and guess what?
French officials have named Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 27-year-old Belgian linked to a Brussels-based terror cell, as the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks. He remains at large and is believed to be in Syria.
Abaaoud was also linked by French officials to the thwarted attacks on a Paris-bound high-speed train in August and a foiled plot to attack a church in Paris in April. The French newspaper Libération also linked Abaaoud to Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a French student charged with murder, attempted murder and terror offences.
According to Belgian media reports earlier this year, Abaaoud spent time fighting alongside Islamic State in Syria. He was known to security forces after appearing in an Isis video at the wheel of a car transporting mutilated bodies to a mass grave.
So a Belgian citizen, who went to Syria to help ISIL. How many people like that, from Britain and France and others?
We know that two of the bastards came into Europe with other 'refugees'. How many more, now in Germany or Sweden or wherever?
It would be harder to imagine a clearer foe, yet we still have difficulty making policy in the light of the threat. After seven years in the White House, President Obama still cannot bear so much as to mention its religious aspect. He sees it all as a distressing misunderstanding arising from colonial wrongs and the fact that George Bush was President before him.
Speaking of President Hopey-Changeypants, 'The light of my presence will calm all', he took the attacks to be a fine occasion to turn more bad guys loose. Two things come to mind:
Does he realize just how this comes across, and just not care?
Or is he actually dumb enough to not know?