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Un policier prend position devant le parlement où des coups de feu ont été échangés.
(A policemen gets into position in front of the Parliament buildings where gun shots were exchanged.)
I just picked up the local newspaper and read that, yesterday, a soldier was killed in Ottawa. I have yet to read all fourteen pages devoted to the killing by a would-be terrorist, in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. The above picture was copied from Le Devoir, the leading French-language paper in Canada.terrorist, in Canada’s capital. The above picture was copied from Le Devoir, the leading French-language paper in Canada.
The suspected killer has been identified as Montreal-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, aged 32. The victim was Nathan Frank Cirillo, aged 24. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot by sergeant Kevin Vickers. Two individuals were injured.
I watch the News at suppertime, but yesterday I had flu symptoms and a temperature. I walked in front of the television set without turning it on.
At least one French-Canadian, from Sherbrooke, where I live, has joined Isis. He has been reported missing and may have been killed. An inquiry is under way.
Needless to say Canada’s Muslim population fears retaliation, but they are not to blame.
The above is the reason why I am trusting President Obama. He is in possession of facts denied civilians for security reasons. I understand why President Obama has a friendly relationship with former President George W. Bush. The attacks of 11 September 2001 could cause undue haste.
Allow me to read the details and get back to you.
The scene inside: Attack in the Hall of Honour (Photo credit: The Globe and Mail)
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