Why not identify its cause, fight it, and eradicate it instead? There were no jihad terror attacks in France in the 1970s and 1980s. What has changed? Why not examine that?
But this defeatism is not surprising. Valls has predecessors who long ago said: “France is going to have to live with Nazism.”
“Nice Attack: PM Manuel Valls Says France ‘Faced With a War,'” by Jack Moore, Newsweek, July 15, 2016:
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday that the country was “faced with a war” after a suspected Islamist extremist attack in the southern city of Nice a day earlier that left at least 84 people dead.
A suspected terrorist rammed a truck into revelers in the city’s Promenade des Anglais in an attack that French President Francois Hollande said was of an “undeniable terrorist nature.” The French Interior Ministry confirmed that scores had been injured, with 18 victims in a critical condition.
Valls announced that the state of emergency put in place after the Paris attacks would be extended for a further three months to October after the deadly attack that came on France’s Bastille Day.
“Times have changed, and France is going to have to live with terrorism, and we must face this together and show our collective sangfroid,” he said.
“France is a great country and a great democracy and we will not allow ourselves to be destabilized,” he added.
“We want to bring the French nation together. The only dignified response (to the attack) is for France to stick with the spirit of July 14, a France that is united around its values.”…