Politically Speaking – November 17, 2015
The Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris, France that are thought to have left 130 dead and 392 hospitalized, of which 96 are in critical condition. It was the worst attack on French soil since WWII, leaving the country and the world in shock!
The night of terror began with two suicide bombers outside a soccer stadium. Then the carnage continued, leaving more victims at the popular Le Carillon bar and Le Petit Cambodge restaurant. And while the California band Eagles of Death Metal played at the Bataclan Concert Hall, many more victims were left dead and wounded. As the news was updated, it was reported ISIS hit a handicap section, killing people in wheelchairs at the concert hall as well as others.
All the targets above were considered soft targets catering to young people, some as young as in their teens. I don’t mind saying I’m heart broken over the loss of life. It also brought back memories of Charlie Hebdo when 12 people were killed in Paris, France.
I couldn’t help but think of my innocent beautiful grandsons and granddaughter in college, full of life and excited about their futures. If they had been in Paris on a lovely Friday evening, I’m certain they would have been at the musical venue or dining at one of those outdoor restaurants, and certainly at least one would have been at the soccer game, bringing it home to me for these families experiencing horrific loss.
What happened was nothing short of an “act of war.” And I hope the world takes note because unless ISIS is destroyed no one is safe from their barbaric acts of inhumanity. What I find especially hard to grasp is we have a POTUS in the White House that just said, “ISIS has been contained.” This statement is nothing further from the truth. This man lives in a fantasy world! God knows I wish he were right, but he’s not, and on his handling of ISIS he never has been.
Unfortunately, our government doesn’t get it, and what happened in France can happen here — or for that matter, anywhere! ISIS has no respect for human life and has demonstrated that in their actions.
ISIS claimed responsibility for these attacks and said they were for revenge over the recent air strikes in Syria. The attacks were carried out by at least eight young men, and possibly more, that opened fire in six different attacks, the worst being the concert hall which claimed the majority of loss of life and injury.
On September 11, 2001 it only took 19 hijackers — 19 radicals — to bring us to our knees, destroy the twin towers, and attack the Pentagon. They killed 3,000 Americans that day, and if not for several brave Americans on the fourth plane, who knows how many more would have died. So to you, Mr. Obama, I say wake up!
The President of France has declared a three day mourning period.
I truly believe ISIS is a threat like we’ve never seen before. It’s time for the world to come together and destroy them.
November 13, 2015 will be remembered as a European day of mourning.
Barack Obama has skirted around saying radical Islamic extremists, so let me say it for him: To remain passive about ISIS is to commit suicide.
To make matters worse, Obama has agreed to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees!
Until next week.