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November 03, 2005

Quagmire: Paris

American Conservative Calls For End To Brutal Occupation of France By French; Demands Divestiture In French Industry, If There's Any Of That Left

Okay, this isn't really funny at all. The seventh night of the Intifada-On-The-Seine is the worst ever.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's government has promised to restore order but is battling to paper over differences between ministers over the best way to tackle the unrest.

French officials are torn between the difficult choice of cowardly surrender versus craven appeasement. "They both have their pros and cons," an aide to the Minister of State remarked.

And the violence is spreading into other neighborhoods:

But on Wednesday night young people threw rocks at police in six suburbs in the Seine-Saint-Denis region north of Paris that includes Clichy, police said. About a dozen cars burned in the Le Blanc-Mesnil suburb and residents - some in bathrobes and slippers - poured into the streets to watch.

Weakness encourages violence? Nahhhhh. How silly. How simplissime.


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