Part one - Saturday
THE LAST I HEARD THE DEATH TOLL stood at 129 with even more casualties - 99 of whose injuries are described as critical; which could, and in some cases, will prove fatal. Paris is locked down and President Hollande has closed France's borders. World leaders have expressed their well-rehearsed outrage; and if angry rhetoric could slay the West's enemies, then our presidents and prime ministers would have destroyed ISIS globally within hours of the tragedy in Paris last night. I referred to presidents and prime ministers; but I did not deliberately include - Chancellor.
It is now 13:14 on Saturday after the terrorist attacks in Paris which began about seven o'clock London time yesterday evening; and now, some 17 hours later, the German chancellor has yet to speak on the subject of the Paris outrage - not even, at this time of writing, a twitter expressing her sorrow for the Parisians, and people of other nations (possibility including Germans) who died or are near to death.
Chancellor Merkle is facing a revolt from within her own party over her invitation to 800,000 migrants from Syria to come live in Germany. This invitation was madness; not only because of the locus-like quantities of humanity invited; and not because there would be more to follow in the coming months. What was never considered by Merkle was that her invite would allow ISIS supporters to infiltrate the great migrations crossing the Mediterranean to Italy and Greece; while others entered Europe's eastern borders via Turkey.
But Chancellor Merkle is not the only blameworthy politician that is responsible for this mess Europe finds itself in. For it is one of Europe's own making, which began in the post-colonial era when liberal middle-class guilt paved the way for mass migration from former colonies - this, however, is a separate issue alluded to only because our current crises was seeded in the post-colonial era - which is an argument for another day.
IT WAS SCHENGEN THAT tore down Europe's borders to make way for the free movement of peoples within the EU: well intended as part of a grand vision for a United States of Europe where nation states had become (so the thinking went from the Europhile authors) nothing more than a curse on Europe's past and needed to be done away with; and the first impulse of this enlightened federalism was to open Europe's borders. But the opening of these borders was already causing consternation within the indigenous populations of, in particular, northern Europe. Now this free movement has been added to by the mass migrations from Syria (including Afghanistan, North Africa; and even Pakistan).
Today European navies are searching the Mediterranean for migrants in dire need of rescue from their frail inflatable boats which in many cases lack any sufficiency for conquering the Mediterranean. And when the migrants are found and picked up; do they deliver them back to whence they came? Of course not: they transport them to the nearest European coast line. It is absurd that our own armed forces are adding to the kind of problem that was last night visited upon the centre of Paris. It is idiocy of the first kind: an idiocy that well-meaning EU liberal statesmen could only come up with – it is not the fault of the various navies indulging in this trawling; but the European politicians who order them to do what they are doing.
ISIS is inviting themselves into Europe on the backs of genuine migrants into Europe; but in particular, Germany is welcoming them to European shores after which they can travel wherever they like because of Schengen throughout the rest of Europe including the UK despite us not being a signatory to Schengen. It remains to be seen whether or not (or even if it is possible to discover) those who terrorised Paris last night, were either home grown; or were part of the summer migrations into Europe that will continue. But the non-existent state of Europe's national borders must cause much vocal emissions from the mouths of ISIS of Allah Akbar!
Part two – Sunday 15th
AFTER THE FIRST night of horror now into its third day; Herr Merkle has still to respond. But now comes the mourning and the blame game presented in its mawkish aspects by the media. The pattern of mourning is the same; whether it is the horrific numbers killed in Paris on Friday night; or the single death of a murdered child somewhere in England unrelated to terrorism – flowers and candles permeate a hastily created shrine at the places where the horrors were committed. People in tears for the loss of a loved one are focused in upon by media lenses; the more stressful the image of human mourning, the longer the lenses remains focused.
We are now in the period of worldwide post-terrorist emoting. In London, the London Eye has been digitally draped in the French tri-colour out of respect; and the same digital drapes are reproduced in every Western capital over their own particular iconic building recognised throughout the rest of the world. But what does it all mean to ISIS? It means little – in fact all such images of lighted candles and weeping are so degenerate to them that their passivity enforces the view within ISIS and other parts of Islam that the West is slipping into effete disintegration – and who can blame them for so believing?
The West's response to the horrors of last Friday must be coolly contemplated before we act. But in our response we must be as ruthless as our enemy: we must not shy away from the possibility of civilian deaths (or as it is popularly known, 'collateral damage'); as ISIS expects us to do, thus greatly limiting the West's ability to destroy them. No longer must a human flown aircraft or unmanned drone be turned away from a target for fear of civilian casualties; because our enemies will take advantage of what they perceive to be a Western weakness that will ultimately lead to a European Caliphate.
If the West cannot use their full military might (short, you will be glad to know, of the nuclear option) to destroy ISIS and Islamism, then Islamism, in its various forms, will conquer and create a European caliphate. They will do so because the liberal West will have allowed such a possibility to come about; and if we lack the ruthlessness of our enemies: which we do lack under our own liberal caliphate that oversees the whole of Western and Southern Europe: a caliphate that has opened Europe's borders to all and sundry and among whom Islam now provides the greatest input into Europe.
Merkle still yet to appear.
 The latest figure is 137.
 Since writing this, it has been disclosed by the Greeks that a Syrian passport was found on one of the terrorists killed in Paris –so it reasonable to contemplate the possibility that one of those Paris terrorists may have been plucked from the Mediterranean by a British naval vessel and delivered to Greece.
 God is great!