By Billy Ung
The Paris attack on Fri., Nov 13, has prompted world leaders to take action against the rise of terrorism. The US, Russia and France are working out plans to fight against ISIS.
“The killing of innocent people based on a twisted ideology is an attack not just on France,” President Obama responds to the Paris massacre at Group of 20 summit at Antalya, Turkey last month. “It’s an attack on the civilized world.” World leaders at the G20 summit vow a forceful response following the Daesh (an Arabic acronym for ISIS) attacks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a deeper international partnership, citing the attack on Paris, in the war against the Daesh at the G20 summit.
“It seems to me that everyone is coming around to the realization that we can wage an effective fight only together,” comments President Putin, after leaders at the summit agreed that “defeating ISIS is a major priority for all of our countries” and pledged allegiance. The allegiance promises to accelerate “the measures to combat cybercrime and trade in illegal firearms, improve the exchange information and clamp down on the financing of criminal networks,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
France swore its loyalty to the allegiance by striking back at ISIS headquarter in Al-Raqqah, Syria. This was the first offensive move that came from France after French President François Hollande declared war on ISIS after the Paris attack on Nov. 13. The airstrike was coordinated with the US and the coalition fighting against a common enemy. French aircraft managed to destroy a Daesh command center, an arms depot, a recruiting post and a training camp. Airstrike will be the coalition’s continuing effort to combat the Islamic State.
The cause of the Nov. 13 massacre was partly because Europe opened the border to Syrian refugees; so the question to all the US politicians is “should the Syrian refugees be allowed to come into the United States?” While almost all Democrats grant Syrians permission to enter the US, the Republicans don’t want Syrian refugees to enter. 23 Republican governors don’t want to see Muslim refugees in their home state. Furthermore, “Congress passed a new bill that requires the nation’s top security officials to personally certify that each refugee admitted from Iraq or Syria is not a threat,” according to American political commentator Stephen Colbert.