The cataclysmic terrorist attacks and subsequent mass bloodletting in the French capital city of Paris brought unilateral and categorical condemnation in the harshest terms from leaders from all over the world, including political figures here in the state of Georgia.
It was the worst attacks on French soil in 70 years — since World War II.
France declared a state of emergency and virtually closed off all their borders after a coordinated series of strikes, including one at a concert hall. The death toll was at least 120, but that is expected to rise significantly with dozens of people in critical condition
“The news coming out of Paris tonight is devastating and horrific,” Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said, according to the Walton Tribune.
“Dianne and I send our prayers to all those impacted by the violence. France is our oldest ally and we stand with the French people tonight in the wake of these attacks.”
According to Fox 5, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said he “strongly” condemned “ruthless attacks.”
Gov. Nathan Deal took to Twitter to express his sorrow.
Both senators made a point to let Georgians traveling in Paris, or with family who could be in danger, to know about the U.S. Embassy’s emergency lines.
“I strongly condemn the ruthless acts of violence the world witnessed tonight in Paris,” David Perdue, U.S. Senator, R-GA. “Any type of terror, especially of this magnitude, against our allies will not be tolerated. All Americans stand with the people of France against such evil and join them in bringing the perpetrators to justice.”
Mayor Kasim Reed also offered his condolensces.
“The City of Atlanta is sending our thoughts & prayers to Paris this evening. We stand with you during this difficult time,” he tweeted.