Aldo Sterone on the Terror Attack in Trèbes, Part One

The video below is the first part of a rant by the Algerian-French auto pundit Aldo Sterone. In this clip Mr. Sterone addresses himself to the recent Islamic terror attack in Trèbes, where a mujahid who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State shot three people to death and took hostages in a supermarket. A gendarme who exchanged himself for one of the hostages died several days later from his wounds.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below are excerpts from three articles about the attack in Trèbes and the death of the gendarme who traded himself for one of the hostages. First, from The Independent:

Trèbes Siege: Three People Dead in French Supermarket ‘Terror Attack’, Police Say

Three people have been killed and around a dozen others injured in a suspected terror attack in Trèbes in the south of France after a gunman claiming allegiance to Isis took hostages in a supermarket.

The attacker, 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim, who was known to authorities for petty crimes, struck at the Super U shop in Trèbes, near Toulouse, on Friday morning, killing one person by shooting them in the head before taking others hostage.

Earlier, a policeman was shot and wounded while jogging with colleagues in Carcassonne, a 15-minute drive away, by the same suspect, the secretary-general of the SGP Police-FO union told the Associated Press.

Special police units were sent to the scene and local authorities blocked roads and urged residents to stay away. Officers later stormed the supermarket and killed the attacker.

A supermarket customer who was in the shop at the time told France Info: “A man cried and fired a lot of gunshots. I saw a fridge door, I told people to come find shelter.

“There were 10 of us and we stayed there for one hour. There were more gunshots and we left by the back exit. He shouted Allah something, I didn’t see him.”

From Fox News:

ISIS ‘Soldier’ Kills 3 in France Rampage; Cop Who Swapped for Hostages Fighting for His Life: Officials

An armed man reportedly yelling “Allahu Akbar” went on a rampage Friday in southern France, killing three people and taking hostages in an hours-long standoff inside a supermarket.

Police said the man, identified as Redouane Lakdim, 26, carjacked a vehicle, shot at police and barricaded himself inside a Super U supermarket in Trèbes before officers stormed in, fatally shooting him.

Officials said among the 16 people injured in the rampage was a French police officer who offered himself up in a hostage swap and gave police crucial details about what was going on inside.

The French Prime Minister said the incident “seems to be a terrorist act.”

Finally, from The Toronto Sun:

France: Cop Who Swapped Himself for Hostage During ISIS Attack Dies

TREBES, France — The French police officer who swapped places with a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunman.

Known for his courage and sang-froid, Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame was acclaimed by neighbours, colleagues and French authorities as a hero Saturday after his death from wounds the day before. President Emmanuel Macron announced plans for a national ceremony to formally honour him.

Video transcript:

