Dear. God. Notre Dame

UPDATE:

Hmmm. Confused croissant salesman looking for the exit?

7 Responses to “Dear. God. Notre Dame”

  1. Syd B. says:

    A very sad event. I have been fighting off the urge, no, the temptation to go down the conspiracy route, however, I did find it very odd that French officials were able to rule out terrorism while the building remained engulfed in flames. That is some impressive investigating.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    As did I, Syd – peculiar in the extreme how crack investigators can say definitively ARSON/TERRORISM OUT while flames are not. And not the mystery man in the “gear” wandering the balcony. Hello?

  3. aelfheld says:

    The video shows someone in one of the narthex towers, whereas the fire is over the transept.

    If the ‘mystery man’ set the steeple fire (1) how would he know the narthex tower wouldn’t be engulfed by the steeple fire spreading and (2) why didn’t he set further blazes?

    The declaration of ‘no terrorism to see here’ is precipitate, & likely reflexive, but that doesn’t mean the officials weren’t correct.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    UPDATED: I thought as soon as I saw the scaffolding, “Uh oh.” But then they were SO quick. Get guys inside.

    The fellow? He might be a falafel salesman. Or he might be looking for an elevator. Or that might be a helmet, safety vest, etc… But check out the sequence of alarms. Again, get investigators INSIDE. And then tell folks the FACTS. https://www.thedailybeast.com/paris-notre-dame-fire-extinguished-revealing-massive-damage-to-the-800-year-old-landmark-situation-still-precarious

  5. Syd B. says:

    I have done some research on the contractor who has been working on the restoration project at Notre Dame Cathedral. This isn’t an outfit that someone found in the yellow pages and gave a great quote on rebuilding the roof. No, this company is world famous for working on some of the oldest archetectural structures on the planet. Their staff are extremely well trained in safety, especially fire safetly and the area where the fire apparently started, there were no sources of spark, fire, flame permitted. Also, contrary to media reports, construction in the area had not even started, other than the fitting of scaffolding. So, with very low likelihood that the source of the fire was project related and with all construction staff gone from the area and with several determined arsen fires set in other catholic churches in Paris over the last month and with the timing of this fire falling in the week of the arguably the most significant religious celebration of the year, experts found it appropriate to announce that arson was ruled out as the flames were reaching their peak. Why is the media not wondering about this?

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    Exactly. Not to mention, both firms working said their folks had left the building quite a while before. So…GET INVESTIGATORS IN THERE.

    “Julien Le Bras, CEO of Europe Echafaudages, which received a contract to renovate the spire in 2017, told reporters Tuesday that 12 of his employees were working on the project, but that “there were absolutely no workers on site when the fire broke out, and there hadn’t been for quite a while before the fire.”

    Mark Eskenazi, a PR representative for Le Bras Freres, told CNN the company is speaking to experts about how to take down the scaffolding and “absolutely” denies responsibility for what happened, saying that its workers had left the cathedral one hour before the fire began.”

    https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/04/17/workers-questioned-as-notre-dame-fire-investigation-ramps-up/

    Roger Kimball thought the quick call strange as well. https://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/why-were-authorities-so-quick-to-rule-out-arson-in-the-notre-dame-conflagration/

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I suspect arson, and I think there are probably insurance companies involved that will lead to actual truth.
    (Just too many other attacks on Christian sites.)
    If I’m wrong, I apologize…

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