Brussels (AFP) - US President Barack Obama telephoned French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel to congratulate them for the arrest of top Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, officials said on Friday.This would be laughable if people weren't dying. Two days ago the President of the United States called his counterparts in Belgium and France and congratulated them on the capture of the Paris terror suspect.
"Obama called Hollande to congratulate him for the intervention," the French presidency told AFP, hours after Abdeslam was arrested in Brussels.
"Congratulations from the President of the United States. Belgium and France stand united in the fight against terrorism," Michel said on his official twitter account, adding a picture of himself on the phone, standing beside the French president.
Today, we're hearing calls about the US standing by Europe.
Do you not get the force of connection here? This is simple boys and girls. First you step out of your normalcy bias and look at things as they actually are. Europe has active terrorist cells inside it. They're about to get bum rushed and its gonna be nasty.
European security forces are good. Real good. But the politicians won't let them off the leash so more people will die.