French troops MG crowd in Côte d'Ivoire

#1
USMC guy shoots insurgent possible playing possum, round-the-clock media outcry. Some Ivorians moon the French, and get shot at. Reports indicate 60 casualities. World press practically ignores it.

With video (scroll down - gets gory towards the end):

http://www.freewillblog.com/index.php/weblog/comments/4745
 

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#2
This is just disgusting !

Typical frog, too much, too heavy and goes on for much too long. An assault on innocents.

I'm only talking of the damn video !
Downloads quick enough allright - don't even have to click on anything - just fires itself at you.
It drones on & on before much happens then drones on again afterwards.

I'm glad there was a couple of intermissions while they changed reels so's I could take a leak & get some scoff.

Bloody frogs !

Even their newsreels are pretentious and boring !
 
#4
Watched the whole vid, not disputing the injuries, but there were armed militia guys in the crowd. Why did the French open fire? The crowd was right up to the road/hedge at one point, sound was crap were warnings given?

As for why the press arnt onto it, well Chirac was here, they speak French not English and we hate em all anyway :wink:
 
#6
ViroBono said:
Algeria part 2, anyone?
Reckon So, they are bunch of arrogant sods, they never learn, now instead of preaching, the are learning the hard way.

Chirac is no Napeleon and we all know what happened to him.

When his term of office finishes, the courts await him for his manipulation of funds whilst Mayor of Paris, Ah Pollies what a shower of Shite they are :evil:

Incidentally I am having no joy with the link, anyone got one that works :)
 
#7
Were there armed militia guys? I didn't see them. But what would the media have done if it had been the Spams in the same position????? :?: :?:

A direct link to the video is:

http://www.freewillblog.com/ivoryhigh.wmv

Try opening it in Media Player
 
#9
No I don't think its faked. The 'edited' bits are probably just where he's turned his camera on and off again. I've seen videos like this from Africa before. Ones which graphically show executions and the like and they have loads of cuts, but there's definetley nothing faked about the shootings.

On a lighter note what about the protesters mooning the french in the beginning and the lad waving his tooth brush and toothpaste at them? Even the africans notice french hygene standards...

Overall this video sums up africa for me. Chanting, probably drugged up crowds getting shot up. Sad to say there'll be no end to it in Africa for a long time.
 
#10
Hehe, yes I have to take my hat off to them for the mooning, that was a class act. I found it interesting that the crowds hung around for so long during/after the gunfire but then again I'm assuming that they are used to it (in a sense) and just take thier chances.

Bloody French.
 
#11
Off topic slightly, does anyone have a link for the 'History of French warfare'? Starts with the Romans and hence them getting beaten by the Italians even before they were Italians etc - can't find it though.
 
#12
fas_et_gloria said:
Off topic slightly, does anyone have a link for the 'History of French warfare'? Starts with the Romans and hence them getting beaten by the Italians even before they were Italians etc - can't find it though.
Go to google, type "french military victories" into the search box, & then hit "I'm feeling lucky". Then click on the alternative search it suggests.

Enjoy!
:twisted:
 
#13
The UN move to ban arms sales to the Ivory Coast , and the IC UN Ambassador is there giving it large on the podium.

60+ Ivorians machinegunned at the hands of la salle Francais and not a peep from that worthy?

The Video;

3.16 in , the French Platoon Commander says , give them 10 rounds rapid over their heads, as evidenced by some members of the crowd sitting up and watching proceedings. I don't care where or who you are, when the 5.56 starts arriving at waist height, you break and run and scream.

9.00 in , a man is in l'hopital getting patched up. Cameraman at obvious pains trying not to include the man's cammies

10.00-16.00 in . Crowd breach the cordon sanitaire around the AMX , PC says "Le Dix rounds rapidement" crowd goes firm then back up again for more chants of Liberte. Firing continues , injuries to crowd shown, ranging from gunshot?, injuries to people fainting.

17.00 in, crowd start to reassemble.

18.00 in . Distressing shot of a local with no head.

19.15 - 2 UN SUV's shown burning.

Now, the question is this.

Did the French open fire on a crowd and start dropping them for the sheer fun of it.

Or were they trying to extract UN personnel in danger of being caught by the same people that have been attacking anyone with a white skin for the last month?

