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Friday, December 23, 2016

Berlin truck attacker dead

Shot to death by Italian police at a train station in Milano:
The Berlin attack suspect has been shot dead after a gunfight with police in Milan this morning, Italian police have said. A major international manhunt had been launched for Anis Amri who is suspected of ploughing a lorry into crowds of revellers in the German capital on Monday night, killing 12 and maiming dozens of others.

But the 24-year-old Tunsian asylum seeker has been shot dead in the suburb of Sesto San Giovanni in the northern Italian city of Milan shortly after stepping off a train from France. He pulled a gun on a police patrol after being stopped for a routine ID check before shooting an officer in the shoulder leaving him seriously injured. A shoot out then took place at about 3am local time and he was reportedly heard shouting 'Allahu Akbar' as he tried to flee.

He is said to have run for cover and cowered behind a car before being shot dead by a trainee officer who had only been in the job for a matter of months. Police, who had been made aware Amri may have been in the city, had earlier seen a man in his twenties, of North African appearance, outside the deserted Sesto San Giovanni station in the north of the city at 3am. When the patrol approached him, he pulled a 22 calibre pistol from his backpack and shot one of the two police officers in the shoulder, according to Corriere della Sera.

On his body police found a train ticket that helped reconstruct the attacker's movements in Berlin, revealing how he took a train from Chambery in France and then from Turin to Milan.
That tends to bring events a little closer to home. I've been at that train station two or three times. Believe it or not, the Italian police are pretty competent; over the last 50 years they've had run-ins with everyone from the Red Brigades to the Sicilian and Calabrian mafia, and have generally kept the peace more successfully than the US police have managed. They train a lot, too; I've had the opportunity to watch their training exercises on several occasions.



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72 Comments:

Blogger Bob Loblaw December 23, 2016 5:28 AM  

I'm amazed Amri was able to make it all the way down to Milan before being stopped.

Blogger Jew613 December 23, 2016 5:29 AM  

The world is better off without him.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club December 23, 2016 5:38 AM  

Were they local Milan police or carabinieri?

Blogger Franz Lyonheart December 23, 2016 5:39 AM  

I'm amazed Amri was able to make it all the way down to Milan before being stopped.

And conveniently all train tickets on his person to "rreconstruct his movements". And conveniently has left his ID in the truck used to attack the innocent Christmas market visitors in Berlin. But not having been caught straight away in Berlin. Hmmmm.

And now he's dead. Whilst I don't dispute he deserves nothing but death, he would have been valuable for questioning. He should have been turned over to the Inquisition.

Also the Ankara assassin being shot straight dead.

Anonymous RCFlyer December 23, 2016 5:48 AM  

The whole thing about them finding his identity documents in the truck smells strange to me. Why would he even bring them along, much less leave them under the seat? What criminal does that? Especially since he apparently planned on getting away.

Though at this point I would actually be encouraged to learn that German police had done a false-flag to make migrants look bad. At least that would mean somebody is doing something.

Blogger roundeye December 23, 2016 5:52 AM  

1. Well done on the police.

2. Keeping the peace is easier when the population is apt to be well behaved.

Blogger VD December 23, 2016 5:54 AM  

I'm dubious about the Ankara assassin's convenient death too. Considerably less so about this one. His train tickets had to be on his person or he wouldn't have been able to get there on the train; these days your tickets are checked at almost every step along the way.

I very much doubt the Italian police are going to permit themselves to get winged, even by a .22, in defense of a false narrative.

Anonymous RCFlyer December 23, 2016 5:54 AM  

Though I also wouldn't be surprised if they picked a random skittle troublemaker from their files to pin it on, just so they could tell the German people the case is closed.

Anonymous JustAnotherPairOfEyes December 23, 2016 5:55 AM  

To fall for suicidal ISIS propaganda indicates that you are at best fairly insane and definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed. This is consistent with the claim that the truck was driven so badly that it alarmed the Polish owners; this was either because the perp couldn't drive it (great planning that), or that he was forcing the Polish driver to drive and that driver was signalling his home base.

