Friday, November 13, 2015

Paris Tonight, 13 November 2015 (update)

Dear God.

Tonight in Paris, there is blood and pain and sorrow all because of men with rage and murderous intent.

From the BBC:

At least 100 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris.
Gunmen took many hostages there before being overpowered by police.
Others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city centre restaurants. Five attackers are reported killed.
Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city.
The people getting killed are not soldiers, are not fanatics, are not evildoers or cardboard cutouts. They were going out on the town on a Friday night to enjoy the company of families and friends, and Dear God so many of them are dead now.

From Banksy: pardon me, this actually came from artist Jean Jullien.

Peace For Paris

2 comments:

dinthebeast said...

Spare a thought for the refugees from Syria and Iraq trying to get into Europe right about now. Their situation is about to get even uglier.

-Doug in Oakland

Paul Wartenberg said...

I know. Reports are that one of the attackers has a Syrian passport, and the Far Right's reportedly harping on that as a condemnation of ALL Syrian refugees. It's one asshole terrorist out of THOUSANDS of honest-to-God innocent civilians trying to stay alive, and these neocon Bomb-Em-All psychos don't care.