The France attack compares to America's 9/11 attack in so many ways:- the same Islamic faith dogs carried out both mayhem; different people from different countries of the world nationalities were victims of both attacks; the two attack were simultaneously staged in three locations, admitted America's was in three states while France's was in three districts. The attacks also took both countries security agencies by surprise as they never had any inkling of it, but were simply taken off guard. Further both attacks were successfully staged and so many people were killed respectively. Most of the attackers in both attack were killed as a result and the attacks left both countries jittery. France has vowed to avenge the attacks mercilessly, reminding Icheoku of the then President George Bush's words that "those who knocked down these buildings will soon hear from all of us".
Query:- have all the retaliatory attacks made the world any safer than before 9/11? Has the ruthlessness of the campaign of "shock and awe" as well as other reactionary actions taken since 9/11 in retributive justice stopped these madness or made those who want to do us harm begin to love us? The answer seem to be in the negative and so will the French threatened reprisals not likely to succeed in accomplishing a secured objective. Icheoku says short of a mushroom cloud rising above the Middle East and with it the particles of what use to be the Middle East, a holistic approach should be preferable and more desirable towards finding a solution to this madness than all these campaign of bombing.
The West should consider collectively reaching out to those Muslim countries in the Middle East and elsewhere in a dialogue on how to re-program the minds of these murderous beasts whose religion seem to encourage this their irrational behavior. Icheoku says may be it is about time the two civilizations started a serious brainstorming, using Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia as Islamic representatives to try and redirect the warped thinking and mindset that fodders this idiotic imbecilic murderous ideology of these roving Islamic lunatics.
Query, how would these white people now react to the French president's promise to respond ruthlessly over the attack in Paris? Icheoku asks is it a case that their own lives matter most or is better than anyone else's and should not be taken; and now it will be okay to respond in whatever way and manner possible? Just like blacks in America are beginning to sensitize white people that "black lives matter," every life in the world including the lives of black Africans should matter to the world. Therefore an attack on one country or people should be treated as an attack on all countries and peoples; hence an incensed world should unanimously rise up and rally as an army of one to put down such anarchists with an overwhelming force.
Icheoku is emphatic that had the world risen up when Syria's Bashir Assad first alerted the world of a threatening Islamist terrorists in his country, possibly this scourge called ISIS would have been stopped at infancy? If the world had also rallied to the aid of Nigeria when Boko Haram was ravaging the country, may be these Islamist terrorists would have since had a rethinking because they would have known that a furious world would always together put them down and out decisively. But no, when blacks and other people of color fall victims to terrorism, these white people will fathom explanations as to why and how it was rather tribal feud and despotism were drove the "insurgency?" Icheoku remembers how the then America's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton point blankly rejected calling then budding Boko Haram a terrorist organization. Instead she explained it away as a simply a protest by the marginalized of Nigeria's North against a biased Southern president?
As a solution, Icheoku advocates for the world to bandy together and in unison, as one humanity, rise up and face down this scourge of humanity called Islamic terrorism. An attack on Nigeria Northeast should be seen as an attack on New York or Paris or London or Moscow or Beijing. An attack on religious faithfuls gathered for worship in Suleja Nigeria should attract the same condemnation and response as the attack on workers who reported to start their daily work at the World Trade Center or music fans who were enjoying their music idol at Bataclan Music venue in Paris or dinners chowing down on some delicacies or football fans watching an international friendly soccer match. Russia once had a similar situation with Chechnya terrorists and the world thought it was Vladimir Putin being irrational with his retaliatory scorch-earth response that once and for all put an end to that madness.
Icheoku maintains that the world is but one humanity enterprise which should treat problems facing each other as if of a general affliction. But Icheoku abhors a situation where the world goes on hyper-sensitivity only when the "right-skin" types become victims of a scourge and appears to tamper things down when other colored lesser mortals are victimized. It should not only be the senseless slaughter of Parisians that would elicit world condemnation and reprisals; nope, the slaughter of innocent Northeastern Nigerians, Kenyans, Somalians, Egyptians, Yemenis, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Indians and even Syrians should command commensurate reaction. Life should be life and amounts to something anywhere and everywhere. It should be a universal one-cap fits all enterprise which should be safeguarded and preserved equally, regardless of skin color or region or geography of habitation. Therefore any threat to life anywhere should be a threat to life everywhere and deserving of equal global response in defense thereof. Our hearts go out to the victims of Paris massacre and prays it will provide the wake-up call for the world to finally man up and do something to stop the cancer of Islamic extremism.