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TERROR IN FRANCE – Sixty Dead In Bastille Day Truck Attack

Posted on | July 14, 2016 | 48 Comments

— by Wombat-socho

Per the UK’s Daily Express, at least 76 people are dead after a terrorist rammed his box truck into a crowd out celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. Police apparently found guns, grenades, and other explosives in the truck, which was abandoned by the terrorist; he fled to a nearby restaurant where he was shot by police.

Ace’s LauraW has a link to Fox and the NYDN; Ed Driscoll at Instapundit has more links, including one to Legal Insurrection with live updates. Oh, yes – ISIS has claimed responsibility, and no doubt POTUS will be lecturing us that we can’t jump to conclusions about the [OMITTED] causes for this act of [OMITTED] terror.

Stacy will no doubt be updating this post as events develop.


48 Responses to “TERROR IN FRANCE – Sixty Dead In Bastille Day Truck Attack”

  1. RS
    July 14th, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

    Gun control!

  2. Wombat_socho
    July 14th, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    No, TRUCK control!

  3. Joe Guelph
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

    Those damned militant Huguenots!

  4. Steve Skubinna
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:05 pm

    Jeez. Frickin’ NRA, man.

    And all the rest of those damned white male Republican Christians…

  5. Steve Skubinna
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:05 pm

    Just more proof that ALL religions are bad and must be wiped from civil society. For tolerance.

  6. Steve Skubinna
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:06 pm

    Not all trucks, just high capacity military style assault trucks. The framers never envisioned Jeeps in private hands.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:06 pm

    Don’t you dare say anything about Syrian migrants coming here, because that is Islamophobic.

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:07 pm

    I am thinking of a word that rhymes with trucked to describe our current foreign policy

  9. Steve Skubinna
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:08 pm

    A big problem, at least in France, is that many terror attacks have been conducted by the children of immigrants. Just as in the US, the people who emigrate to a nation do so because they believe in the values of that country.

    Their kids? They get radicalized. And the taxpayers pay for it.

  10. Vicky Fisher
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

    WOW- Geraldo is on O’reilly , He is pissed at Obama’s inaction in regard over Islamic terrorists. I have not seen him this animated since well Jerry Rivers and Bill heatedly argued over immigration.

    OMG-Hillary actually called in to O’reilly show He did invite her call but usually why bother could it be she did dip one or two polls a tad. I didn’t really listen. to her blah blah. At least she was not screechy. .

  11. RS
    July 14th, 2016 @ 8:14 pm

    My ancestors were Huguenots, which is why we ultimately wound up here. Suffice it to say, we don’t accept dinner invitations on St. Bartholomew’s Day.

  12. Daniel Freeman
    July 14th, 2016 @ 9:28 pm

    No one needs an automatic truck just to make deliveries, and if terrorists have to shift gears manually, it just might slow them down enough to save lives.

  13. MrPaulRevere
    July 14th, 2016 @ 9:48 pm

    Where’s Harry Truman when you need him?

  14. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 14th, 2016 @ 10:26 pm

    Remember in some places it’s easier to buy an assault vehicle than it is to buy a book.

  15. CrustyB
    July 14th, 2016 @ 10:37 pm

    The guy in charge of our foreign policy lost an election to Bush. Think about it.

  16. Kirby McCain
    July 15th, 2016 @ 1:56 am

    I bet the Brexit folks are feeling satisfied they made the the right decision.

  17. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:13 am


  18. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:15 am

    Most concise comment about a horrible situation EVER. Brilliant, EBL.

  19. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:15 am

    Well, you just effing triggered me. Hope you’re happy.

  20. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:17 am

    Geraldo was pissed about Obama’s inaction? Wow, weird. Wonder what’s in it for him?

  21. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:17 am

    That was insidiously snarky, JV. Good one.

  22. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:18 am

    I’d rather not.

  23. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:24 am

    Indeed. I, also, am satisfied they made the right decision. Honestly, I’d be skeptical that we’d make the appropriate decision here these days. If you’d like to read a Brit’s take on the prophetic significance – if you’re into that sort of thing – here’s a link to an article I was reading earlier on Rapture Ready:

    However, prophecy is pretty clear that global government is coming, one way or another. Luckily for me, God’s children will be gone before that happens, theoretically (and dispensationally). Hope you’re one of them, Kirby. Looking forward to meeting you someday. You can spill all Stacy’s secrets, lol.

  24. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:26 am

    BTW, Wombat, thanks for hopping on this news so quickly. I like seeing you write some stuff that’s not so linky. You should do it more often, on account of you’re awesome for looking out for us here. Just wanted to show you a little love…

  25. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:29 am

    How many speeds are too many? All hail the 12-speed terrorism-preventing Volvo!

  26. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:36 am

    If only terrorists and criminals had guns, none of this would ever happen, man.

    Don’t bogart that joint, man.*

    * I had to say that, on account of you’d have to be stoned to think that law-abiding citizens are ever responsible for this sort of stuff, by definition, ever.

  27. DeadMessenger
    July 15th, 2016 @ 3:37 am

    He’s busy spinning in his grave.

  28. Jim Christian
    July 15th, 2016 @ 4:06 am

    Only the Muslims in France are allowed to be armed, the citizens, the Whites, all soft, fat and trained and completely disarmed, by choice. Muslims are fully equipped with heavy machine guns, grenades, explosives by the ton. Whites in France have only their precious Charlie Hebdo. There will be no civil war, only further conquest. Civil War. Hilarious. The Whites of France have surrendered and assume they will just have to take a good whack, rapes and mass shootings a couple of times a month. All in the good spirit of multiculturalism. Just a few lone wolves, just a few “Bad Muslims”. Mostly, there are good Muslims.

