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Gallic shrug now Gallic 'sigh of relief' : Dr. Pipes predictions proven

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Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), Nov 14, 2005 at 15:57

Deja vu all over again.

Dr. Pipe's predictions proven not only in record time but almost verbatim.

"...The French can respond in three ways. They can feel guilty and appease the rioters with prerogatives and the "massive investment plan" some are demanding. Or they can heave a sigh of relief when it ends and, as they did after earlier crises, return to business as usual..."
Dr. Daniel Pipes Nov. 8 2005

The Australian News Nov. 14, 2005

THE French have had enough of the riots that are sullying their international reputation as the land of civility, as well as liberty, equality and fraternity.

By the end of last week, there was a collective sense of relief as the nightly toll of burnt cars, and torched schools, nurseries, gyms, warehouses and small businesses rapidly diminished.




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