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  • Charlie Hebdo Event Index
  • Terrorism: Paris - Charlie Hebdo Event - 2015.01.07



    THE WEAPON

    The weapon has been widely identified as an AK-47 7.62x39mm.
    Some say the weapon fired a blank.
    Some say the weapon was not fired at all.
    We maintain, based upon the available evidence, that the weapon fired a live round and that officer Merabet died as a result.

    Regarding the weapon, those promoting the hoax argument cite:
    • apparent lack of muzzle flash
    • apparent lack of recoil
    • apparent lack of smoke

    Regarding the body reactions, those promoting the hoax argument cite:
    • apparent absense of body damage
    • apparent absense of body reaction
    • apparent lack of blood



    MUZZLE FLASH, RECOIL AND SMOKE

    Some question the lack of recoil, muzzle flash and smoke.

  • Regarding recoil, flash and smoke ...
    • The shooter is running, bent forward with muzzle down and following the target down.
    • Muzzle brakes suppress the upward motion of the barrel during recoil. While the quality of the different versions of the Jordi Mir videos do not allow us to determine if there is a muzzle brake on the weapon, we can not assume that one is not installed. Neither can we assume there is not a combination muzzle brake and flash suppressor.

      • video: Battle Comp AKBC for AKM / AK47 muzzle brake review

        In the Battle Comp video above, we see a daylight test with near 100% cancelation of upward motion of the barrel during recoil and very little if any muzzle flash.

      • video: AK-47/AKM-47 Flash Hider & Brake Night Fire Test (Krebs/CNC Warrior/Tapco/Arsenal/YHM)

        In the Mrgunsngear Channel video above, we see a night test of muzzle brakes to show flash suppression as well as upward recoil suppression ...
        1) The muzzle brake cancels out the upward motion of the barrel during recoil.
        2) Some of the muzzle brakes tested in combination with the ammo used contribute to nearly 100% muzzle flash suppression as well as muzzle braking.
        3) The ammo used, Golden Tiger full metal jacket (Russian), is a low flash, low smoke round.

      • Ak 47 in Pakistan ( Test Fire)

        In the Pakistan video, we see a shooter of slight build, standing still, leaning back and pointing the AK-47 at a 45 degree angle into the air. There is no muzzle brake or flash suppressor installed on the weapon. Even still, during the single fire mode, there is only a small indication of recoil, very little if any flash captured by the video and some smoke, but note that several of the rounds misfire indicating cheap ammo or home reloaded ammo which would not be up to Russia's low flash, low smoke mil spec.

        Does a sniper really want to use a weapon that is going to produce a lot of flash and smoke?
    Image from Battle Comp AKBC for AKM / AK47 muzzle brake review
    Muzzle brakes
    Image from BulkAmmo.com
    Golden Tiger full metal jacket (Russian), is a low flash, low smoke round




    BODY DAMAGE AND REACTION

    Some people are saying that the shooter in the above Paris event is using blanks in his assault rifle or that no shot at all was fired and the sound of the gunshot was added in post-production of a contrived and hoaxed video.

    The mainstream press reported early within minutes of the Merabet shooting that Officer Merabet was shot in the head. Alternative and conspiracy sites grabbed hold of these reports and claimed the shooting was a hoax because the head did not explode and there was no blood visible.

    But the Jordi Mir video clearly shows that Merabet was not shot in the head. He was shot in the lower neck or upper back and the bullet exits the lower neck or upper chest before ricocheting off the sidewalk at a shallow angle causing a debris cloud to form on the sidewalk.

    But more than that, other video of executions show that even when shot in the head by a high velocity weapon such as the AK-47, the head does not always explode or even cause a great amount of blood and brain material to immediately exit the brain skull.

    Here is a video showing Syrian soldiers being executed at point blank range with AK-47s and hand guns. This is a gruesome video, but it is necessary to put to rest the contention that a shot to the head at point blank range with an AK-47 will ALWAYS cause the head or body to explode.



    3-FRAME GIF

    Images used for the gif are from a video by Jordi Mir.
    3-frame excerpt (converted to gif) of a video by Jordi Mir as described in The Guardian article.
    The video was recorded at 29 frames per second.
    The three frames comprising the gif are 00,00,12,19 / 00,00,12,20 / 00,00,12,21.

    2-FRAME GIF

    Images used for the gif are from the video by Jordi Mir.
    The two frames comprising the gif are 00,00,12,19 / 00,00,12,20.
    Red lines are added to show the orintaton of the barrel and the path of the front extrusion to the sidewalk impact.