"Massive Police Raid In Paris Suburb Targets Terror Mastermind
The seven-hour siege focused on Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks." Link here and below.
The Paris plotters are killed or captured but there are oceans more to take their place. This is the face of eternal war.
12 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia but the genius Bush was persuaded into attacking Afghanistan and Iraq. Bombing Afghanistan possessed, perhaps, some justification because they provided a safe haven to train those who would and did attack this nation. Attacking Iraq based on a WMD lie, a nation that did nothing to us, to warrant military invasion became not only insanity but a war crime. It revived ancient tribal and religious civil wars between Shia and Sunni Islam about which Bush did staggeringly not know. He did not even know the difference between Shia and Sunni. Iraq's strong arm Hussein, the glue that kept Iraq together, was deposed and control of all the oil in that area was in the American neocons’ sights.
The neo con barbaric know nothings like Cheney, Wolfowitz, Pearle and others were salivating as their long-held vision for total American domination of that region was, it seemed to them, possible and Bush’s cozy love relationship with Prince Bandar of the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia -- you know where massive amount of oil flows -- was the ticket to ride.
This nation dismembered a sovereign entity that did nothing to us, fractured an entire Middle East tinder box region, deposed dictators that kept the lid on revolution, killed innocents and created a million Iraqi refugees.
The Republican criticism of Obama is that he did not stay in Iraq long enough breaking the “Status of Forces Agreement” to leave, breaking the rationale for his electoral win and breaking his word to the American people that he would extricate us from Iraq but who cares about all of that? If Cheney was alleged to have said "F___ the Constitution favoring warrantless wiretaps he could easily have said F___ the Status of Forces Agreement and remained in Iraq in perpetuity.
The Iraq War waged by Bush and his so called "coalition of the willing" is wholly responsible for the present chaos not only in the Middle East, Syria and elsewhere but for the carnage in Paris as well. A straight line can be drawn from the Middle East destabilization of Iraq and other Middle East nations to the Paris attacks, the refugee Syrian crisis, the growth of ISIS, ISIL and Al Qaeda in Iraq now omnipresent all over the region (and even the world) where they never existed before.
The know nothing Republicans and their carnival barker so called "candidates" for the 2016 presidency will continue to spew their lies and short sighted cruelty of a now anarchic Middle East to elect another RepubliCON to the nation’s highest office with his finger on the nuclear black box button. He will commit your children and your children’s children to eternal war.
Paris, now, is a metaphor for darkness in the city of light.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN REPUBLICANS ARE ELECTED. DO WHAT IS NECESSARY ELECTORALLY TO ENSURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS!