S.a. Official

When one man dies, it is a statistic. When a white man dies, it is a tragedy. – Anon

     Paris! At The Battlefield

In the wake of the Paris attacks of Friday the 13th, November 2015 (talk about bad luck), as our heads stop reeling, there are things that need to be said.

So facts first.

  1. The attacks took place in a football stadium (the famous Stade de France), a concert hall, and eateries simultaneously ( starting at 9 pm and going on till 11 pm). There were suicide bombings around the stadium (15 minutes apart). There was gunman violence in other venues.
  2. The first venue could have been a  high profile attack (what with the President Francois Hollande present for an ongoing international friendly between Germany and France) while the others were soft targets- simple working districts (arrondissements). The one thing they all had in common was…

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