Posted: 16 November, 2015
On this morning's show the boys were joined by journalists Michael Ware (CNN), Hugh Whitfield (Ch 7), Aussie man in Paris Mark Lymbus and more.
The Paris attacks have shocked and saddened the international community as people around the world try and come to terms with the terrorist acts in Paris over the weekend aimed at destroying innocent lives.
On The Grill Team this morning Gus, MG and Matty have been discussing all the different issues with journalists and Aussie who're in Paris.
Terrorism Expert Michael Ware Explains The Attacks
Aussie CNN journo and Middle East Expert Michael Ware: Image via CNN
Michael Ware is a great friend of the show and he knows Islamic State better than anyone, having been captured by them in Baghdad while working for CNN.
"What we've seen, in the last 10 days or so the Islamic State launched three international attacks. First of all the downing of a Russian airline coming out of Egypt, then a bombing in Lebanon targeting the Shi'a population and now this horror in Paris," explained CNN journo Michael Ware.
"Michael, why Paris?" asked Gus.
"Well there's lots of reasons why Paris. Firstly because the French are actively involved in the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq," he explained.
With the recent refugee crisis across the Middle East spreading into Europe it has seen increased tensions across these continents. Michael Ware explained that unfortunately a select few are taking advantage of these situations to undertake these horrific terrorist acts.
Aussie Man Mark Lymbers Describes Being At Stade de France During Attack
There was an awful loss of life at the Bataclan theatre and at other coordinated spots during the Paris attacks over the weekend.
However, the story could've bee one of a greater loss of life as suicide bombers unsuccesfully tried to bomb the Stade de France during an interntational soccer match.
Aussie man Mark Lymbers was at the France v Germany friendly soccer match during the attempted attacks and talked to The Grill Team this morning about that experience.
"Mark, how did you feel? Exactly what was going on?" asked Gussy.
"Well we heard some loud explosions and our first thought was fireworks or some type of celebration because the French were in a great mood... and it was an absolutely packed stadium, 80,000 plus," said Mark.
"When the explosions went off we all kind of thought it was some kind of celebration... it was not only a little bit later we found out what those explosions were, thinking about what I heard it was like no firework I'd ever heard before," Mark explained.
"What's the feeling out in Paris mate?" asked Matty.
"Ahh it's pretty sombre mate... [but] it was really good to see Parisians getting on with it, going to the bakery, going grocery shopping... there's definitely a mood of sadness," he said.
Mark also explained that he has been living in London and went over just for the game and that he got out as soon as possible.
Channel Seven Journalist Hugh Whitfield Updates From Paris
Channel Seven's European correspondent Hugh Whitfield actually travelled from London to Paris for a weekend away and was caught up in the situation over their.
Hugh described the feeling over in Paris at the moment as "pretty tense" as many people get out to pay their respects at the different sites of these attacks.
He was also their during this morning's recent scare at the site of one of the memorials.
"About an hour or so ago there was what sounded like shots fired but they were firecrackers going off. Someone let off firecrackers in this mourning crowd and that just sent a wave of panic through people."
"Police who've been stationed across the city actually drew their weapons, that created more panic," Channel Seven journalist Hugh Whitfield explained.
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