November 13, 2015

WHO KNOWS, MAYBE THIS TIME THEY MEAN IT:

Shot:

French President Francois Hollande promised early Saturday morning that France would respond to terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people with a “pitiless” war against the group responsible.

“We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless,” he said at the Bataclan, the site of one of the attacks, according to the Guardian.

“Because when terrorists are capable of committing such atrocities, they must be certain that they are facing a determined France, a united France, a France that is together and does not let itself be moved, even if today we express infinite sorrow,” Hollande added.

“Hollande: ‘We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless,'” the Washington Examiner, tonight.

Chaser:

Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared Saturday that France was at war with radical Islam after the harrowing sieges that led to the deaths of three gunmen and four hostages the day before. New details emerged about the bloody final confrontations, and security forces remained on high alert.

“It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity,” Mr. Valls said during a speech in Évry, south of Paris.

“French Premier Declares ‘War’ on Radical Islam as Paris Girds for Rally,” the New York Times, January 10, 2015.

Second headline via Allahpundit, who tweets, “Exhibit A in why I keep saying nothing will change. War has already been declared. And?”

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