Some Problems Run Deep
Unveiling the Complex Realities Behind France's Intense Riots
The riots in France, following the death of a teenager with Algerian and Moroccan roots at the hands of the police, have revealed deep-seated issues with uncontrolled immigration and tension with the Black and Arab communities living in economically marginalized urban areas of the country.
The violence is often attributed to the combination of poverty and discrimination, with some suggesting that the ongoing social issues in France's economically deprived regions contribute to their susceptibility to volatility.
Conversely, there are individuals who view the riots primarily as an issue of preserving law and order or fatal mass immigration. They contend that gangs and petty criminals are capitalizing on the anger triggered by a tragic death to justify instigating chaos.
Nevertheless, the situation may be even more dire than both perspectives propose.
FRANCE'S STRUGGLE AGAINST EXTERNAL PRESSURE AND PURSUIT OF AUTONOMY
Some analysts assert that the intricate operation unfolding can be attributed to the actions orchestrated by the Anglo-Saxons in response to France's recent misconduct.
According to this perspective, the ongoing crisis is rooted in the historically strained relationship between the French ruling elites and the Anglo-American imperial establishment, which has spanned across centuries. While a thorough exploration of this relationship would require extensive examination in multiple volumes, we will now concentrate on more recent events.
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, President George W. Bush made a definitive statement that emphasized a binary choice: “you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists.” This declaration was not merely rhetorical; it signaled the intent of the US government to strengthen the unipolar global order, eliminate its adversaries, establish dominant influence, and pursue its Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
France has consistently rejected the role of a subservient partner, an unquestioning ally, or even a vassal to the Anglo-American Empire. It has persistently posed a challenge to the empire during crucial junctures, leading to disagreements and conflicts between the two sides over the past two decades. Here are a few notable instances:
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