Friday, December 16, 2005

Terror thoughts

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Paris raid nets arms haul: "French police said yesterday they had found explosives, detonators and guns stashed in a suburban Paris garage in swoops this week that have netted 28 suspected Islamist militants, apparently with links to al-Qaida in Iraq.

Interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy said that questioning suspects detained on Monday had led to arms seizure in Clichy-sous-Bois, outer Paris, on Wednesday. 'A certain number of terrorists, in order to finance their activities, are involved in organised crime,' Mr Sarkozy said, appearing to confirm earlier reports that the gang raised cash through armed robberies rather than carrying out terrorist attacks.

Among arms found were a kilo of TNT, 19 sticks of dynamite, 10 standard detonators - one capable of being set off by remote control - fuses, rifles, bulletproof vests, and French gendarmerie and special forces uniforms, police said."

Your probably already thinking this, but that is enough stuff to do a TON of damage. You also might be thinking, "Hey, the French did this?". Here's another thought, France. Those weapons were likely aimed at you, despite the policy of capitulation. The Boston Globe reports that "...the suspects had used robberies to fund potential terror groups, possibly including movements tied to Al Qaeda in Iraq."

So maybe the insurgents aren't insurgents after all, and just terrorists having to fight in their backyard, rather then ours.

So, the war on terror continues, and we are not losing. (I'll bet you won't see this story anywhere else though).

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