Survivors of the Bataclan Massacre Speak Out

The BBC has a report featuring six survivors of the Bataclan attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Out of the hundreds of people at the Eagles of Death Metal gig, 90 people died after the shooting began at around 9:45 pm local time. It’s harrowing stuff.

“They took some bank notes out of their pockets, like 50 euro bank notes and asked one of the hostages, Sebastian, to burn them. At this point, I can imagine they wanted to show that they had not any interest in life because they were here to die, so they didn’t need bank notes anymore.

“They told us that we could thank our President because of the bombing in Syria and Iraq…They looked very determined, maybe they had taken drugs. They were doing what they had to do.”

You can see the entire report here.

On the same subject, the Toronto Star had a report on a super-amphetamine called Captagon that ISIS is apparently giving to its soldiers. Take enough of these things and you turn into a mindless killing zombie. Some suspect that the three Bataclan shooters were jacked up on plenty of Captagon.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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