France moves an aircraft carrier against ISIS

France moves an aircraft carrier against ISIS


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“The integration of the Charles de Gaulle in the operation… (in Iraq) begins this morning”, a member of Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s staff said as his entourage made its way to the carrier.
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The French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, in the Persian Gulf, joined forces yesterday as a coordinated attack by France against the Islamic State in Iraq, which began last September.

Several of the Rafale fighters from Charles de Gaulle took off yesterday morning to participate in this new mission.  On the occasion of a recent visit to the aircraft carrier French defense minister, Jean -Yves Le Drian,
in a speech to the soldiers of the ship stressed that his mission is to combat “jihadist terrorism, which would attack our citizens, our interests, our values”, and to meet that challenge “France will have a total strength”.

The French bombings against Islamic State are confined to the territory of Iraq, and Paris wanted to not interfere with their attacks on the conflict in Syria.  This could be because of long French- Syrian diplomatic ties.

At least someone is starting somewhere! As long there is something done to stop these people it is fine and justified. It is better to spill the blood of few in honor than millions of innocent ones for nothing. What happens when these extremist people get to atomic bombs? Has anyone thought about that? They need to be stopped!

France was directly attacked and so now France is directly responding.  How many more attacks worldwide will it take before other international forces respond to the fight against ISIS and global terrorism?

A French Navy Rafale M performing a touch-and-...
A French Navy Rafale M performing a touch-and-go landing on the deck of the carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)