    Now move along, no civil war to be seen here..

  29. Quartermaster
    July 15th, 2016 @ 6:46 am

    Why, that’s positively anti-social.

  30. Quartermaster
    July 15th, 2016 @ 6:47 am

    Make ’em use Yugos!

  31. Quartermaster
    July 15th, 2016 @ 6:54 am

    Matt Ward makes some good points. I’m not one of those that was puzzled by the UK’s membership in the EU, however. She had tried to gain admission to the Common Market for many years, France kept her out (DeGaulle especially hated Great Britain). It was a boon to her economically, and EU membership simply followed from that as the CM became the EU. I didn’t think it would be permanent, however.

  32. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 15th, 2016 @ 7:16 am

    We need to get at the root cause of terror here: tougher truck control, if not a total ban on trucks.

  33. Quartermaster
    July 15th, 2016 @ 9:13 am

    When it comes to Muslims, I doubt they believe in American values, or German Values, or British values or,….
    What they do believe in is a better life for themselves. They just can’t make the connection between that better life and the values that brought it about. Leftards have the same problem.

  34. Steve Skubinna
    July 15th, 2016 @ 9:22 am

    Not me, I’m high on life.

  35. Steve Skubinna
    July 15th, 2016 @ 9:22 am

    Ecstatic, ma’am.

  36. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 15th, 2016 @ 9:27 am
  37. marcus tullius cicero
    July 15th, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    …the French liberal immigration policies are to blame, no assimilation whatsoever and the Americans are going the same route, a future of blood and tears!

  38. Jim Christian
    July 15th, 2016 @ 12:12 pm

    You can have my trucks when you can pry the keys from my cold, dead fingers..

  39. Kristian Holvoet
    July 15th, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

    Breaking New: FBI Director Comey says French Driver accused of ‘murdering’ 80 French Citizens was driving ‘Extremely Carelessly’ but no reasonable prosecutor would bring charges of ‘Reckless Driving’ or ‘Negligent Homicide’ because they would be unable to prove intent.

  40. Kristian Holvoet
    July 15th, 2016 @ 12:52 pm

    Breaking News: Sen Harry Reid, D-NV, plans to introduce a Federal Assault Truck Ban, saying no-one should need a truck that can kill dozens of people with the press of a peddle. Any vehicle that has a combination of more than one item from the following list will be prohibited by non-law enforcement members of the public:
    1) LED Lights
    2) Mounts for flags
    3) Winches
    4) Clearance greater then 22.13″ between frame and bottom of truck
    5) Cow catchers
    6) NASCAR, Calvin, Reminigton or Browning Stickers

    In his statement, Sen Reid said:
    “Truck violence has become a cancer on this nation. We are better than this. Too often we are turning on our televisions to scenes of horror like those we are witnessing today. This madness must stop.

    “There is no excuse for inaction. We cannot allow ourselves to grow numb to truck violence or to feel powerless in the face of it. We can, and must, make common sense truck reforms that can keep trucks out of the hands of dangerous criminals and the mentally ill. The American people are crying out for us to act. If we do not act, this distressing reality will not change.”

  41. CrustyB
    July 15th, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

    Time to update the blame list:

    Charlotte massacre: White supremacism.
    Democrat muslim Orlando queer massacre: Assault weapons
    BLM nut Dallas cop massacre: Assault weapons
    French Charlie Hebdo massacre: Instigating cartoonists
    French nightclub massacre: Assault weapons
    French truck attack: General Motors

  42. Kirby McCain
    July 15th, 2016 @ 1:10 pm

    Background check.

  43. Kirby McCain
    July 15th, 2016 @ 1:13 pm

    Hope you have some time!

  44. Kristian Holvoet
    July 15th, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

    Oh, right.

    You’ll need a background check for all truck sales. And all sales must be handled through approved Dealerships. Need to close the ‘Parking Lot’ and ‘Side of the Road’ loop holes.

    You’ll need a special permit to park it in a garage, and it can be witheld at the discretion of the local Law Enforcement.

    All trucks will have to have a transmission lock, fuel removed from the tanks, and at least one axle with no wheels when stored within 10,000′ of a school, government building, or public road.

  45. Kirby McCain
    July 15th, 2016 @ 1:20 pm

    “That’s not Islamaphobic,” Callahan snarled as his hand tightened on the grip of the model twenty-nine.

  46. Quartermaster
    July 15th, 2016 @ 1:59 pm

    And then come truck free zones and then only criminals will have trucks when all it takes is a good guy with a truck to stop a bad guy with a truck.

  47. java
    July 17th, 2016 @ 5:54 am

    the brexit folks have all the terrorists already on their soil, as sons and grandsons of all the pakis and indians they let in 80 years ago. They do not need to import them from france.

  48. java
    July 17th, 2016 @ 5:58 am

    You are seriously mistaken, I emigrated to the UK from another EU country just to make money and increase my carreer chances. I do not give a damn to what happens to the UK since I will be gone and my children will never grow in the uk, I do not share their values (which values? gay marriage? the kings and the queens?) and I do not like them one bit as people. The people immigrating the USA from pakistan or similar countries do not do it because they believe in the values of the new country. They do it because of money and the ability to islamize the new country. Islam spreads by outbreeding the Others.