by Grace aka costofcollege
This post was created in case you all want to post thoughts and opinions on the Paris attack. If you’re not interested, please ignore.
PARIS—French President François Hollande on Saturday blamed Islamic State for the terrorist attacks across Paris that left at least 127 people dead, and vowed to retaliate.
“It is an act of war that was waged by a terrorist army, a jihadist army, by Daesh, against France,” Mr. Hollande said, using an Arabic name for Islamic State. “This act of war was prepared and planned from the outside, with accomplices inside,” he added, saying France would respond to the attacks.
“France, because it was freely, cowardly attacked, will be merciless against the terrorists,” Mr. Hollande said in an address to the nation broadcast on French TV. “France will triumph over barbarism.”…
Mr. Hollande’s remarks may herald a sharp escalation of France’s military action in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State. France has been bombing the group’s positions in both countries, but has so far refused to put troops on the ground.
… it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.
What does this mean?
We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond….
Is this act of terrorism a turning point of some kind? Troops on the ground? More aggressive routing out of potential terrorism within country borders?