The mainstream media has remained silent about the whereabouts of President Obama while world leaders meet in Paris to show unity just days after a terrorist rampage that took 17 lives. Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in Paris to stand up for freedom in defiance against Islamic extremists. There were also over 40 world leaders who joined hands and linked arms with French President Francois Hollande. Among them were British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
United States of America President Barrack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were both absent. Kerry is in India working on trade relations with the Indian government, and Obama is said to be at the White House. The media has been trying to contact the White House to ask Obama why he isn't in Paris with other world leaders. However, the White House has remained silent and secretive, a common theme during Obama's presidency.
In a statement pertaining to the Paris terrorist attacks, President Obama said, "And I think it's important for us to understand, France is our oldest ally. I want the people of France to know that the United States stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow." But Obama isn't standing with them today.