Thank god, the hostage held by the Charlie Hebdo killers is freed.
My heart was in my mouth as I watched the scene on the live TV, broadcasting the French police storming the printing factory in where two terrorists and a hostage were holed up.
Another siege simultaneously happening at the kosher grocery shop had also ended in the similar manner and it sounded like some of the hostages there were saved. Even though additional lives were lost today, the outcome could have been much worse, and therefore, I am relieved to know that these awful events are now finally over.
Who could have imagined on that seemingly ordinary Wednesday just a few days ago, the feeling of terror, which had been deep-rooted in everyone’s psyche since the 9/11 in NYC and the 7/7 in London, would come back and haunt us?
What kind of world is it turning into? It scares me. I don’t like to be afraid but against those rats who are just pure evil, is there anything I can do? I just feel helpless and depressed…