DISUM 24-03-2018: Astute retirement plan and Inconceivable Chaos

1. French officer who swapped places with a hostage in terror attack dies – CNN 24.03.2018

A police officer who swapped places with a female hostage during an attack by an ISIS supporter on a supermarket in southern France has died of his wounds, French authorities said.

Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, 45, was shot in the neck Friday after offering to take the place of a woman during a gunman’s assault on the Super U supermarket in Trèbes.
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Last year Beltrame was appointed deputy commander of the anti-terror police in the Aude region.
According to the newspaper La Dépêche du Midi, Beltrame led a simulated terror attack in December on a supermarket for training purposes, similar to the one Friday in which he lost his life.

 

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Western sentimentalism or “Deepak Chopra is an idiot.”

[I wrote this post half-sleeping. I have already fixed most of the typos, but the whole text may still feel somewhat disjointed.]

If your reaction to murderous intent  or actual murder is affected bewilderment, cosmopolitan goodwill, sentimental grandstanding, or praying for universal love, you have failed at some very basic things that all animals understand. Fight back or flight, but don’t do this:

 

Love to all? Even to terrorists?

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