South to North and the Sea in Between: Politics of Migration in the Mediterannean

At the beginning of the month, Journalist Farhat Othman criticized the Italian Interior Minister’s visit to Tunisia, observing that an offering of patrol boats, in the guise of support against terrorism and contraband, could only be intended for support against clandestine immigration since it consists of «patrol vessels mandanted by the cooperation agreement linking Tunisia and Italy since 2011 after the massive wave of Tunisians to Italy.» As if to provide a caricature of European politicans obsessed by preserving EU security, Nicolas Sarkozy addressed a cheering crowd of supporters in Nice earlier this week, calling for the «refounding» of the Schengen Area and «a real immigration policy to put an end to social tourism in our country.»

Hollande ou Sarko ? A vous de choisir…

Le choix entre Hollande et “Sarko” doit rester libre au sein de la communauté musulmane de France, du moins dans un hypothétique deuxième tour les voyant aux prises en 2017, une fois que seront défaits les divers partis du premier tour dont, nous l’espérons en majorité, le Front national.

Videos: Obama ignoring Sarkozy… Sarkozy insulting Obama!

While posing for the closing protocol picture during the G20 meeting in London, Obama ignored Sarkozy. Not surprisingly Sarko insulted Obama. He said CON in French, meaning ASSHOLE in English. Here’s the translation for the French reporter’s comments: Behind the protocol of a family picture, there are always signs to read. […]

Des relations normales et non amicales.

Chahuter au cours d’un match de football pour exprimer un mécontentement social ou autre, c’est chose très habituelle. Le premier octobre dernier à Madrid, en Espagne, lors d’un match qui n’était pas amical du tout, plutôt un match de vie ou de mort, les supporters français de l’équipe de Marseille ont été tabassés sans contemplation par la police espagnole.