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You know what my favorite part of this weekend was? No, it wasn’t watching my Carolina Panthers improving to 9-0, though that was pretty awesome. No, it wasn’t watching Texas football fuck it up big time in Morgantown, even though, as a lover of chaos, I very much enjoyed that as well. It was hearing that France, in response to the vicious, nonsensical attacks in Paris Friday night, had already bombed the shit out of Syria.
Nothing warms my heart like the thought of an ISIS recruitment camp going completely up in flames.
What surfaced on social media today was pretty great, too. It appears some of the missiles destined for ISIS have a message written on the side: “From Paris, With Love.”
From The Daily Mail:
Emotive photographs of the message ‘From Paris, With Love’ daubed on American bombs nad missiles bound for ISIS strongholds have emerged on social media.
The photographs appear to show the message scrawled over the Hellfire missiles and JDAM bombs in an act of solidarity for those affected by the Paris attacks.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the atrocities on Friday night, during which members of the public were mercilessly slaughtered in a series of shootings and suicide blasts.
The message, in the unverified photographs, has apparently been written by members of the U.S. military.
Leaving graffiti messages aimed for those targeted by missiles has been a U.S. military tradition since the Second World War.
France signed off on their bombs before dropping them on ISIS targets. From Paris, With Love xoxo pic.twitter.com/XAenqThIcx
— Token (@NotTokenBlack) November 16, 2015
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) November 16, 2015
I think writing revenge messages on missiles being used to blow up enemies of the state is probably my new favorite American past-time, but I also love baseball.
In all seriousness though, watching the horrific footage of these attacks should anger all of us. France, even though it is fun to mock, is our oldest ally, and I was proud to see the French flag flying all across the nation this weekend. We should all feel compelled to stand with France, just like they did with us after 9/11.
Here is to a brutal, unforgiving counterattack on ISIS from the rest of the world. Squish them like the bugs they are..
[via Daily Mail]
Image via Twitter