November 28, 2007

A "Tepid" Riot

Terribly Enraged People of Indeterminate Descent (Tepids) have raged through France for the third night now.

Sustaining in excess of more than 80 injuries thus far, including more than 30 officers shot, French police are probably wishing they were somewhere relatively safer right now. Like Baghdad, Ramadi, Fallujah, Tikrit...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 28, 2007 07:17 AM

I guess buttered croissants and vigorous diplomacy didn't work eh? Live bullets and a shoot to kill order may be more persuasive.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2007 08:00 AM

Fortunately France has a new president now - someone who isn't all soft and/or pro-Islam (anti-American) like Chirac was. It remains to be seen if he has enough muscle to turn the country around, though. At least he calls the looters and arsonists by their real name, not referring to them as "victims" or something.

Posted by: European at November 28, 2007 09:25 AM

TEPIDS?...oh boy thats like undocmentated immigrants in the USA...


it just keeps get'n better and better

Posted by: wally at November 28, 2007 09:34 AM

I suspect that this is Sarkozy's "Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers" moment.

Posted by: C-C-G at November 28, 2007 09:45 AM
Baghdad, Ramadi, Fallujah, Tikrit...

Those folks are now safer than residents of Philly or Washington, DC. But then the Iraqis have seen what can happen when elected leaders are unable to guarantee safety and have taken on the responsibility themselves, including cooperation with law enforcement. That anti-snitch campaign just never caught on in Iraq -- even at the risk of beheading.

Posted by: capitano at November 28, 2007 09:49 AM

I for one am sick and tired of these social misfits!! Round up the SOB's and send them
back to their home land and if they don't want
to go drown their sorry A** in pork fat!!!

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at November 28, 2007 11:20 AM

HERE WE GO AGAIN, with Europe drifting towards a major crisis. The same stages have recurred several times in the last century.

They are, (1) Strive for political equanimity, if necessary through avoidance and denial of reality, (2) Deplore radicalism of any kind, and blame all problems on extremists, (3) Demand conformity within all political action, in spite of clear evidence of huge heterogeneity of opinions among the European populace, (4) Respond to first outbreaks of violence by ignoring it [and return to stage 2]. (5) Repeat the loop of stages 2, 3, & 4 indefinitely, until, (6) The population undertakes to solve the problem by its own hand, meeting violence with violence, (7) Publicly deplore the violence, and return to stage 2, (8) Preside over street warfare, clucking one's tongue, keeping the army in barracks, while police are openly murdered, (9) Then the crowds storm the seats of government, (10) But you can demand that the US should step in and resolve the situation, while you, (11) Abdicate and run for your life, and (12) Flee abroad and write your memoirs, absolving yourself of any wrongdoing and blaming the Americans.

THIS ISN'T FUNNY (well, a little). In the 20th Century, these stages were replicated in Poland, Weimar Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, and many other places, often several times within the century.

These stages gave rise to Franco-ism [Spain], Nazi-ism, Fascism [Portugal, Italy, Greece], and Communism [everywhere in Europe at some level]. Dissent was ignored until it became civil strife and/or civil war, and a coup d’etat followed. The usurpers took power with a ruthless hand and suppressed dissent by violence. Tens of millions of Europeans died, while their leaders ‘wrung their hands’, then ran for their lives.

These stages are in progress NOW in France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, even Norway. For example, see the European website ‘Islamic Evil.’

The average European has started to hate Muslims, and these feelings are rapidly growing worse. The key problem is that European rulers usually ignore and deny dissent and civil strife until the streets become a war zone.

By then, hand-wringing does no good and the army has usually become riven by its own internal dissent. In this condition of paralysis, the state falls.

Canada has spent decades trying to teach peacekeeping, and it’s clear that the French didn’t attend class. Sarkozy needs to call out his army – now. It is vital to out-gun the rioters with muscular equipment, because it is the only way to quell the violence without excessive loss of life. The police are simply too easy to kill, and the rioters have begun to relish the challenge.

If the rioting continues the public backlash will start, and it’s not just French Muslims who own hunting weapons. Shotguns loaded with slugs are very lethal indeed.

It is not Muslim extremism I fear in Europe at this point. It is incompetent politicians who will sit idly by while general populations begin to violently purge Muslims from their home countries. This has already begun in Italy. Local communities have begun to force ‘Gypsy’ populations out of communities and districts, even though such action is illegal according to EU law. In Italy, ‘Gypsy’ is often a code-word for Moroccan.

Has everyone forgotten? When Italians or Germans get MAD, THEY GET REALLY MAD.

Posted by: DemocracyRules at November 28, 2007 04:36 PM

When Italians or Germans get MAD, THEY GET REALLY MAD

The French are no slouches here either. It wasn't all that long ago that they completely destroyed the whole air force of the Ivory Coast in a fit of pique.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2007 08:17 PM

How did they get guns to shoot at the cops? I thought the great European gun control laws prevented people from dying.

Posted by: mekan at November 28, 2007 09:22 PM

Mekan, George W. Bush personally sold them the guns. He sold each and every gun to each and every rioter, and even included a free "How to riot" pamphlet with each gun.

Didn't you know that every single Bad Thing in the world can be laid at the feet of George W. Bush?

/sarc off

Posted by: C-C-G at November 28, 2007 09:37 PM

Bush only sold them guns because there are no levees to detonate near Paris.

Posted by: Zhombre at November 28, 2007 10:51 PM

You might find this site interesting

I'm french and i know that our situation is quite difficult.I am not optimistic but if the situation goes to civil war, as it is always the case with islamisation, i am sure that the Us or Australia governements will be happy to wellcome thousands of hight qualified doctors, engineers...
This has been wrote in 2003 or 04 in a CIA report concerning the future of Europe.
My family has allready choose to settle in Seatle. Good choice ? :-)
Best regards to my future "compatriotes" ! ;-)

Posted by: brittany at November 29, 2007 09:01 AM

Brittany, the civil war has been called off.

Perhaps you are not aware yet, but Ayatolla Ali Sistani, the leader of the Shia Muslims in Iraq, has declared a ban on killing any, I say again, ANY Iraqi, regardless of religion.

Sorry to spoil your talking points. Have some Evian water and maybe you'll forget about it.

Good day, I said, good day, ma'am.

Posted by: C-C-G at November 29, 2007 09:46 AM


I just realized, Brittany was talking about a French civil war, not an Iraqi civil war.

That's what I get for trying to comment before my morning caffeine.

I regret and apologize for my error.

Posted by: C-C-G at November 29, 2007 10:01 AM

No problem CCG, i prepare my own coffee with Evian :-)


Posted by: brittany at November 30, 2007 03:57 AM

My family has allready choose to settle in Seatle. Good choice ? :-)

I like it, altho it is kind of gray and wet from October to April. And real estate around here is kinda expensive. ;-)

Posted by: rosignol at November 30, 2007 07:26 PM