And anyway I bet that ISIS instructions are heavy on "killing" and light on "getting away" or spy craft.

Merry Christmas!

Blogger VD December 23, 2016 5:56 AM  

The whole thing about them finding his identity documents in the truck smells strange to me. Why would he even bring them along, much less leave them under the seat? What criminal does that?

We're not talking about a rocket scientist here. What criminal hijacks a truck and brings the driver along with him? Now, if the Polish driver wasn't shot with a .22, I will be suspicious of the story. But so far, it adds up.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club December 23, 2016 5:59 AM  

What criminal does that?

The kind who manage to succeed mostly because the immigration services of several EU countries are even more inept?

Blogger Lovekraft December 23, 2016 6:05 AM  

Islam feeds off our misery. Written into their 'holy book' are instructions to murder and pillage, dominate the weak, resent the other.

It is an unquenchable pit of misery the Muslim must drink from to appease his pathetic existence.

The west, by allowing these regular atrocities, feeds this monster. And when our societies are no longer able to give, Islam will move on, leaving us to, yet again, repair and rebuild.

So the question is whether we 1. are obligated to allow this psychic and physical leeching or 2. destroy this parasitic ideology regardless of the end result.

My feeling is that the carriers of the light have to choose the latter.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling December 23, 2016 6:05 AM  

@5 RCFlyer:

The whole thing about them finding his identity documents in the truck smells strange to me. Why would he even bring them along, much less leave them under the seat? What criminal does that?

Don't know about migrant criminals over there, but this happens quite frequently in the states. As our host said, he wasn't a rocket scientist. I've read elsewhere he was generally violent, for example setting a refuge facility on fire and spending four years in an Italian jail, where it's said he was radicalized.

And let's not denigrate .22LR, it's a very penetrating round, eventually kills way too often, and contrary to lots of TV, getting shot in the shoulder is a very bad thing, it's a complicated joint, and come to think of it, not one covered by concealed body armor

Anonymous Philipp December 23, 2016 6:09 AM  

Glad to see this guy is dead and that the Italian police is competent.

The police in Melbourne, Australia, has arrested seven men who wanted to carry out multiple attacks in the city over Christmas.

Four of the suspects are Lebanese and one is Egyptian but all born in Australia.

Blogger APL December 23, 2016 6:11 AM  

Interesting that he seems to have travelled around Switzerland, I guess the Swiss authorities would have checked his passport or Id papers at the border.

Switzerland not being party to the Schengen agreement.

Blogger SteelPalm December 23, 2016 6:19 AM  

Burned a school down in Italy. Ran over a bunch of people with a truck in Berlin, killing a dozen. Shot a policeman back in Milan before finally being iced.

Aren't open borders grand?

Anonymous Aphelion December 23, 2016 6:35 AM  

Very thankful this thug is dead. Couldn't stand to see him released after serving less than 25 years in prison, but Germans are so converged that is a definite possibility. Hell they released their Red Army Faction terrorists from prison.

The Bible is clear that the state has the power of the sword and it is to be used to keep the peace and defend the people. While I understand principled objection to the death penalty, I reject it. Murderers, rapists, terrorists, child molesters etc. all need to be disposed of. They failed the socialization test.

Anonymous Bz December 23, 2016 6:35 AM  

Actually, Switzerland is in Schengen nowadays.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/switzerland-s-schengen-entry-finally-complete/653802

Anonymous Eric the Red December 23, 2016 6:36 AM  

Now that they've killed the hit man, they should arrest the mastermind, aka Merkel. The Afd should be repeatedly out on the streets from now until national elections, vilifying Merkel as the real criminal behind all the rapes and killings.

