JOHN SCHINDLER: The World Needs to Know What Really Happened Last November: Important questions linger about what went down in Paris. “While none can doubt that operatives linked with ISIS—some of them tightly so—executed that atrocity, who was in control of the plot is considered an open question by several Western intelligence services. To anybody versed in counterintelligence, key matters—Who designed the rather complex plot? Who paid for it and arranged the multinational logistics? Who provided training and related clandestine support?—remain unexplained to date. Yet such questions deserve real answers, given the atrocity visited on Paris. Then there is the matter of the gang’s complex preparations for mass murder.” As is usually the case, the triggermen were no smarter than they had to be. So who was the planner?