After the St Petersburg attack a few weeks ago, I specifically predicted there would be a staged terror attack in France just prior to the presidential elections.
Here’s what I wrote at the time. ‘I want to go on record as predicting there may be a staged terror attack somewhere in France between now and the weekend: or, perhaps more likely, some time between now and the second round of the French Presidential Elections in May. I hope there isn’t: but I suspect there will be and, if so, it will probably be aimed at bolstering support for Marine Le Pen and the Front National.’
So I’ve very much been expecting one. As it happens, this ‘terrorist attack’ in Paris occurs just a couple of days before the start of the presidential election. (more…)