Fri, 13 Dec, 2019

Terrorist Attack on Paris: My Opinion

By Ashmita Thapa

Picture Courtesy: DWIT News

Three teams staged six coordinated attacks at different locations throughout Paris late Friday night. The most notable locations were a Concert Venue in Bataclan, Stade de France where the national team were playing Germany in a friendly match and at least 3 different restaurants throughout the city. At least 130 people were killed and hundreds more were injured in this deadly suicide bombing.

In my opinion, it is not too early to draw conclusions from this horrifying event. All of the attacks were so carefully planned out, and so well coordinated and executed that it almost seemed like they were sending a message to the world leaders. They seemed to be sending a message that they could strike at anytime and anywhere and anyone could be affected by it. Paris is regarded as one of the most powerful cities in all of Europe. Just the fact that they managed to stage that scale of attack shows that they are very serious about what they want and what they are willing to do to get it. These terrorist strikes are very common in Palestine and Lebanon, but as those countries were not powerhouses of the world, almost no attention was given to the attacks. However, this time, the terrorists struck a major city as if to grab the attention of the whole world, and it certainly worked.

The first priority of any leader or President is to protect their country. When these kinds of attacks happen so easily and without warning, it might now be time to hold a serious crisis meeting with the world leaders and address this issue as soon as it is possible. The public needs to get the attention of the political leaders to ensure maximum security. Now that the mainstream media is starting to shed more light into this matter, the world leaders have no room to be complacent anymore. Now is their moment. They need to act quick.