Gang terrorizes train in FranceBefore we slam the MSM for their intentional misrepresentation of the facts because they don't think the uneducated masses can handle the truth, lets look at attack. If 20~30 youths board throw themselves in a group of 600 people in any Southern state and those youths start stealing, beating,and sexually assaulting - there is going to be shooting. But let's go back to the situation at hand. The punks were only armed with knives and screwdrivers, and not all of them had weapons. Let's assume that half the 600 serfs of France were men. (yes I will be sexist here; just work with me) That is over 10 to 1 odds. This assault went on for an hour and a half. Oh, want to rely on the French Police to save you?
By Marc Burleigh
January 5, 2006
PARIS -- A gang of more than 20 youths -- thought to be North African immigrants -- terrorized hundreds of train passengers in a rampage of violence, robbery and sexual assault on New Year's Day, French officials said yesterday.
The five-hour-long criminal frenzy was "totally unacceptable," French President Jacques Chirac told reporters. "Those guilty will be found and punished, as they deserve."
The gang of between 20 and 30 youths boarded the train, heading from Nice on the French Riviera to Lyon, in eastern France, early on Jan. 1, as it carried 600 passengers home from New Year's Eve partying overnight.
Once inside, they went wild, forcing passengers to hand over mobile phones and wallets, and slashing seats and breaking windows.This reads like Scrappleface.
A 20-year-old woman cornered by several of the marauders was sexually molested.
"It was a real scene of pillage on the train," said the regional state prosecutor, Dominique Luigi, adding that the passengers were in a state of "panic."
Train staff alerted police, and the train pulled into a station to wait. The three officers who initially turned up later were joined by reinforcements.
A waitress in a bar near the station said two young women from the train had come inside in tears.
"They told me there had been groping. They talked about sexual assaults. They were really traumatized," she said.
The train resumed its journey with the heavy police presence on board but, just before Marseille, the youths pulled the emergency stop and many escaped.
Only three -- two 19-year-old Moroccans and a minor, all living in France -- were arrested. Both men were being held for robbery and one also was facing charges of sexual assault. The minor was to be judged separately.Who is to blame?
Three others -- a man and two boys -- were arrested briefly in Marseille but were released despite reports they were carrying a knife, a screwdriver and a small amount of hashish.
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who has championed hard-line security policies in France, partly blamed the state rail company SNCF for not communicating better with the police.I'm sorry. France is lost. Sarkozy is Right wing. Time for another Revolution and a Sixth Republic.
"The problem is that law-enforcement services didn't know that there was a promotional fare going," he said.
But....lets use this to beat up on the MSM. Note the title and substance of the WashTimes article above. Don't give me the "Right wing newspaper" crap. The article came from AFP for goodness sakes. Note the "demographic" info. Who is the target today? Why, the NYT's Belgian mistress the IHT.
Raucous train ride outrages FranceRead the whole thing here if you want, but I will tell you what you won't read. You won't read about ethnicity or crying women, but you will read about the politics of it. Mrs. Salamander gets credit for focusing on the title. Raucous is not how you describe what happened.
By Doreen Carvajal
International Herald Tribune
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2006
As public outrage spread days after a group of youths terrorized passengers during a two-hour spree of violence on a suburban train on New Year's Day, President Jacques Chirac pledged Wednesday to punish those involved in the incident.
rau·cous Pronunciation Key (rôks) adj.Doreen Carvajal and her editors are not serious journalists.
1. Rough-sounding and harsh: raucous laughter.
2. Boisterous and disorderly: “the raucous give and take of American democracy” (Charles Kuralt).
Now, I want to ask you a question. How would Doreen have written this if the punks were English soccer hooligans going after a train full of Muslim immigrants? What if it were kids coming back from a tractor pull that got on a buss full of people coming from Howard University.
As for the French. What do you think would have happened if 20-30 drunk Christian punks TRIED to do this on a train coming out of Basra?
BTW, ILYS has the best visuals on this. Check it out.