Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a scathing attack against Lebanon's leaders on Thursday, accusing them of turning their country into a hotbed of conspiracy against Damascus.
In an unprecedented attack on the Beirut government, Assad said Prime Minister Fouad Siniora had allowed Lebanon to become a base for Syria's enemies.
"[T]here really is an explosive ''Arab street,'' but it's in Clichy-sous-Bois".
If burning the 'burbs gets you more ''respect'' from Chirac, they'll burn 'em again, and again. - Mark Steyn
Een cynicus zou zeggen dat Antwerpen heeft wat het verdient: een onverdraagzame allochtoon als cultureel icoon. - "De Morgen" on Ramsey Nasr
When you start to think, "Better the monster we know than the chaos we don't know," you are ready to go to Munich and return triumphantly with "peace in our time," which might, with luck, last as long as a year and a half. Orson Scott Card
Where are the friends of Klendaathu when you need them?
I’m a devout Heinlein fan and there are few things more pleasing to me than to watch the frackin’ aliens get blown to bits without wasting a month debating their “root causes”. - Emperor Misha I
I think we're gonna need a bigger
Six police officers were injured and 11 people detained following the latest rioting Sunday night, with youths burning eight cars and setting garbage bins alight, authorities of the Seine-Saint-Denis region said.
The rioting in Clichy-Sous-Bois was triggered by the electrocution deaths Thursday night of two teenagers, 15 and 17 years old, who took refuge in a power substation to escape police.
One of Gilbert & Sullivan's characters suggested the punishment fit the crime. But here's a case where the punishment is identical to the crime: