A peaceful demonstration taking place in the centre of Lille, northern France, was interrupted by right-wingers appearing to belong to the Front National.Here.
The unrest came as Front National leader Marine Le Pen declared French people “are no longer safe” and called for France to take back control of its borders.
A few, a very few, are singing the praises of the French govt after the token air strikes against ISIS headquarters.
They shouldn't be impressed.
The real action is still happening in Europe. The French govt is probably on the verge of being toppled and the German govt is in jeopardy. Why? Unfettered illegal immigration into their countries.
You can double a small hamlet's population and think that people won't react...you can force families to house these fighting age young men...but you can't be stupid enough to believe that the populace will stop singing Kumbaya and eventually get pissed.
The real danger is this. Just how pissed off are the Europeans? How scared are they of future attacks? Will ISIS respond by launching further attacks?
Yeah the real action is in Europe. Its a race. The Intel/Security communities are rushing to prevent another attack and ISIS is trying to get one off before caught. The French and German govts depend on their forces to solve the problem...if they don't and we see another Paris then the European people will turn rabid.
And as cynical as I am, I don't want to see that. If/when that happens blood will be spilled that will make the recent terrorist attack look like a picnic.
Worst case: If the worst happens then we enter the doomsday scenario. Pressure will be applied against the Obama administration to send US troops to stand between the French Gendarmerie and the Arabs in their Ghettos. A bad situation...and it will be bad...could always get worse. I wonder if American Mercenary is drafting potential options as we speak?