Anonymous HHS December 23, 2016 6:36 AM  

Switzerland absolutely is party to Schengen and does not conduct stops at the border unless you haven't bought your highway sticker yet.

Blogger APL December 23, 2016 6:46 AM  

BH: "Actually, Switzerland is in Schengen nowadays"

Huh! That's progress, I guess.

Anonymous Hoyos December 23, 2016 6:55 AM  

On the ID front, my understanding, from what I've read, is that criminals do end up bringing and losing their documents all the time. Reason being, they are not very bright or responsible.

It didn't take genius or planning to do what the guy did. I'm not saying conspiracies don't exist, just that it doesn't take one for a violent simpleton to wreck a truck.

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey December 23, 2016 6:59 AM  

Hang the carcass upside down on a meat hook.

Anonymous Ben Mildred December 23, 2016 7:02 AM  

Leaving ID documents at attack scenes is part of ISIS MO to ensure everyone knows it was them. Its not about getting away with the attack, its about maximum publicity.

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey December 23, 2016 7:02 AM  

Four of the suspects are Lebanese and one is Egyptian but all born in Australia

Need more Magic dirt.

Anonymous Eric the Red December 23, 2016 7:08 AM  

The globalist elites know that whites will rebel against them, but browns will make good little slaves.

Blogger John rockwell December 23, 2016 7:12 AM  

Good. But more needs to be done to drive them back.

Blogger Phillip George December 23, 2016 7:16 AM  

The most patent propaganda in referring to random people at a Christmas market as "revellers".

Orwell would be proud of this piece.

"Take no prisoners" is the take away news. Non uniformed enemy combatant acting for allah moon god to kill above random stinking infidel "REVELLERS"

Non uniformed combatants aren't covered by Geneva. Shoot on sight is entirely reasonable.

Alien means, at the most fundamental level, without a lawful claim.. Summary execution is legal recourse.

Blogger Phillip George December 23, 2016 7:18 AM  

For burial with pig offal

Blogger Phillip George December 23, 2016 7:30 AM  

Take away line, If it comes from a muslim neighbourhood/ no go zone ghetto, it is not, and never was "HOME GROWN" We do not grow that. It is not local produce.

Blogger APL December 23, 2016 7:34 AM  

Hoyos: "just that it doesn't take one for a violent simpleton to wreck a truck."

Not claiming to be a prophet or anything. But long before Nice and in frequent disputes with gun control advocates, I have said, ' I could do as much damage with a Goods Truck in the main street, as I could with an AK47'.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr December 23, 2016 7:39 AM  

Strap yourselves in, folks. With one Christmas-related terrorist attack made, and a second cell arrested, I fear it's going to be an ugly holiday season.

And if you can go armed legally, do so. The victims are the first line of defense.

Blogger Wanda Sherratt December 23, 2016 7:59 AM  

I suppose now Pope Shitty will "blast" authorities for wantonly killing this poor, wandering refugee, who was just looking for a stable to shelter in since he was was turned away at the inn.

Blogger VD December 23, 2016 8:07 AM  

Switzerland absolutely is party to Schengen and does not conduct stops at the border unless you haven't bought your highway sticker yet.

Doesn't matter in this regard. They are still far more thorough about checking tickets than the French, Germans, or Italians.

Blogger wreckage December 23, 2016 8:37 AM  

@31, surely you mean, we must all brace ourselves for the horrible Islamophobic backlash?

After irony, my favourite thing is gallows humour, so does anyone know if the Polish truck driver was #illridewithyou?

Anonymous HHS December 23, 2016 8:47 AM  

VD wrote:Doesn't matter in this regard. They are still far more thorough about checking tickets than the French, Germans, or Italians.

Certainly true, but they don't generally check ID, do they? I admit to driving more than taking the train, so my last train ride long enough to be hit by controllers before my destination was some time ago.

