French Inaction on known terror suspects brings more death

Islamic terrorism returns to France, knife, not gun used

The NRA has become a convenient whipping boy for the left, in instances where mass murder is committed with a gun. But increasingly, terrorist acts are carried out by vehicles being used as weapons, deliberately plowing into crowds. Knife attacks are becoming more frequent here and in Western Europe. The Boston Marathon carnage was carried out by two brothers, whose parents had come to the United States seeking political asylum. They used pressure cookers as explosives, but still the NRA takes the brunt of the blame.

France suffered another bloody attack on Saturday. The assailant, who was shot and killed by police, has been identified as Khamzat Azimov, 21, a native of Chechnya, who  became a French citizen in 2010. Witnesses reported Azimov repeatedly yelled, “Allahu akhbar” during the Paris attack. The French press reported that “a video emerged Sunday online purporting to show the attacker swearing allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

Not long after the rampage that killed one and seriously injured four others in a busy tourist area, the Islamic State took responsibility for the carnage.

France has a state security anti-terrorism watch list on which this most recent knife wielder has appeared since 2016 — but the attacker was neither detained nor deported. This was the second deadly attack in two months by a person flagged on the watch list. More than 230 people In France have been killed by ISIS-inspired jihadists in the past three years.

Without acknowledging the lack of follow-up on the collected data, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, “It is, once again, a way of life, our way of life, which has come under a cowardly attack.”

News accounts defended the government’s defenseless actions referring to renewed calls for enforcement as originating from “the conservative opposition.”

Sound familiar?

The leader of France’s largest opposition party renewed his call on President Emmanuel Macron to detain “the most dangerous individuals” on the watch list and expel all foreigners listed on it. “There is no longer room, Mr. President, for this blind inaction which has lasted too long,” Laurent Wauquiez of the conservatives Les Republicains said in a statement.

“What use can this file be if we don’t use it to ensure that these time bombs cannot do any harm on French soil?” National Front leader Marine Le Pen wrote on Twitter.

But Griveaux contended: “Unfortunately, there is no way of stopping this sort of incident from happening.” The security watch list was a key tool for police and intelligence services, he said, adding that “experts were opposed to using it as a basis for roundups or deportations.”

Paris is nearly 4,000 miles from Washington, D.C. though the same foolish arguments leave citizens at risk.

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10 Responses to French Inaction on known terror suspects brings more death

  1. Francis Guard says:

    It’s worthwhile noting that John McCain was cheering on Chechen Jihadists most loudly when this attacker would have been a toddler. Jihadists based in Chechnya, including al-Qaeda warlord Ibn al-Khattab from Saudi Arabia (incidentally connected to several of the 9/11 hijackers), were unleashing mass death on “infidel crusader” Russian civilians before ultimately being demolished by Russian military action. These Islamist groups of course simultaneously harboured an equal hatred of the United States and its closest North Atlantic friends. John McCain also took joy in the collapse and fragmentation of Libya into rival Islamist and warlord factions following the violent demise of the “less bad” dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, who al-Qaeda and satellite groups despised. And finally – and perhaps most bizarrely – McCain visited Syria in 2013, meeting Islamists who may well know some of the same Jihadist individuals and groups that John McCain’s son James fought in al-Anbar province, Iraq, while deployed there as a US Marine in 2008.

  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Limp wristed responses to terror will only bring continued assaults on peace loving citizens. ALL nations that value liberty need to reassess their commitment to to open borders and revamp their lax citizenship and naturalization programs.. As they stand, they are a known recipe for disaster. I say this as the proud grandson of immigrants, who loved this country and acclimated to the language and history. All of the grandchildren are college educated professionals. Education was held up as the standard to successful Americanization. Today we are told to “celebrate diversity,” rather than unity. That foolishness is a dismal failure.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    Connected, or not?

    On Saturday, mid-day, John Kerry was meeting at a restaurant in Paris with 4 Iranian (diplomats). They were photographed.
    Kerry left on foot and the Iranians left in vehicles with diplomat license plates and a security team of 5.

    The Iranians were then photographed entering a hotel lobby.

    Hours after these photos were making the rounds on the internet, this T. event happened in Paris.

    Coincidence

    Kerry is conducting meetings all over the EU, going back and forth between the Iranians and Macron and Merkel and May.
    Shadow government, indeed.

    Kerry’s daughter, a physician, is married to an Iranian. News reports of who actually attended the wedding and the identity of the best man caused quite a kerfuffle, with a lot of retractions made. But a photo exists.

    If you want to see the not-so-shadow government, they’re going public——here’s the link to their website. You’ll recognize a lot of the players.

    www. nationalsecurityaction.org

    Sounds kind of official, doesn’t it?

    • Doc says:

      From your link, Sag. Sam:

      “Under President Trump’s reckless leadership, the United States is weaker in the world, less safe, and more isolated.”

      What john mckerry (a.k.a. ketchup eater) is doing probably DOES link up with this terrorist group known as “national security action”. But, & Please correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t this “shadow diplomacy” also referred to as TREASON? I’m not a lawyer, but that’s what his shenanigans sound like to me.

      • Saguaro Sam says:

        Logan Act

      • Doc says:

        Thank You, Sam! So, I was behind the curve…but not so much:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Act

        F-E-L-O-N-Y…..somebody needs to “Hook Lurch UP”! Why does he get away with it & we Don’t? Hannity’s Correct, There’s 2 different laws…Ours, where we’d ALREADY BE in Jail, & Theirs…where th’ LAW KNOWS that a FELONY was committed, but NUTHIN’ HAPPENS…

  4. Casper says:

    The French, who inspired our love of liberty, have become willing dupes for political correctness, which is deadly, not merely polite.

    Brutal murders of a country’s own citizens by those who come to bring destruction with them needs to be met with force.
    Give them a choice. Either they take deportation back to their homelands or they will be given the same death sentences their cohorts are inflicting on innocent citizens and tourists. It would be interesting to see how option that would pan out.

  5. Marianne says:

    I recently joined the NRA. They are doing more to protect the Second Amendment than our congress is. Glad to see they’ve brought Oliver North in with a top leadership role.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Please pray to God in Heaven for our First Lady Melania Trump.
    She underwent renal artery embolization surgery at Walter Reed today.
    Will spend a week in hospital.
    This surgery is utilized in cases of kidney(renal) tumors, either benign or malignant.
    Please pray.

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