After Champs-Elysées Attack: Short Guide to French Election

Who profits from the terrorism that, once again, claimed a policeman’s life in France? Will the outrage influence Sunday’s presidential election?

If French security authorities confirm that the AK-47-armed gunman who shot up a police squad on the Champs-Elysées Friday was indeed directed, or at least inspired by, an Islamist terror movement, you can score one for the terrorists. They lose one man, shot by police, and demonstrate they can attack a civilized city in one of its most famous and central neighborhoods on the very eve of a democratic exercise.

France’s security apparatus, notwithstanding all the reinforcements of the past several years, appears to be failing. This appearance may be false, in light of arrests and rolled up networks. But such success does not reassure. Will there be another attack becomes, in peoples’ minds, when will the next attack come?

  • simus1

    No security agencies plus police can operate effectively in the face of unrestricted mass subversion and local insurrection, there simply aren’t enough financial and human resources to handle that kind of situation. If cowardly politicians refuse to put all the active publicly declared supporters of islamist mayhem and murder in detention and deportation camps, civil war will be the only possible outcome.

    • Maurice Miner

      Yes, indeed. Forearmed is forewarned, I guess…

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Marine Le Pen! *hopeful for April 23rd*