France to Deploy Soldiers After Spate of Attacks

BBC News, December 23, 2014

France is to step up police and military patrols in areas frequented by the public following recent attacks, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said.

He said up to 300 soldiers would be deployed around the country to boost security over the Christmas period.

The attacks, seemingly unrelated, in Nantes, Dijon and Tours have left more than 20 people injured.

One person injured in Monday’s attack on a Christmas market in Nantes has been declared clinically dead.

Nine others were injured in the incident, where a man drove a van towards a stall in the market before repeatedly stabbing himself.

In Dijon on Sunday, a driver shouting “God is great” in Arabic ploughed into pedestrians, injuring 13 people.

On Saturday, a man using the same phrase was shot dead by police after attacking them.


On Tuesday, Mr Valls sought to reassure the public, saying he understood the public’s “strong concerns”.

President Francois Hollande has called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Tuesday and urged the public not to panic.

The BBC’s Hugh Schofield in Paris says French authorities are playing down the idea that there is a pattern behind the three attacks.

However, many people will be asking themselves if there is a copycat element to them, he adds.

Mr Valls told Europe 1 radio there was “no link” between the three attacks and that security forces were dealing with individuals who acted alone.

“We do not minimise these acts,” he said, adding that the government wanted to “reassure” the public and understand what had happened.

“The best response is to continue to live peacefully with the necessary vigilance of course,” he added.

Separately, police in the southern city of Cannes arrested a man armed with two shotguns and a long knife at a local market on Tuesday morning.

The man’s motivations were unclear, but prosecutors did not think that there was any link to terrorism, French media reports said.

Monday’s attack in the western city of Nantes took place at about 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT), with witnesses saying the van drove towards a stall selling mulled wine.

Ten people were wounded in the attack. One was clinically dead as a result of their injuries, Mr Hollande said.

French officials say the motive behind the attack is not clear.

“I wouldn’t say it was a terrorist attack. I would call it a deliberate act,” French interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said, adding that an investigation was underway.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the attacker in Nantes seemed to be “unbalanced”.

Prosecutors made similar comments about Sunday’s car attack in Dijon.

The driver was arrested after targeting pedestrians in five different parts of the city in the space of half an hour.

The city’s prosecutor said the attacker had a long history of mental illness, and the incident was not linked to terrorism.

Meanwhile, in Saturday’s incident, a man stabbed three police officers in the city of Tours before being shot dead.

Anti-terrorism investigators have opened an inquiry into that attack.

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  • Samuel_Morton

    It’s time to get medieval on these intruders. Native Frenchmen need to rekindle that Crusader spirit.

    • Sick of it

      If the Christian church were better represented than Jewish atheism, they might.

      • kikz2

        that assumption might be valid……. if you subscribe to the theory that The Church has not been infiltrated and corrupted by them… remember that little ditty.. ‘covert or die?’ those that were given the ultimatum do.

    • Garrett Brown

      We need another Charlemagne.

  • IstvanIN

    It would have been so much simpler to use soldiers to defend your borders as opposed to fighting the enemy once inside.

    • See The Future

      They must leave the European Union, replace the traitor leaders with nationalist leaders and then follow through with a sensible plan to stop immigration 100% and provide the necessary encouragement for those here to leave.

  • superlloyd

    Typical that the lying left is trying to smokescreen these attacks as the work of unbalanced people rather than of typical muslim followers of the barbaric death cult propagated by a murderous, pedophile warlord.

    • phillyguy

      just like the mainstream leftist media here is trying to spin the story that the Negro cop killer was mentally ill.

  • Let me guess. They’re deploying soldiers to protect innocent Muslims from the theoretical backlash.

    • Oil Can Harry

      How do you say “I’ll ride with you” in French?

      • Garrett Brown

        mauvase (mauvais?) tour avec vous

    • Paleoconn

      In France, where the people have cojones, it wouldn’t surprise me if the soldiers ARE protecting Muslims. Marine has more courage than the entire GOP, with some exceptions, like Sessions, King, Cruz.

  • dd121

    Make no mistake, Muslims are your mortal enemies. Opposing them is not “religious intolerance” it is a life and death fight to save yourselves and your civilization.

    • See The Future

      It is the lives of your children and grand children or there will no more be.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    The subtitle to this thread states, “They will be fighting Muslim terror.” It might as well say, “They will be fighting Muslim’s forever.” Meanwhile, French author is under fire from the “elites” for saying that France should deport Muslims, yet the book is a popular seller among the French. There is such a disconnect among the French people and the French elite, and the actual French versus Muslims living in France that it’s only a matter of time before a full-fledged war. Coincidentally, the elites also hated that Zemmour pointed out the obvious — a civil war is looming on the horizon.

  • Cid Campeador

    If they eliminate enough of them they will stop coming and the ones who are already there will leave.

