Pardon me if I don't overlay the French Tri-Colors over my profile picture. While I sympathize with the killing of innocents, the French nation itself has not been much of an ally to this nation.
I would remind you that France, after our having saved them in both World War I and World War II, in 1966 France pulled out of NATO. That's the appreciation they showed for our efforts in two World Wars.
I would also remind you that it was France who got us into the Vietnam War. As they tried to hold on to Vietnam, a nation they had colonized and exploited and abused her peoples, they asked and got our help in that effort. And when it came to our involvement in that war it was France who walked away and refused to send troops to support SEATO's efforts to stop the spread of communism in the region.
And while France re-joined NATO in 2009, as soon as they lost four French soldiers, France pulled out their combatant forces and left it to us to battle Al Quaida.
Finally, France, Britain and now Germany have opened up their borders to hundreds of thousands of Muslims...and they have suffered for it. How many terrorist attacks, how many British, France and German innocents have lost their lives to terrorist attack? How many more Muslim con caves in those lands will insist that the West surrender their own religious and societal values and bow down to Islamic law?
And, sadly, we have a President who has coddled radical Muslims, even refuses to utter the words "Radical Islamic Terrorism", intends to allow more than 200,000 more Muslims into America...without regard to their religious intolerance, or even their terrorist backgrounds.
Sorry, folks. I can mourn those killed in yesterday's attack, but I'll be damned if I'll post the Tri-Colors....those colors have run yellow when we most needed their help.
George Bush was right when he said after 9/11, "you're either with us or against us". The time has come to get tough with radical Islamic terrorists. No more simpering, no more tricolors painted on our face, no more tricolors lighting the top of the Empire State Building, and no more offering excuses for any Muslim who will not tolerate our religions and customs and values.
Until we have a President who will prosecute a war against terror, and until America wakes up and recognizes the threat, we will not be safe in our own land. Yesterday the French got a taste of radical nastiness. Will it wake them up? Well, America went back to sleep after 9/11 so I'm not very hopeful.
Sad. Damned Sad.