Blogger Sagramore December 23, 2016 8:58 AM  

@33 Do they actively search for arbitrers or is the taxation difference not worth it? I know Massachusetts sends people into New Hampshire liquor store parking lots sometimes, and Canadian provinces sometimes have roadblocks looking for liquor or tobacco. (Rapefugees eh? Never seen em, don't be racist you hoser.)

Anonymous Bob Just December 23, 2016 9:08 AM  

Vox before your addendum on the Italian police I was wondering if the "training" in Italy was the problem like it is in some countries and EU. Training as in "inclusiveness" and "understanding" - might explain why the trainee got the job done.

"shot dead by a trainee officer who had only been in the job for a matter of months."

Since you mention the Red Brigades, did they have a close relationship with some of the middle eastern terrorist groups, like the Red Army Faction did?

Any thoughts on whether some of the former Stasi folks or extreme left-leaners harbor soft spots for their former terrorist pals?

Blogger VFM #7634 December 23, 2016 9:10 AM  

Believe it or not, the Italian police are pretty competent; over the last 50 years they've had run-ins with everyone from the Red Brigades to the Sicilian and Calabrian mafia, and have generally kept the peace more successfully than the US police have managed.

I wonder what explains all those Carabinieri jokes. My guess: they're out-of-date by a few decades.

Anonymous Beverage Kid December 23, 2016 9:31 AM  

You would think another one or two terrorists fleeing to other countries will have to be the wake-up call to pull the pin on the borderless schengen zone. Then again, the eurocrats are stubborn to a fault.

Blogger CynicalMan December 23, 2016 9:37 AM  

Look, these guys are prepared to die and simply will not be taken alive in many cases. They are dangerous individuals and will send anyone to hell as they seek their path to paradise. To the fixers who challenge these individuals their own lives are worth much more to them than any information they might gain from live capture.

Blogger bob kek mando ( NABTY ) December 23, 2016 9:40 AM  

'Fake' News?
But the 24-year-old Tunsian asylum seeker has been shot dead in the suburb of Sesto San Giovanni in the northern Italian city of Milan shortly after stepping off a train from France.



remember kids, you're not done killing your Muslim until you shove a pound of bacon down his gullet ( available at any local fast food joint ) and then take a group picture with your arms around each others shoulders saying, "Inshallah".

pissing on the corpse is entirely optional ... i would claim that i thought it was on fire if i did so.

Anonymous Bob Just December 23, 2016 9:47 AM  

Hey Vox

Can you check this link: Not sure the auto-translator is working as it says the pistol was a "German 22 gauge" - which I think would be quite "rare"

http://milano.repubblica.it/cronaca/2016/12/23/news/sparatoria_sesto_san_giovanni-154711759/

I thought it was a PPK at first but noticed that the angled grooves on the slide (and lack of markings - from an image search not from memory) which seem to indicate it is a TPH. Can anyone confirm the TPH?

Price range? Did he buy it Germany?

Truck stolen/hijacked in Germany
http://www.businessinsider.com/polish-truck-driver-dropped-out-of-contact-4-hours-before-berlin-attack-2016-12

not Poland - as per the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/dec/19/berlin-truck-crash-christmas-market-live

Blogger Dexter December 23, 2016 9:56 AM  

TANGO ELIMINATED!

Blogger The Other Robot December 23, 2016 10:29 AM  

Meanwhile, are even Democrats getting ready for the influx of Jihadis or are they prepping for a civil war?

Blogger William Meisheid December 23, 2016 10:35 AM  

17. Aphelion
As to capital punishment, from a Christian biblical perspective we are still under the covenant God made with Noah demanding capital punishment. This covenant was with all humanity, not just Judaism, so any country, group rescinding capital punishment is breaking the covenant and placing themselves under God's judgment.

Genesis 9:5 "Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man. 6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man."

Blogger William Meisheid December 23, 2016 10:39 AM  

44. The Other Robot
Hey, may that will help get the reciprocal universal carry law passed. If the Dems are joining the party to protect themselves the unintended consequences will be everyone is better protected.

