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I feel bad for the victims. However, the excess killing rate in Venezuela is over 20,000 per year and I haven't seen the French government do much to help or sympathize with the Venezuelan people. What do you think would have happened if those murdered in Venezuela in 2014 had been French?
Oh my. That comparison took me by surprise and provoked deep thoughts on the matter. On any given weekend that number (130 +) of bodies is tossed into a Caracas morgue. What SHOULD the reaction be? They're just Venezuelans? Or should it be because of the active consent of those in political power wishing to keep the opposition off balance? Physical violence. Threatening. Why has the violence in Venezuela been allowed to continue?
So France isn't doing enough to stop the slaughter of Venezuelans by their compatriots? What would suggest the French (or the Americans, or the British, or the do?I know, let's invade Venezuela. No, let's create an embargo, recall all of NATO's ambasadors,Here's the answer you DON'T want to hear. Clean up your own damn house. If the rich and powerful right didn't hold a boot against the poor during the last the latter half of the twentieth century, you wouldn't have a left wing dictator hold a boot to the entire country now.Face it Fernando, Venezuela is a corrupt little slice of hell whether the left or the right is in power. Don't look for others to risk their lives, risk your own, and then we'll talk.
"Face it Fernando, Venezuela is a corrupt little slice of hell whether the left or the right is in power. Don't look for others to risk their lives, risk your own, and then we'll talk."it is so true, stop to ask with your SOS, stop to think alway others to help you. Once they are there , you said to them ... go home.
If past is prologue a culture that surrendered their beloved capital to the Germans without firing a single shot will be no match for the hordes of Islamist already in their midst.Standing for a "secular society" how much longer? if France has been slowly committing cultural suicide for decades. Good luck with "gay marriage" when the caliphate returns.Meanwhile, they'll have a big meeting next week in Paris to decide what to do about the ocean levels in the Maldives in the twenty second century.
We can always count on you for constructive and sympathetic comments.
I was forgetting, sorry: enlighteningly enlightened.
Interesting comment since you no doubt have not damn thing about your country becoming a narco state run by a bus driver.So you hate gay marriage and you think Global Climate Change is bunk - let me guess, you somewhere to the right of a progressive (LOL). Sounds to me like you're nothing more than an angry, powerless man who is afraid to do anything to free his country past insulting others.Perhaps your hatred of the lifestyle of the man who writes this blog colors your thought processes. How does it feel knowing a gay guy has more intestinal fortitude than you ever will?
No question there anon. Any gay man has more "intestinal fortitude" than I could never do what they do with their intestines.Notice however that in my comment I never said I hated anything I am simply making a statement of proportionality, but instantly you took anything less than agreeable with your "superior" positions as hate and started spewing bumper sticker epithets. Hey, you are the one that has to live with yourself, deal with it.
Even if your enemy is facing loss or affliction it is not appropriate to comment or express joy. If not due to empathy than at least due to good manners...
I have no idea what you are talking about. I didn't express any joy (it is the muslims in Syria that are expressing joy, in case you didn't read the paper).I will definitely jump with joy when those bastards that want to chop my head off and yours too by the way and love to throw gays off of buildings, die the most painful death. You sound like a metrosexual that thinks waterboarding is "not what we are as people" (as Obama loves to remind us) or want to close Guantanamo (also as Obama wants to do), I say, CIA knock yourself out!!!
Roberto Carlos.Really, what the fuck are you doing here? Is this the only gay blogger you can vent your homophobia on? I can point out, if you like, gay blogs that are 100% of the time on gay themes and not 0,1% of the time like this one.
http://www.perezreverte.com/articulo/patentes-corso/938/es-la-guerra-santa-idiotas/Thanks to Naky for the link
I was listening to a correspondent of Clarin newspaper in Paris who said: "I will never be able to sit calmly at the Café Fleur again; it will never be the same again". So saddened. And furious too: I keep hearing people blame secularism, blame colonialism, blame Adam and Eve, whatever, trying to justify this disgrace. Sad world we live in. Bisoux!
That same correspondent is probably the type that will write about the danger of "right wing extremism" and that Le Pen is a fascist and Ted Cruz is a vulgar ignorant because they want to protect their respective cultures. Hey you can read that in this blog!!But please create a hashtag and go sign the registry and the French embassy. That'll teach those terrorists!
Ok! Looky! We have an honorary Roberto Carlos Anonymous!
Mr. Daniel, you stand for a secular society, so do I. But don't you think that a secular society letting millions of radical muslim fanatics in is not a very good idea? They despise you (us).There is a geographical area that used to be called France and was wonderful but it is no more. We can thank all the beautiful people that believe in love and pacifism and flower power. Imagine there's no countries (open borders such a wonderful thing), imagine all the people living life in peace (leftism the greatest invention).
