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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama rallied to the support of France on Friday after the bloody end to hostage sieges in Paris, vowing to offer all assistance to combat the threat of militant Islamists.

“I want the people of France to know that the United States stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow,” Obama said at a speaking engagement in Tennessee, describing France as America’s “oldest ally.”

“The moment that the outrageous attack took place, we directed all of our law enforcement and counterintelligence operations to provide whatever support that our ally needs in confronting this challenge,” Obama added.

Obama was speaking hours after the crisis that began with the massacre of 12 people at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo reached a dramatic climax, with French police storming two hostage sites, killing two brothers wanted for the magazine attack and at least one suspected accomplice.

“We’re hopeful the immediate threat is now resolved. The French government continues to face the threat of terrorism and has to remain vigilant. The situation is fluid,” Obama added.

“President Hollande made it clear they’ll do whatever is necessary to protect their people and I think it’s important for us to understand France is our oldest ally.”

AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan

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  • Oliver Ales

    The problem is simple: Obama.

  • bikejedi

    Im wondering two things , One . Do Americas Liberals find it odd that France’s Socialist Liberals President and their Liberals aren’t calling their Muslim Terrorist Attack a case of Work Place Violence and Two … In lieu of recent events do they still agree with and back Obama that we should have ” Sensitivity ” to Islam and with Hillary that we should have ” Empathy ” for them … I mean who in their right mind could possibly back leaders who would say something so STUPID ?

    • Louis Allen

      Short answer to your question: liberal, leftist NINCOMPOOPS (I am being benign to them in calling them that).
      They are all immune to FACTS.

      • bikejedi

        Yes and they will all blindly repeat and believe anything they are told to .. For instance common sense should tell them that Ft Hood was not a case of work place violence and yet most of them will blindly repeat that it was … and they wonder why the sheeple label is so apt

        • Louis Allen

          Have you noticed the absolute SIIIIILEEEENCEEEE from the Leftists and Obama UNCONDITIONAL USEFUL IDIOTS on this matter ??!!!

          • bikejedi

            The Silence of the Lambs

    • I was just noticing on CNN that the Emperor did not send anyone to France, while most of Europe’s leaders were there to show support. It was probally going to interfere with the Emperor’s tee time.

      • bikejedi

        Yeah also I notice that France’s Socialist President didnt call the attack a case of workplace violence … nor are their Liberals doing that …They are all calling it a Muslim Terrorist Attack .. I almost wish we could trade our Liberals for theirs . in America our Liberals usurped their own judgement and common sense to agree with Obama on Ft Hood as well as other things such as Obamacare . You would think that with all the times He has lied to them and used them that they would be very slow to back ANYTHING he said .. But out of blind loyalty and cult like devotion they will repeat anything he tell them to even if it is ridiculous …

  • Dick Chunary

    In a related video, CBS News’s Bob Schieffer takes on the lies and deceit of the Obama regime: