Authorities are losing the ongoing Intifada-Turf War with French youths.
After the announcement by the Greater Paris Transit Authority (RATP) that it was studying alternative bus routes in the hopes of avoiding ambushes and torchings, Socialist Party Presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn has called for the removal of all riot police transport vehicles from the suburbs as a sort of peace offering in the hopes of calming things down during this One Year Anniversary of the 2005 riots. He referred to certain suburbs as "militarily occupied areas" and said that French youths who mill about aimlessly in these neighborhoods should not be treated as if they were on "Indian reservations". Once again, no mention was made of France's second largest religion (which is France's most practiced one). The cries of Allah Akbar are not being heard in the 16th arrondissement or on the rue Solférino.
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that a special police force will now travel aboard buses circulating in the problem areas.