No doubt some of you have already seen this documentary that was aired by HBO
To all the victims and survivors, on behalf of this forum, our deepest sympathies and wish you full recovery.
The loss of life, and crippled physical or emotional state is hard to bear, but we saw tremendous courage and resilience in all of you.
Regarding the response, by security, we have to admit it was pitiful. The massacre was over in the first 30 minutes. The attackers then had time to regroup and literally comb up for the next 45 to 90 minutes. And then engage with the handful civilians and plain clothes police officers. By this time, the attackers were anticipating military response and had no more need for civilians and the rescue operations went on for those who were able to survive that long.
3 hours late, and nearly two hours after the massacre, is when the armed response takes place. And then we see little tactical moves, but after a 2 day standoff the building is brought crashing down, whether intentional or accidental is hard to tell
More disappointing is how the security officers only briefly touch the steps of the building and then hordes of them rush out with a “rescued victim”, come-on 12 people carrying one person out, give me a frigging break.
So many armed folks outside the building, more than 50, and yet only about 8 guys inside the building for 2 hours.
Anyway, to all those brave people out there, and to the victims and survivors of this tragedy, our prayers are with you.