his client and other co-defendants have a right to know and be allowed to impeach his testimony, if he takes the stand.
Just two weeks ago, I met with Santilli at the Souther Nevada Detention Center and we discussed some of Love's misconduct, as well as the evidence that would exonerate every single person the central government is holding without bail. Santilli called out the misconduct after prosecutors in the case filed a motion to protect the BLM from any scrutiny during the trial. In essence, they were seeking to cover up the criminal actions and lawless conduct of armed BLM agents that surrounded Bundy Ranch.
According to Santilli's co-host, Deb Jordan, though Love was abandoned by the FBI, the Clarke County Sheriff's Department and the Las Vegas Metro Police, Daniel P. Love threatened reporter Pete Santilli, who sought to reason with Love, just as he did with the FBI in Oregon for a peaceful resolution to the matter. His attempts were in vain.
One protester believed lives to be in danger and commented, "There was never ever any talk of invading the 1 million dollar compound Daniel P. Love erected on the Gold Butte or forcefully taking back any cattle; it was always the plan to protest until the release occurred naturally, said one witness who has asked to remain anonymous. We went down into the wash under the assumption the BLM had left the area and that is where we were met by 200 armed agents who said they were ready to use lethal force. It was very frightening and confusing, we said a prayer and moved forward to face a BLM, we thought had left hours before. "
Former Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore also stood at Bundy Ranch alongside fellow citizens of Nevada and Americans.
"You know what?" Fiore said. "I am just pissed off that this dirty SOB has been protected from being prosecuted for his outrageous behavior at Bundy Ranch – Scoring a few tickets and having sex with his girlfriend in a BLM trailer at “Burning Man” is the least of his offensives."
"This man is the same guy who threatened to use lethal force against American Citizens and Elected Officials – myself included – during the protest at Bundy Ranch," she added. "How the hell did he ever get by with that? And now it’s just disgusting that the Nevada BLM has the audacity to speak poorly of our elected, President Donald Trump while never saying one thing about this mad-man being permitted to threaten protestors without any repercussion?"
"This guy actually disobeyed the direct order of our State Attorney General and beat people up and arrested them when he had no authority to do so," she continued. "In the wash that day the BLM made fun of our Metro Las Vegas Police and County Sheriff Tom Roberts instead of obeying a direct order to put away their Long Guns. I’m telling you all right now, Daniel P. Love disrespected the authority of our Nevada State Attorney General and Local Law Enforcement, and almost caused a terrible tragedy. There was no damn conspiracy – We all went down into that wash to set cattle free because the Sheriff said the “operation” had ceased and the BLM was leaving – We were almost killed by that raging lunatic; It’s just that simple."
Fiore then offered a solution to the problem at hand. "At this point I think the right thing to do in this situation is, to let our men who have been wrongfully accused of threatening the BLM, out of jail and put Daniel P. Love, the real criminal, in jail for a very, very long time."
She also mentioned the fact of Love's misconduct in another area. "While they’re at it I think they should also look into the allegations of misconduct during the 2012 Winter Olympics when an on duty Dan Love was presumably observed by his men in a dark corner of a bar getting up close and personal with a woman he had had drinks with instead of providing security for the diplomats he was charged to protect."
And she threw in his previous involvement in a story that I reported on in 2016. "Maybe they should take another look at the operation Dan Love conducted in Utah that lead to the suicide of three people including Dr. James Redd in Blanding, Utah."
"I think it’s high-time somebody say enough is enough and tell us the truth; That Daniel P. Love was demoted – not promoted this year – because he can’t handle the overwhelming responsibility of picking up the trash on our Public Lands without threatening to kill someone, and has finally been relegated to a desk job where he can’t hurt people," Fiore said.
If this was not enough, a retired BLM agent also spoke out against the BLM in January 2016.
In 2012, Steve Martin sat in a briefing room at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, listening to the details of a clandestine operation his agency was planning in the Nevada desert. The goal seemed commendable — to round up rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle, which had been grazing illegally on public land for decades — but the means seemed off to the Arizona-based special agent for the federal Bureau of Land Management. It was full of optimistic bravado, he recalls, and it was missing a key ingredient: cooperation with the county sheriff. Says Martin: “I remember thinking, ‘Is this still the BLM?’
GMN also added regarding the comments of Ryan Bundy at his pre-trial hearing this past Tuesday,
During his pre-trial release hearing on Tuesday, Ryan Bundy revealed that at least 200 gunmen (BLM Agents and or Parks and Services) were involved in the April 12th protest, and that many of them could be heard laughing while choosing the protestors they wanted to kill, including horses and dogs.
Ryan Bundy also stated for the record, an agreement had been made between the Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau Of Land Management on April 11th, 2014 – that said the impoundment operation would cease immediately – a full day before the final protest on April 12th. Mr. Bundy quickly pointed out the flaw in the indictment by asking the question, “If there were no operation on the 12th, and if the cattle were already being released — how is that impeding?”
The BLM is out of control. They believe their authority supercedes the Constitution. However, they are an illegal agency, as the Constitution does not provide for them to uphold the laws of the Constitution. Rather, it is the citizen militia that is to do so.
I would encourage you to read what Lynette Warren says are the "OIG’s worst findings" concerning Love on the last two pages of the 15-page report. You can read that report by clicking here. Don't forget to support Santilli in his defense, helping wives and children of political prisoners and getting the story out on what is really taking place in Nevada by clicking here.
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