Skip to comments.Bomb found on French railway
Posted on 04/20/2006 1:50:34 AM PDT by MadIvan
A bomb capable of damaging track and derailing a high-speed train was found on the Paris-Nantes rail line in western France yesterday.
Anti-terrorist police launched an investigation after the device, a plastic tube containing chlorate fuel wired to a battery-operated timer, was seen by a railway worker during a routine track inspection near Angers.
There were no reports of any group admitting responsibility.
One official said the timer had gone off without causing the bomb to explode, adding: "If it had done, it could have damaged the track and caused a derailment."
Two years ago, a group calling itself AZF tried to blackmail the French government by threatening to bomb TGV lines. One device was planted, but bore no resemblance to yesterday's bomb.
So, I guess we can expect another shortage of White Flags in France next week.
The problem in this case is that it's unclear to whom the French should surrender.
Men... It's burn the village, kill all the animals and rape all the women! By God let's get it right this time.
My bad. I thought this was about a French desert!!
Then I surrendered to reason.
Damn, I was killing the women, raping the village and burning the animals. How come I didn't get the memo?
Hmm, indeed. The group attempting to bomb the French railway two years ago...their bomb didn't resemble the device found yesterday. No mention of other possible suspects. How odd.
This is clearly the action of misguided, unemployed French-African youths. How could anyone even conceive that muslims might be involved? This is nothing that a hefty dose of social spending and more hiring flexability won't cure (provided the college kids don't riot).
France is so screwed.
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