Saturday, 14 November 2015

Paris Reaction

As difficult as it must be, what we need most after the atrocious Paris attacks are cool heads.
It is too early to say what happened exactly, one report claimed an attacker shouted 'this is for Syria' before he opened fire and French investigators have identified a Syrian who apparently passed through Greece as a refugee last month as one of the perpetrators.
Islamic State have claimed responsibility and the French president, Fran├žois Hollande, has called their actions an 'act of war that must be countered mercilessly'.
Amidst an influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants, the revelation that one of the Paris killers may have made his way to Paris with refugees is going to prove deeply toxic. 
Muslims, particularly in France, will now increasingly fear being associated with fanaticism and terror and far-right groups may will try to fuel more hatred which will lead to attacks on innocent Muslims.
The political leaders need to take a deep breath before responding, what we don't need is an upping of the present carnage and more troops and heavier weapons dispatched to another Middle Eastern country and another decade of war to satisfy the understandable cry for revenge, we have the American reaction to 9/11 to see exactly how that ends up and last night in Paris is undeniably just the latest blow-back of their actions over a decade ago.
If Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, doesn't try to use this as an excuse to push for attacks in Syria i will be surprised as he has been itching to get involved in the action ever since it flared up but Governments need to avoid knee-jerk, emotive reactions and be smart in the way they react and not add fuel to an already out of control fire.

12 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

You don't need to think too hard to trace it back to 9/11 and then take it even further back to Afghanistan in the 70s.

Don't understand your 'full gear' comment regarding the Muslim attack on the West pre-Iraq invasion.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

What has that got to do with the full gear towards the west? Not just muslims and non Muslims killing each other for worshipping the wrong saviour. That is a stain on almost all religions.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

What does the mistakes of other religions LONG AGO have to do with Muslim terror today?

'I am driven with a mission from God'. God would tell me, 'George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did. And then God would tell me 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq'. And I did'

Seems not so long ago someone was driven by a mission from God and that mission led to the Muslim terror (Islamic State) today.

Whether or not the Koran justifies killing i don't know but your book isn't shy in telling its followers to kill so there is no moral high ground there to perch yourself upon.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

The bush quote is in my head? The infamous and much ridiculed and widely reported quote?

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

I can't see how you never heard it at the time, it was repeated on the news everywhere. Well, here but maybe not there so much obviously.