And it continues:
Paris – Youths armed with shot pistols wounded 29 police officers on Sunday as rioting went into an 11th consecutive day in France, said police in the southern Paris suburb of Grigny.
Two of the officers struck by the pellets were said to be seriously wounded after police came under fire during clashes with groups of rioters in Grigny.
Sunday’s new round of unrest broke out as President Jacques Chirac broke his silence on the crisis, telling journalists in Paris that the government’s “absolute priority is the re-establishment of security and public order”.
“The law should have the final word,” Chirac said after an emergency meeting of the government’s homeland security council.
In what were Chirac’s first comments on the unrest, the French president said that he, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and the seven ministers in the homeland security council had “taken a certain number of decisions to reinforce the actions of the police and courts”.
“The republic is quite determined to be stronger than those who want to spread violence and fear,” Chirac added.
Ok, let me get this straight, 11 days later and the leader of France is just now commenting on the riots? Um, hello? Anyone else see something wrong with this?
On April 5th, 1968, the night after MLK was killed the Mayor of that city, Richard Daley, ordered the Superintendant of Police to “shoot to kill any arsonists, or anyone with a molotov cocktail in their hands, because they’re potential murderers, and to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city”
Guess things are a bit different in France huh?
But of course the left and the MSM screamed bloody murder. Why would anyone use force to stop those destroying a city?
Chirac is a hero to the American left, mostly because of his position on Iraq (no money involved there huh?), yet instead of taking any kind of decisive action he hides until he realizes this isn’t just going to go away. Then, he talks tough while his police are being used for target practice.