If one accepts that the Charlie Hebdo attack is a new phase of Islamic terrorism, then it means that government employees or employees of corporations or others are at risk. Former gov employees who handled controversial matters with hot spot regions and countries are also at risk. Also corporate employees dealing with these.
The Charlie Hebdo employees had not been government employees. So the risk targets are large in number. This may be intended to spread out government resources with many targets.
Video of shooting of French police officer lying on the ground.
Very professional and done quickly and they continue running on and then double back to the car. This show professional training and experience.
CNN reports the commandos called out the cartoonists by name.
Yve Cresson tweets
The concept of allowing Moslem immigration has to be reconsidered. The security services such as DHS, FBI, MI5, etc. can’t protect all the government and corporate employees who may be targeted by these new professional hit squads that target specific individuals. Obviously, the attacks can go to people’s homes as well.
These men seem like they had government type training and experience. Russia would have the ability to do this type of training. Russian private security services like Mongoose aka Mangust have former Russian experts who could do this type of training in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan.
Russia and former Soviet republics in Central Asia have the experience and ability to interact with Islamic groups and provide this type of military training away from the West’s ability to monitor it.
Renova Group and Mongoose aka Mangust private security are part of this network of contacts in Central Asia.
This is draft and preliminary. The above is hypotheses and speculation. Comments and corrections welcome. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.