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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(only 9 years late but hey at least they finally see the light...)
Better late than never.
“We landed on the Moon!” - Lloyd Christmas
Took ‘em long enough!
“There is no religion that sanctions what can only be described as cold-blooded murder,”
Wanna bet Sarko?
did the Frenchies surrender yet?
If only our own President had such guts ... we’d be a respected nation ... again.
What party? We never declared war.
Pardon me if i take a wait and see attitude on this.
They surrendered to Al Qaeda an hour after this announcement.
Problem is that Stroker has all but declared war on the US.
Won’t that mean invading their suburbs?
France had better prepare for Urban Warfare....in France.
They already have urban warfare in France.Its largely under reported. The police there have been taking sniper rounds.And cars are again burning in the streets, as Muslim youth riot and pillage.
You’d think that from all those Muslim riots in France the past few years would have lit a fire under their ass...
Where’s Charles (the Hammer) Martel when you need him!??
Oddly enough, all of the hotels in Vichy have been booked in the last 24 hours.
That's what I was going to say -- not exact words, but exact sentiment, and I couldn't have said it better.
How bad is it in 2010?
The French think we’re gutless pussies....
Question One: If all out war breaks out in the streets of France and Sarky asks for military aide From the USA will Obama send troops?
Question Two: If Obama does send troops which side will he help, "His" Allies or America's Ally France?
France declares war against al-Qaida
Is this satire? The Onion maybe...???
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