The riots in France have died down fairly quickly, as President Sarkozy took quick action and ordered a crackdown.
About 1,000 policemen and a helicopters with searchlights were deployed to prevent further frolicking by the`youths', as Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie almost tripled the number of law enforcement officers in Villiers-le-Bel, north of Paris, where the riots started.
Contrast this with le Petit jihad in 2005...which Jacque Chirac let run for over three weeks.
Sarkozy said he would have a zero tolerance policy for the rioters, calling their actions `unacceptable' and that those who who fired shots at the police were guilty of `attempted assassination' and would be tracked down and brought to justice. A number of suspects have already been arrested.
"We'll find the gunmen, we'll use all the means needed to find them," President Sarkozy commented after he visited injured policemen in a local hospital.
The worm is turning in France.