Saturday, November 12, 2005

Chirac has lost control, who owns France?

The MSM and French authorities have gone to great lengths to minimize the rioting and unrest in France, which is now firmly countrywide and has passed the 16 day mark. According to a breaking AP report, French officials are very concerned about high profile targets, such as the Eiffel Tower. The Muslim terrorists had been for the most part confined to the ghettos and slums; now they have their sights set on France's jewels - landmarks and, by association, tourism.

PARIS — Some 3,000 police fanned out around Paris today to prevent attempts to attack high-profile targets such as the Eiffel Tower after a 16th straight night of unrest and arson.

Police were posted in suburban trains and at strategic points around the capital, where public gatherings considered risky were banned until Sunday morning. The ban followed calls for "violent actions'' posted on numerous Internet blogs and in text messages on cell phones.

"This is not a rumor,'' said National Police Chief Michel Gaudin. The famed Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees avenue were among potential targets, he said. "I think one can easily imagine the places where we must be highly vigilant,'' he told reporters today.
The French are afraid, as they should be. They are reaping what they have sowed. The combination of unfettered immigration, high concentrations of people who have no inclination to assimilate, and weak and indecisive leadership have brought the inevitable result - loss of control, unrest, rioting, insurrection.

It's interesting how Dominique de Villepin's offer to pay off the terrorists with programs, housing, assistance, have had no effect. Mssr. de Villepin: they don't want your programs; they want your country.

The riots have been marked by hundreds of nightly arson attacks on vehicles. Schools, gymnasiums, warehouses and public transport also have been favorite targets for arsons. A furniture store and a carpet store were burned overnight in Rambouillet, southwest of Paris, police said.

The number of vehicles burned overnight across the country climbed slightly to 502 from 463 the previous night, police said Saturday. The recent figures are down sharply from the peak of the violence.

"We returned to an almost normal situation in Ile de France,'' said Gaudin, referring to the Paris region. He said that 86 vehicles were burned, which he said was about normal.
This is perhaps one of the most incredible pieces of information to be exposed by this whole sordid affair: 86 vehicles burned in one night is "about normal"?

Perhaps the Frech lost control of their country long before the current anarchy.