This is coolbert:
We can hardly consider this a good sign. Again from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter.
Weaponry beyond normal being issued to the French police. NOT heavy weaponry [at least not yet] but close to it. SWAT type gear as needed to combat the jihadi on French soil.
"Cops in Paris to be issued assault rifles for 1st time to fight terror"
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that selected units of
the Paris police are to receive assault rifles and shields resistant to
Kalashnikov bullets as part of measures to fight terror in the aftermath
of the deadly November 13 terrorist attack"
Ever since the end of the Cold War Europe now awash with military grade small arms of all sorts to include the AK, RPG and PKM. IF YOU WANT IT YOU CAN GET IT!
The police of the various European feeling compelled to respond in kind.
French police of the GIGN anti-terrorist contingent now forewarned and forearmed and all the better for it too.