No wonder they didn’t survive, given the kind of firepower on its way:
And the pols look set to have a big jamboree on Sunday.
18.08 Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has also said he will come to Paris on Sunday, when a mass rally will be held in the wake of the Charlie hebdo attacks.
19.46 Earlier David Cameron tweeted he would join the French president and other world leaders. Now AFP reports Angela Merkel, German chancellor, will also attend the mass rally in Paris on Sunday.
21.44 The leaders of Germany, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Ukraine also said they would attend the Paris rally on Sunday. European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said they would attend the rally as well, accompanied by EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini.
They’re all climbing aboard. There’ll be lots of pious talk about freedom, shared values, dignity, etc. – like this from Barack Obama:
“We fight alongside you to uphold our values, the values we share. Universal values that bind us together as friends and as allies. In the streets of Paris the world has seen once again what terrorists stand for. They have nothing to offer but hatred and human suffering, and we stand for freedom and hope and the dignity of all human beings, and that’s what the city of Paris represents to the world.”
And then on Monday they’ll be back at work destroying those freedoms, tearing up the shared values, annulling everyone’s dignity, suppressing all hope, as they continue (among other wars) their Global War on Smokers.
Smokers like Charlie Hebdo’s
sole surviving cartoonist, Renald Luzier, known as ‘Luz’: