Sunday, November 06, 2005

C'eci est la raison Paris est en flammes

The Paris Intifada continues unabated. Good updates at Instapundit and LGF.

Most MSM stories contain the usual quota of crap about "root causes" like racism and poverty and discrimination. Trouble is, it appears the French have taken this to heart and have not responded forcefully against the troublemakers. The government seems to be paralyzed and unable to take strong steps because they're afraid it could "get worse". Uh-huh.

I remember the LA riots back in May of 1992. The MainStreamMedia subjected us to the same tripe about how the Man just had to understand the rage, how a head-scratching verdict somehow justified three days of mayhem, how persons who were upset about the miscarriage of justice were perfectly welcome to take a new boom box to salve their wounded sense of fairness.

But I also remember all the fun suddenly stopping after three days, just about when thousands of National Guard troops and Marines from Pendleton arrived in town with orders to shoot anyone who was causing trouble. Forget root causes and all that crap; few rioters really want to risk their lives for a new home entertainment system.

Yet it appears that French troops are nowhere in sight, even after 10 days of rioting. Indeed, the French government seems to be treating this as a negotiating opportunity instead of a shoot-first-ask-questions-later situation. I am tempted to ascribe this to the natural French tendencies to accomodate rather than defeat their enemies, but it appears to be common among other European societies as well. Shooting rioters requires some sort of moral cerititude on the part of your leaders; if you've spent the last four years equating moral cerititude with that reprehensible Cowboy in Washington and appeasing your unassimilated Muslim minority, you're probably not going to be able to muster the political will to let the bullets fly.

Which is why the French intifada will continue to spread and inspire Muslim youths in other countries. Europeans have lost the will to fight back, and the Islamofacists know it. They will press their advantage until they get what they want, a new European Caliphate. Trouble is, the French seem to think there's nothing really wrong with that.

The Chickens have indeed come home to roost.


At 12:18 AM, Blogger The Great El-ahrairah said...

Actually, the French CRS ( a corss between riot police, the FBI and the CIA, would be in there cracking heads if the rioters happened to be English soccer fans. but since they aren't, oh well, c'et la vie.


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