Paris Under Attack

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    The New York Times ought to send Obama an early edition so that he can keep up on things.
     
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    ISIS should never be confused, or be synonymous, with 'Muslim'. The Paris attacks were indiscriminate; people of all kinds of background died, including many Muslims.
     
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    Muslims will kill anyone who doesn't agree with their faith, even other muslims. They've been killing each other as well as others for centurys. Some say most muslims are peaceful. I say they will all claim to be peaceful. Every time some horror is committed neighbors always say they seemed like such nice people.
     
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    And they are still out there..not all were killed or captured or Im sure not all were even used that night.

    With security on high alert everywhere they might not get into a stadium or concert but a crowded mall at Christmas is not unimaginable.

    One suicide bomber in a crowd will take out quite a few people.
     
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  6. Ken Anderson

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    I'm not sure what you're saying here, but the first "I" in "ISIS" stands for "Islamic." Are all Muslims members of ISIS? Of course not. Before we became involved in the MidEast, the Muslims were mostly killing one another, but that doesn't minimize the threat.
     
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    In an article today, Chrissy, it mentions that a 23-year-old American design student at California State University, Long Beach, was among the dead. If anyone is interested in reading the article, it highlights some of those who lost their lives in Paris.

    Paris terror attack: Names of victims start to emerge
    By AnneClaire Stapleton and Melissa Gray, CNN

    Updated 12:14 AM ET, Sun November 15, 2015
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/14/world/paris-attack-victims/index.html
     
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    In last nights Democrat debate, Ike, Bernie Sanders stated that ISIS was caused by climate change.
     
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    Yes, Pat...it's all over our news here in California, think they are having vigils for her on campus.
     
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    Are you joking? Did he really say that? :rolleyes:
     
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    It sounds Bernie Sander-ish.:)
     
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  13. Ken Anderson

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    At the risk of being politically incorrect, I seem to remember that after we were attacked in 2001, France wouldn't even let us use their air space.
     
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    Yes Ken, I think you are right...wasnt that when Americans were boycotting French Fries or something similar?

    I was living in Hungary at the time of 911 so I could be wrong but I do remember something about French Fries.:)
     
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    Yeah, some restaurants began calling them "Freedom Fries."
     
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    Yes! Now I remember.....thanks.
     
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    Terry, this link was very helpful for me to grasp some understanding of what is going on with Kerry and the talks!

    I was both fascinated and saddened that it took this carnage in Paris to bring progress and what appears to be resolution to Syria's civil war. It also appears everyone may finally be convinced of the danger Isis poses, thank goodness.
     
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    Yes he did say that, Chrissy, and also when the moderator asked him whether he stood by his previous claims that climate change was the No. 1 threat to national security. He said he did.
     
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    There is this Rabbi in Israel who meddled in the issue of the Paris attacks. Here is an excerpt of the news -
    A religious Zionist cleric from a Jewish settlement on the West Bank told mourners on Saturday during the funeral of an Israeli father and son gunned down by Palestinian terrorists that the attacks in Paris were deserved due to what Europeans "did to our people 70 years ago."

    Isn't that fanning the fire of hate? Our former boss in the office had said that Israelis are the best accountants because they do not forget any crime did to them. Isn't that a wee bit of a shiver to the Palestines? It seemed to me that Israelis are the "tit for tat" kind of people.

    Back to Paris, it is really a sad day for the people in the whole world who believe that life is sacred. That is my fear on the so called Jihad, that is to kill for one's religion. And jihad is getting to be the usual alibi when violence erupts that involved Muslims. Pardon me for that statement but I really think that Islam had taught its people to be violent, the exact opposite of what Christians are taught to behave.
     
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    yes, the big reason for the Paris attacks. Since the end of Sept. France had increased bombing.
     
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    There are 164 verses in the Koran that speak of Jihad (not including many generic mentions of victory and heavenly rewards for Jihadists, nor Muhammed's poor opinion of those who do not go on Jihad). The Koran verse 8:12 (arabic spelling is Quran) says, "...make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them." Peaceful Muslims believe the Koran but don't act on this scripture verse. Radical Muslims take it as a command and act on it.
     
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    And so it is clearly stated in the Q'ran the instruction on what to do with non-believers. This may be blasphemy but I think that Koran is insinuating something violent. But nevertheless, that violence may be intended for those ancient times and not to apply all of the times. If that verse would be taken literally then the war between Christians and Muslims will be revived. And that may be starting now with the attack in Paris.
     
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    And so it is clearly stated in the Q'ran the instruction on what to do with non-believers. This may be blasphemy but I think that Koran is insinuating something violent. But nevertheless, that violence may be intended for those ancient times and not to apply all of the times. If that verse would be taken literally then the war between Christians and Muslims will be revived. And that may be starting now with the attack in Paris.
     
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    Some Muslims believe the radicals are taking that verse out of context and that the command was intended for times of war when they are being fought against by their enemies. Well, now, after 9/11 as al-qaeda and now Paris as Isis (and other events before and in between), they do have enemies fighting against them but, of course, they brought that on. Isis was originally al-qaeda but wanted their own leader.
     
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