A day before the Paris attacks that left at least 120 dead and the country in lockdown, suicide bombings in Beirut on Thursday left 43 dead and 239 wounded. According to a terrorist who survived, the attack was reportedly carried out by an ISIS cell sent to Lebanon from the group’s stronghold in Syria.
The explosions took place in the southern part of the city near a busy open-air market in the Bourj al-Barajneh district. A number of ISIS-linked Twitter accounts have claimed responsibility for the attack, though nothing could be independently confirmed, according to CNN.
The events went largely unnoticed in the American news cycle. Interest in the Paris attacks trounced the media attention to Beirut. Google Trends searches highlight the massive disparity in news headlines and search interest. But on Twitter, the demand was loud and clear.
Adding the Paris attack together with the attack in the Sinai, ISIS has murdered more than 350 Europeans in less than two weeks. Their message is: Westerners have no safe place.
How long before we get it?
Looks like it might be a while…..
Tonight at the snoozer O Malley made a refugee comment about how all our acceptance of refugees is like six people added to a stadium.
In light of the Paris attacks this has to be the stupidest comment in a debate ever.
Oh I hope they didn’t waterboard those men to get that information from them.