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Tuesday, November 08, 2005
CH'IRAQ IMPOTENT AS PARIS BURNS
I find myself morbidly fascinated with the Paris riots, which are quickly spreading like wildfire to other countries. While I have long despised France's arrogance, I do empathize with the people who are affected by this violence, especially since their leaders seem to be totally impotent to protect them. Feh feh feh on Ch'Iraq !
FRENCH TOAST?: [W]hat appeared at first glance to be a spontaneous outburst has now moved to a more organized and deliberate level. Growing Internet chatter is inciting violence across France. And while there's no evidence as yet that the riots were a pre-planned and coordinated attack, do not be surprised if al Qaeda or similar groups quickly attempt to capitalize on the unrest.
Indeed, they may already be players.
Were all this happening in the United States, French officials would no doubt be at their most insufferable in lecturing Americans on their intolerance for immigrants from a different culture.
And yet French leaders, from President Jacques Chirac on down, seem almost paralyzed by the growing intifada.
Ralph Peters said it best: FRANCE has cancer and insists it's just a rash.
8 OOPS! I didn't catch this line in Peters' column,
Meanwhile, every American who believes in racial equality and human dignity should sympathize with the rioters, not with the effete bigots on the Seine.
but John Hawkins did, and he's right.
Ralph Peters Should Know Better: Even if you care little for the French, their government, or their way of life, they are preferable to Molotov-cocktail-throwing thugs who spend their nights randomly destroying property for kicks.