Forum Thread

Multiple Terrorist Attacks Rock Paris

Reply to ThreadDisplaying 1 - 15 of 39 1 2 3 Next
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Portland, OR
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    Scores of people have been killed in potentially coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. An explosion first hit outside of a soccer match that the President of France was attending. Then multiple masked gunmen began in various locations "started shooting in all directions around a group of restaurants with outdoor terraces central." French police have said that at least 26 people have been killed and that count is only expected to go higher.

    This attack is only eleven months after the attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine workers that sent the city into a state of paralysis.

    Paris is a city rife with racial and religious tension and I'm not surprised that something like this has happened (again). There are a lot of angry unemployed Muslims who feel ostracized in the country and it's not difficult to understand how some resort to violence as a way to get revenge. I'm not trying to come across as justifying acts of terrorism, but these things are not created in a vacuum.

    We have to figure out a way to live in this world together and stop needlessly killing innocent people and I say that to both sides in this current conflict. We can't blame Muslims for everything when many of their countries were invaded and occupied by Western forces. Iraq and Afghanistan are the most recent examples, but Western powers have tried to dominate that land for millennia. And Muslims have to realize that killing scores of innocent people eating dinner at restaurants isn't going to solve all their problems either.

    I know I'm living in a dream world in thinking that this can actually be achieved some day, but I'm not going to stop hoping that we eventually realize we're all living in this thing called life together.

  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    I just saw this on the scrolling text at the bottom of the screen. I changed to CNN 10 minutes ago and I am very surprised. It sounds like total chaos. The death toll is said to be over 30 now. France has closed it's borders and there's speculation that the heightened sense of alert may spread quickly throughout Europe.

    All we are saying, is give peace a chance - John Lennon.......

    Just reported - 43 dead

  • Democrat
    Missouri
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    All bad news, but this is the biggest reason why nations have a military and a reactive police force. Without these elements to serve and protect, the death tolls would be much higher. ISIS and other terror groups do not care about your lives and want only to impose their will on your life. Yes, they believe strongly that they are religious and have all the answers to how everybody should live. Since many nations in the world have attack their futile life and kept them from a goal toward world domination, they attack all nations that attack them. It's like "Star Trek's, The Borg", "resistance is futile". Join ISIS demands or die. There are so many people believing that if you leave them alone they will not bother you. This belief is so ignorant to what evil in this world can approach you any time. Here in Paris, people were having family gatherings, concerts, sports, and eating at a good establishment, and evil ISIS will approach with their brand of terror. ISIS don't care about your freedoms or your livelihood, they only want your soul and strict obedience.

    It will be a long battle, but many of those terrorists will be found and they will be killed. As we hear of ISIS being obedient to ALLAH, that is so far from the truth. They do not know ALLAH and they are drunk with terror and killing everybody. They rape women and children as if they are property to do with as they wish. ISIS has no humanity and should be eliminated from this planet.

    Thank God, for our military and military's around the world that seek to destroy animals like ISIS. For France, I pray for your success in locating all those evil people involved. Maybe France should bring back the guillotine, this may be the time.

  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    The Guardian in London is reporting about 140 dead.

    Guardian: About 140 dead after siege at Bataclan concert hall and attacks across Paris – live

  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    This is an international tragedy. No, military and cops aren't a saving grace but a necessary element. Hopefully this can be defused quickly and life can return to a safe zone.
  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    No one likes to talk about it much on the networks, but the concert hall that show cased the popular California band, Eagles of Death Metal, has the largest part of the death toll...some 100 dead in that venue alone, many of them executed one-by-one. Many in the audience were likely Americans.

  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    Latest reports from MSNBC coverage. Eight terrorists are dead, seven of which committed suicide and one was shot by police. The number of civilians killed is uncertain (maybe 150 now), but also 200 people have been hospitalized with injuries in the attacks.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Charlotte, NC
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    Schmidt Wrote: Latest reports from MSNBC coverage. Eight terrorists are dead, seven of which committed suicide and one was shot by police. The number of civilians killed is uncertain (maybe 150 now), but also 200 people have been hospitalized with injuries in the attacks.
    I have been keeping up with this via my friend in France and his brother who's is reporting there on site. There is at least 130 (confirmed) deaths. Many more injured. They said that people are throwing their bed sheets out of Windows and balconies to try and cover the bodies/blood in the street. What an awful thing.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    I said many times the more bombs we throw on them , the more kids and women we kill, which in in the hundreds of thousands ( quite a bit more than the revenge killing they did), the more revenge they will seek. It is as easy as that. On top of it fanatic religions as well fanatic Christians are the curse of humanity and will cause these things. I'm not a bit surprised; they will use every means possible to revenge our killings all over the world. Wake up America, Russia and Europe, it smells like getting back in time when you had huge Muslim empires. L'histoire ce repette. I feel bad for the French; but I'm afraid this is not the last of it. Trump better gets some more body guards by stating that he will wipe them out!!! Just saw reactions of the GOP candidates; I've never in my life seen such naïve idiots as them; they are asking for only more terror the way they react; little dumb children. Shaking my old head.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote:

