Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'll give you 2 to 1 odds that France surrenders within a week.

France declares war against al-Qaida

PARIS – 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.

4 comments:

Bella said...

Whoa, are 4 of them driving over in a silver beamer to get the job done?

Anonymous said...

More likely a stealth Citroen...

Love the blog

JG

Tom said...

Ya know, I love the "surrender monkeys" jokes a ton... but I have to give the French some props. If it wasn't for the French in the late 1770's-early 1780's, we'd still be a British colony. There weren't too many fighting forces who were badder-ass then the French Foreign Legion. And when they came out of isolation, who taught the Imperial Japanese Army how to fight? Yep, the French. Add in the spirit of the partisians risking their lives to help downed pilots in WW II, etc., and I gotta tip my hats to France.

Plus, when it comes to military situations, they're such great comic relief!!

wirecutter said...

Tom, I'll give 'em all that, But as far as the Legion goes, remember it's only the officers that are french.