Well, to begin with you may want to document the millions of fundamentalist entering Europe, I am willing to accept thousands who can already do enough damage but let's not be carried too far. A lot of Muslim in France work 9 to 5 and are quite content raising their children. Where fundamentalism recruits is mostly in the children and grand children of these immigrants who remember well the horror that pushed them to emigrate. the problem here is more than the fundamentalist, that the silent majority of Islam in Europe is not more vocal about it.
Daniel, I don't know much about the silent majority of Islam in Europe, having left France when I was still in primary school, when Algeria was a French Department and when Islam was not yet a thorn on the side of France. Yet I have since tehn lived several years in Muslim countries from Indonesia and Bangladesh to Iraq and Jordan and have found a common pattern in all of those countries. Each of these countries has their lot of extremists. Yet the majority that "work 9 to5 and are quite content raising their children" stay mum in the face of the extremists' excesses, they are from the same religion you see. So for me, I have concluded a while ago that Islam consist of a minority of extremists and a majority of cowards. Not a good mix.
By your logic, the United States should erect giant fences, build concentration camps, root out illegal Latinos where ever they are found, and take them by cattle cars to the border of Mexico where they will be pushed over the border by rifle carrying troops.'Cause EVERY South American hates Gringos, right Charly? If your blanket statement is to be considered valid, so should my made-up piece of tripe.
Hey Anon, number one I never said anything about erecting giant fences against Muslims, just hinted that their moral fiber is sort of wishy washy in the face of excesses committed by their own kind. Second, I am delighted to see all these illegals coming to the US. They are in the good old tradition that started in Europe where immigrants did not asked whether or not they were welcome by the original population, they just settled at will, so it just goes on, nothing wrong about this. You and your piece of trip are just out to lunch.
The solution starts with the western powers withdrawing their troops from the mid east. ISIS has made very clear that that is their goal:"Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State, and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign, and dare to curse our Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, and are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their planes, which did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys. This attack is the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn." http://heavy.com/news/2015/11/official-isis-announcement-state-on-paris-attacks-shootings-attack-paris-france-petit-cambodge-restaurant-stade-de-france-bataclan-arts-center-terrorism-bombs-tweet-twitter-english-translation/
If FDR was a Libertarian like you are, I have a feeling that you wouldn't be posting in this blog.
Los franceses son todo lo que Uds. quieran, pero si siguen las noticias, sabran que los islamistas radicales franceses, estan registrados por los servicios de inteligencia, los van a arrestar, los que tienen doble pasaporte les quitan la nacionalidad francesa y los expulsan, los demas que se cuiden, van a cerrar las fronteras, y los politicos por fin se pusieron de acuerdo con estas medidas, que se cuide el daesh, el califa y los idiotas que los apoyan. La Maga Lee
Anonymous 2 42Great one!
Quake in your boots then, Darren Wolfe. But you can be sure that the more you cringe the more you will be whipped.
Well, I am sorry baout what happened in France, and I am worried.I for one would be called a bigot...so I must learn to feel okay with it.I despise the Muslim religion.I am not a fan of religion of any kind but the Muslim one takes the cake!I studied Arabic in a DC mosque for years where I read about Mohammad's example as a human being, witnessed and experienced first hand the treatment women receive, and I have seen how in Academic circles so called" Liberals" shut anyone up, abhor and ostracize anyone who speaks out against Islam. I have no respect for Sharia law, and don't want any of my loved ones to be affected by it....I do not believe in open borders because it makes it impossible to control the population, which in today's world is more important than ever...we can't keep living in what worked in the past...I welcome many immigrants to my country, if they are vetted, including a quota of Muslims....not too many because it would not work out for them or for us....at least until there is a major reform of the Muslim faith.Good luck France in opening your country to an onslaught of people who in part are hostile to the WEST.you are far more " high minded" than I am.firepigette
Perhaps I would do better staying silent in face of this tragedy; there will be time, perhaps not on this blog, to discuss these matters. As for Islam, firepigette, I share your sentiment: on Jan 26 2015, e.g. after the Charlie Hebodo attack, BBC run a survey on 1000 Muslims. Only 68% of those participating agreed that this kind of violence can never be justified, 24% disagreed, the rest (e.g. 8%) replied 'I don't know' or refused to answer. Assuming that sample for this survey was representative 11% of Muslims living in UK feel sympathy for people who want to fight against western interests. I think that is all one needs to told about integration of Muslims into British society.
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