Skip to comments.France declares war against al-Qaida
Posted on 07/27/2010 2:56:37 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
PARIS (AP) - France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network's North African branch, after the terror network killed a French aid worker it took hostage in April.
The declaration and attack marked a shift in strategy for France, usually discrete about its behind-the-scenes battle against terrorism.
"We are at war with al-Qaida," Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Tuesday, a day after President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the death of 78-year-old hostage Michel Germaneau.
The humanitarian worker had been abducted April 20 or 22 in Niger by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, and was later taken to Mali, officials said.
The killers will "not go unpunished," Sarkozy said in unusually strong language, given France's habit of employing quiet cooperation with its regional alliesMauritania, Mali, Niger and Algeriain which the al-Qaida franchise was spawned amid an Islamist insurgency.
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Shit, at least they “declared war”...
WHO would have thunk it on September 12, 2001: Hussein surrendering to terrorists, while the Frogs start whackin’ ‘em. I don’t know whether to cry or laugh.
Hmmm...I haven’t seen this on FoxNews today...?
If this is true, then they have at least 8 million Muslim foot soldiers surrounding Paris they’ll have to deal with. And those foot soldiers have been rioting and burning cars for years already.
War? Really? They’d better get serious at home before they worry about Al Queda elsewhere...
Get me out of this rabbit hole.
Wow....I thought the French always skipped the fighting part and went straight to surrender. It has been said they no longer fire canons on Bastille Day because the French Army instictively surrendered.
Anyway, talk is cheap. Let us see some serious and lasting action France.
Maybe we could get Sarko to come over here and have France, uh...lend us a hand...again.
Viva la France. Welcome to war, compatriots.
Even the French have more guts than Obasturd.
Yeah, I like a good “Frog” joke as much as the next guy myself, and the French can be pretty irritating.
But it gets old after a while, especially when people (like many of the other posters on this thread) display shocking ignorance of military history. People have no idea what France endured in WWI, as your post pointed out. NOTHING in the US military experience remotely resembles the horror of Verdun, for example.
Also, even the pst-war French can be pretty ruthless and violent when it suits them.
When Qadaffi invaded Chad in the 1980s, French air strikes crushed the Libyan air force, and they then provided the Chadians with Milan anti-tank missiles, which they mounted in the flatbeds of Toyota pickup trucks and used to rather amusingly completely massacre large Libyan tank formations (hence the “Toyota War”.)
What are the American Leftists going to do?
The Europeans they so idolize are moving to the right.
The French think were gutless pussies....
And the Mexicans know we are!
When the USS Cole got hit, it was the FRENCH who came to our aid and kept our sailors alive. The French are not the enemy.
Vive la France!....and good hunting!
I think that that sentiment should apply more to the spineless congress, but I heartily agree!
Ils ne passeront pas.
Alright, that makes it. It really is the end of the world.
Vive la France!
We are at war with al-Qaida,”
Well at least somebody has the ballz to be. Good for them!