Anonymous BiigGayKoranBurner December 23, 2016 10:39 AM  

I'm amazed Amri was able to make it all the way down to Milan before being stopped.

Especially since when I was stationed in Germany most American soldiers couldn't find their way past the closest bar much less take an express train for a vacation on the weekend.

And conveniently has left his ID in the truck used to attack the innocent Christmas market visitors in Berlin.

He might have had to show his ID to get past a checkpoint.

Now, if the Polish driver wasn't shot with a .22, I will be suspicious of the story. But so far, it adds up.

A polish guy dying from a .22 pistol? most polish guys I have seen are burly.

They are dangerous individuals and will send anyone to hell as they seek their path to paradise.

They believe any infidel they kill will be their slave in the afterlife. Which is why the gay bar shooter on latin night letting blacks go free is not a sign he ignored the prophets teaching on blacks.

remember kids, you're not done killing your Muslim until you shove a pound of bacon down his gullet

You can make ampules of bacon bits with a drinking straw, pliers, scissors and a lighter.

Anonymous BBGKB December 23, 2016 10:42 AM  

Meanwhile, are even Democrats getting ready for the influx of Jihadis or are they prepping for a civil war?

I posted a similar link earlier in the week involving a tranny that said it was doing it to protect from TRUMP supporters. The post apocalyptic Tranny Cannibal Biker Rapist gangs are one step closer.

Anonymous BBGKB December 23, 2016 11:04 AM  

actively search for arbitrers or is the taxation difference not worth it? I know Massachusetts sends people into New Hampshire liquor store

If you think that's bad one police dept makes it's own crack cocaine to sell
http://naturalnews.com/2016-12-21-albuquerque-police-department-manufacturing-crack-cocaine-selling-street.html

OT: Strong solar storm coming for Christmas, have your gas tanks filled & pantry stocked beforehand. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2459656/solar-storm-to-batter-earth-this-christmas-after-flare-shoots-from-massive-hole-in-the-sun/

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Hair December 23, 2016 11:16 AM  

Have you ever been in a life or death situation? You don't have time to think. You end the threat, period. If you shoot them center of mass and they survive, great. Also, given that he had multiple fake IDs and that Berlin is a large city I'm not surprised that he was able to escape.

Blogger Servant December 23, 2016 11:20 AM  

We will never know the attackers motive.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Hair December 23, 2016 11:22 AM  

My father is an orthopedic trauma surgeon. Trust me when I tell you that getting shot in the shoulder sucks.

He once saw a patient who was shot by an AK-47. The amount of damage to the guy's muscle was unbelievable. He said he could not believe how much dead muscle he had to remove due to the shockwave 24 hours later.

Blogger GK Chesterton December 23, 2016 11:43 AM  

I've toyed around with moving into the Milan area. It is good to hear that the cops are of good quality.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit December 23, 2016 12:06 PM  

He'd have been given succour and lauded as a hero in ISIS supporters' social housing all along the way

Blogger Ingot9455 December 23, 2016 12:12 PM  

I also was dubious about the leaving the id in the car thing, but apparently it happens plenty.

Doesn't quite make sense with that guy they grabbed, held a while, and let go if they had that.

If I was conspiracy minded I would posit that they determined his identity by other means that they don't want to publicize and just put out the story about the ID.

My further no evidence surmise would be that he took a cellphone along and they checked the cell tower records, looked at all the names. Once they spotted his it would be obvious.

They want criminals to keep carrying cellphones of course.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit December 23, 2016 12:19 PM  

Swiss borders are pretty porus, basically slow down at the frontier and they might pull over and check your papers but it's rare. I was unfortunate to be on a bus which was stopped and even more unlucky, there was a dindoo on board who didn't have the correct papers - got held up for an hour and a half. Only time I've been stopped in a couple of decades crossing there and back once or twice a year.

