Apparently they have Fireworks in France for Bastille Day:
French youths set 317 cars on fire and wounded 13 police officers overnight during a series of riots on the eve of the Bastille Day holiday, police say. Paris police said 240 people had been arrested, almost double the number held after unrest on the same day last year.
The injured officers are suffering from hearing difficulties caused by home-made explosives blowing up beside them.
In Iraq these would be known as IEDs. In France they’re just “home-made explosives.” I don’t think it changes how many people they kill.
Last week, the death of a young man in police custody caused three nights of riots in the southern town of Firminy. Police said Mohamed Benmouna, a 21-year-old of Algerian origin, had died after trying to hang himself in a cell earlier in the week.
But his family refused to accept the explanation and subsequently filed a complaint to ask for a full investigation. On Friday, prosecutors ordered a second autopsy to “remove all doubt” in the case.
Oh, yeah. I’m sure they’ll listen to the authorities THIS time, for sure.
Commenting on Monday night’s events, the opposition Socialist Party said: “There was sadly no surprise there, but it was the result of a policy which has been ineffective for the last seven years despite the increase in legislation on security.”
Which I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of her in the States as well. We don’t have a “War on Terror” anymore, just “man-caused disasters.”
The message being, it doesn’t matter adman what you call it, if you don’t do anything to combat it. Which Obama is not.
Hat Tip: The Jawa Report