Saturday 10 December 2016

The risks of declaring war on terrorist groups

Published 18/11/2015 | 02:30

French fighter jets flying towards Syria in September, 2015, to take part in the US-led coalition’s bombing raids on Isil
French fighter jets flying towards Syria in September, 2015, to take part in the US-led coalition’s bombing raids on Isil

The French government was at war with Islamic terrorists and Isil long before last week’s Paris attacks took place.

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France has been one of the most vocal countries in its condemnation of worldwide terrorist organisations and should certainly be aware of the risks of declaring war on terrorists – which it has done many times.

The massacred people in Paris were completely innocent. However, the military involvement of France in other countries, especially Syria, cannot be regarded as innocent.

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