France: Terror Funding, Attack Weapons Came from Abroad


paris5French police said as many as six members of the terrorist cell that carried out the Paris attacks may still be at large. Several people are being sought in connection with the “substantial” financing of the three gunmen, said Christophe Crepin, a French police union official.

The gunmen’s weapons stockpile came from abroad, and the size of it, plus the military sophistication of the attacks, indicated an organized terror network, he added.

“This cell did not include just those three. We think with all seriousness that they had accomplices, because of the weaponry, the logistics and the costs of it,” Crepin said. “These are heavy weapons. When I talk about things like a rocket launcher – it’s not like buying a baguette on the corner. It’s for targeted acts.”

Meanwhile, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told the American Jewish Committee in Washington, “The violent assault on the Jewish community in France…was the latest in a series of very troubling incidents in Europe and around the world that reflect a rising tide of anti-Semitism. On behalf of the president, I am here to affirm our nation’s solidarity with the French people and the Jewish community in France, and around the world, to condemn in the strongest possible terms the violent attacks of last week.”

{Andy Newscenter}