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French spy chief: al-Qaida not destroyed
NJ.COM ^

Posted on 01/23/2004 4:59:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Edited on 07/06/2004 6:39:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PARIS (AP) The al-Qaida network has been severely destabilized but not destroyed by the war on terror and still represents a "very motivated and very dangerous" threat, the head of France's domestic intelligence agency said Friday.

At the same time, French intelligence has over the past 18 months monitored "a surge in strength" by terror cells that have no organizational links with al-Qaida but which "exist all over Europe," Pierre de Bousquet de Florian said in an interview with The Associated Press.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedafrance; france; globaljihad; jihadineurope

1 posted on 01/23/2004 4:59:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"'Among the thousands of Islamic fighters who fled Afghanistan after the U.S.-led war against al-Qaida and the Taliban there, many found refuge in the Persian Gulf and Iraq,' he said."
2 posted on 01/23/2004 5:03:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Sub-Driver
French intelligence has over the past 18 months monitored "a surge in strength" by terror cells that have no organizational links with al-Qaida but which "exist all over Europe,"

In short, terrorism is a central aspect of Muslim activism throughout Europe.

3 posted on 01/23/2004 5:11:37 PM PST by witnesstothefall
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To: Sub-Driver
It seems the French have also caught on to the Religion Of Peace.
4 posted on 01/23/2004 5:16:04 PM PST by Gritty ("My joy will be complete when parts of my body fly in all directions"-Reem Al-Reyashi{Hamas bomber})
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To: Sub-Driver
"French Intelligence"
roflmao... pmp...
5 posted on 01/23/2004 5:18:49 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2
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To: witnesstothefall
I'd say they have more to worry about - the 5th Column...
6 posted on 01/23/2004 5:24:33 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Robert_Paulson2
French Intelligence" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- roflmao... pmp...

That's funny? Did 3000 French citizens get killed in a coordinated terrorist attack on one day?

Is their President a laughing stock and object of scorn and disgust all over the world because they invaded a nation on intelligence about WMD's that was "mistaken" at best?

Do French intel agencies point fingers at each other and "leak" stories against each other to cover their beaucratic behinds?

Since 9/11 and the "mistaken" WMD intel- not one resignation in any American intel agency or for that matter any Federal beaucracy whatsoever.

I wouldn't be laughing at French intelligence. I would be crying over American.

7 posted on 01/23/2004 5:31:07 PM PST by Burkeman1 ("If you see ten troubles comin down the road, nine will run into the ditch before they reach you")
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To: Robert_Paulson2
oxymoron
8 posted on 01/23/2004 5:31:57 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Love Mars threads myself- I think you posted the wrong response to the wrong guy:)
10 posted on 01/23/2004 5:55:04 PM PST by Burkeman1 ("If you see ten troubles comin down the road, nine will run into the ditch before they reach you")
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To: Robert_Paulson2
"French Intelligence"

"roflmao... pmp..."

LOL...ditto
11 posted on 01/23/2004 5:58:34 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: Burkeman1
I did... and asked them to pull it in less than three seconds...
You my friend have had too much caffeine! and were on it faster than I could spit on the floor...

so much for MY intelligence... heh heh...
12 posted on 01/23/2004 6:21:57 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Arpege92
well known secret:
the french web admins have been the last to close their websubmit engines to auto submitters.. aka "spam"...

but they sure as hell are arrogant about it.
13 posted on 01/23/2004 6:24:17 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Robert_Paulson2
I am a coffee lover! Pegged!
14 posted on 01/23/2004 6:30:24 PM PST by Burkeman1 ("If you see ten troubles comin down the road, nine will run into the ditch before they reach you")
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