Wednesday, October 25, 2006

And the Walls come tumbling down...wait, stop!

Check this out....The French Foreign Minister, Philippe Douste-Blazy, declared last week he has changed his opinion on Israel’s controversial separation barrier in light of its drastic effect on terror, forcing French authorities to clarify their position on the issue.

The barrier, which separates the West Bank from the rest of Israel, has garnered much criticism for creating a ghetto-style situation for the Palestinians and for allegedly appropriating Palestinian land on the Israeli side.

But although the French government has been critical of it since the start of its construction four years ago, Douste-Blazy has now reversed the feeling.

“I have significantly evolved on the matter of the separation fence” said Douste-Blazy on French Jewish television TFJ on Thursday. “Although the wall was a moral and ethical problem for me, when I realised terror attacks were reduced by 80 percent in the areas where the wall was erected, I understood I didn’t have the right to think that way.”

Mon Dieu. Color me Chirac! Maybe they'll erect a wall around the Parisian ghetto's to keep the ethnic arsonists away from the rest of the peaceful populace. They should take steps to integrate them more, but that's another topic. Hey France...check out what China's doing over yonder along the N. Korean border....no surprise, it's a fence.

1 comment:

Dr. Duke Nukem said...

Yes, the French have had a mixed reaction to walls. As long as they're erected by the Soviets or the Chinese, there's no problem. But oh, those blasted, warlike, illiberal Semites!