As seen somewhere in Facebook:
You are your own Safe Space.
I have been ruminating about the attacks on Paris and if anything came out clear was that the principle that Government is Unable to Protect People. . It is not that they don’t want to, it is simply that the deck is stacked against the system
We joke a lot about the French Army (not the Legion) but something you can be sure of they do right is Intelligence and Wet Work. Nobody dares to say that both the DGSE (Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure) or the DGSI (Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure) are jokes or less than professional. Their counter terrorism group GIGN (Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) is respected and has had successful operations. DGSE and DGSI also have a long history of being less than “humanist” when it comes to their treatment of terror suspects or anybody or organization that goes against France. From the OAS trying to assassinate DeGaulle to the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, the French Security system shows it is Honey Badger: They don’t care.
That French Security System has been in high alert since January after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Last Friday, the French President was at the soccer match, so you know nobody was slacking out there, and still they could not stop the killings. No organization can be right and effective 100% of the time and even if they thwart 99% of the tries, it is that one percent that you will be in the middle of with your family.
So, think, plan and vote according to the info we are now gathering. Rethink your shopping season, where you gather for religious services and even restaurants (The assholes in Paris targeted a Cambodian Restaurant, so they don’t like Theravada Buddhism either.) Any place where mass casualties can be created, you may think of avoiding.
Just be safe and carry if you . It takes one properly placed bullet to alter their plans and increase the chances for survival