Saturday, October 02, 2004

Did They Say France?!

asks Gregory Schreiber as he reads a news report relating to an audio tape attributed to al Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri, saying resistance should carry on even if al Qaeda leaders were killed or arrested.
"We should not wait until U.S., British, French, Jewish, South Korean, Hungarian or Polish forces enter Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen and Algeria before we resist," said the tape, attributed to Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant.

"Let us start resisting now. The interests of America, Britain, Australia, France, Poland, Norway, South Korea and Japan are spread everywhere. They all took part in the invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq or Chechnya or enabled Israel to survive."

Let's see… How can we French leaders explain that to our population in accordance with our usual self-serving opinions? I know! We claim it's all America's fault, the CIA is at the bottom of it all, that in the usual treacherous Yankee fashion, they convinced the simple-minded members of Al Qaeda (rather reasonable fellows, after all, with a vision and only out to battle life's inequalities) to include France as its targets! Bien sûr! That's the only possible explanation! Why didn't we think of it sooner?

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