First the Paris attacks, now the latest California terrorist attacks… What has this world come to?
The most recent terrorist attacks occurred in California’s San Bernardino, killing 14 people and leaving 21 injured. Tashfeen Malik and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, fired shots at Farook’s co-workers at a holiday party before being gunned down in a shootout later the same day. According to CNN, ISIS hailed these two people as “supporters” of the terror group– a message that came after U.S. investigators said that they suspected one of the shooters supposedly professed loyalty to the Islamist network. The terror group’s official Iraq-based station made the declaration, but did not say that the couple were members of the group or that ISIS was responsible. Three U.S. officials who are presumably familiar with the case told CNN that Malik posted to Facebook a pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“But ISIS’ acknowledgment of Malik and Farook as supporters doesn’t mean they were members or that someone from the group ordered the attack.” -retired Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Francona, a CNN military analyst and a former intelligence officer.
Authorities are now calling this case an “act of terrorism”.
The question “What has this world come to?” has literally been absorbing all of my thoughts over the last few months, even years, because of all of the horrible things that are going on in the world. I can’t even begin to imagine how someone could just flat out kill someone, let alone multiple people. These people are sick and after the tragic events that recently happened in Paris, it breaks my heart and gives me an excruciating pain in my gut to hear about the incident in California. You’d think that after all the terrible things that have happened in this world we’d be able to limit or I don’t know maybe even END the crucial violence and keep it from repeating itself. I don’t know how they should do it, but our government needs to change it’s ways… for the better. Honestly, if it were up to me I have no clue what I would do if I were in their shoes, but that’s why they’re in charge and I’m not. It has gotten to the point where people have a hard time feeling safe just going about their daily lives. I hate constantly hearing about people dying and more people finding ways to get ahold of guns, etc. I hope that in years to come we can look back on tragedies like this and use it as a learning experience, while also remembering those who suffered and those who put their lives on the line for our safety.