VT is on the scene in Paris. Many of us from VT has lived in Paris. I used to visit every day for a “recharge” of great architecture and to count the rats that overrun the area at night.
There are larger cathedrals, certainly those more beautiful but none that mean as much to Americans. Paris has always been the “second city” for American vets who can travel to Europe.
Donald Trump is on his way, to personally supervise as he and Judy Guiliani did at the WTC on 9/11.
However, hot air won’t put a fire out.
France believes this is an act of terrorism. The HQ of national police is 1 minute away and this is the best-supervised building in the world. Macron has asked for an official investigation but, based on where this might lead, it will likely be a circus.
I simply can’t imagine how this could happen, I have been photographing here for decades, film and prints, filling shoe boxes, and half a hard drive with digital.
Any building but this one…
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.