Friday, November 13, 2015
A predictable tragedy in Paris
After the Charlie Hebdo attack last January in Paris, many predicted that it would not be the last such onslaught. They've just been proven right. Unfortunately, the obvious lessons of the earlier attacks had not been heeded, with the result that the latest terrorists were able to complete their carnage almost unhindered. It appears, at least at present, that the victims didn't even try to fight back. I find this inexplicable . . . but that's the way it seems to be.
Be that as it may, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the dead and injured tonight. Tomorrow, as the impact of this terror strike sinks in, one hopes that France will be much less wishy-washy than previously, and much more resolute, in its response - and that the rest of Europe will follow suit. What happened in France today will - I say again, will - happen in other European countries in due course. I should think it's likely to be sooner rather than later. Furthermore, I predict something similar will come to the USA before long.
Take heed, and make what preparations you can.