Secretary of State John Kerry said there was more of a rationale for the attack on Charlie Hebdo than the attack at the Bataclan.
There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this or that.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters slammed Kerry’s remarks on Hannity for attempting to justify the Charlie Hebdo attack.
But the only difference between the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the attacks last Friday are, and the later attacks, 40 times more people died. I’m waiting for this president to call Eric Holder out of retirement to lead a new movement, Jihadi Lives Matter. I mean this guy clearly doesn’t get the fact that we’re not the problem. Islamic State, al-Qaeda, the jihadis, Islamic fundamentalism – that is the problem.
In Washington D.C., Secretary Kerry walked back his earlier comments by rejecting any grounds for a terrorist attack.
Now let me make my point as clearly as I can. There are no grounds of history, religion, ideology, psychology, politics, economic disadvantage, or personal ambition that justify the slaughter of unarmed civilians, the bombing of public places or indiscriminate violence toward innocent men, women and children. And such atrocities can never be rationalized, and we can never allow them to be rationalized. There’s no excuse. They have to be stopped.