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Carnage and Chaos in Paris

Hours before ISIS launched its evil and murderous assault on the unarmed citizens of Paris, George Stephanopoulos was interviewing President Obama on "Good Morning America". Stephanopoulos asked the President if ISIS was gaining in strength.

"I don’t think they’re gaining strength," Obama answered. "What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march... across the terrain."

We all know what happened next. World events have brutally and tragically shown, yet again, how completely wrong and out-of-touch Obama is with facts on the ground. And western civilization is paying the price.

A massive multi-pronged military-style attack on civilian targets is exactly the kind of terrorist attack many people have feared would one day happen. Every western capital is vulnerable to such a thing, and the combination of open borders and thousands of European and American citizens joining the ISIS cause leaves all of our cities open to this kind of slaughter. We have a terrible feeling that we'll be seeing more of these kinds of atrocities soon.

While it's good to finally see American air support for the Kurds in Iraq and plans for boots on the ground in Syria, the whole thing looks like a case of too little, too late. President Obama has allowed ISIS not just to live, but grow. Now they are demonstrating a massive and frightening increase in their destructive power and reach. Within the space of just days, they have taken down a civilian Russian airliner, bombed Beirut, and carried out a multi-pronged urban assault in the heart of Paris. This is what happens when we give terrorists safe havens and free reign to recruit and expand their influence.

French President Francois Hollande is promising to wage “pitiless” war on them. Good. Let’s see if he follows through with action. While France is famously the butt of jokes about its lack of military prowess, they do actually have, in all seriousness, a long and honorable military heritage. They are still capable of producing warriors. We pray now that the French government unleashes them. If not now, when?

If European politicians (and President Obama) have even a shred of sanity, they will renounce their approach to the migrant crisis and immediately close their borders. Can there be any doubt that we have already unwittingly admitted more terrorists onto American soil? Is it not a certainty that they now live among us, biding their time, awaiting only weapons, organization, and the right time and place to launch their next attack?

Look for more Paris firefights as the French police and military launch a crackdown far more severe than what came after the Charlie Hebdo attack. If French intelligence services have been monitoring incipient terror cells, we expect they will strike hard and fast to prevent future attacks. For the time being, the gloves are coming off. We hope it stays that way.

Finally, our hearts break for the victims of these savage attacks. France is our oldest ally, and Paris is one of the world's most beautiful cities. It's horrifying to think that its streets must run red with the blood of the innocent. May God bless and comfort the families of the perished, and may God aid the hands of France's warriors and stiffen the resolve of its government to fulfill one of its core duties -- the physical safety of its citizenry. It's time to give ISIS the apocalypse it says it seeks.

We've collected a few scenes from the aftermath of the Islamist atrocity for you to look at. There are far more bloody and graphic images available online. We choose not to link to them at this time.

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