TSG IntelBrief Cited by Associated Press: Truck Attack Shows That French Are Not Safe Anywhere

July 15, 2016

Truck Attack Shows That French Are Not Safe Anywhere

Associated Press
By: John Leicester


By ramming his truck into a Bastille Day celebration of liberte and fraternite, the driver delivered a murderous message for France: No matter who you are or what you’re doing, you are not safe anywhere. Not in a Paris cafe, not at a soccer match, and now, not even watching fireworks with your children on the seaside promenade of Nice.

And he used an especially ordinary weapon — a delivery truck like the millions on the streets every day throughout the world.

It is not yet known whether it was a politically motivated attack. But whether or not the driver had ties to extremists, the killing shows that such attacks can happen anywhere…

“The nature of these inspired attacks … has broadened the target zone to encompass all public and private spaces,” according to an analysis Friday from The Soufan Group, an organization of security consultants…


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