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Ah Europe. I can just smell the smoke ...
Posted by: McQ on Friday, December 19, 2008

As mentioned before, it is riot season in Europe again.

Greek rioters are still having their way even though the event they're purportedly protesting took place 13 days ago.
Rioters ran rampant in Athens and dozens of other Greek cities. Scores of people have been injured, cars and public buildings have been firebombed and schools have been occupied. Property damage reportedly exceeds $265 million.
According to an editorial in the Washington Times, Greek authorities have backed off of the rioters, apparently encouraging them to continue their violence. Says the Times:
Foremost among the problems in Greece is that the anarchist subculture has been allowed to grow with impunity - even when youths resort to violence. While it is undeniable that many Greek citizens have legitimate grievances, there must nonetheless be no tolerance for violence: dissenters must be encouraged to seek redress of their grievances through peaceful means. In the meantime, it is the government's primary duty to ensure that there is law and order. Mr. Karamanlis must act with determination to bring an end to the violence.
Good advice.

Meanwhile in Sweden:
Riot police from Stockholm and Gothenburg are being sent to provide back-up for their colleagues in Malmö as tensions in the southern city continue to flare.


Emotions have been running high in Malmö's predominantly immigrant Rosengård district since police forcibly removed three squatters from the basement offices of an Islamic cultural centre. The premises had been occupied since November 24th as part of a protest against the landlord’s decision not to renew the association’s lease for the space, which it had held for the past fifteen years.

Thursday night saw the most extreme rioting in Rosengård since the disturbances began. Police were pelted with Molotov cocktails and bomb threats were issued against a local petrol station.
Apparently, in Sweden's case, the violence has drawn outsiders like flies to, yeah, you know:
Police spokeswoman Ewa-Gun Westford said she would not even hazard a guess as to how many police vehicles were damaged in the rioting, as locals were reportedly joined by left-wing extremists, or "autonomists", from outside the area.
Sweden, apparently, suffers from the same malady as the Greek government.

And while it isn't a part of Europe, there is a part considered to be "European" - the country? Russia:
More than 100 foreigners have been killed in apparent hate attacks this year, four times more than in 2004, according to the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights.
The latest was particularly gruesome:
A group of skinheads gunned down Tajik migrant Salokhiddin Azizov on a Moscow region street, cut off his head and emailed a picture of the gruesome trophy to rights groups.
What a great continent - accidentally kill someone and endure 2 weeks of riots. Enforce the law and evict squatters and endure riots. And of course, be a foreigner in Moscow when things start to go a little bad and end up dead.

How civilized.

I'm trying to think of when we had our last riot - wasn't it when some NBA team won a championship? I mean, at least we do it for civilized reasons - we do it when we're happy.
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It will all go right back to being actually civilized once the governments DO THEIR GODDAMNED JOBS and 1) expel 99% of foreigners already in the country, 2) prevent 99.99% of foreigners wishing to enter from doing so, thus actually preserving the nations they were formed to secure.

Oh, and also shoot anybody advocating the overthrow of a government that actually does serve its people - communist, muslim, anarchist, whatever.

Do that, the violence will disappear. Fail to do it, the violence will mount steadily until the existing traitorous "governments" are destroyed and replaced by entities that actually do keep the national interest in mind.
Written By: Rollory
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I’m trying to think of when we had our last riot - wasn’t it when some NBA team won a championship? I mean, at least we do it for civilized reasons - we do it when we’re happy

Are you counting the riots that happen when some International Trade Organizations come to the States? Those summits are like Grateful Dead tours for the anarcho-left.

Written By: shark
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I’ve seen some of those trade group rioters - we’re importing them.
Well, they’re importing themselves.

I still say this is a problem Europe hasn’t had to face much over the centuries because to address it before they used to line their discontented 18 year olds up and march them around other people’s countries (to burn, loot, and rape other people’s countries instead of their own).

And why don’t they do that now?

Because of the Pax Americana, that’s why.

So, see, Dr Erb, be proud, we caused the current turmoil in Europe.
I knew it would be our fault somehow.
Written By: looker
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We had riots after Rodney King. So, let’s not get too high and mighty.

I think its that I can’t take anarchist Eurotrash too seriously that gives me the Schadenfreude.
Written By: Harun
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Goddamn my sentence is incomprehensible. Need coffee....stat.

Written By: Harun
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We had a riot in a city after an incident.

Count the number of ways in which Europe is experiencing something different. I count three nouns that need to be pluralized.

A few other riots here and there, yes, but separated by decades and isolated until you go quite a ways back. This sort of pervasive and frequent rioting can’t be waved away with "Oh, the US has riots too, like, once or twice a decade, sometimes."
Written By: Jeremy Bowers
I actually did an article on America’s race riots going back one century. There were about thirty riots of which the primary cause could be said to be racial problems.

Do you know how many took place in southern states? five, and really three of those five were in Miami, and had to do with Cubans and other Caribbean people.

All the rest were in Northern cities or California. I only bring this up because there are still a lot of people who like to bash the south on our racism. Except we mostly get along with each other.
Written By: kyleN
A riot is an ugly thing... und, I tink, that it is chust about time ve had vun

Written By: Ralf Goergens
You bring up the NBA riots or the Red Sox winning the series, well, riots happen in Europe on the same scope and scale after every sporting event!
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
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"A few other riots here and there, yes, but separated by decades"

Obviously you do not live near a college or professional sports team that wins a title.

"Do you know how many took place in southern states? five,"

I have been trying for years to tell people that the south didn’t (and doesn’t) have a monopoly on racism. Good luck.
Written By: timactual
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Ralf, the idea of a German putting up a remark that phonetically contains a German accent somehow makes it all the funnier.
Written By: Billy Hollis
Ralf, the idea of a German putting up a remark that phonetically contains a German accent somehow makes it all the funnier.
Ve haff ze means to make you laff ;)
Written By: Ralf Goergens
"Ve haff ze means to make you laff ;)"

Hence the phrase, ’I laughed till I cried’.
Written By: timactual
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