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United States Missing from Paris March

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 13, 2015

Last week’s massacre by Islamic terrorists in Paris, France at the publication Charlie Hebdo has opened deep wounds in much of the Western world and beyond.  While Islamic terrorism has been a growing threat over the past two decades, this brazen attack that killed 17 also attacked the pillar of modern Western society; free speech.

In response to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, 40 leaders from throughout the world gathered with over 1 million marchers in Paris to show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo and the victims.  This not only included leaders from throughout Europe such as Germany and England, but also from such divergent countries as the Ukraine, Malley, Jordan, Israel (Benjamin) and the Palestinian Authority (Mahmoud Abbas).

Whether the rather remarkable response to this terrorist act turns into tangible change in the world’s attitude towards Muslim extremists, especially within Muslim countries and communities, is yet to be seen.  However, noticeably absent from the March in Paris was President Obama or other high ranking American official.  While the President has gone golfing and fundraising immediately following other tragedies, he had no time to show solidarity with the French.  At the very least our Country should have sent the Vice President or a former president as a stand-in.

The White House has since admitted it erred in its response to the Paris tragedy.  While that admission is refreshing from an administration that rarely takes responsibility for its mistakes, the error remains inexcusable.  The Daily News cover page posted below says it all.

The void left by the Obama Administration’s leading from behind is not a vacuum, but instead is being filled by those who would damage not only America and its interest, but greater Western culture as well.

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2 Responses to “United States Missing from Paris March”

  1. segmation said

    Shame on the US. What a mistake! Thanks for blogging about this.

  2. Lee Stadele said

    The announcement from the White House concerning the planned meeting on ‘terrorism’ will focus the typical dodgeball approach of crime, racism, social inequality, police brutality and anything but the dangers of radical Islam.

    Lee

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