Vive la France!
Damn these monsters to Hell:
Paris is gripped by terror tonight as multiple, apparently coordinated attacks have unfolded in the French capital.
As many as a dozen people were killed as multiple gunmen opened fire on a busy restaurant in Paris: Le Petit Cambodge, a popular Cambodian eatery at Rue Ailbert and Rue Bichat. A witness who was at the restaurant, which was crowded on a Friday night, told FRANCE24 that she heard about 25-30 shots.
There were also two explosions, perhaps grenades, just outside of the national stadium.
French President Francois Hollande was reportedly attending a soccer match between France and Germany at the Stade de France when the attacks occurred, and was evacuated safely. Hollande and the interior minister were coming together in an emergency meeting.
French TV is reporting that hostages have been taken at the Bataclan concert venue. There are also reported fatalities at the location.
Jihadis online are celebrating on Twitter under the hashtag #FranceUnderAttack.
Per a more recent update, the death toll has climbed to at least 40 as security forces deal with the emergency and try to rescue hostages.
France has declared martial law in Paris and sealed the country’s borders.
Memories are evoked of the Mumbai jihad atrocities of 2008.
Godspeed to the people of Paris and the security forces now in battle, and may France’s just retaliation be swift, devastating, and merciless.
This is war, not a police matter.
UPDATE: The death toll is climbing.
Agence France-Presse is reporting “around 100″ dead in the Bataclan concert venue at the conclusion of the hostage standoff.
President Obama issued a statement including the usual boilerplate about “bringing the perpetrators to justice.” There is only one justice that fits here, Mr. President, and it’s not a court of law:
Hunt them down and kill them all.