The risks of declaring war on terrorist groups
The French government was at war with Islamic terrorists and Isil long before last week’s Paris attacks took place.
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.