Confused Kidnappers

or maybe they know something no one else does...

Iraq Kidnappers Denounce French Presence
From Associated Press
December 28, 2005 3:40 PM EST

CAIRO, Egypt - Militants on Wednesday released a video of a French engineer kidnapped in Iraq three weeks ago and denounced the "illegal French presence" in the country, the Arab news channel Al-Arabiya reported.

The video, an excerpt of which was aired on the satellite channel, showed the hostage, identified as Bernard Planche, sitting on a chair with two armed men on either side of him.

"I am sorry for everything that has happened ... I want to thank all those who are trying to help me," Planche said. He identified himself as "Bernard" and said he worked on water projects in Baghdad.

The name of a previous unknown militant group, called "Monitoring For Iraq," was shown in the corner of the footage.

Al-Arabiya said the militants denounced the "illegal French presence" in Iraq and demanded the withdrawal of French troops from the country, although it did not play that segment. France has not sent forces to Iraq.

Planche, an engineer working for a non-governmental organization called AACCESS, was kidnapped Dec. 5 on his way to work at a water plant in downtown Baghdad.
Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
VerminWA said:
Manchester_Rogue said:
France has troops?
Yes, they come from other countries and are known as The Foreign Legion
Maybe some of these quotes will help!

"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these
drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by
prostitutes." Mark Twain.

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French
one behind me." General George S. Patton.

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your
accordion." Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

"We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it."
Marge Simpson

"As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure" Jacques Chirac,
President of France "As far as France is concerned, you're right."
Rush Limbaugh.

"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is
sitting in Paris sipping coffee." Regis Philbin.

"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any
better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore. True, you can sit
outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more
stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whisky I
don't know." P.J O'Rourke (1989).

"You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of
the1940s who was still trying to dine out on her looks, but doesn't
have the face for it." John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona.

"You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because
he hates America, he loves mistresses and wears a beret. He is French,
people." Conan O'Brien

"I don't know why people are surprised that France won't help us get
Saddam out of Iraq. After all, France wouldn't help us get Hitler out
of France either" Jay Leno.

"The last time the French asked for 'more proof' it came marching into
Paris under a German flag." David Letterman

"Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in
Canada." Ted Nugent.

"War without France would be like ... uh ... World War II." ?

"The favorite bumper sticker in Washington D.C. right now is one that
says 'First Iraq, then France.'" Tom Brokaw.

"What do you expect from a culture and a nation that exerted more of
its national will fighting against Disney World and Big Macs than the
Dennis Miller.

"It is important to remember that the French have always been there
when they needed us." Alan Kent

"They've taken their own precautions against al-Qa'ida. To prepare
for an attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag,
and a three-day supply of mistresses in the house." Argus Hamilton

"Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being
advertised on eBay the other day -- the description was, 'Never fired.
Dropped once.'" Rep. Roy Blunt (MO)

"The French will only agree to go to war when we've proven we've
found truffles in Iraq." Dennis Miller

"Raise your right hand if you like the French ... raise both hands if
you are French." ?

Q. What did the mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered
the city in WWII?
A. Table for 100,000 m'sieur?

"Do you know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris? It's not
known, it's never been tried." Rep. R. Blount (MO)

"Do you know it only took Germany three days to conquer France in
WWII? And that's because it was raining."
John Xereas, Manager, DC Improv.

The AP and UPI reported that the French Government announced after the
London bombings that it has raised its terror alert level from Run to
Hide. The only two higher levels in France are Surrender and Collaborate.
The rise in the alert level was precipitated by a recent fire which
destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively disabling their

French Ban Fireworks at Euro Disney
(AP), Paris, March 5, 2003
The French Government announced today that it is imposing a ban on the
use of fireworks at Euro Disney. The decision comes the day after a
nightly fireworks display at the park, located just 30 miles outside
of Paris, caused the soldiers at a nearby French Army garrison to
surrender to a group of Czech tourists
Spams forgetting how the french helped them form their country in the first place . :oops: if they had stayed loyal could have fought the french instead of backing them . :)


Why are there so many trees in Paris?

So that the Germans can march in the shade!
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