Numerous eyewitnesses at the five-star Riu Imperial Marhaba report that Seifeddine Rezgui had accomplices who aided him in his killing spree. Add to this the fact that initial reports said multiple gunmen were involved and Seifeddine Rezgui begins to look like a patsy set up to take the sole blame for an operation that involved more than one gunmen.
In fact one witness, retired police officer Steve Johnson, told of how he saw a second gunman in red shorts open fire on tourists on the beach.
Steve Johnson saw the second gunman in red shorts while he was taking cover.
Once the shooting had finished, Mr Johnson described the gunman to a high-ranking policeman who told him that a man matching the description was ‘dead as well’.
According to Steve Johnson:
“We saw what we believe was a second terrorist. It was a guy in red shorts, walking down from the hotel into the pool area. He just had red shorts on, nothing else on his legs or his feet or his body.
“And he had an automatic rifle in his arms and people were just running from him.”
Another elderly British guest at the Marhaba said eyewitnesses were convinced that another gunman came into the hotel reception, at the height of the mayhem.
Quoted by the Daily Mirror, the woman who did not want to named said: “I spoke with guests afterwards, and they thought another man came in and was firing as the main gunman entered.”
“It is hard to know, but there appeared to be more than one person firing. The problem is so many of the people who were here have now gone home.
“There were hundreds of Brits in the hotel on Friday – it was deserted by Saturday morning.”
British hotel guest Kirsty Murray, 25, was shot by a man she believes was not Seifeddine Yacoubi.
Her father Neil said: ‘Both her and her fiancé have said there was more than one gunman. One person is not capable of doing that much damage anyhow.’
According to Neil, both Kirsty and her fiance Radley Ruszkiewicz were wounded with small calibre weapons, not AK-47s.
‘The gunman was shooting women in the legs and men in the head – and he stepped back over her a couple of times but she played dead,’ says Neil.
Another eyewitness quoted by the Guardian, Tom Richards from Cheshire, came face to face with a gunman.
When the gunfire erupted, 22-year-old Tom raced inside the hotel with his mother where they took refuge in some hotel offices, when a gunman came up the stairs behind them.
Tom then found himself face to face with the gunman, who was pointing a Kalashnikov assault rifle at him.
“He looked right at me – I thought I was dead,” said Tom. “I don’t know why he stopped”.
Thereafter Tom and his mother hid in a hotel toilet . “It wasn’t much protection, the cubicle door wouldn’t have stopped him,” said Tom’s mother Sam. Then they heard sobbing from the next cubicle. “There was a girl in there, maybe 25, she was badly wounded. She needed help, she was crying and she was all alone,” said Tom.
However, what is really telling about Tom’s dramatic escape is his description of the gunman whom he saw face-to-face.
According to Tom: “He was maybe 20 or 25, he had long black hair and a beard.”
Readers will note that the alleged gunman Seifeddine Rezgui (pictured above) DOES NOT HAVE A BEARD. Meaning that there was almost certainly more than one gunman involved.
Other reports claim that multiple gunmen arrived at the hotel beach by inflatable boat, before disembarking and opening fire on sunbathers.
So like 9/11 and 7/7, as the initial shock wears off the discrepancies are beginning to emerge and the whole episode begins to look like another false flag. Both events opened the way for wider military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. The British Prime Minister David Cameron is already talking about about dealing with problem “at source”.
“We do need to crush Isis in Iraq and Syria,” he says.
What’s the betting that this was the plan from the outset: an outrage designed to provoke calls for direct military intervention in Syria after an earlier attempt at Al Ghouta had failed?