New Charlie Hebdo Issue Sells Out Charlie Hebdo’s defiant new issue sold out around Paris on Wednesday, with scuffles over copies of the paper fronting the Prophet Muhammad. The issue hit newsstands just as the Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda officially claimed responsibility for attack
I gotta hand it to the French. They might be arrogant but they got hutzpah. They definitely fit the moniker that “fools rush in where angels fear to tread”. If what happened in France last week had happened here we would all most likely be hiding in fear of going anywhere near Charlie Hebdo’s stuff. I kind of wish we had that level of hutzpah too.
Instead we would likely be doing one of two scenarios. One, we would be assigning congressional committees to study on how we can prevent it from happening again. And of course that action would result in a coupe billion more bucks in the NSA’s pocket. The second scenario would be assigning another committee to determine why Obama recklessly allowed it to happen.
Maybe the French are just more grass-roots than we are. They take it personally when they are attacked and line up in defiance of the terrorists. They refuse to be stricken with fear as they know that is what the terrorists are trying to accomplish. Here is to you France. I will gladly go to lunch now and get a big order of french fries to honor your guts in this matter.