This article, in its 2nd to the LAST PARAGRAPH, hit upon the answer to: Why is France waging war NOW and not after Charlie Hebdo? The former was an indiscriminate massacre. Charlie Hebdo can be seen as retaliation for a perceived blasphemy against a religious figure. The so-called “quiet” Muslims would be right to decry the former, while some may find reason to agree that the latter had a slight if twisted rationale. Attack the religion and get no sympathy. Condemn the terrorism, get results.