France on highest alert since 9/11

posted at 4:21 pm on December 26, 2006 by Allahpundit

It’s not about Iraq. It never was.

While a French foreign intelligence service official notes that they are not aware of any specific plots or targets, they are increasing their alert status due to an increasing amount of chatter and information that is emanating from Pakistan and Afghanistan…

The official said “dozens” of Westerners have been trained in North Waziristan and Afghanistan in the past eight months alone and that some have already returned to the West. Most of them were British citizens, said the official, but he added there were some Americans and even a few Frenchmen who, he said, are still being trained.

Based on these pieces of intelligence as well as information shared by the CIA, the French foreign intelligence service thinks that an attack on French soil will be coming in the next few weeks or months.

However, this worry is not shared by any other anti-terrorism police units, which report that “everything is quiet.”

Zawahiri’s threatened them twice in the past three months, first in September when he announced an alliance with Algeria’s Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) and again last week when, in a master stroke of jihadi logic, he prayed for the defeat of “the Crusaders and secularist sons of France.”

The GSPC mean business.

The head of France’s interior ministry terror unit says that three terrorist attacks have been scuppered by his department in the past 18 months. Targets are reported to have included the Paris Metro underground network and Orly, one of Paris’ two major airports…

Senior security forces sources believe jihadi terrorists with experience of fighting western forces in Iraq have been involved in the plots. They follow an Algerian terror group which considers Paris its major target joining forces with international al-Qaeda elements who have declared war on “Crusaders” whether American, British or French. France’s banning of the Islamic headscarf in schools is thought to have added to anti-French feeling among Islamists (a senior Iranian cleric also issued a fatwa against France when the ban came into law)…

76 people have been arrested since June 2005 in connection with GSPC plots.


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Sacre bleu!

Good Lt on December 26, 2006 at 4:23 PM

I wonder now if they understand that those “Baniles” or whatever you call them are already Jihadists in training ?

William Amos on December 26, 2006 at 4:25 PM

Are you kidding me???

OK, who didn’t fax over France’s “We Surrender to Jihadi’s” form to Afghanistan???

There’s that part of me that things that they get what they deserve so to speak simply by burying their heads in the sand.

Then there’s the other side that’s yelling at the top of my lungs through the sound-proof glass,”Wake up, Wake up!!!! They’re coming”

HarryStar on December 26, 2006 at 4:26 PM

Has the alert level in france hit “Yellow” yet ? Or does it immediately go to “White flag” ?

William Amos on December 26, 2006 at 4:33 PM

Forget France, they have either lost already or lack the national will to preserve France for the French.

quax1 on December 26, 2006 at 4:35 PM

You know why they have rear-view mirrors in French tanks? So they can see the battle!

France will be surrendering to the jihadis any day now. Anyone surprised?

stonemeister on December 26, 2006 at 4:40 PM

Hm, maybe the aligator will eat them first?

:)

One Angry Christian on December 26, 2006 at 4:46 PM

Headscarf ban? That’s just their *excuse*. The REAL reason they’re goin’ after Fwance is the same reason they started attacking Iraqi civilians, because the jihadis know they’re losing and they need an easy win, so they go after the *soft targets*. They know the Fwench will surrender, just like Spai … Andalusia.

Tony737 on December 26, 2006 at 4:46 PM

If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to want a glass of milk. Now that he has some cheese, he wants some French wine to go with it.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 26, 2006 at 4:55 PM

I question the timing.

Maybe all those carbeques the past two years were just an appetizer.

JammieWearingFool on December 26, 2006 at 5:10 PM

Surrender? That is redundant, how can you surrender a surrender? France gave up decades ago.

Maybe the U.N. needs to set up a “Oil for W(h)ine” program.

right2bright on December 26, 2006 at 5:28 PM

The French Foreign Legion Is one of the most powerfull fighting forces in the world but thier own government won’t let them kick some jihaidi butts. It will just be a matter of time before they wake up, for thier sake I hope sooner than later. Maybeafter they give another pay increase to the ones who deserve a raise for taking 5 months off for the jihaid will be suffice. LOL I doubt it !!

bones47 on December 26, 2006 at 5:38 PM

Hey StoneMeister, ya know why Fwance lines their streets with trees?

So the Germans can march in the shade!

Tony737 on December 26, 2006 at 5:56 PM

So, like, once the jihadists take over France and set-up a puppet government, we’re not plannning to go in and liberated them again, are we?

Because if we are ,I have to get busy and update/edit George Patton’s (George C. Scott’s) speech (the one we all know, and love).

CyberCipher on December 26, 2006 at 6:10 PM

BREAKING NEWS- French Terror Alert..

AP and UPI reported that the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “run” to “hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “surrender” and “collaborate.” The raise was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed France’s white flag factory, thereby disabling its military.

(Not original, but worth repeating.)

