The French have been the rightful butt of jokes and scorn over their ability to defend their homeland. It seems they’ve never found an armed group they weren’t willing to surrender to. They built a solid reputation during the Reagan administration and in both Iraq wars as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”
The “white flag” jokes are endless. I once suggested we could take over France by sending a platoon of Marines into Paris armed with thousand yard stares. A platoon of women Marines in dress blues.
It seems that this Thanksgiving I’m not having Turkey, I’m eating my words. I offer humble apologies to the French. Really.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has announced he is planning to close down any Mosques which allow extremist clerics to preach following Friday’s deadly attacks.
Security services have increased the level of surveillance on suspected extremists in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January.
However, further measures are now expected after President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency.
Mr. Cazeneuve said he wants the dissolution of ‘mosques where hate is preached’, according to MSNBC.
Some 20 radical clerics were deported during 2015 following the Charlie Hebdo attack. That process is now expected to escalate.
It would appear that the Spirit of Donald Trump has taken over the soul of the far left French government. The French have even gone so far as to close their borders. Heaven forbid the U.S. should take actions that might protect American citizens. Because after all, Muslims are good, peaceful people. Barack Obama was raised among them and he knows.
There are still “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” in our midst only today they’re not an ocean away.
You can bet they’ve torn their “worn once” shirts into white flags.
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