He was a known criminal with petty crime records.
The Bastille Day – the French National Day is celebrated across France marked with gaiety and fun-fare
Nice was no exception
Given that plus the facts that…
Nice is a mass touristy place
The current world scenario where terror acts have been rampant and one too many, especially with the recent Ankara airport bombing – a close enough neighbour
The Brussels bomb blast earlier this year, with some of the investigation tracks, which were traced to Paris
The gruesome series of blast that rocked France last year including the Bataclan concert ambush…and Charlie Hebdo of course…
The general face-off between the residents and the immigrants…
Then again the fact that Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel is not a stranger in the criminal record book, behind the wheel of an 18-ton truck….
Given all these basic facts, it should ideally have occurred even to a layman with the least thinking capability to have stopped the lorry and run a check.
But the cops on duty at the Nice promenade allowed the huge- –lorry , when normally vehicular traffic is closed for celebrations at the promenade. Only the food delivery trucks are allowed. Mind you, allowed after verification. In an ideal world. Period.
From any angle you look at it, there is something fishy looming large…apathy? carelessness on a uniform footing across a system? conspiracy?
Cant really put my finger on just one point, unfortunately…