It is difficult for this writer to believe that the mighty France–one of the iconic,most powerful and truly successful democracies in the modern world–could be brought to its knees because of a random act of terror (last november, that saw 129 killed in a terrorist attack in Paris). That number of civilians–and more–is killed daily in Syria,Iraq, Afghanistan and Lybia.  You don’t see these countries running to mommy for help…but in France the government is trying not just to extend a ‘state of emergency’ but to enshrine it in the French constitution!

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