Two Feelings about the Paris Attacks

I have mixed feelings about the attacks on Paris yesterday.

First, I feel awful for the families of the victims. My heartfelt condolences and support go out to them. I hope that French security forces will successfully stop any follow on attacks. I hope that peace and security is restored to Paris.

Second, I’m angry. Really, really angry at ISIS. Attacks on civilian populaces never, NEVER work the way the attacker expects. From World War One all the way to the present day, attacking civilians has never succeeded in breaking their will to fight. All it has ever done is strengthen their resolve. Military forces are intended to fight other military forces, not civilians. Period. Doing anything else is senseless killing that will accomplish nothing. I’m not simply parroting ideology. I state this as someone who’s studied military history for 40 years. I’ve studied this stuff thoroughly. The morons within ISIS have not.

I understand that France’s aircraft carrier, the Charles De Gaulle, is already on the way to the gulf. Good.

I wish peace for the people of Paris, I wish vengeance upon the testicleless cowards of ISIS who perpetrated this atrocity. I hope France’s Armée de l’Air goes out and gets some payback.

France’s Rafale is one the best Fighter/Strike aircraft in the world. Go get some, boys!

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18 Responses to Two Feelings about the Paris Attacks

  1. Colline says:

    I agree with you. I am sure that in some part of each person there is a desire to retaliate for the attack against innocent people.

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  2. List of X says:

    ISIS doesn’t need to study military history, or anything for that matter. They have their Koran, and if Allah says that infidels should be killed, that’s what they’re going to do. Of course, getting Europe to attack them back and kill a few hundred thousand innocent people in the process is a great recruiting tool. As you say, it’ll strengthen the resolve of Muslims to keep fighting against the West.

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    • EagleAye says:

      I strongly suspect they’re only studying very select pieces of the Koran and interpreting very “liberally” to find their intended result. And yeah, they do hope that innocent Muslims will get hit in any reprisal. The idiots apparently don’t realize how astoundingly accurate modern weapons have gotten. They may hope for mass innocent deaths, but they don’t realize just how careful Western forces have gotten about that.

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      • List of X says:

        The modern weapons are more accurate than, say, 50 years ago, but there will be civilian casualties, and there will be a lot of them, since modern accurate weapons are missiles that basically kill anyone within a certain range from where they land. I think that in a few decades the accurate weapons would be tiny drones that would tranquilize the targets – that way there would be practically zero civilian casualties.
        As for Koran, these may be very select pieces, and they may contradict other sections of it, but it’s all supposedly a word of God, and it’s simply impossible to follow it fully.

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      • EagleAye says:

        In the battles in the middle-east, civilian casualties occur primarily because combatants prefer to fight “within” civilian groupings. They run into a mosque and fight from there, then act shocked that anyone would fire at a mosque. They launch missiles from an apartment building knowing that counter-battery fire will attack that location. Then they pretend dismay and horror that the apartment building was hit. They aren’t fighting specifically to kill their enemy, they’re fighting to insure maximum civilian casualties. It’s a cynical propaganda technique that hopes to break the will of Westerners to fight by displaying the horror of civilians lying dead, then blaming ALL of it on Western military. It’s a horrific method. When not fighting Americans, ISIS kills far more civilians. They’re specifically targeting the civilians, beheading those that don’t comply. ISIS doesn’t kill civilians accidentally via collateral damage, ISIS kills civilians because civilians ARE the target. That’s a major difference.

        I’m also looking forward to small drones. DARPA is working on ones the size of a fly. When these get working, it’ll completely change middle-east battlefields.

        As far as the Koran goes, I don’t believe the nutjobs within ISIS are actually that religious. They are using religion as a tool to manipulate people into joining them. They use specific parts of the Koran to tell the story they want told. These guys are killing practicing, peaceful muslims to further their own ambitions. ISIS has absolutely nothing to do with religion, it’s entirely about power.

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  3. Indira says:

    I totally agree with you. How some people are brainwashed to do suicide attack. It’s difficult to fight people with that mentality. In India we are also living under constant threat. We all want vengeance against any kind of terrorism. In some parts politicians promote these terrorists for their own selfish reasons.

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  4. luckyjc007 says:

    I agree totally! Thank you for this post. I am also deeply saddened by the news and give my heart felt condolences and support.

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  5. Lyn says:

    It’s a terribly sad state of affairs, which unfortunately, is going to get worse before it is stopped 😦

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