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Mark Steyn: Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 6, 2005 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 11/06/2005 3:14:50 AM PST by Puzzleman

Ever since 9/11, I've been gloomily predicting the European powder keg's about to go up. ''By 2010 we'll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on the news every night,'' I wrote in Canada's Western Standard back in February.

Silly me. The Eurabian civil war appears to have started some years ahead of my optimistic schedule.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: europe; france; french; frenchmuslims; insurgency; markonthemark; marksteyn; muslim; parisriots; steyn; uprising
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Hooray!
1 posted on 11/06/2005 3:14:51 AM PST by Puzzleman
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To: Tolik; neverdem; Alice au Wonderland

Mark Steyn ping


2 posted on 11/06/2005 3:22:16 AM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: All

the summation:

"If Chirac isn't exactly Charles Martel, the rioters aren't doing a bad impression of the Muslim armies of 13 centuries ago: They're seizing their opportunities, testing their foe, probing his weak spots. If burning the 'burbs gets you more ''respect'' from Chirac, they'll burn 'em again, and again. In the current issue of City Journal, Theodore Dalrymple concludes a piece on British suicide bombers with this grim summation of the new Europe: ''The sweet dream of universal cultural compatibility has been replaced by the nightmare of permanent conflict.'' Which sounds an awful lot like a new Dark Ages."

the man is bang on the mark.


3 posted on 11/06/2005 3:27:57 AM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: Alamo-Girl; MikeinIraq; Squantos; Travis McGee; mhking; rdb3; MEG33

you'll want to see this


4 posted on 11/06/2005 3:29:40 AM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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Great article.
Just think the 'liberals' insisted that we must look to France for guidance on the Iraq War. Will they approve of a 'France War' that might come for America to save them?

France made their bed -- now they must lie in it.


5 posted on 11/06/2005 3:29:56 AM PST by MrsTn
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To: Puzzleman

As usual..........Steyn just nails it.


6 posted on 11/06/2005 3:32:33 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Puzzleman

Great column, just great. Will reread as an antidote to the Sunday shows where Bush and Cheney will be fried, fricasseed, grilled, broiled, and done to a turn while real news is made in Paris.


7 posted on 11/06/2005 3:38:19 AM PST by hershey
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To: Puzzleman; All
Crosslinked:

Is Paris Burning? ( Religion of Peace® Alert )
Click the picture:


8 posted on 11/06/2005 3:38:46 AM PST by backhoe (The Silence of the Tom's ( Tired Old Media... ))
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To: Puzzleman
" ... As is the way with the political class, they seem to see the riots as an excellent opportunity to scuttle Sarkozy's presidential ambitions rather than as a call to save the Republic ..."


If I didn't know better, I would begin to believe that Mr. Steyn was referring to America's Democrats.

In fact, should one change a few simple words, you have exactly what the enemy Democrats are all about.



9 posted on 11/06/2005 3:40:24 AM PST by G.Mason (The greatest enemy of these United States is the Democrat Party)
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To: King Prout
Anyone that doesn't realize this is a world war with Islamic fanaticism is a fools fool soon to be a victim IMO.
10 posted on 11/06/2005 3:40:35 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos
Jihad!



The picture below is from a mosque in Pakistan:

Don't worry...
France is willing to fight right down to the last American, as usual.

11 posted on 11/06/2005 3:43:18 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Puzzleman

World War III has already started and nobody noticed!


12 posted on 11/06/2005 3:45:52 AM PST by Cricket24 ("We have met the enemy and it's the U.S. press (and the democrats and some Republicans)!")
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To: Cricket24
More similar information here.
13 posted on 11/06/2005 3:48:28 AM PST by Pusterfuss (Proud member: Minnesotans for Global Warming)
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To: Puzzleman

We demand to know what John Kerry thinks.


14 posted on 11/06/2005 3:48:29 AM PST by hershey
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To: Puzzleman

ping


15 posted on 11/06/2005 3:52:59 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Victoria Delsoul; kstewskis; Raquel; Kelly_2000; kassie; kayak; Carolinamom; Peach; Miss Marple; ...

Mark Steyn is on the money!


16 posted on 11/06/2005 3:54:08 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Squantos
Anyone that doesn't realize this is a world war with Islamic fanaticism is a fools fool soon to be a victim IMO.

I've been beating that drum for years- sometimes, I wonder if anyone is listening...

Islam, The Alleged Religion of Peace® ( TARP™ )? Click this picture:


17 posted on 11/06/2005 3:54:30 AM PST by backhoe (The Silence of the Tom's ( Tired Old Media... ))
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To: MrsTn
"France made their bed -- now they must lie in it."


Don't look now, but we are making the same bed.

We have all the elements of degeneracy right here. Combined that with the aid and succor they will undoubtably recieve from the Democrat Party and you have exactly the same situation.

Perhaps the spark will be another Republican Presidency in 2008?



18 posted on 11/06/2005 3:55:45 AM PST by G.Mason (The greatest enemy of these United States is the Democrat Party)
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To: Puzzleman

Mark Steyn says that Chirac is no Charles Martel. He is, however, very close to Jerry Lewis.


19 posted on 11/06/2005 3:57:40 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: hershey

You mean he can think?


20 posted on 11/06/2005 3:57:43 AM PST by gulfcoast6
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