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Francois Hollande

Paris terror should be the final wake-up call

Paris terror should be the final wake-up call

PARIS -- I'm getting tired of living in a guerrilla terrorist war zone and having friends ask me if I'm all right. If you think that I'm exaggerating in describing Paris as such, consider the 129 civilians killed (at last count) and 352 injured here in coordinated Islamic State-inspired terrorist attacks -- mass shootings, suicide bombings and hostage taking -- last Friday night while attending a concert, having dinner at a café or otherwise spending a night out in the city. It's the very definition of asymmetric warfare.

In the aftermath, stores and movie theaters were closed, travelers faced long delays at airport customs, and the streets were much quieter than usual,...