On November 13,2015, the deadliest attacks since the Second Great War and the deadliest in the European Union since 2004 occurred in Paris and Saint-Denis, France. They came a day after the assassination of ISIS member Jihadi John and are reported by various outlets to be an ISIS retaliation for France's participation in the War On Terror.
France has been on high alert since the Charlie Hebdo and delicatessen attacks. No particular institution or monument was targeted. ISIS targeted an American rock concert and a friendly match between France and Germany's soccer (football) teams and a neighborhood known for its busy night life because of all three countries and their attempts to destroy and degrade ISIS.
Is this an attack on humanity, as US President Barack Obama said, or is it strictly an attack on Europe? Whatever the reason, this cowardly act of terrorism will not go unavenged. As noted in our sister blog, WELCOME TO STEVE COUNTRY, I was there when Al-Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center, and while I don't exactly wholeheartedly agree with candidate Donald Trump's language when answering a reporter's question on ISIS, THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED. FOREVER!
In the meantime, let's continue to pray for our troops, and also pray for the people of Paris, as they strive to again become the vibrant City of Light they have always been.
VIVE LA FRANCE!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
See you during the work week!