Great quote, thanks for sharing! How little things change.
French armies were in N. Africa during the period before the first empire. In a biography of Napoleon I, I remember that he said:
Arabs make bad enemies and worse allies
I still remember reading of the incident in which Bonaparte had to put down an uprising in Cairo during his Egyptian Campaign. The muzzies had killed one of Bonaparte’s aides and threw his body in a pit of dogs. They then took refuge in a mosque, much as they do today. Bonaparte’s order: “Exterminate all within the mosque”.
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