Recent terrorist attacks in Paris should serve as a wakeup call
A few days ago in Paris, the citizens of France experienced something that no country ever should — an attack of terrorism that killed 129 people and injured at least 352. Among these people were French citizens and American students who were studying abroad. Since that night, the Islamic terrorist group known as ISIS has claimed responsibility for the multiple attacks and have said “this is just the beginning.”
The French president, Francois Hollande, has reacted to these attacks in a way that everyone should, declaring war on ISIS.
On Sunday, Nov. 15, France sent 12 fighter jets to Syria and dropped bombs on areas in Syria that are known to be ISIS territory, including a jihadi training camp. The French president said that France will act mercilessly against the terrorists who have caused chaos in his country.
The question I now have to ask is why President Barack Obama seems to still think that the U.S. should not take action against these terrorists, but instead, he thinks we should invite people from Syria into our country.
These Syrian refugees Obama is bringing into our country are mostly fit young men, according to news reports. Taking in Syrian refugees is asking for trouble. It is the perfect way for ISIS to infiltrate the country. Who knows who these people really are?
Countries throughout Europe have either increased border patrol or have closed its borders all together. But, as for here in the U.S., Obama is saying he will accept 10,000 people to bring in, and I just don’t understand.
U.S. officials are confident that ISIS is everywhere. They have said it themselves, that ISIS has people in our country just waiting for the word to attack like they did in Paris.
There is no doubt in my mind there are Syrian people who are good and trying to escape ISIS, but our country’s main job and concern should be to protect our citizens. It seems by his actions and words that President Obama has certainly let that slip his mind.
The United States of America is the greatest country in the world and now is the time to prove it. Now is not the time for our president to act diplomatically. Now is the time to utilize our military for what they are meant to do.
Now is the time to end Islamic terrorism once and for all.