Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Violence erupted for a sixth night Tuesday in troubled suburbs northeast of Paris with French police firing rubber bullets and tear gas as they faced down gangs of youths in Aulnay-sous-Bois, witnesses reported. ... Tension had mounted throughout the day after angry young men torched cars, garbage bins and even a primary school in several days of rioting that highlighted the division between France's big cities and their poor satellites where disenchantment thrives. ... Suburbs that ring France's big cities, home to immigrant communities often from Muslim North Africa, suffer soaring unemployment and discrimination. Disenchantment and anger thrive in the tall cinderblock towers and long "bars" that make up the projects.
France has arrived at the crossroad - and it's right in Paris! They either push back the intifada or resign to becoming the 21st century version of Constantinople - now known as ISTANBUL.

The MOMENT OF TRUTH will come when the Muslims there step up their attacks and either shoot down a pasenger jet or crash one into the Eiffel Tower, or if they merely blow up several Metro trains one day (as they have in Madrid and London). Then the French will have to decide if they want to become more Anglo - and FIGHT BACK - or if they'd prefer to cower and appease the islamofascists - like Post-Atocha Spain did by electing the socialist Zapotero.

I have a feeling the most critical political contest for France's future will be the one leading up to the next presidential race - in 2007: the critical contest will be the primary battle between Villepin (and his anti-American foreign policies and his preference for appeasement of America's enemies), and Sarkozy (who has embraced Anglo-American economic and foreign policies).

If Sarkozy loses France loses, and Paris might very well become Paristanbul.

NOTE: right now, France is helping us squeeze Assad, but this might be all show - as was their support of UNSCR#1441. Crunchtime is fast approaching for Assad - and France. STAY TUNED!

UPDATE: via JIHAD WATCH: "... when moderate Muslim leader Dalil Boubakeur, head of the Paris mosque, tried to restore calm, his car was pelted with stones and he had to rush away."


Anonymous said...

the coming pandemic of rioting is more dangerous than bird flu...

felix said...

The odd thing is that France has the power and ability to put down the riots, it just isn't sure whether to do it or not. France may lack the will. If they do finally respond forcefully, I think the next step would be to announce a policy of deporting those supporting radical islam.

Reliapundit said...

right on all counts.