    All bad news, but this is the biggest reason why nations have a military and a reactive police force. Without these elements to serve and protect, the death tolls would be much higher. ISIS and other terror groups do not care about your lives and want only to impose their will on your life. Yes, they believe strongly that they are religious and have all the answers to how everybody should live. Since many nations in the world have attack their futile life and kept them from a goal toward world domination, they attack all nations that attack them. It's like "Star Trek's, The Borg", "resistance is futile". Join ISIS demands or die. There are so many people believing that if you leave them alone they will not bother you. This belief is so ignorant to what evil in this world can approach you any time. Here in Paris, people were having family gatherings, concerts, sports, and eating at a good establishment, and evil ISIS will approach with their brand of terror. ISIS don't care about your freedoms or your livelihood, they only want your soul and strict obedience.

    It will be a long battle, but many of those terrorists will be found and they will be killed. As we hear of ISIS being obedient to ALLAH, that is so far from the truth. They do not know ALLAH and they are drunk with terror and killing everybody. They rape women and children as if they are property to do with as they wish. ISIS has no humanity and should be eliminated from this planet.

    Thank God, for our military and military's around the world that seek to destroy animals like ISIS. For France, I pray for your success in locating all those evil people involved. Maybe France should bring back the guillotine, this may be the time.

    I guess you are a very sick individual; guess who caused this? OUR MILITARY they bomb them, rape them kill their children day and night and invaded their countries without cause; what would you do if you got only bombs on your head from strangers who only wanted to steal your resources and threw money around to corrupt leaders; if so you would start immediately a Christian Jihad, which a Ben Carson wants to do. Bringing back the guillotine is that not the same as ISIS does only a bit more sophisticated? Better see a schrink. What a weird mind you have; never heard of action creates a reaction? Who is Allah anyway a nephew of your invisible human created "god" thing? Who according to you "blesses" our military before they kill half the middle east? SICK, SICK. So be very proud of what we have created in this world with our "greed"
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    The dumb idiot of Trump said if the French would have had our "gun" laws this would have prevented this or the people could have fought back if every Frenchman had a gun on him/her. Are we so nuts that we want someone like that as President?

    It is getting weirder by the minute with these GOP idiots. Just wait till it happens here ; sure our guns and the second Amendment prevented 9/11 Mr. Trump. Wow how dumb can you get??????

  • Liberal
    Independent
    Durham, NH
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    He knows that's what the gun idiots and religious loonies want to hear so he says it. They are all too dumb to know he is actually laughing at them for their stupidity in believing he actually cares about them.
  • Democrat
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    Let justice be served and let the healing begin.

    It’s time for everyone to wake up and realize the magnitude of the terror that had been created by the GW Bush administration as a result of ignoring the intelligence leading up to the 911 attacks, invading Iraq based on false intelligence, for the real reasons of getting control if the oil! There is presently overwhelming evidence now known after years of investigation and fact finding by many credible experts that indicates the Bush administration was complicit in actually planning the 911 attacks to create another Pearl Harbor to have the justification for invading Iraq. It’s high time to bring George Bush, Dick Cheney and their administration to trial for committing war crimes, crimes against humanity, whether committed in time of war or in time of peace. Only when the international community sees that we are administering justice and holding the responsible parties accountable for their crimes, will we then be able to heal our great nation and open diplomatic channels with all interested political factions to begin peace talks to negotiate settlements. There is no statute of limitations for war crimes as the United Nations General Assembly ratified the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in November of 1968.

    Remember that Adolph Eichmann wasn’t tried until May 1960 for war crimes he committed up through 1942, after he was found in Argentina and was taken to Jerusalem for trial in an Israeli court, was found guilty and sentenced to death and was executed by hanging.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    The latest comments from the "clown car" club. Fiorina says she blames it all on Obama and Clinton what happened in Paris, they should have stopped that movement. Wow; what an intellect, no wonder she's got kicked out of HP because of all her lies and hoopla.

    Also some other evangelical candidates joined in with her statement

    What a pathetic bunch

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Portland, OR
    Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Thank God, for our military and military's around the world that seek to destroy animals like ISIS. For France, I pray for your success in locating all those evil people involved. Maybe France should bring back the guillotine, this may be the time.

    How can you call yourself a Christian and at the same time call for the beheading of people? Christ didn't preach murder and vengeance; he preached peace and forgiveness. "Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."

    This is far more complex than a making sure countries have a strong military. The French military wasn't there to save the 128 people who died, the 80 who are critically injured, and the hundreds others who were injured. Please, for the love of the God you believe in, stop trying to convince us that a police state is the answer to all of the worlds ills.