I'm a fucking moron
Fox's John Gibson
Atrios picked this up.
I just wrote that our ineffectual right wing would be acting like idiot children, so......
Paris was exactly the right place to pick and the Olympic committee screwed up.
Why? Simple. It would have been a three-week period where we wouldn't have had to worry about terrorism.
First, the French think they are so good at dealing with the Arab world that they would have gone out and paid every terrorist off. And things would have been calm.
Or another way to look at it is the French are already up to their eyeballs in terrorists. The French hide them in miserable slums, out of sight of the rich people in Paris.
So it would have been a treat, actually, to watch the French dealing with the problem of their own homegrown Islamist terrorists living in France already.
What would the French have done about rounding up their own citizens?
Would they have afforded their own terrorists the rights they insist we give the detainees at Gitmo? Not a chance. They'd throw them in the clink, or ship them off to North Africa pronto.
Would they have blocked terrorists at the border with unreasonable search and seizure ? precisely what they say we should not do? Of course they would. Anybody looking faintly Arab would have had the gendarmerie on them in a flash.
It would have been a delight to have Parisians worried about security instead of New Yorkers. It would have been exquisite to watch
What an evil, evil asshole. They didn't do this when the GIA left their bombs in the Metro in the 1990's. They didn't set up a gulag in the sun, they didn't violate their citizen's rights. They jailed criminals and went on about their business. So exactly who are the terrorists in French slums? The Senegalese? The Moroccans? Algerians? Exactly who?
Parisians had to worry about security when Americans were cutting the CIA and refusing to deal with terrorism.
When the French banned the wearing of the hijab in class, not one person died over this, not one. When Iraqi resistance members took French hostages over this issue, members of France's islamic community flew to Iraq to beg for their lives and to plead for the French to work out their own issues.
But hateful bigots like John Gibson, pandering to Fox's halfwit audience, would rather talk about fictional France than real France. He wouild rejoice in the misery of others as if they don't exist. Maybe he should join Al Qaeda, since he seems to share their anti-human logic of seeing people as symbols and not people.