A Terrible Friday 13th

@LadyDuck (130770)
Switzerland
November 14, 2015 1:21am CST
The first news that appears on every online newspaper this morning, is the Jihad attack in Paris. Yesterday evening more than 150 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in seven different locations, most of them young people who were attending a concert. The attackers, are terrorists and suicide bombers from Isis. Isis praised the Paris massacre and has informed that more will follow. The next targets are London, Rome and Washington. My heart bleeds for this wonderful country where I have lived many years. Are we doing enough to protect our cities from terrorism?
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@JudyEv (107655)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov 15
This is a dreadful state of affairs. These attacks seem impossible to predict.
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@JudyEv (107655)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck Occasionally on our Australian news we hear that police have prevented a terrorist attack but it's the individuals who take it into their heads to terrorise that are particularly difficult to stop.
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@jstory07 (60987)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Nov 15
There are still a bunch of sick people in the world to have done something like that and have killed so many people.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
Those terrorists must be stopped. I do not know what they want but I am scared.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
@Juliaacv I fear that this is the beginning of a new terror era, I hope to be wrong.
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@norcal (3260)
• Nevada City, California
15 Nov 15
@LadyDuck - That's what they want. That's part of it anyway; they want all of us to feel scared and vulnerable.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
14 Nov 15
I am shocked to wake this morning to the news of last night - I love Paris and an attack on them is a personal invasion into my passion and love for the city. May they all be punished severely - no mercy
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck it seems like it - Oh i do hate terrorism
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
@Inlemay They do everything to make people feel unsafe, it reminds me the early seventies.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck I know - it was an era that looked like the world was going to HELL - The world must not BACK DOWN
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@artemeis (4026)
• China
14 Nov 15
These days there's a lot of arguments over security and privacy where the former will need to employ intrusive surveillance on every known correspondences and data, against the demand and needs of the people for their privacy and exercising their freedom rights. At the same time, these extremists could never be spotted since they have cleverly blend in with the general population. So unless more intrusive and invasive methods could be used during surveillance there is no way these factions could be arrested and stopped in time.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
What is more scaring, those terrorist seems to have people introduced in key sectors so that they can do what they want without being spotted.
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@gudheart (12775)
14 Nov 15
I saw the news when I got up this morning. Awful :(
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
The capital of France again and this time they are menacing other big cities. Terrible!
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@dodoazo (14356)
• Philippines
14 Nov 15
As of now nobody could stop them from their terror attack to the mentioned places and cities. The only thing could the government concerned could do is to be vigilant and to close the possible entries or else the danger may come anytime. This is a serious matter.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
I believe they have men in key offices, it's late now to stop them. The governments had to be more vigilant and act when the whole thing started.
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@dodoazo (14356)
• Philippines
15 Nov 15
@LadyDuck It has already started and nothing is won once war has started. Everybody is at a loss from lives, to properties, and everything.
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@KnehKnah (3542)
• Philippines
16 Nov 15
This is indeed a very serious matter. It's as if they're starting a world war!
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@allknowing (58050)
• India
14 Nov 15
myLot is loaded with posts on the subject. Everyone is asking if there is a solution to terrorism. I have no answer
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
I fear that there is not a reply, what can we do individually to stop terrorism? I fear nothing.
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@kiran8 (15369)
• Mangalore, India
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck The only plausible solution is for all rational thinking nations to come together and end the terror groups that operate , at least for sometime we may have peace ..
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
@kiran8 This is the only thing that should work, if all the nations come together to stop terrorism.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
14 Nov 15
There is a limit to how much security can be employed without seriously impeding the travel of innocent individuals. If security is raised to too high a degree then ISIS will have succeeded to some degree by causing such a disruption. It is well overdue for countries to take a more positive action against ISIS and not just a constant defence. So far the only country to take any positive action is Russia, who were criticised by most Western countries for doing so.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck Kalashnikov's have been around for some time, so they could have been supplied prior to the problem arising. There are also many other sources from which those weapons can be acquired, albeit the origin being Russia.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
@Asylum I trust no government and no politicians, they never do anything for nothing.
@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck I certainly cannot disagree with that.
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@bookbar (1623)
• Sudbury, England
14 Nov 15
Protecting cities from such idiots is still that one open question, that nobody has found the answer to... and on the run up to Xmas,maximum exposure fo jihadists
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
I fear Christmas time, there are so many reasons to attack during holiday season. I think that governments waited too much to stop this new terrorists. I wonder what to expect, nothing good I fear.
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@Fleura (6781)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck Very true, if they wish to target Christians in particular then of course Christmas is the ideal time - that and because many cities are busier at that time.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
@Fleura I believe that the Pope should have avoid the Jubilee 2015. This event will bring millions of people in Rome and the terrorists have clearly stated that the next target will be Rome.
