A couple of summers ago, I initially blew off the reports of thousands dead during a vacation-time heat wave. There was just no way that things could have been as bad as they were reported to be, I thought. I was obviously wrong, and it ended up being even worse than originally thought.
Despite having been proven completely wrong about that Paris issue, I once again dismissed reports of the rioting in the ‘City of Lights’ as probably overblown. And once again I seem to have been wrong.
What in the world is going on over there?
Meanwhile, Scappleface writes: France to Let Rioters Govern Themselves:
After seven nights of riots by youth in predominantly-Muslim sections of Paris, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (who is a man) announced today that police would pull out of areas where dozens of cars burn each night to “let the freedom-fighting insurgents govern themselves.”
“Just like the United States should not force democracy upon Muslims in Iraq,” said Mr. de Villepin, “we should not impose our own provincial thinking about the so-called ‘rule of law’ on Muslim immigrants who have established a homeland in Paris.
From Blogs of War.