I've been following these headlines throughout the evening (from a few of the more reliable sites for this kind of minute-by-minute), as I'm sure many have...
Breaking: Paris Under Attack: Explosions, Shootings, Several People Killed…Update: At Least 30 Dead, Reports 60-100 Hostages Taken At Concert Hall…Update: American Rock Band Was Playing At Concert Hall…UPDATE: Another Attack At Shopping Mall, 60 Now Reported Dead From Prior Attacks…UPDATE: France Declares State Of Emergency, Closes Its Borders….UPDATE: Gunmen Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar!” At Concert Hall…Update: Police Storming The Concert Hall Now, Attackers Reportedly Include Syrians…UPDATE: Siege Now Over, 158 Dead From All The Attacks, American Band is Safe…Update:World Trade Center Lights Up In Support Of Paris…
PARIS UNDER TERRORIST ATTACK!! Multiple explosions; 140 DEAD; Yelled ‘Allah Akbar!!’
#Paris attack eyewitness: Terrorists looking for people to take hostage, police shootout outside theater
‘THE KILLING IS CONTINUING’ – Interview with eyewitness to #Paris theater TERRORIST ATTACK who escaped
‘It feels like a NEVER ENDING HORROR MOVIE’ – Eyewitness at Cafe shooting in #Paris terror attack
HORRIFYING: Video captures Paris terror victims fleeing gunshots [graphic]
Breaking: Multiple deaths in Paris amid reports of shootings, explosion; Update: Six gunmen? Update: France closes borders; Update: “I am from ISIS”; Update: Reports of 100 dead in concert hall, 158 total; Update: Gunmen still at large?
Related links: Terror Attack In Paris– Sky News: At least 158 confirmed dead
Paris attacks: At least 153 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say
Terrorists slaughter at least 118 in Paris music hall, 40 others in separate attacks
As of this writing, possibly over 150 innocent civilians have been MURDERED throughout Paris by these ruthless barbarians.
And with both sources, I noticed similar, bothersome responses from our guy...
Obama: I Don’t Want To Speculate With Attacks Ongoing Who Might Be Behind It…
Obama statement on Paris: ‘I DON’T WANT TO SPECULATE ON WHO DID THIS’
And one of our mediaites states the obvious...
Extremely Bad Timing: Jake Tapper Asks “Is ISIS Contained As Obama Said?”
Uh, ya think?!
Of course, that was simply a tongue-in-cheek response to this from earlier today...
Obama: No, ISIS isn’t gaining strength … now
Related link: Video: Obama statement on Paris attacks
For just a moment, why not allow for a far superior, and dare I say adequately American Presidential, response:
CRUZ: AMERICA MUST STAND WITH OUR ALLIES AGAINST THE SCOURGE OF RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM
Horrific reports coming out of Paris. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people of France — our oldest ally. https://t.co/701TBDfwQB— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 13, 2015
Our deepest condolences go out to our French allies. I know the the US stands by to offer any assistance necessary: https://t.co/oM9GFyPift— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 14, 2015
America must stand with our allies against the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism: https://t.co/oM9GFyPift— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 14, 2015
We must make it clear that affiliation w/ ISIS & related terrorist groups brings w/ it the undying enmity of America https://t.co/oM9GFyPift— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 14, 2015
Ted Cruz Calls Paris Attacks An 'Unmistakable Escalation' By ISIS
As of this hour, not a single relevant message from Dear Leader. He's likely already asleep.
Also, this is good thinking from Ted...
Ted Cruz CALLS FOR END to Syrian refugee resettlement to America after #Paris TERROR ATTACK
Ted Cruz Calls For End To Syrian Refugee Resettlement After #ParisAttacks
Related links: Sharpening Attacks on Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Urges New Immigration Limits
CRUZ PLAN TO STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: SECURE THE BORDER, RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW, AND PROTECT AMERICANS
Btw, remember this?