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@Fleura (6781)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 15
Obviously we are not doing enough but as they know, single individuals are very hard to guard against. I wonder whether they are choosing dates that they think are significant to Americans? 9/11 because the US emergency number is 911 (in the UK the same date is 11/9 and the emergency number is 999 so there isn't the same meaning) and then Friday 13th because they know that many, but Americans in particular, are superstitious about this date.
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@topffer (31713)
• France
14 Nov 15
I am superstitious about Friday the 13th, but it is not the reason : yesterday was the 1st anniversary of an anti-terrorist law voted in France on November 13th 2014 with ISIS in mind.
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@Fleura (6781)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 15
@topffer I didn't know that, you are probably right.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
@topffer I missed the coincidence with the date, now everything sounds clear. They are aiming France because it's fighting terrorism. I have seen some videos on the Swiss media, terrible.
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@Juliaacv (25812)
• Canada
14 Nov 15
I was so sad to see the images on the news last evening. I cannot imagine how frightened those many people are, you could see it in their faces. And terrorism, where or when will it ever end? Why can't we all get along in this world? I have no doubt that these attacks will continue, they seem so random, and then when things unfold thru the details on the news, we find that they were very well planned out attacks.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
I fear that those attacks will continue, the terrorists want to scare people and they want to prove that they can struck where and when they have decided to do.
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@Juliaacv (25812)
• Canada
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck That seems to be what I am getting from the news reports also.
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@salonga (28074)
• Philippines
14 Nov 15
This is a very sad news. Why even the innocent lives have to be killed! Indeed no country is safe enough from terrorism so no nation should be too lax about terrorism.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
No, we are not safe and there is nothing we can do to avoid to be attacked.
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@valmnz (13143)
• New Zealand
14 Nov 15
I saw briefly as I passed through the room that Belgium was the next target?
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@TheHorse (56522)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Nov 15
I believe they have arrested some possible collaborators in Belgium.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
15 Nov 15
@valmnz No Rome, London and Washington are the next targets, Belgium is the country from where the terrorists came.
@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
15 Nov 15
@TheHorse Yes, it is exact. I remember that the Swiss Police had a long list of Belgian youngsters who joined ISIS in Syria. They should have banned them to come back to their country. This is what Switzerland does, those who go to Syria and join ISIS cannot come back.
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@vickyrose (1976)
• Canberra, Australia
15 Nov 15
It is hard to protect the cities specially in Europe as it's near the Islamic countries. Yes, it's such a beautiful city, surroundings and people.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
15 Nov 15
It's even harder now that we have removed the borders among European states. So many refugees come in every day from Italy and Greece, but among them there are terrorists. One of the Paris killer was a Syrian refugee who entered the last October 10th through Greece.
• India
15 Nov 15
@LadyDuck is a sad and angry start to the day! On one side human created massacre in Paris(France) and on the other, nature created one in Japan.
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@birjudanak (7165)
• India
14 Nov 15
the thing happened was wrong but those people who do attack ha no guts because they do attack from behind not from front and if all countries become one then they should definitely remove terrorism from world.this time should get strong answer from France. i pray that injured people get well soon and killer get strong punishment.
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• India
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck terrorisum cant be stopped but need to finish because its a dangerous act and must have to take under control otherwise they finish quickly all over the world
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• United States
14 Nov 15
There is no way to protect anyone 100 percent. It impossible....
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
I agree, those people can be everywhere, they can also be members of the police and of the security now.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck Absolutely - anyplace anywhere anytime.
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@Yar_Joey (3312)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
yes, Friday the 13th was a bad day with all the killings. Even more if these happened at 3PM. All the bad luck came on that day. tsk ts tsk
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@antonbunot (9521)
• Calgary, Alberta
16 Nov 15
These evil people always time their satanic deeds on days like 911 and Friday the 13th. Now they are warning the USA that they will attack Washington.I wish the whole world come together and go for these evil group.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
17 Nov 15
They have also warned Italy that they will attack Rome and Great Britain that they are going to attack London. We are no more safe.
@NeldaHoxie (1399)
• United States
15 Nov 15
I honestly don't know how to protect us from terrorists and ISIS sympathizers. It takes so few to make so much horror. It seems in the US that some real losers are now identifying with a cause and it makes them so dangerous.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
15 Nov 15
One thing is sure, only a few terrorists can kill hundred of people and the terrorists do not care to lose their life. I fear that there is nothing we can do.
@norcal (3260)
• Nevada City, California
14 Nov 15
It was very bad, but I don't think it had anything to do with luck. This attack was carefully planned, and I don't think the date was any accident.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
The date was chose carefully. Last year, on the 13th of November, the French Government voted a law against terrorism. Do you believe that is casual now?