Tag: Paris

Obama Focuses Like a Laser on the Real Enemy: Republicans

 

At a speech tonight in Manila, President Obama tossed aside concerns about ISIS terror and focused on the real enemy: his fellow Americans.

More than half of US governors have said they do not want to accept Syrian refugees, especially since one of the Paris attackers came to Europe this summer in the human wave from that war-torn nation. Rather than discussing the matter with the states and providing assurances that refugees will be properly vetted, President Obama ridiculed the governors instead.

ISIS, Hatred, the Internet, Plus Fear and Trembling

 
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A group of male Syrian refugees at the blocked Slovenian border with Croatia on Sept. 20. Photoman29 / Shutterstock.com

While many are quick to malign the current administration for never letting a tragedy go to waste, the sad truth is I am doing exactly that. Either it’s because the end of the year is near, or I’m shifting my career focus, or Paris has given me a grand opportunity to ferret out negativity — the outcome remains the same. I am paring down my existence on the Internet, at least on what many consider the backwaters of human despair, social media. As for how I am using tragedy to my own advantage, it’s just the simple act of “unfriending” the particularly venomous individuals that have taken the low road of fear and hatred.

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In a week in which the most compelling response to the terrorist attacks in Paris seems to be this deluded sad man, it is difficult to feel confidence in our civilization’s ability to respond to the existential threat. While not being a warmonger myself, I can’t help but feel that a more robust condemnation of […]

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In a mere two hours at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa the top contenders to witness Mrs. Clinton’s assumption of the nomination as the DNC’s preferred candidate will have their debate.  So place your bets now. Place your bets, what shall it be? Will the mealy-mouthed response to yesterday’s massacre be: A.) Pleas to […]

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Will the CBS Eye be closed to this obvious and vitally important question? Late on Friday the 13th, nightmarish terror struck the city of Paris – reminding us all, as if we needed reminders, that in the modern world no place is safe from the insanity of Islamic radicalism. Ironies abound; earlier in the day […]

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Lessons from Paris

 

shutterstock_207060784“Si vis pacem, para bellum.”Vegetius

As the world recoils in horror from the atrocities carried out on the streets of Paris Friday night, we’re beginning to realize that this is a calamity we’ve seen before: The attacks on the theater, nightclub, soccer stadium, and shopping mall are almost exact copies of earlier attacks in Mumbai and Nairobi, and we’ve seen smaller versions of these kind of attacks on American soil at Fort Hood and in Garland, TX; Ottawa, Canada; and during the Boston Marathon. There is no such thing as “rules of engagement” for radical Islamic militants: In this global war on terror, we are all behind enemy lines. We have met the enemy, and they are among us.

There are two possible responses to the dispersed threat of Islamic terrorism: Increased surveillance and security in the hopes that you’ll catch terrorists in the same net you use to corral regular citizens, or an empowered, aware citizenry that can stop an attack dead in its tracks. I prefer the second option myself, not only because it works, but it errs on the side of freedom, and that’s always a good thing.

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In an often diffident West, France stands out for its unapologetic and resolute defense of its culture and its principles. Whether by small gestures or large, and while our own leaders quibble, France declares its superiority to those who would refashion it in their own dark and depraved image. This year, in the last days […]

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Published on Aug 24, 2015Three friends from the United States traveled in Europe as vacationers. Now the world knows them as heroes. Three Days ago, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos were aboard a high-speed train en route to Paris from Amsterdam on Friday when a gunman opened fire. Along with two others, they […]

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UFOs Over Paris?

 

Well, I confess I haven’t seen them. I’ve been inside catching up on work.  I checked the local news, though, and it seems I should have looked out the window: 

ParisParis-Eiffel-Tower_1280x1024 police say they have spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight, and an investigation is underway into who was flying them and why.

A Random Day In A Random Life

 

It’s Friday morning. I wake up early to shower and dress, so I’ll have time to attend random religious services at a random house of worship before work. I take special care to put on my random fringed vest and a random head covering. Then breakfast — a random round bread with a hole in the center.

That morning, I receive a call from a random place in the Middle East. It’s my older daughter, who is spending a year studying random religious texts in a random seminary. I ask about her plans for the upcoming random day of rest. We wish each other a peaceful day of rest in a random language.

So, This American Walks into Clichy-sous-Bois …

 

Coming up on Ricochet is an epic series about these infamous suburbs of Paris. One full of amazing plot twists in directions you’d never guess.

It’s going to take me a few days to thoroughly explain all this business about Paris’s suburbs — but by the time I’m done — you’ll know everything you ever wanted to know about where to buy cheap shoes, look for low-cost housing, get your stuff out of customs, buy your weed, hang out, and look for terrorists in the slums of Paris… all on just $5 a day! You’ll also learn about the interesting stuff, and we’ll get to the heart of this mystery about the International Zionist Conspiracy.