FLASHBACK: January 12, 2015:
The Hill: Cruz: Obama's Paris absence 'dangerous'
Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Our President Should Have Been There’
But more than that march, the flood of muslim illegals w/extremists in tow combined with strict anti-gun laws for the citizenry alone make for an extremely dangerous powder keg of senseless carnage.
Prayers for the French people...and for the governments of the world to come to their senses about these very clear and present dangers.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast created man in thine own image; Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice among men and nations, to the glory of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.UPDATES: The French confirm an “act of war” by ISIS against France...
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, guide, we beseech thee, the Nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
French president Francois Hollande says #Paris attacks were "an act of war" and organised & planned from abroad with help inside France— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) November 14, 2015
...and a Syrian passport was found on the body of one of the suicide bombers! Umm, as Twitchy quite accurately put it, "Prudence would seem to dictate that allowing thousands of individuals into any country without vetting is a very bad idea." Take note nations of the world, uhum, AMERICA!
So, looks like Cruz was right on target, and continues to be, while our current Oval Office occupant purposefully strays...
TRS: Ted Cruz gave Obama a slapdown on Fox News when he said that the West could not defeat “radical Islamic terrorism” if Obama can’t even utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”AGREED! And if you need any further convincing, perhaps this map will assist you...
Cruz has called for all resettlement of Syrian refugees to end after the attacks in Paris.
Via Doug Ross
Related links: Ted Cruz on Paris attack: ‘Barack Obama does not wish to defend this country’ – Video
CRUZ: OBAMA ‘DOES NOT WISH TO DEFEND THIS COUNTRY,’ REFUGEE PLAN ‘NOTHING LESS THAN LUNACY’
And within the weekend, France has made good on its promise to strike “mercilessly” at ISIS...
Samaa: French warplanes pounded the Islamic State (IS) group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa on Sunday, destroying a command post and a training camp, the defence ministry said.Concurrently, these revelations have come to light...
In its first air strike against IS since the string of deadly Paris attacks claimed by the jihadist group, 12 warplanes, including 10 fighter bombers, dropped 20 bombs on the targets.
“The first target destroyed was used by Daesh (another Arabic acronym for IS) as a command post, jihadist recruitment centre and arms and munitions depot. The second held a terrorist training camp,” a ministry statement said.
The planes left from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates and was conducted in coordination with American forces, the ministry said.
French President Francois Hollande on Saturday blamed the Islamic State group for the gun and suicide attacks that left at least 129 dead in Paris on Friday, calling them an “act of war”.
West WARNED of suicide bomb threat a DAY BEFORE Paris attacks!! MULTIPLE intelligence failures admitted...while the Obama White House says that we had no intel 'to contradict' ISIS's role in the Paris attacks, oh, and also there's supposedly "no credible threat" to the U.S. Who believes who is lying here? All signs point to the words and actions of one:
Iraqi Foreign Minister Warned US, France, Iran of Imminent Attack
GP: UNREAL! Obama tells Europe to take in more Syrian migrants... Two of the Paris ISIS killers came into Europe as refugees from Syria in August and October.And while Obama refers to the Paris ISIS massacre as a 'setback', he had no problem releasing more GITMO terrorists!
GP: On Friday Islamist killers linked to ISIS slaughtered 132 people in Paris and injured another 352 civilians.As Obama attempts to sticks to his unloaded guns by not sending troops to the Middle East, while Hollande challenges him to 'join our forces', ISIS vows to attack Washington next, as well as saying EVERY nation involved in Syrian airstrikes will 'suffer France's fate'. And as the CIA director warns 'this is not a one-off', we could really use a genuine American leader that we're not getting with our unfortunate current incarnation. One who isn't afraid to name our enemy:
It was the worst military attack in Paris in decades.
Seven Islamists were killed in the bloody attacks.
In response to the attack Barack Obama released five more Gitmo detainees to the UAE. He replenished their stock.
In February, one week after the Paris Charlie Hebdo attacks, Barack Obama also released five Gitmo detainees.