France hostage taking

How Much More Can France Take?

Following the slaying Monday by two jihadists of a beloved 86-year-old Catholic priest as he was celebrating Mass in a bucolic Norman village, the French leader insisted the war against terrorists will be waged with “absolute determination.”  But Hollande, as well as the security services, appear to be fast losing the confidence of the French public.

Calls are mounting for tougher security measures to be imposed but Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who was jeered earlier this month by furious mourners during a tribute to the Bastille Day terror attack victims, have offered little in the way of new, concrete proposals to prevent attacks.