It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot-the-shit. This past week has been incredible with the same social impact as the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks on U.S. soil. On Friday, 13 Nov 2015, a handful of imbeciles decided it would serve some cause to murder 130 people and injure countless others. They set out to cower Parisians, and all of France, by inflicting carnage on people who’s only sin was being out on the town enjoying their weekend. What they succeeded in doing was quite the opposite. Their ending was befitting of both their actions and their character.
By 18 Nov 2015, French authorities had a line on other members of the operational cell leading to an early morning raid on an apartment building in the Saint-Denis suburbs. That engagement was like the crescendo of a Mozart Symphony. Two operatives died in that raid, Hasna Aitboulahcen a female and cousin of Abdelhamid Abaaoud the cell “commander.” Hasna died from the blast of her suicide belt. The explosion was so severe that it leveled the apartment floor propelling her head and parts of her spinal cord out the window and landing on police vehicles. I also hear that NORAD had radar signatures of her remains; scrambling jets only to have her ass land on the F18’s canopy.
Identifying Abaaoud was more challenging as they had to scrape the walls to collect enough DNA to successfully identify him. We understand that Abaaoud is pissed because upon arrival in heaven his reward was downgraded from 72 virgins to one large butt.
Our hats are off to the French first responders and tactical units who were successful in managing the situation with just 5,000 rounds fired.
We never revel in the loss of life but I would urge French authorities and the global press to publish the unedited graphic images of Saint-Denis so that young men and women vulnerable to ISIL’s recruitment con-jobs can say to them “après vous!”
As always, we love hearing from you! All shoot-the-shit rules apply so don’t hesitate to make unsupported statements or claims, use profanity – in any language, insult anyone or change the subject altogether.
This weekend, spend quality time with your buds and family, and on Thanksgiving Day we ask that you offer a moment of silence at your table to honor those who were injured or lost their lives in Paris.