Saturday, November 05, 2005

Danger De Mort: Sarkozy


Bouna Traore, 15, born in Mauritania, and Zyed Benna, 17, of Tunisian background: accidentally electrocuted on October 27 at an electricity sub-station in Clichy-sous-Bois, one of Paris' banlieues (suburbs), after reportedly fleeing from police.

Nicolas Sarkozy, France's Interior Minister:

Declares a "war without mercy" on violence in the working-class suburbs/banlieues.

Calls rioters racailles (rabble, scum, riffraff, lowlifes).

4 comments:

John Schaefer said...

I predict that Sarkozy's days are numbered. He's obviously failed so far over the past two weeks, and de Villepin sounds frustrated with his performance.

John said...

Nov. 19: Wow. I clearly shouldn't make predictions.

John said...

That's Nov. 19, 2007!

Ted Swedenburg said...

leave the predictions to the political scientists! let them make idiots of themselves...