Paris attacks

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  1. Alex

    Alex Senior Investor

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    Last night Paris was attacked in several areas including suicide bombers, gun men attacking restaurants, and a stadium where Hollande, the French President was. More than 150 people have been killed, people were taken hostage, and more are injured.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34814203

    I was still awake when I heard the news last night, and a state of emergency has been declared and the borders closed. I think the open borders are not to blame, but made it easier for the terrorists to move around and also to escape as they did last time there was an attack on Charlie Hebdo.

    Maybe these open borders need to be restricted? I think people will prefer to have their ID checked than to go through these incidents all around Europe or have that risk minimized at least.
     
  2. pwarbi

    pwarbi Senior Investor

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    I think the French prime minister as already said now that the borders are being closed, but is it not already too late?

    Now isn't the time for pointing fingers, but people predicted that letting so many in from countries without the propped checks, would only lead to trouble. It looks like the trouble is now here.
     
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    Sad day for France and the world. Hollande says ISIS is to blame for the attacks and has vowed a "merciless response." The terrorists are getting bolder and claiming more lives. Security agencies everywhere on the globe should be vigilant because you never can tell who the terrorists will target next or when they'll commit the act.
     
  4. crimsonghost747

    crimsonghost747 Senior Investor

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    The borders inside EU don't need to be restricted. The OUTSIDE borders of the EU do need that... it's obvious that you can't let just anyone walk in like they are doing now.
    But as pwarbi said, it's a bit too late now. It's a shame that people ALWAYS have to die in order for change to happen.

    My thoughts go out to those in the bataclan. Apparently going to a rock concert is punishable by death nowadays...
     
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    They were muslim terrorists and the president here nor the PM there wants to say that. They always downplay their religious violence it's ridiculous.
     
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    IS/ISUS/ISIL has claimed responsibility in retaliation for France's involvement in Syria. We've been watching France 24, Sky TV (with a Roku Stick), BBC and RT rather than CNN and Fox News. Less clutter, better reporting from the European outlets IMHO..
     
  7. Alex

    Alex Senior Investor

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    As the hunt still goes on, it is apparent that they cannot reveal too much because the others involved are in hiding or on the run. I still can't believe they haven't closed the borders completely. The fact they found the suspect car in Belgium (by Belgian police) does show that it is necessary.

    It's hard to say if they could have been prevented or not, as suicide bombers are not on the police radar most of the time for that reason. We sadly must assume that threats are being made all the time; some are stopped in time and others aren't.
     
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    It's terrible I heard it yesterday morning. It's a time to be with family definitely, it's gonna be hard for the Parisians but from what I see on facebook I think they'll be doing ok. I agree that security has to be tightened, people should be protected-- I think there will be a lot of improvements in the near future like what happened in 9/11.
     
  9. Susimi

    Susimi Senior Investor

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    Very terrible incident.

    Most of the attackers are believed to be French nationals but at least one was found with a Syrian ******** on him who passed through Greece in October.

    I just hope that more is and can be done to prevent future attacks such as this from happening. And with Christmas coming up I can see things being very worrying for people.

    My thoughts are with the victims and anyone here who may have been affected by this.
     
  10. JR Ewing

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    Looks like Paris's strict gun control laws did a great job in keeping guns out of the hands of those muslim fanatics.

    I'm just shocked the left here in the US isn't trying to call it "workplace violence", and trying to claim it was totally random and there's no connection to islam.

    Of course we do hear a bit of blaming Bush for it, and the current administration and those on the left running for president won't say "radical" and "islam" together.
     
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