According to CNN, my country is burning. A violent revolution started, army and police are fighting for the survival of the State...

  1. the riots are mostly caused by gangs, or people waiting for the best occasion to create chaos ; what happened ten days ago in the northern surburbs of Paris was just a pretext. As a reminder, two young guys the police was running after broke a fence and hid inside an electrical high-voltage transformer! They died electrocuted, how surprising. It's that police's fault? Of course not. Then Sarkozy, the minister, came and used a few harsh words. Nothing that should really trigger a strong reaction unless you are an extremist in politically correct language. During a night riot, a tear gas grenade landed inside a mosquee and that gave another pretext to violence. Oh come on, when the police is attacked at night from everywhere (they even received bicycles from the 7th floor of a building!) and replies, can you really blame them if a tear gas grenade lands in an unexpected place? That happens, unfortunately.
  2. every year, during new year's eve, gangs burn cars in many places. Everybody here knows it. It's just unusual it happens another day of the year...
  3. they burned cars, elementary schools, McDonald's restaurants, busses (I saw an italian tourist bus burned Porte de Pantin yesterday... poor italian tourists!!!) and even a few companies.

Ok, a lot of suburbs are abandoned, plagued by drug traffic. Ok, muslim fundamentalism is rising there more than anywhere else because of (a) poverty (b) Saudi-Arabian money injected into mosquees ; tha wahabits are not famous for their tolerance. But normal people do NOT simulate a fire to attack firefighters! Normal people do NOT express anger using a rifle against cops. Normal people do NOT throw on cops 20 kilogram objects from the 7th floor. Normal people do NOT burn their neighbour's car because the neighbour is exactly in the same situation of poverty! Normal people want order, not chaos. Rioters want chaos. And rioters, proud imbeciles, are very well playing Le Pen's game and Le Pen is remarkably silent these days. Expect a +5% for his party in polls after the end of the riots.