00:00   Good day my friends. I was extremely affected by the attack
00:04   That took place in France today, it was an attack
00:08   in a place called Trèbes; I hope I’m pronouncing it correctly,
00:12   I don’t know if you pronounce the “s” or not. I’m not pretending that I know this place.
00:16   I had to look it up in the internet; I looked it up on Google.
00:20   And this, if I look at the ten last attacks
00:24   that hit the West, was indeed the first time that I had to Google
00:28   the place; because in general the terrorists
00:32   hits places that are extremely symbolic, that are known by everybody.
00:36   Because their point is to hit our minds as strongly as possible. Therefore they always
00:40   target large urban centers, and very famous, extremely symbolic targets.
00:44   With that, you would say that they are starting falling back on
00:49   Other types of targets. Why? It reminds me a little of the same phenomenon that occurred
00:53   in the gangster era with the banks. The gangsters targeted the banks, because
00:57   that was where the most profit was, the greatest return on investment.
01:01   When banks grasped the situation, they started to protect themselves.
01:05   So they started… some wouldn’t use cash any longer,
01:09   became digital, others used suitcases, or systems which
01:13   allowed for the actual destruction of cash, if cash was stolen.
01:17   So at that point the gangsters started falling back on
01:21   the tobacco bars, because voilà,
01:25   the banks were inaccessible. So today,
01:30   since a great portion of the workforce and so on are protecting
01:34   the targets, which are strategic or symbolic in France,
01:38   what is left? What’s left is a grocery store in a place you have to Google
01:42   to find out about. So this is what I wanted to underline.
01:46   My second point, which touched me on it,
01:50   it’s — it brought me back a little, because, you know,
01:54   During the Black Decade in Algeria, we had terrorists
01:58   who were sometimes seventeen-eighteen years old. In many
02:02   cases, their IQ wasn’t more than that of a little ape,
02:06   and those [young men] would go and
02:10   murder guys who were sixty years old,
02:14   and who spent the last forty years writing books, for example.
02:19   So you had men of very great nobility, practically national treasures,
02:23   who were murdered by a guy
02:27   who doesn’t have more culture, who doesn’t have more competence,
02:31   who doesn’t have more professional baggage than a baby, a newborn.
02:35   That level. And this is particularly abominable,
02:39   and I saw this very pattern in today’s attack in France.
02:43   In the sense that I see that pig, the terrorist
02:47   murdering people and seriously wounding
02:51   a man, who made a gesture — a gendarme
02:55   of enormous nobility: who offered himself to replace a hostage. So you can see what type of man
03:03   is being slaughtered by what type of man.
03:06   You see the situation. Also, I would like to say,
03:12   by the way, I would like to say to some politicians, to some
03:16   French media, to really shut up, definitively, if possible,
03:20   in the sense where today,
03:24   nobody in the world is saying that it’s a French rebel
03:28   who was killed by the French regime.
03:32   On the contrary: everyone agrees
03:36   that it was a foreign ape, a pig who arrived in France,
03:40   who slaughtered people, and who was killed, who got what he deserved,
03:45   and the authorities did exactly what had to be done in killing this terrorist.
03:49   And if this happens in France, in Syria or elsewhere —
03:53   all peoples have right to defend themselves against the terrorists.
03:57   A terrorist isn’t a f***ing moderate rebel, OK? So this is…
04:01   I wanted to point it out. It affects me, this attack affects me,
04:05   It affects me also in the sense that I know it’s a place forgotten by gods and men:
04:09   here, it made, in the newspapers [in England],
04:13   online, it was news for 15 minutes: just to give you an idea.
04:17   I’m sure that in three days we won’t be talking about it. Voilà. That’s all. It…
04:21   What also struck me:
04:25   I’m, I don’t know how to tell you, my friends; you know I’m a foreigner,
04:30   but I’ve traveled a lot in my life,
04:34   and I can tell you that when you arrive at the borders of Western countries,
04:38   such as France or others, you can be sent away even if your visa is OK.
04:42   You could be turned back [at the border] for nothing.
04:46   I can find you young Algerians, or not so young, very respectable people
04:50   with visas all right, who were turned away for the reasons absolutely…
04:54   “Well, today you won’t visit France. You get out of the plane and then you return to your country.”
04:58   It happens. They have this power. The authorities have this power.
05:03   And there, we have a guy, who is in the S file [terrorist file],
05:07   who is a foreigner, who has an S-file,
05:11   who was even monitored by French intelligence, because
05:15   they had some suspicions about him at some point. And there he is!
05:19   Walking around France! I’m under impression that…
05:23   I’m under impression that when these types of people arrive at the airport there is a red carpet,
05:27   and a welcoming committee with flowers and champagne!
05:31   It is rather crazy, the ease that the terrorists have;
05:35   terrorists, [or] people who were suspected of terrorism.
05:39   Normally, a foreigner shouldn’t be suspected of terrorism! A foreigner shouldn’t be surveilled
05:44   by the DGSE [Directorate-General for External Security =France’s external intelligence agency].
05:48   He shouldn’t be surveilled! If a foreigner is suspected
05:52   of terrorism, and they think that he is probably
05:56   a risk: he has to be picked up and kicked out of the country,
06:00   should be hit with a prohibition of residence. And whisper in his ear when he is getting on the plane:
06:04   “If you come back, we will kill you”. That’s all. It’s very simple.

9 thoughts on “Aldo Sterone on the Terror Attack in Trèbes, Part One

  1. Wow! That was brilliant. I’m very impressed by how direct his speech is, especially about one thing we never, ever talk about: the profound difference in levels of attainment between the victim and the “ape” as he refers to these killers. That’s an additional layer of tragedy to our situation with terrorists. Highly accomplished people are struck down by other humans who have not risen above the level of the basest animal.

    • Yes, brilliant. M. Sterone speaks straightforwardly and with great honesty (two qualities not appreciated by European ruling “elites”).

      Meanwhile, the police were having-according to one report-difficulty in figuring out a motive, while one of said “elites”, the French Prime Minister observed that it “seemed to be” a terrorist attack.

      Business as usual, then. The smart people are taking care of us.

    • I like the fact that he uses “apes and pigs” in the same sentence: it’s a nice allusion to how People of the Book are referred to in Islamic scriptures. Only now the shoe in on the other foot.

  2. Aldo makes the point that (for French at least) there is no legal effort whatsoever in the government refusing admission to a suspected terrorist.

    We saw that in the refusal of England to admit Laura Southern, Martin Sellner and Britanny Pettibone. Patriots of nationalism have mixed feelings about supporting a lawsuit by Southern on the grounds that a government should not be legally answerable for refusing admittance.

    But, it is increasingly difficult to walk away from the conclusion that the terrorism, crime, and rapes associated with open immigration are actually the objectives of the governments involved. It’s almost impossible for a normal person to wrap his head around this conclusion, but as a working hypothesis to explain the Democrats, say, in the US and the German and British governments, it is perfectly predictive and descriptive, and gives rise to strategies that are effective and realistic.

    • Ronald, I agree, they must be doing it on purpose: there is no other explanation. Those invaders, together with Antifa, are supposed to steal from us, to beat us, to rape, to murder, so that the traumatized population would submit to the red-green alliance and their grandiose plan of taking over the world. As next, they are planning to destroy one another, because they both underestimate their bed fellow. I’m saving some pop corn if I live long enough to see that.

  3. Aldo is a straight shooter. I watch him often (I speak French).

    He is a perfect example of how some people from “s***hole countries” know perfectly well what turned those countries into “s***holes” and wants to avoid his new place of residence becoming the same. The kind of immigrant that I welcome with open arms.

  4. Reminds me of an old Kenmore Series 90 washing machine. I used to fix the thing, which was quite easy and cheap. Eventually the wife grew tired of hearing me grumble about fixing the latest issue. So she intentionally ruined the machine in order to replace it, under the guise that I would no longer be bothered with washing machine repair.

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