My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the American college student that was killed in this cowardly act, also with the french people, and those that have been injured or killed.
I hope France feels our love, concern and condolences from all over the world as they try to make sense of all of this.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/isil-claims-suicide-bo ... 3802793.html
I was driving down familiar roads and found myself thinking, "what if some terrorist decided to shoot-out/bomb right here, right now?" I'm not afraid of dying, I just wouldn't want to die being blown apart by a bomb.
The degree of violence in the world, political and crazy armed people, has reached proportions that are hard to believe.
Terrorists' goals are to terrorize people. I don't want them to "win", but I have to admit I am scared.
Our neighbourhood is restaurant central but I doubt we’d be targeted. Someone wanted to know what French security is like—how there wasn’t more of it at a stadium where their president was there for a game.
"The purpose of terror is terror. While the damage inflicted by a terror attack is huge for those directly caught up in it, the main intent is to change behavior of the targeted population by instilling fear in them all out of proportion to the damage. It’s not the idea that a hundred people or more getting killed at once isn’t terrifying — it’s the idea that it could happen anywhere, anytime to YOU! It’s the intent of attacks like this to make the authorities respond to that fear with measures that institutionalize that fear and impose a burden on everyone."
There's a reference to a sci fi book that is quite interesting.
It is insidious all around.