France’s President Hollande is warning that more terrorism will come:
August 25, 2015
PARIS—French President François Hollande warned on Tuesday that the country must prepare for further terrorism, four days after a foiled attack on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.
A heavily armed gunman on a train with 500 passengers was wrestled to the ground by vacationing U.S. soldiers and other civilians Friday. One passenger was shot by the attacker, but nobody was killed and a massacre was avoided, Mr. Hollande said.
“It is further proof that we must prepare for other attacks, and therefore protect ourselves,” Mr. Hollande said.
The thwarted attack has sparked debate over railroad security in France and in Europe, where there are no systematic searches on trains crossing boarders within the Schengen zone. The Schengen zone is the area comprising 26 European countries that have abolished passport and any other type of border control at their common borders.
Speaking to ambassadors at the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande also said France must take action abroad to protect itself at home and stem the flow of fighters returning to Europe from conflicts zones such as Iraq and Syria. http://www.wsj.com/articles/french-president-warns-that-country-must-prepare-for-further-terrorism-1440501091
August 25, 2015
Hollande said that Friday’s incident “could have degenerated into monstrous carnage without the courage of the passengers,” including three Americans and a Briton who subdued the gunman.
In a wide-ranging diplomatic speech Tuesday, Hollande said his country remains “exposed” to violent extremism and “this aggression is new proof that we should prepare ourselves for other assaults.” http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/08/25/after-train-standoff-french-presidents-warns-his-country-to-prepare-for-new/
(For more on France, see The ‘Lost Tribe’ of Reuben: France in Prophecy?)
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