Skip to comments.Reports: Plot to attack Paris subway, airport thwarted.
Posted on 09/27/2005 7:16:40 AM PDT by HHKrepublican
PARIS - Authorities fear that a suspected Islamic terror cell broken up in France was plotting attacks on the Paris subway, an airport and an intelligence agency's headquarters, newspapers said Tuesday.
Police arrested nine people Monday in the sweep, including an Islamic militant previously convicted on terrorism charges and freed from prison two years ago, officials said.
Le Figaro and Le Parisien newspapers said the alleged cell's suspected targets included the Metro, a Paris airport and the Paris headquarters of the Directorate for Territorial Surveillance, or DST, a police intelligence and counterterrorism agency.
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I wouldn't consider that a badge of honor.
Interesting stats. The ones I have put the losses at 200,000 soldiers and 115,000 civilians.
No link, alas, it comes from a US Army booklet that was given to US GIs serving in France.
Hmmm, I remember that Crucifixes and the Star of David symbols were also banned...but I don't recall any terror plots by Catholics or Jews against France...
Thanks for the post, but I have seen other stats than what Wikepedia has.
France also has a policy in place that we could learn from ourselves. They basically maintain a standing policy of immediately deporting anyone who gets up in a mosque and calls on his followers to engage in jihad against the French people, government, etc. No deportation hearings, no agonizing over the "rights of the accused," and no concern over underwear on someone's head . . . they just put the guy on the next Air Jihad flight to some Middle Eastern rat-hole and are done with him.
You're right. We do have something to learn from them.
They want to kill us all, so i'm hoping the French are 'getting it" now. However, since the attack was thwarted the lesson will probably no sink in.
are consistent with others.
One site compiles them,
so you can check out
the range of "accepted" deaths.
Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Man-made Megadeaths of the Twentieth Century
Ellis: 92,000 (1940), 30,000 (in exile)
Info. Please: 201,568
Small & Singer: 210,000 (w/Allies), 2,500 (Vichy, w/Axis)
Britannica: 213,324 (incl. 1,200 Vichy)
Clodfelter: 245,000 incl...
213,324 KIA, which incl. 2,653 Vichy
KIA, 1939-40 War: 92,000
KIA, Free French, 1940-45: 58,000
Alsatian French conscripts KIA w/German army: 40,000
POW Deaths: 40,000
From bombing: 60,000
Nazi terror: 90,000
Forced labor in Germany: 40,000
German concentration camps: 160,000
"Reports: France Suspects Plotted Subway, Airport Attacks"
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Police arrested nine people Monday, including an Islamic militant previously convicted on terrorism charges and freed from prison two years ago, officials said.
Le Figaro and Le Parisien newspapers said the alleged cell's suspected targets included the Metro, a Paris airport and the Paris headquarters of the Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (search), or DST, a police intelligence and counterterrorism agency. The reports did not identify the airport.
Le Figaro said the suspected cell allegedly had Al Qaeda (search) contacts and that some of its members had knowledge of explosives."