Anonymous Jack Amok December 23, 2016 12:23 PM  

You would think another one or two terrorists fleeing to other countries will have to be the wake-up call to pull the pin on the borderless schengen zone. Then again, the eurocrats are stubborn to a fault.

This case in particular highlights the willful incompetence of the euro authorities with rapefugees. This guy was clearly a dangerous, violent psychopath and everybody knew it, but just couldn't quite manage to deport him. It's all so hard, so much paperwork, you know...

Anonymous Brick Hardslab December 23, 2016 12:40 PM  

Even garden variety car thieves, (not usually the professionals but sometimes them too) leave identifying items in a car. I have found more than one recovered car with a wallet in it.

Blogger Tom Kratman December 23, 2016 1:43 PM  

Crucifixion would have been better.

Blogger Tom Kratman December 23, 2016 1:43 PM  

Crucifixion would have been better.

Blogger SirHamster December 23, 2016 2:04 PM  

Tom Kratman wrote:Crucifixion would have been better.

Does post-mortem crucifixion have any benefit, or should one just wait for the next opportunity?

Blogger Tom Kratman December 23, 2016 2:06 PM  

Now, if you can't crucify the culprit than you round up twice as many of his blood relations and crucify them, thus, say, 200 for one rather than 100 for one.

Blogger Steve Moss December 23, 2016 3:05 PM  

A .22 is a lethal round. Some value stopping power, some accuracy. Arguments can be made for both. But as rounds go, a .22 can be employed accurately (at the expense of stopping power) but it is as lethal as most rounds.

Here's a decent analysis-

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/06/foghorn/ask-foghorn-22l-for-self-defense/

Blogger Bob Loblaw December 23, 2016 4:24 PM  

We're not talking about a rocket scientist here. What criminal hijacks a truck and brings the driver along with him? Now, if the Polish driver wasn't shot with a .22, I will be suspicious of the story. But so far, it adds up.

The news here said the driver was stabbed to death.

Blogger The Kurgan December 23, 2016 5:25 PM  

Exactly correct. This was a case of one the many, many, many routine checks the Italians do paying off.

Blogger digra December 23, 2016 6:24 PM  

Plant was my immediate reaction too. When was the last time a self-harming homemade pyrotechnics enthusiast from the sand peoples left his documents behind? And the authorities say he's under surveillance? Likely faked ID appears conveniently, about 30hours into the investigation, after the paki suspect was let go?

I am not convinced. To me, Deutsche Polizei just don't have a clue. How likely is it that this dead suspect is the one who drove that truck into the stalls?

Blogger John Williams December 23, 2016 6:34 PM  

Why would he even bring them along, much less leave them under the seat?
He expected to die in the truck & wanted people to know who he was. When he decided to flee for his life, the elements of his suicidal plan weren't the first thing on his mind. He most likely regretted leaving the ID & the following truck assassins wont.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents December 23, 2016 11:11 PM  

This jihadi was an amateur. Like the one in Orlando, he pledged himself to Jihad via cellphone. Like the one in Nice he used a truck. These are all just manifestations of the evil that is Islam.

This jihadi was an amateur. He had the wit to get off near Milan at a suburban train station but he didn't have a plan, so the Italian police picked him up. His .22 pistol may have been used to murder the real truck driver, it's good for assassination. But he had very little chance against any basic modern cop.

This was an amateur. There are pros out there.

Anonymous Bob December 23, 2016 11:32 PM  

Should have went north where he'd have been protected ...

Anonymous Jack Amok December 24, 2016 1:15 AM  

A .22 is a lethal round.

A vibrant managed to kill several people at a shopping mall north of Seattle a few weeks ago with a .22LR.

Blogger Ceerilan December 25, 2016 4:59 AM  

Counterpoint to Farage: If the german police are unwilling to arrest Muslims, terrorists fleeing to other countries were they can be killed or captured is a good thing for germany. #outsourceourdefense

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