From the instant we learned of the unfolding terrorist attack in Paris on Friday, we knew that it was a jihadist one, largely because it had happened before only ten months ago. And after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, there were all the usual platitudes about "manhunts" and "bringing the 'extremists' to justice" and hand-holding "solidarity" marches and whatnot. And then the furor blew over and everything returned to status quo ante: The French didn't close their borders, they didn't crack down on their Muslim occupiers, they didn't arm their civilian police force, they didn't take back the no-go zones that pock-mark their country. Even Charlie Hebdo knuckled under and stopped doing Mohammed caricatures.
And now it's happened again on a dozen-fold greater scale. The only difference being that whereas the earlier attack was specifically targeted at CH and French Jews, this one was completely indiscriminate and clearly intended to simply slaughter as many "infidels" as possible.
The mix of the Muslim attackers was disquietingly eclectic:
Prosecutors said Monday that one suicide bomber who blew himself up in the Bataclan music hall Friday night was Samy Amimour, a twenty-eight-year-old Frenchman charged in a terrorism investigation in 2012. He had been placed under judicial supervision but dropped off the radar and was the subject of an international arrest warrant.... [emphasis added]
French authorities knew this guy was a terrorist but just "lost track" of him and couldn't be bothered to reacquire his whereabouts.
A suicide bomber who blew himself up outside the national soccer stadium was found with a Syrian passport with the name Ahmad Al Mohammad, a twenty-five-year-old born in Idlib. The prosecutor’s office says fingerprints from the attacker match those of someone who passed through Greece in October. [emphases added]
French authorities had Amimour and "misplaced" him; they deliberately imported al-Mohammad. And it was much the same throughout the rest of the ISIS attack squad roster.
These attacks keep happening because Western electorates keep electing leftwing regimes that elevate their delusional, suicidal ideology above common sense, the common defense, and the common good. "Authorities" refuse to learn the clear and obvious lessons of their grievous errors, mistakes, and misconceptions, which makes them increasingly culpable in the Global Jihad as accessories and collaborators. As Montgomery Scott once said (or, rather, will say 252 years from now), "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me". I would add another stanza: "Fool me thrice, and I'm in on it". The 128 French civilians who perished three days ago did so completely needlessly. And the worst part is, the French government is showing, once again, that they have and will learn nothing from the "tragedy". As we pointed out yesterday, a few token, pinprick retaliatory airstrikes on ISIS's capital (ten aircraft dropping all of twenty - count 'em, twenty - bombs) looks kinda-sorta "muscular" on the evening news, but it doesn't solve the problem, because the problem isn't just in Syria, it's "within". The enemy can't shoot up your own cities if they're not allowed to infiltrate your country in "refugee/migrant" disguise in the first place.
Which brings us closer to home, and the calculated Islamophilic obtusity We the People twice elected:
“We’re still planning on taking in Syrian refugees,” White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on Fox News Sunday. “We had very robust vetting procedures for those refugees.”
Really, Ben? Because that's not what the FBI says. Of the tens of thousands of "refugees" that O has imported the past two fiscal years, they said, and I quote, "vetting the refugees coming into the United States is nearly non-existent.” DHS has seconded that assessment. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul recently told Fox News, "“We’re a compassionate nation and this is a tragic situation but I also have to be concerned as Chairman of Homeland Security about the safety of Americans in this country and the concern that I have and that the FBI testified to is that we don’t really have the proper databases on these individuals to vet them passed and to assure we’re not allowing terrorists to come into this country and until I have that assurance, I cannot support a program that could potentially bring jihadists into the United States. We don’t know who these people are and I think that’s the bottom line here and until we know who they are, we cannot responsibly bring them into the United States.”
And yet Obama is doing it anyway, utterly and completely heedless of the 128 additional grisly reasons not to that was added to ISIS's tab on Friday. Most recently in Louisiana, where Governor Bobby Jindal has not even been informed where the "refugees" have been turned loose.
What do y'all know, Mr. Rhodes, about this "robust vetting" that the federal law enforcement agency whose job that would presumably be does not? Or is "robust vetting" another phrase that has been "fundamentally transformed" by the Obama Regime's lexicographers? And how many of us will needlessly pay the "Paris price" for it?
P.S.: The White House celebrated the Paris attacks by turning loose five more hardcore jihadists from Gitmo yesterday. Kinda drowns out everything Obama has said about this topic over the weekend, doesn't it?
UPDATE: Perhaps the French are starting to "get it" after all?
UPDATE II: Obama's brand of "world leadership" on display this morning:
Seven years is a long time to be ashamed of my country. This doesn't help.