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A Million Is Just A Start

One Million Rally In Paris

Foolishly, they let Abbas in too

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Around a million people including more than 40 world leaders streamed into the heart of Paris on Sunday for a rally of national unity to honor the 17 victims of three days of terror.

The aftermath of the attacks remained raw, with video emerging of one of the gunmen killed during police raids pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and detailing how the attacks were going to unfold. Also, a new shooting was linked to that gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday along with the brothers behind a massacre at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in nearly simultaneous raids by security forces.

“Today, Paris is the capital of the world,” said French President Francois Hollande. “Our entire country will rise up toward something better.”

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas were among the leaders attending, as were top representatives of Russia and Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron were alongside Hollande at the front of the crowd, estimated to be around one million people, Sky News reports.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Paris this week to attend a meeting on fighting terrorism, but did not participate in the march.

Neither Obama nor Kerry attended either. As usual,  the 12th Imam  our pResident has nothing to say and doesn’t show up when anything critical about islam is said. That MFCSPOS is one of them, and you damn well know it.

The heads of England, Germany and Israel were there.

But President Barack Obama didn’t attend a unity march in Paris on Sunday, days after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Nor did his secretary of state, John Kerry, who has deep ties to France.

Holder: Not yet sure which group is behind Paris attack

Kerry was in India, attending an entrepreneurship summit with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi—with whom the United States is hoping to develop much closer trade ties.

Instead, the United States was represented by U.S. Ambassador to France Jane Hartley.

Attorney General Eric Holder was also in Paris, attending a security summit on combating terrorism. He recorded interviews that appeared on several U.S. news outlets Sunday, but was not spotted at the unity march.

“Attorney General Holder—a Cabinet level official—is representing the United States at the security meetings in Paris today. He is joined by the DHS Deputy Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas. The United States is represented at the march by Ambassador Hartley,” a senior Obama administration official said.

Oh what pure BS. If Holder was even in the country, he should have put in some face time. And Kerry, closer ties to India? Give it up! They already have 1/3 of all our jobs, how the hell much closer could they be? Today is too big for a mere Ambassador.

Southeast of Paris, in Saint-Etienne, around 60,000 people joined a march from the city’s rail station to its town hall.

Rallies were also planned in London, Madrid and New York—all attacked by Al Qaeda-linked extremists—as well as Cairo, Sydney, Stockholm, Tokyo and elsewhere.

“We are all Charlie, we are all police, we are all Jews of France,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Saturday, referring to the victims of the attacks that included employees at Charlie Hebdo, shoppers at a kosher grocery and three police officers.

Valls also declared Saturday that France was at war with radical Islam, according to the New York Times.

“It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity,” he said at a speech in Évry, south of Paris.

Good. It’s a start. And I hope that there are 500 other rallies all over the country. And that the groundswell is taken up in Germany, and Poland, and Norway, and the UK, and on and on and on. It is too much to dream that every marcher picks up a large rock or a solid branch. No, not in today’s rallies. But the news is also screaming how all the jihad sleeper cells across Europe have been activated ... we could be on the cusp of something like a multi-national civil war. In which case we will see about real People Power. Finally.


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