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Old 11-14-2015, 11:02 AM   #21
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So many acts of courage and graciousness after such a supreme act of cowardice.
I agree with nearly all of the sentiments expressed in this thread about the awful acts of terrorism in France. If we weren't already aware of what a grave theat they are, we certainly are now. One thing I do not agree with though, is the folk who refer to these perpetrators of terror as cowards. A friend of mine called them cowards in a Facebook posting yesterday, and I remember various people calling the 9/11 attackers cowards.

I think they are very misguided, but not cowards, and that makes them all the more of a threat, IMO. They believe very, very fervently in their cause. It takes a great deal of guts and resolve to plan and execute acts like this. If they were cowards, we would have beaten them off by now, with a minimum of effort.

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Old 11-14-2015, 11:10 AM   #22
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but not cowards
Zealotry, and the fervent belief of a harem in Paradise, transcends feelings of fear.

(I wonder if the authorities will perform drug tests on their remains?)

"Exit, pursued by a bear."

The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:03 PM   #23
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