2 days ago France experienced a great tragedy... Terrorists across the city killed over 130 people.
With the incredibly awful events that happened this weekend, it's easy to see the ripple effect of reactions. People around the world reacted to this event strongly. And here are the most important ones... according to me.
The country effected by this tragedy is making some really big steps. Not only are they stepping up security in the city, around the country, but they are also launching airstrikes on ISIS.
Recently they launched fighter jets in their biggest raids in Syria to date, targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in Raqqa. Over 20 bombs were dropped.
Obama held a press conference after the event. And evoking thoughts and feelings of the 9/11 tragedy the same thoughts change sympathy:
"We’ve gone through these kinds of episodes ourselves. And whenever these kinds of attacks happened, we’ve always been able to count on the French people to stand with us. They have been an extraordinary counterterrorism partner, and we intend to be there with them in that same fashion."
Essentially: America stands with France.
Is it just me or is your Facebook feed flooded with images, thoughts, and pictures related to the. In My twitter feed is also blown up with the hashtags.
Three themes I've seen:
The Pray for Paris People
The 'If Only' People
The Other Issue People
There also seems to be a big change in profile pictures. (Thanks Facebook!) What are your thoughts on the profile picture change?
Many people around the world are questioning this groups capabilities, but who knows? It sure is fun to get behind a group of masked hackers.
Helpers Around the World
A famous Mr. Rogers quote is, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"
So where are the helpers from the Paris Attacks?
The French National Blood Service
Taxi cabs in Paris
Little helpers all over the city
And these won't be the only reactions. I'm sure we will experience more in the future. And we have our own reaction.