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France declares war against al-Qaida

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As John McClane would say, welcome to the party, pal.

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I understand their anger, but things can only go further downhill from here.

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Let the assassins loose on all members of al qaida. James bond type sh@t! You know all our countries got them. Let them loose, old west style.

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You apparetnly watch too much James Bond genji. If there were even ten such men in the world al-Quaida would have been done for before they even started.

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MistWizard, too true!

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ah I guess so...just wishful thinking. Fighting terror is a fight you cant win...just tired of hearing about so much violence.

Sad thing is, what are the stats on these foreign trained nationals that the west trains to fight terrorists, then using these tactics and becoming terrorists themselves?

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France has declared war on al-Qaida...

Too little, too late....just like the French.

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As I said, when other countries get sick and tired of the PC game and finally realise the truth, the gloves will eventually come off and they will eventually throw the "laws" out the window. I remember about a few years back someone said, "When we have real peace in the world, people will fight savagely to keep it."

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Welcome to the real world France.

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While France is chasing Al-Quaide around in third world countries, France itself is rapidly becoming an islamic republic.

Truly a bizarre situation.

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Can't wait for a Japanese declaration on AQ too, like nine years late o.0

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When did the French grow some cajones? With their history of capitulation to the enemy, this is quite a surprise!

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MistWizard genji17 is right about the fact that every country has these type of guys (maybe not so James Bond-ish) but we do have then.

The problem is if we use them the so-called "human rights" groups will have a fit if we do.

Just look at their reaction on finding out through the leaked Afghanistan documents and the revelation that there is a special unit with a list of 70 or so terrorist leaders to be hunted down and killed or captures if possible.

They are already screaming about this unit being a "hit scad" no trial or jury and these people's (and I use the term people very broadly) rights.

France has a large Muslim population and as such was reluctant to take a to hard line on this issue but with things getting worse domestically and now its citizens being targeted internationally its present government finds itself in a position that it now has enough support domestically to actually act on this.

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3 words... French Foreign Legion

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"Too little, too late....just like the French."

....just like the Americans!

but this is just words they have already been fighting and spending their countries resources on this.

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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 terrorists killed a French aid worker taken hostage in April.

I'm confused.

For the French, the move may have backfired. The al-Qaida group said in an audio message broadcast Sunday that it had killed Germaneau in retaliation for the raid.

Before or after?

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willi,

"While France is chasing Al-Quaide around in third world countries, France itself is rapidly becoming an islamic republic."

Heh, only in your anti-islamic conspiracy world, with the reality on the groung being the exact opposite.

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A strange title for the thread, France has been at war with al-Qaida since the invasion of Afghanistan. Then President Jacques Chirac was the first foreign head of state to fly over the ruins of the WTC....

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Wait for attacks in markets in Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Algeria.

Algeria has already a big fundamentalist problem.

Expect even attacks in France itself.

Almost all western countries felt in the fundamentalist trap. Maybe people would realize this is not a conventional war that can't be win by just a annihilating some other country. Sending them flowers won't work either.

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MrDog: Before or after?

The French sent a search and destroy team but the hostage was nowhere to be found. Learning that the French tried to save the hostage, they decided to execute him.

Before France declaring war against al-Halluf

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"Too little, too late....just like the French."

....just like the Americans!<

To what bail the French out as soon as they have an attack on their soil?? IE Germany ?

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How long before they surrender?

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Oooh. Once upon a time Don Quixote tilted at some windmills. Scary stuff!

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It is too late now , France has to be very carefull with muslims in france and not to hurt them anyway.

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“It’s important to make that kind of announcement,” Francois Gere said. “I think it’s made of the same stuff” as former U.S. President George W. Bush’s tough line on al-Qaida.

This says it all....

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"France has been at war with al-Qaida since the invasion of Afghanistan"

Not according to the French. The French prime minister just announced this yesterday.

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Great headline - but I am waiting for 'Liechtenstein declares war against al-Qaida'

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Well I can't say I was expecting to see that headline.

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It's not a private fight, anyone can join.

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Wonder if they'll do as well as they did in 1914 or 1940? Perhaps they could parachute in mimes to bore al-Qaida to death. It is odd how a country with such a crappy record of fighting could produce some of the toughest troops in the world (French Foreign Legion) - but then I don't think very many of them are French.

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Don't get fooled. Sarkozy has too many problems, so he wants the people's attention to be outside of the country. Also, he wanted to rescue the hostage in a secret mission, but it failed.Now he has no choice than to perform the revenger. 2 birds with one stone thing...

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starting war for political reasons.. what an idiot Sarkozy.. shame on you.

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France shouldn't have declared war. They've never declared a war they can't surrender. Quiet war may have sufficed better.

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starting war for political reasons.. what an idiot Sarkozy.. shame on you.

All the wars were started for political reasons.

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The seek them here, they seek them there.

Them Frenchies seek them everywhere.

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Who does Sarkozy think he is fooling ? France is fighting Al-Quaida since September 11. Man, this guy is really the worst and most dishonest french president that ever lived.

To WILLI,

"While France is chasing Al-Quaide around in third world countries, France itself is rapidly becoming an islamic republic."

Please explain to me how is France becoming an islamic republic...

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"Please explain to me how is France becoming an islamic republic..."

Yes, I'd appreciate further clarification too.

Willi?

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FromEurope-

All the wars were started for political reasons.

yes i know and yes you are right, and that is why i don't support any war. and i'm angry especially because france is my second home.

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fishy - As I said, it's just Sarkozy's stage performance. He has a big problem with Woerth-Bettencourt case. He wants the people to talk about something else. In a few weeks, he won't talk about the "War against A.Q." anymore.

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Actually, no media in France talk about this "War against A.Q." anymore.

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France is fighting al-Qaida.They declared a war on em. If I understand the majority of people on this website that is proof that France created al-Qaida.

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