On The French Situation: Fiddling While It Burns

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    Interesting selection of posts. Links at site:

    http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot.com/2005/11/once-in-france.html

     
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...06.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/11/06/ixnewstop.html

     
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    Didn't they do that Fiddling stuff in Rome once too.

    Now ya want some real Fiddling, come south! :D
     
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    Many of them also blame the tough-talking interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, for making matters worse. He has described the rioters as "scum" and threatened to "hose down" the estates to get rid of them.

    "He's disrespected us, which is a declaration of war," one young man told the Sunday Telegraph as he surveyed one of Clichy's housing estates that was dotted with piles of ash and broken glass. "Those guys, our friends, died for nothing and we're being dissed. Someone has to say sorry."


    Lets see, they're burning cars and setting people on fire and they don't think they should be called scum? :bangheads morons.

    I think it's finally time for the French police to get out the big guns and start shooting back at the hoodlums. Unless of course they're just going to let the rioters take over the entire country, which if this going on much longer is looking like a possibility.
     
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    OK... just to be an jerk and nitpick .... Nero recited bad poetry while Rome burned (fiddles hadn't yet been invented) and he supposedly struck the match and blamed it on the Christians (I guess some things never change).... but that's beside the point.

    So.... here we are, Paris is in a state not seen since, when? World War II? And why? After all, they've been bending over backwards to avoid this sort of thing. They sided against us in the war in Iraq, refused our bombers passage when we bombed Libya back in 1985, gave refuge to the likes the Ayatollah Khomenei. So here they are under the torch of their supposed friends. As my father is fond of saying, "the wolf is your friend, so long as you have meat in which to feed him, but if you run out, he'll turn on you".... The French ought to learn not to make friends with wolves.

    To those who claim that the Department of Homeland Security is a waste of money and that the Patriot Act is an abomination, take notice. Without them, we might be seeing the same scenario playing out in Chicago, New York or other major American city.

    And to those in Washington, DC who think that illegal immigration is OK, should also take note. Illegal immigration, uncontrolled, will do this to your country. And to draw another analogy from the Roman Empire, illegal immigration brought them down as well.

    Like Churchill once said "The Hun is either at your feet or at your throat".... learn it and live!

    P.S. Now.... wouldn't it be the irony of ironies if the French asked the United States for military assistantance to help get their private parts out of this wringer? Just like we did in World Wars I and II?
     
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    http://no-pasaran.blogspot.com/2005/11/now-that-its-sunday-do-you-think.html

     
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    Yer no FUN! :funnyface
     

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