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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, November 05, 2005

France on Fire

The clashes between the french muslims and african immigrants against all of France have finally spilled out of Paris and into the suburbs, with the rioters putting buildings (nusery school) , cars and even people (old woman on crutches) on fire. Marauding youths set fire to cars, warehouses and a nursery school and pelted rescuers with rocks early Saturday, as the worst rioting in a decade spread from Paris to other French cities. The U.S. warned Americans against taking trains to the airport via strife-torn areas. A savage assault on a bus passenger highlighted the dangers of travel in Paris' impoverished outlying neighborhoods, where the violence has entered its second week. Attackers doused the woman, in her 50s and on crutches, with an inflammable liquid and set her afire as she tried to get off a bus in the suburb of Sevran Wednesday, judicial officials said. The bus had been forced to stop because of burning objects in its path. She was rescued by the driver and hospitalized with severe burns. Justice Minister Pascal Clement deplored the incident, saying it caused him "great emotion." Rioters burned more than 500 vehicles Friday as the unrest grew beyond the French capital for the first time. Unrest returned to the streets in the evening and early Saturday, the ninth night in a row. Police said troublemakers fired bullets into a vandalized bus and burned 85 more cars in Paris and Suresnes, just to the west. In Meaux, east of Paris, officials said youths stoned rescuers aiding someone who had fallen ill. Meanwhile, warehouses in Suresnes and Aubervilliers, on the northern edge of Paris, were set ablaze. Officials said other fires raged outside the capital in Lille, Toulouse, and Rouen, while an incendiary device was tossed at the wall outside a synagogue in Pierrefitte, northwest of Paris. It's getting ugly... But here is what's funny, the foreign ministery doesn't see cause for alarm and blames the negative image of what's going on in Paris on the media. I kid you not. The Foreign Ministry said it was concerned that foreign media coverage was exaggerating the situation. "I don't have the feeling that foreign tourists in Paris are in any way placed in danger by these events," ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said, adding that officials were "sometimes a bit surprised" by the foreign coverage. Yeah. Burning over 500 cars in one night, arresting 170 people, shooting bullets into buses and putting old people on fire, ehh, no big deal. Nothing to see here folks. Move along. And visit France. We may not be able to protect you, but we promise you a smokin hot vacation. Get it? Smokin hot? Ahh, ve are zo fahnneeeeee! Only the french man. Only the french.


At 11/05/2005 04:18:00 AM, Anonymous Dov said...

They were too scared to go to Iraq. Turns out Iraq is now coming to them. Retards.

At 11/05/2005 06:07:00 AM, Anonymous Crooked_dreams said...

Hey dipshit, I'm glad you're a fellow secular egyptian and all. It's ok if you're pro america. It's up to you.However, You don't have to adopt everything american, including this stupid francophobic shit. There are worse idiocies that came out from the tongue of Bush than that....This, in regards to the "these french people" comment.

At 11/05/2005 07:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's all fun and games until someone gets set on fire. hopefully the old woman is ok.

At 11/05/2005 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Ummm this is the same place where AFP puts on endless displays of the disaster and non stop violence in Iraq...

This is the same place that villifies the Israelis 24/7.

LMAO turnabout is always fairplay. Eh?

And can we get the "Human Rights Organizations" in there NOW!

I am very very concerned that the ultra nationalist white French Police force is going to violate the Darker skinned immigrants civil rights.

At 11/05/2005 10:38:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Oh and isn't this the place that enlessly hyped (not that the US media didn't as well) the disaster in New Orleans and the gov'ts 'racist' response to it?

Again, I think Amnesty International should be in there making sure none of these "resisting" "insurgent" "freedom fighters" are not having their Civil Rights violated by the ultr-nationalist police forces.

At 11/05/2005 11:38:00 AM, Blogger CanadianGoose said...

Maybe France should offer them a state.

At 11/05/2005 03:17:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

good one... lol.

At 11/08/2005 01:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well as it turns out, everything France said negatively about the US is now burning them, literally. Of course France is getting what it deserves, but lets not crack jokes. Remember that if France is overrun, they have a nuclear arsenal. I'm sure that if these ritoers figure out how to use the arsenal they will. This is more than a war about discrimination and poverty. It is a religious war that has been fought for hundreds of years. There was simply a pause in the war, and now it's back to fighting.

At 11/08/2005 02:00:00 PM, Anonymous Screw_Looz said...

Maybe France should do what france does best and just surender

At 11/10/2005 11:58:00 PM, Anonymous Kevin said...

Hi all, I'm french , and it's too difficult in France, but your Tv and Papers "exagering" our problems. We are not on Fire everywhere but just in the Big city (Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nice)... It's very bad for the tourism and the economy, but the governement apply only a curfew. It is null and itiotic. That doesn't function. But
It is true, it's the BORDEL in France . We have a big problem with racism and racial discrimation, and with township too. we are in sh** ! Bye


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