You know, they will always find a reason. It doesn't matter if France had participated in Desert Storm or anything else. France has reached a level where they can find enough home grown terrorists to perform these acts.
France sadly just seems to 5-10 ahead of other European countries when it comes to these types of problems, at least the last 20 years where I have followed the news. But most of the leaders in the other European countries doesn't have ant guts to anything about it. They run around like headless chickens.
I believe that is why we see the elections are becoming more and more polarized here, where the extreme parties to each side are gaining more votes. Voting within the big colorless grey middle have not improved anything.
I am wondering how bad is has to get before we start to grow some balls, and I feel like there is nothing I can do to speed up that progress.