Forgive me for being uncharitable, but the only thing I regret about this is that this savage didn’t spend days dying in agony:
The suspected mastermind of the Paris terror attacks was killed in yesterday’s dramatic police siege on his safe house, prosecutors have confirmed.
Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, was first hit in the head by a police sniper and then blown to pieces by numerous grenades during the raid in the suburb of Saint-Denis.
His body was so unrecognisable it has taken more than 24 hours for forensic tests to confirm he is now dead using DNA from his saliva.
Paris prosecutors said his body was ‘riddled with bullets’, adding that it was unclear whether Abaaoud had detonated a suicide belt.
Now the French authorities will have to explain how they allowed the known terrorist, who was thought to be in Syria, to operate so freely in their country, killing 129 people in the process.
‘This is a major failing,’ said Roland Jaquard, from the International Observatory for Terrorism.
The deuce you say, Roland.
Reports the day after the shootout said French police (and perhaps military) unloaded about 5,000 rounds at Abaaoud and his suicide-bomber companion. Let no one accuse Paris of “holding back.”
Meanwhile, I’d like to think, but sorely doubt, that our president would take note: this how you deal with jihad-terrorists, not bemoan the lack of a jobs program for them.
PS: I despise Vladimir Putin, but this was a nice gesture on his part.