Looking French political commentary after the Friday night killings, I came to this one comment:
"We will lead the fight, we will be ruthless."
-- French President Francois Hollande
To be honest and not slam the guy much.....but France hasn't exactly been ruthless since 30 May 1431, when Joan of Arc was burned at the stake after leading the nation to victory and later being captured by a local tribal group who handed her to the English invasion members.
You can say whatever you want since 1431, but the French haven't had some leader with spunk, backbone, or toughness.
There is presently a curfew in affect and the borders have been reportedly shut down. If you were looking for some moment of determination or true grit....well, you may have to wait a while.
I will admit....Joan of Arc probably was a bit crazy....somewhat delusional....believing that she was divinely sent to save France....but for some odd reason, her determination was the magic element needed to restore order in France.
As much as Hollande calls upon ruthlessness.....he basically needs a Joan of Arc.