The specifics couldn’t have been guessed, but nobody can say the events that occurred yesterday in Paris weren’t seen coming, and seen a long way off.
Today, the non-Muslim world’s prayers should be with Paris and the families of the dead.
The massacre of at least 153 people and wounding of so many more in a coordinated series of attacks should not be reduced to a “told ya so” moment, but …
Europe and America had been warned for years what was coming, doubly so as this year’s wave after wave of illegal immigrants and “refugees” has overwhelmed European countries and the U.S. immigration system.
It can be hoped that European officials who have been drunk on their own moral superiority at letting in the world’s “refugees” have now sobered up and can prevent what surely was the intent of ISIS and other Muslim terror groups, but it seems more likely that Paris is just a beginning.
Camouflaged in those waves of “refugees” were agents of ISIS, who obviously have begun to hook up with existing terrorist sleeper cells in France and likely throughout the whole of Europe. Germany and any country that has accepted large communities of Muslims inside its borders is now vulnerable thanks to the foolishness of Western leaders.
The United States surely is not immune. The Department of Homeland Security has admitted that the FBI is pursuing more than 1,000 separate cases involving ISIS inside U.S. territory.
Where did the suspects in all those cases come from, and who let them in?
We know the answers to that, don’t we?
As France shuts down its borders for the first time since WWII, President Obama said he does “not want to speculate” about who is behind the attacks.
The first suspect arrested by French officials came right out and said it was an ISIS operation.
Only hours before, Obama had been bragging about how ISIS had been contained. “I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama said on “Good Morning America.” “We have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq. And in Syria, they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systematic march by ISIL across the terrain.”
That’s because they’re marching across Europe, usually with the help of free transportation from unsuspecting — no, scratch that, willfully blind European governments.
Obama should say ISIS is contained because he, more than any national leader across the globe, is responsible for the existence of ISIS, which sprang from the vacuum he created by pulling our troops out of Iraq. He armed them through policies aimed at creating a Muslim tool against Syria’s Assad and against Israel. To this day, he uses the name “ISIL” in a not-so-subtle reference that taps into his barely disguised hope that Israel will fall.
ISIS is operating in this country, even if the Administration doesn’t want people to be aware of that fact.
We can’t simply rely on the fascist practices of federal intelligence agencies to keep the country safe. Now more than ever, it’s up to individual Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights and keep their eyes peeled lest we wind up like Paris.