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Paris condolence thread - no politics

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I wish to extend my sorrow and support to all those people, irrespective of language, nationality, ethnicity or religion, who were murdered or injured in the terror attacks in Paris yesterday, Friday 13th November 2015.

    I wish safety to anyone still missing and I wish good news to anyone who has friends and family in Paris


    This is not a thread for politics. If you wish to talk about anything political then do the decent thing and go elsewhere. Anyone posting anything here which dishonours the dead, the injured and the missing of Paris will be remembered.
  2. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter


    By Peter Kunz, a cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo
  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I couldn't improve on that one bit and won't try
  4. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Ditto. Well put @Vince_Ulam .
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  5. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter


    Today, we Americans stand together with the French today in solidarity.

    President Obama just delivered a statement on today's attacks in Paris (from last night)

    "Once again we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, it's an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.

    We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond. France is our oldest ally. The French people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States time and again. And we want to be very clear that we stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

    Paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress. Those who think that they can terrorize the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong. The American people draw strength from the French people’s commitment to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. We are reminded in this time of tragedy that the bonds of liberté and égalité and fraternité are not only values that the French people care so deeply about, but they are values that we share. And those values are going to endure far beyond any act of terrorism or the hateful vision of those who perpetrated the crimes this evening.'

    from an ex-pat over here....
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  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  7. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Our heartfelt support and sympathies to the people of Paris, especially those who have lost loved ones, who have been badly injured and traumatised.

    Just two weeks ago we spent several very happy evenings being welcomed into the joyful, free atmosphere of the 11th arrondissement. Our hotel was on the Rue de Charonne, just 150m away from La Belle Equipe.

    Today my heart is in A L'Ami Pierre, the close-by bar and restaurant where we were made so welcome by the locals. Such joy and laughter then; such sadness and bewilderment now.
  8. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    Excellent post, GLsghost. Paris is a beautiful and vibrant city.

    So sorry.
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  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Thanks everyone. Great posts.

    Anyone new to this thread, please read the opening post.
  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    France has seen worse, and will come through this too

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  11. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

  12. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Good post.
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I spent the early 1990s at school in Paris. Use to socialise in the city centre, was always a relaxed atmosphere, warm and welcoming. I proposed to my wife in 2014 at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Again, Paris was exactly what we both wanted it to be.

    Thoughts with them today.
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  14. annie2010

    annie2010 Occasional commenter

    So beautifully expressed-says it all.
    What a tragic and terrible day for Paris.
  15. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  16. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    Such a brutal massacre in such a beautiful city.

    My sister was in a plane on the way to Charles de Gaulle airport when the attacks took place. She is unhurt but is aware that so many are not.

    We should all find a place in our hearts today for the victims and their families, the emergency services and hospitals, and everyone else who has been affected by these events.

    Vive la France et vive la Paris.
  17. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

  18. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

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  19. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    Well said VInce_Ulam
  20. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter


    One World Trade Centre (built on the site of the 9/11 attacks) lit up in solidarity.

    As I have said on another thread, America stands together with France today.

    I felt the same shock of the surreal and unreal when watching this on British TV as I did that day many years ago with family in NYC and DC.

    Many we learn finally that war is not the answer......

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