I ran across this commentary on the violence today from Michelle Malkin, who does a fantastic job of collecting interesting stories and pulling them into the "larger picture."
Here is the gripping line from Ed Morissey: The riots have a purpose, and they have a central control structure -- and that means someone wants to make specific gains from attacking France.
Fascinating thought: it looks like both commentators are saying that some terrorist group is instigating the violence in France and using it as a way to make demands of the French government, i.e. "give us what we want and the violence will stop." An interesting form of international blackmail, eh? If it were true . . .
THE DISAPPEARING FRENCH RIOT STORY
Ed Morrissey notes the American media's loss of interest in the Muslim immigrant riots in France:
Does the American media suffer from ADHD and find themselves incapable of following an important story for longer than ten days? Or do they find themselves increasingly unable to explain the serious and continued violence despite the bribery and politically-correct strategies employed by French security forces? It seems to me that the media cannot bring themselves to admit that the uprising has more behind it than bored youths looking to blow off some steam and acting spontaneously and unilaterally. The riots have a purpose, and they have a central control structure -- and that means someone wants to make specific gains from attacking France.
Who could that be? Don't count on the Times or the Post to find that out for you.