Is France Permanently Under Martial Law Now?

France-Soldiers-Patrol-IPA French soldier patrols the Eiffel Tower. (Photo: © Reuters)

French President Francois Hollande announced 7,000 of the 10,000 soldiers deployed on the country’s streets after the Islamist attacks in January will remain permanently.

In January of 2015, two Islamist terrorist forced their way into the office of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killed 11 people and injured an additional 11 people in the building and killed a French National Police officer. Additional related attacks occurred in the region, killing five more and injuring another 11 people.

In the aftermath, French police have been on high alert and military patrols have been guarding sensitive sites throughout France in anticipation of additional attacks.

Hollande has called the soldier’s presence a “significant effort … even a very big effort” due to the strain on the dwindling French budget, according to the sourcelink, a French official who requested anonymity said that the presence of soldiers could not stem terror attacks.

Speaking to the AFP, the official said, “The number of targets has exploded. There are two or three thousand, maybe four thousand, people identified or suspected of evil intentions.”

Counter-terrorism experts in France warned last month that the threat of Islamist attacks in France had reached a level “without precedent.”

In addition to 800 French extremists report by French anti-terror agencies, Jewish businesses have been attacked by a mob of 40 Palestinian supporters.

Paris police investigated the attack and warned Jewish businesses in the area about the possibility of more attacks.

It certainly seems that war is taking over France. Maybe martial law is necessary. Give us your opinions.

Source: The Clarion Project



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6 Comments on "Is France Permanently Under Martial Law Now?"

  1. Avatar Ethan Hagen | May 7, 2015 at 2:42 am |

    What the heck is wrong with this??? They are taking precautions in case another ISIS attack happens. Conservatives have been raving about stopping ISIS and now when France does something about it, they get upset?? This is why I don’t consider myself a Republican or a Liberal. Both sides contradict themselves way too much. If I was in France, I would be happy that soldiers are protecting the streets… Good lord!

    • If Martial Law were declared in the USA, Obama could then declare himself as “Ruler”, never to have another election. I don’t care if a person is Liberal or Conservative, that’s scary.

  2. Ethan, in France the people don’t have the same rights that we do here. Show me where in our Constitution the founders expressly gave the power to declare martial law and suspend the Constitution to any branch of the government. The founders would not have given that power because it would be too easy for the government to declare a neverending state of emergency and that would defeat the whole purpose of having a Constitution.

  3. Avatar Brian White | May 7, 2015 at 7:01 am |

    France has strick gun control laws, makes the population an easy target, this is the perfect example of why we must NEVER allow our 2nd amendment rights to be compromised. Concealed carry, with a reasonable background check, should be allowed nationwide.

  4. The people of France are also unarmed whereas we Americans are loaded for bear. ISIS may be able to attempt attacks here like they did in Texas (ended well for them) but they need to remember, a lot of us are carrying weapons and will not hesitate to shoot those committing terrorist acts. By un-arming citizens, the country becomes more dangerous as only those who want to commit criminal or terrorist acts have weapons because they don’t care about the law.

  5. If Obama were taking border security and overall national security seriously — with solid foreign policy instead of the crap he is promoting now (e.g., Iran, Libya) — we would never need to think about the possibility of martial law. Obama is a piece of crap as a POTUS.

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