the dissident frogman

16 years and 6 months ago

Your kung-fu is no good

the dissident frogman

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Sarkozy won the presidential seat in large part as a result of the Tough on Crime, Strong on Security comedy he pulled off when he started his campaign unofficially and very early on (around 2005), managing to bring back under his umbrella the largest part of Le Pen's National Front electorate, and seriously disabling said far-right party in the process. It's been the (winning) strategy of a panicked French political class, left to right, after the sudden rise of outsider Le Pen during the previous presidential election that saw him pitted against Chirac.

The rest was just for the show.

Anybody with half an interest for the pathetic doings and wrongdoings of the French political caste(1) will remember then Minister of the Interior(2) Sarkozy's chest-beating promise hurled back at a Paris suburb resident upset with the Summer 2005(3) state of affairs in the occupied Banlieue strip to "clean it all up with a Kärcher", a best-selling German high-pressure hosing appliance, among other well-known tough-talk by the future President of La République.(4)

As always with Sarkozy, this genuine incarnation of the "All style, no substance" motto often attributed to the French at large(5), the cleaning spree never came, and rather than Police forces with high pressure washers, the streets were first flooded with taxpayer funded entertainment centers and sport complexes quickly trashed by the "disaffected youth", lavish subsidies to various acteurs sociaux, leftist NGOs and Islamic associations on the false premises and promises that they would fix things over there, before they had, as it becomes obvious today, to be once again cauterized by torching at the hand of the aforementioned youth, a politically correct shortcut for "Young French Muslims of Mostly Arab and African descent".

As predicted by those of us who manage to keep their eyes wide open(6), this was bound to happen again, considering that:

As this answer never came, the current situation, that sparked last Sunday for the same ludicrous pretext, was expected anytime since November 2005, by anybody lucid or honest enough to face the prospect. And of course this time it's worse if not in scale, at least in intensity as the emboldened "youths" found little serious resistance from SuperSarko's Republican Guard:
Police unions worry about the level of violence recorded these past two days. "Tonight, we reached a new level of violence. We're getting close to a disaster by asserting the use of firearms against the Police forces" said Unsa, [Police officers union -- DF]. For Synergie [another Police union -- DF] the police was "confronted with scenes of urban guerilla" during the clashes. "A new line was crossed with the use against them of weapons, including shotguns."

It can, and will get worse. They didn't bring out the AK-47 from the projects' cellars yet. Police unions again:
An alarming situation, according to the officers on the field. "We've crossed a new level in urban violence explosion" says Patrice Ribeiro "Now, it must be called insurrection". David Barbas, of the SNOP, [Again, Police union -- DF] speaks of "urban guerilla". "Our colleagues in the field are stunned, they're facing super organized youths, very mobile and prepared for anything. It's a very hot situation, they [the officers in the field -- DF] really have the feeling that they're out to kill cops".

Emphasis on super organized, very mobile and prepared, mine. Anybody wants to take a guess as to how those so-called poor, disaffected wretched of the Earth managed to get organized? Hint: it starts with an "I", and ends with "slam".
"The riots started much faster and with more savagery than in 2005" confirms Synergie "the youths were ready, and only waiting for a pretext to break and loot everything."

No shit, Sherlock. Hate to say "told you so", but you know, told you so.
What's changing as well compared to 2005, is the level of young delinquents armed. On the 82 policemen wounded in Villiers-le-Bel Monday night, nearly half of them were by buckshot. "Delinquents in these suburbs increasingly use weapons. At first, it was to commit their exactions, then to fight with other gangs. Now they're using them against police forces."

There have been reports of far worse weapons than shotguns in les banlieues, namely assault rifles and bazookas used by those pesky "gangs of delinquents" in armored car robberies, known to be a quick and easy way to finance Jihad. Consider yourself lucky that those who have them are not settled on a full scale insurrection yet, and that you only have to face kids with BB guns for now.

SNOP intends to ask the Ministry of Interior to quickly provide riot-control gear, including rubber bullet weapons, for an appropriate counter-offensive.

Brilliant. They're picking at you with shotguns, you answer with rubber bullets. Way to go Inspector Clouseau. If that doesn't work, you can still have a go at them with feather dusters and colorful language(8).

Talking about French officials who really need to get a clue, I'm happy to report that French Prime Minister François Fillon still has not found any, but will certainly work on getting one now that he figured out all by himself, that "those who shot at the policemen are criminals".

Boy, am I glad the French state steals a sizeable part of my income for this guy's paycheck.

Sarkozy, from China, pulled a Chirac by asking "everybody to calm down". Hey, your kung-fu style no good.

He's back, and I expect a Sarkozy Surge anytime now. Possibly more racket of the law abiding citizen, as his great feat during the Fall 2005 France Jihad Tour was to announce and implement a dramatic augmentation of the number of speed cameras. We shall see.

I hear many of my fellow French men (and read it in some of the comments on the articles linked here) asking for the army to be sent in the suburbs. The French do indeed have a long history and a great tradition of sending the French army against the French people — some malicious Anglo-Saxon minds would jest that it's only when they fight themselves that the French stand a chance of victory in any armed struggle(9) — however, I find rather unlikely that the French state will send the army when it asks its police force to "remain in their vehicule in order not to provoke [the youths'] anger".

And then of course, that's assuming that France still has an army anyway.
  1. Which includes me, though only by necessity and definitely not by taste...
  2. In charge of Police forces.
  3. That is to say months before the November nationwide riots. Already.
  4. Including his foul-mouthed pledge to get us rid of the "scum".
  5. And with good reason, more often than not.
  6. And their rifles at hand, in the uncomfortably growing insight that the day is coming when they will be the only option left for the law-abiding Frenchman to save his or her a**.
  7. Totaling in fact far more damages and injuries than the relatively short bursts of violence of Fall 2005.
  8. Sweet J, here's a primer in counter-insurgency: hang a dozen of them at lampposts in the projects. See how everybody calms down. Mop up. As the quote goes When you got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
  9. And of course, defeat at the same time. Gordian knot and all that jazz.



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3056 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Sorry. I get crapped on once I don't go back and beg to be crapped on again. F off.

3057 - tinga-tinga

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Last time we saw the French military, it was shooting at protesters in front of the decaying Hotel Iviore, and the rest of it was parked near Boake, keeping Northern Ivoiriens apart from Southerners.

Hmm ... deploy the army far away into a rock and a hard place, and leave the home front unguarded?

3058 - rightismight

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  • rightismight Upstate New York

I'm the government afraid of upsetting the disaffected youths if they try to quell the violence? Are they afraid of losing the "disaffected youth" vote in the next election? Do the French citizenry feel that the "disaffected youth" bloc is being systematically persecuted, and thusly, worthy of their empathy and support?

I say follow your reccomendation: hang a few by the necks until dead from the neighborhood lamp posts and then move in with the cleaning crew.

Why are the French people so tolerant of this kind of behavior?

3059 - Proof

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  • Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA

"Why are the French people so tolerant of this kind of behavior?"

In part, becuase the French population is largely an aging one...averse to conflict. I doubt they have the heart for a prolonged struggle.

3060 - TooTall

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Using hindsight they failed to finish it in 2005. This failure in effect empowered the fanatics and setup the basis for a "no go" zone. No country can afford this.

3062 - JihadGene

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  • JihadGene North Korea, Central California

SARKOZY's Kuyng-Fu is Poop-Poo!Him same-same Bill Clinton, all talk.
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