Yes the film is very clumsily edited.
 
#14
PartTimePongo said:
The UN move to ban arms sales to the Ivory Coast , and the IC UN Ambassador is there giving it large on the podium.

60+ Ivorians machinegunned at the hands of la salle Francais and not a peep from that worthy?

The Video;

3.16 in , the French Platoon Commander says , give them 10 rounds rapid over their heads, as evidenced by some members of the crowd sitting up and watching proceedings. I don't care where or who you are, when the 5.56 starts arriving at waist height, you break and run and scream.

9.00 in , a man is in l'hopital getting patched up. Cameraman at obvious pains trying not to include the man's cammies

10.00-16.00 in . Crowd breach the cordon sanitaire around the AMX , PC says "Le Deux rounds rapidement" crowd goes firm then back up again for more chants of Liberte. Firing continues , injuries to crowd shown, ranging from gunshot?, injuries to people fainting.

17.00 in, crowd start to reassemble.

18.00 in . Distressing shot of a local with no head.

19.15 - 2 UN SUV's shown burning.

Now, the question is this.

Did the French open fire on a crowd and start dropping them for the sheer fun of it.

Or were they trying to extract UN personnel in danger of being caught by the same people that have been attacking anyone with a white skin for the last month?

Yes the film is very clumsily edited.
fair point, but not faked in that it looks like there are genuine injuries. I'm not goining to make judgments on who did the killing. The lords knows they prefer chopping eachother up more than they do the white man...
 
#15
PartTimePongo said:
Now, the question is this.

Did the French open fire on a crowd and start dropping them for the sheer fun of it.

Or were they trying to extract UN personnel in danger of being caught by the same people that have been attacking anyone with a white skin for the last month?

Yes the film is very clumsily edited.
From the video you can't see whether the cheese munchers were justified in opening fire or not. But whatever happened, there was some serious collateral.

My point was rather that had the same thing happened with the Spams, every media outlet in the world would have been all over it like starving rabid dogs for days, and would make the previous USMC episode look like it had occupied a small slot on the local news in Cumbria...
 
#16
Yes, but it’s a matter of perspective surely, the perspective of the 'perpetrator' if you like. There are surely significant differences between the two cases in terms of how they are bound to be addressed. I’m not saying its right, mind you. So;

The Yanks set themselves up as 'crusaders' (GWB's word not mine – somebody help us!) and thus ought to be whiter than white if they put themselves on the big white horse. Or at the very least need to appear to be so.

The Yanks for their own political/ politically correct ends actually embed reporters with the troops (and then seem surprised when they see things...)

The whole 'whole world against Islam thing' can only be exacerbated by one more member of the Ummah being offed on camera. Which makes it a) more damaging and b) thus more valuable to the journalists. And it’s just one more straw to add to the camel’s back for any number of people who might one day contemplate joining the bad guys.

Outside of the immediate environment how much global support is there for rioters in Cote d’I?

Everyone knows the Frogs just don’t care anyway. In a way it’s their most/only likeable characteristic – so long as you are not personally/nationally on the wrong end of it. If they want something they go and get it, and b*gger everyone else. I can think of any number of times when the same attitude from our own government wouldn’t have gone amiss. Think of that Legion Etranger Coy Comd who drove his convoy through the Bosnian VCP after having been stopped [for having camouflaged vehs which should have been UN white] with the words, ‘my men will not go into battle in vehicles painted the colour of cowardice’.

In a nutshell it’s the same story we see every day in the media of all colours. Normal bloke gets made redundant when there is a growing need for his trade (can’t think of any particular job that fits this bill off the top of my head…) small two inch column on page 93; denizen of the Big Brother house sneezes/has sex change/breathes and walks at the same time, (delete as applicable) and it’s front page (continued on pages 2-1547) news. The US are the celebrities of the moment.
 
#18
Thanks Stoatman, got it. There is another link on the first Google page - takes you to a page in ripped off google house style which reads, "Did you mean to type 'French Military defeats' " :lol:

Nukes are expensive though, wouldn't it be cheaper to GM some kind of garlic virus?
 
#19
TheWarden said:
SAVE ENERGY..........................NUKE FRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nah, pave it. We need more parking 8O
 

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