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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: Willtell
This has nothing to do with Obama, for god's sake!
Can't there be one thing that happens in this world that isn't blamed on Obama?
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
What did France have to do with Syria?
No they just picked a soft target.
Arm your self and fight back
what's the name of the PR agency that paid you to post this?
originally posted by: IlTuoFratello
Good evening ATS, From America.
Approximately 2 years ago I predicted that the type of attack that we saw carried out today in Paris would eventually occur in the U.S. and around the world. Turns out that I was, sadly, correct again.
Within the U.S. it is not a matter of stopping it anymore, but a question of when, how large, how promptly can we respond and what can we do to mitigate deaths?
I have argued that anti-gun laws and ammo control have left U.S. citizens weak and as (a) sitting duck(s). Instead of uniting around our civil self-defensible rights, we are divided and having them removed.
I would put forth the idea that private security within state, county, city and local municipalities, assisted by funding from the federal government, is the best way to bolster our national defense. I believe that putting more money into our businesses for hiring private security is the way to go, and to begin slightly downsizing our police force while having instead emergency response teams for situations like this. We must also allow our citizens to arm themselves, both concealed and unconcealed. In fact, I believe that a heavy pro-gun movement based on the good of the nation and the defense of our citizens in response to an attack like this, would be in the best interest of all of us here in America. This is not only economically feasible, but would save us money by downsizing police forces and funneling money into our businesses.
When the attacks happen here, how long will it take a police force to respond? Will it echo and mirror the events that have recently unfolded in Paris? Seemingly no citizens had any fire-arm self-defense. No security could, would, nor did seem to put a stop to it. By the time the police finally arrived and were able to even enter the facility(s), it appears that the gunmen had already emptied all of their ammo out of their Kalashnikov nozzles and onto the defenseless innocents resulting in mass casualties that a faster response may have been able to halt.
Building a wall
I believe that Americans must understand that putting a wall at our Borders, both borders, is in our best interest not only in the short term, but in the long term. It will not solve the problems that we already face, such as those who are already here. If it can happen in Paris, then no doubt it can and will happen in the U.S. They are already here. This is not only good for our country's security, but for the security of the countries that border us. A wall will protect, with a higher degree of measure, both sides from future illegal and unaccounted for entry at our landlocked borders.
Mending Political Divide
I believe that it is important for Americans to remember that we have freedom of speech, through which we often disagree, argue and verbally joust, but that in a time of vital threat from foreign entities, agents, persons, groups and/or countries, that we put our differences aside and protect our lives, our families, our country and our livelihood together.
The Media's Incompetent Assessment of the Paris Attacks
You will hear military officials and government officials, along with political pundits and news anchors spouting off at how this is such a well orchestrated and sophisticated attack. This is a completely false analysis. The sheer simplicity of these attacks is what is in fact one element that makes them so dangerous and so difficult to stop. A few willing men with a couple fire-arms and explosives is all that it takes. Nothing more than a couple days of actual planning and staying off the radar.
These Are Religious Attacks
The politically correct speech and normality of lingual reference in regards to these attacks is the adjective "terror". Though these attacks are indeed terroristic and do instill terrorism, these attacks are religious in their nature. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. This is, more accurately, religious terrorism, and even more precisely, Islamic terrorism.
Please, your thoughts, your ideas, your insights, your critiques?
originally posted by: Seeker Mom
a reply to: Metallicus
The hell you say? He is supposedly the leader of the free world for the past 7 years and what has he done other than make us weak, vulnerable, and a laughing stock to the rest of the world. Our country is divided as heck and there will be total hell to pay for this incompetence.
Wake up, people!!!
originally posted by: vjr1113
a reply to: Willtell
if you say that obama isn't doing enough to fight ismalic terrorist, you are two things:
2. disinfo agent
lets not even get into NSA constantly watching us. and if you want to get into the syrian intervention, im ready to teach you a few thing.