November 06, 2005

France Fries

A burned-out McDonalds in Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris. Via Yahoo!

A bomb-making operation was found in a Paris suburb last night as more than 900 vehicles, schools and shops were torched by Muslim immigrants in incidents spreading across France from Normandy to Paris to Mediterranean Sea.

The European Civil War is ahead of schedule, but hardly surprising. Sadly, as Mark Steyn notes, we have come to the edge of critical point in Western European history.

Now would be a prudent time to deploy the military to restore order, but as Parapundit notes, the loyalty of the French Army is in doubt.

The riots seem to be spreading, the police are ineffectual, the government is paralyzed by doubt, and the military, apparently, isn't trusted to follow orders.

If the French don't break out of their torpor soon, this might become known as the largest minaret in the world.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 6, 2005 10:05 AM | TrackBack

The French need to remember that France is their home and if they don't fight for it, no one will.

Posted by: shoprat at November 6, 2005 04:31 PM

One more night and they'll attempt capitullation. Three more nights and they'll form a reistance movement. Five more nights and they'll ask the US to liberate them again.

Posted by: Old Soldier at November 6, 2005 06:39 PM

All juvenile delinquents are the same all over the world,they know how far they can go. These guys have cell phones, police scanners, and computers, and hit and run knowing that they won't be shot, at least by anything that causes a fatal injury. If your car is destroyed, and you couldn't legally defend your property with a firearm, who is to blame?

Posted by: Tom T at November 6, 2005 07:02 PM

On the briteside, the McDs now has an additional drive-thru window.

Posted by: the man at November 7, 2005 03:06 PM

You think? I thought it looked more like a drive-in...

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at November 7, 2005 03:17 PM

Words fail to give an adequate picture of the present days in France, but this Map despite the fact that it is without doubt dated at this time, does reveal what the media has clouded with smoke and mirrors.
France in Flames

Posted by: Dan Kauffman at November 9, 2005 02:45 AM