    • See The Future

      Do not allow them to vote, obtain government employment, no social benefits, crimes which involve physical injury such as rape and assault mandatory death penalty, rioting, flag burning and other anti-social chanting deportation, no public calls to prayer or mosques, mandatory sterilization with deportation option. The beginning of a constitutional amendment.

      The formula for renewal.

  • antiquesunlight

    “Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the attacker in Nantes seemed to be ‘unbalanced’.”

    He seems to have Muslim Personality Disorder (MPD). Common symptoms include being completely insane, extremely violent, and stupid.

  • freddy_hills

    But they’re not all like that! …except all the ones who are.

  • De Doc

    Well, gees, they should be deploying psychologists instead. After all these attacks are the result of deranged people, who happen to be Muslim. The incidents surely have nothing to do with Islam!

  • See The Future

    The French have called in the troops. Is that a sign that France has declared war on Islam?

  • freddy_hills

    Now they’ll target the soldiers.

  • KenelmDigby

    Of course, some time this century, France will become a majority non White nation with Islam predominating.
    It appears that low level civil insurrection has already started in France. The aggression all appears to be coming from the non White side, but White retaliation cannot be ruled out in the future. This bodes ill, the prospect of full scale racial civil war looms. One must also remember that within a generation or so the majority of the young and strong will be non White and muslim.
    France really stands as a living, breathing morality tale to warn those very, very few White states that have not embraced mass third world immigration what terrible future surely awaits them. In this sense, if the French example actually deters White politicians from countenancing third world immigration, then the destruction of France could be described as ‘beneficial’, but saying that not even a diamond tipped SDS hammer drill could possibly penetrate the granite thick skulls of European politicians. So expect them not to heed the obvious warning.

    • kikz2

      if inevitable….. i would… that it happen sooner than later, don’t give them any more chance to breed or immigrate… cede no more territory, and give no quarter.

  • Greg Thomas

    “Mr Valls told Europe 1 radio there was “no link” between the three attacks and that security forces were dealing with individuals who acted alone.”

    Yes there is a “link” and it’s called islam. These “leaders” must get their talking points from the UN on how to address the public when an “random” act of islam occurs. It does not matter if it’s Australia, France, Germany, or the US. We hear the same rhetoric from these traitors.

  • R L Buds

    I don’t get why we don’t listen to these people and others who repeatedly say they will kill us then they do it.

    Listen to any hip-hop radio station (if you can stand it) and you will hear the most disgusting things. some girl says “i in da murder bidness” then procedes to tell us how great she is. Others say they will always be real (a thug) no matter how much money they “earn”.

    Blacks and muslims want to kill us and they tell us so-then they do it, the restaint of the white devil is great, perhaps they are just letting the rubber band get a little more taut

  • Garrett Brown

    Either are French. Both are great warriors and leaders.

  • kikz2

    I’m no fan of the police state or martial law, as I have, for a couple of short periods, lived under it (post hurricane). That being said, I find it good news that White Europeans are becoming fatigued of their Muslim, African, and other alien invaders. It’s good to see Germans taking action to protect their civilized interests. It’s good to see France calling on its resources to defend its traditions and rule of law. Now, if America and Americans would only join them, this would be good news indeed.

  • kikz2

    it’s not surprising.. who runs the Beeb? a heeb. only when his people are endangered will he bleat.

  • Anglo

    “President Francois Hollande has called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Tuesday and urged the public not to panic.”


  • jaye ellis

    Have other Amren readers noticed the disturbing cultural marxist elite response that the (White Western) public should not be frightened or angry with these Muslim terrorist attacks, murders of Whites because the Islamic men are crazy, mentally disturbed?

    Ie they are “not guilty by reason of insanity” and are in fact victims, who were some how denied medical treatment for their illness?

    There was a time in the past where a deranged, lunatic, psychopathic, crazy murderer on the loose was considered more of a threat to the general (white) public.

    And what kind of healthy, sane person goes in for Jihadist radical Islam anyway?

    These people are all dangerous lunatics.

    • Yes, I have, and I don’t think they’re crazy or mentally ill (as such) at all. I think they’re just violent religious fanatics. Now, if you want to classify violence-prone religious fanaticism as a mental illness, fine.

      But the media do it for the same reason why they classify most black on white hate crimes as a “robbery gone wrong.”

  • jaye ellis

    Watch the movie “Battle of Algiers” how this all played out once before in French Algeria in the 1950s. Algeria was part of France, not a colony and the French fought terror with terror and basically won the battle of Algiers… the victory was given away by pelicans who foolishly allowed

    One man, one vote, one time.

    The tell all book by French General Paul Aussaresses “Battle of the Casbah” explains what was done and what must be done against sadistic, Muslim terrorists…. and it ain’t Rand Paul’s anything goes Libertarianism.

  • Paleoconn

    France is under occupation. But at least the French are resisting. The 5 million Muslims should be deported. LePen-Zemmour to form the next French Republic.