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Sarkozy, EU Officials Trade Blows in Roma Row

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

French President Nicolas Sarkozy gets emphatic during a news conference Thursday at an EU foreign policy summit in Brussels.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy fired back Thursday at European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who had previously let fly about France’s controversial move to dismantle Roma camps and deport occupants thereof to other countries.  —KA


French President Nicolas Sarkozy has described comments by an EU commissioner about Roma deportations from France as “outrageous.”

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding appeared to compare France’s actions to persecutions in Nazi-occupied France.

“The disgusting and shameful words that were used—World War II, the evocation of the Jews—was something that shocked us deeply,” Mr. Sarkozy said.

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By gerard, September 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm Link to this comment

Guess us white folks always gotta have some darker skins to push around—even though that scene is so OVER.  We can’t keep from dragging it up again and again.  Sort of like the corporate greed thing:
We (the minority at the top) are “superior” to the lower class, peasants, commoners—whatever—because, because, because, and in order to hold onto our (wealth, superiority, supremacy, dominance) we have to maintain power over, abuse, exile, exclude, punish, persecute, kick them out—whatever it takes to sit on top of somebody. Anybody.
  That is because we actually don’t have the brains to figure out a better way to live with them.
  “First they came for the Jews . . . . ” We all know the rest of that story—but we don’t want to admit it.

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By skulz fontaine, September 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm Link to this comment

Nico the sark says, “well of course we’re gonna deport the Roma. Cause if they
ain’t frogs well, we can’t eats ‘em.”

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By berniem, September 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm Link to this comment

Apparently ol’ Nick has been in touch with Jan over in Arizona. Maybe if the EU worked a little harder to bring the Balkans into the 21st century those folks may go home. Then again, maybe not, given how things have gone in that part of the world since at least the days of Vlad the Impaler!

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