Monday, March 19, 2012
Slaughter of the Innocent
First, three French soldiers gunned down by an assassin on a motorcycle in Montauban and Toulouse. And now, in Toulouse, a teacher and three children killed by an assassin on a motorcyle in front of a Jewish school. Are these incidents related? Police think they might be. In any case, both Sarkozy and Hollande have flown to Toulouse, the campaign is on hold, people are frightened, and all of France wonders whether there are more killings to come. In the meantime, one can only grieve for the victims and wait.