JiangxiDad on December 26, 2006 at 6:11 PM

As Charles Martel continues to spin in his grave…

Does anyone in that God forsaking country remember the battle of Tours? It should stick out in memory as that rare beast, a French Victory! Now the descendants of those same Franks (I will NOT call them Frenchmen) are giving away the shop without firing a shot. Wonderful. Even the occasional gleam of light (Sarkozy et al) seems to be doomed by their bloody minded multiculturalism. Perhaps all is not lost, but a culture that has lost it’s will to live usually does not survive long…

Militant Bibliophile on December 26, 2006 at 6:20 PM

I thought it was so they had more places to hang white flags.

Talon on December 26, 2006 at 6:23 PM

Jacque – Some free advice – have then bastards over for a nice dinner (don’t let your dogs come to the table), some escargot and pigeon (no poke) and a couple bottles of the finest French white wine (better not pop the cork). At this point in a peaceful voice freakin remind then how you opposed the USA and rest of the free world when they attacked Iraq and Afghanistan, how you repeatedly refused air space and how you allow the wannabe Jihadist in the slums of Paris burn cars for kicks on the weekend (not much else for wannabe jihadist to do in gay Paris). DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE TAKE THE BASTARDS TO THE RIVE GAUCHE OR ANY CABARET SHOWS. Then get on your freakin hands and knees and offer to kiss their ass or whatever you French guys? do. Cry loudly, whine a little, you know the routine. I am sure that you and your enlightened country will be spared. If they balk – give President Bush a call and repeat all of the previous steps. CRY VERY LOUD>

iam7545 on December 26, 2006 at 6:39 PM

You know how many Frenchman it takes to Liberate Paris?

Nobody knows, it’s never been tried.

We should of left the Germans in France.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 26, 2006 at 7:16 PM

from “run” to “hide”

Very good Jiang!

I’ve got two words for the Fwench:

Vichy … collaborators.

Tony737 on December 26, 2006 at 7:24 PM

In the words of the Redneck Prophet – Larry the Cable Guy – this here is funny –
hat tip – cbinflux @ LGF –

Conservative Rocker Ted Nugent on Hunting

Nugent, an avid hunter, was being interviewed by a French journalist.

The journalist asked, “What do you think the last thought is in the mind of a deer before you shoot it? Is it, “Are you my friend?” or is it “Are you the one who killed my brother?”

Nugent replied, “Deer aren’t capable of that kind of thinking. All they care about is, ‘What am I going to eat next, what am I going to screw next, and can I run fast enough to get away from its mate. They are very much like the French.”

iam7545 on December 26, 2006 at 9:13 PM

Vive le Jihad! Start bakin’ the “quah-saunts”…they are crescent-shaped, ya know…

JetBoy on December 26, 2006 at 9:53 PM

Burn Paris burn… I will never ever care if the Islamic scum burn France… the USA has been backstabbed to many times to give a rats ass..

retired on December 27, 2006 at 12:13 AM

By the end of next year I predict this will be the Headline of Le Monde: Nous rendons Mohamed

RichSchein on December 27, 2006 at 12:45 AM

Don’t laugh too hard at the French. As was noted, the Foreign Legion are world class fighters, who also enjoy the respect of the Army and Marines as tough hombres. In fact, the Marines and the Legion have been training together in Djibouti since 2003.

Also, not too long ago, the President of France announced that some of his submarine borne nuclear missiles would be tasked to retaliate for acts of terrorism against France.

It is true they don’t see eye-to-eye with us on many things. And members of their government were in cahoots with Saddam in the “oil for food” scam. But they supplied significant intelligence to us in OIF and OIF II and continue to cooperate in sharing intelligence.

It is their leadership that we ought to be deriding, not their soldiers.

georgej on December 27, 2006 at 7:25 AM

On the subject of “foreign legions,” the Boston Globe reports that the military is trying to recruit more non-citizens into the armed forces to over come alleged recruiting problems.

The armed forces, already struggling to meet recruiting goals, are considering expanding the number of noncitizens in the ranks — including disputed proposals to open recruiting stations overseas and putting more immigrants on a faster track to US citizenship if they volunteer — according to Pentagon officials.

The article is pure liberal, MSM, bullshit. The armed forces have consistently met or exceeded it’s recruiting goals for the last 5 years. And the re-enlistment rate is higher than it has been since the Gulf War. It’s leftwing, liberal, lying MSM crap trying to drum up opposititon to the war. And it is being pushed by the Democrats (the Treason Party) as well.

“With today’s demands placing such a high strain on our service members, it becomes more crucial than ever that we work to alleviate their burden,” said Representative Ike Skelton , a Missouri Democrat who is set to chair the House Armed Services Committee,

Another trumped-up reason for “amnesty.”

More lying bullshit:

And military recruiters, fighting the perception that signing up means a ticket to Baghdad, have had to rely on financial incentives and lower standards to meet their quotas.

and

The Hispanic rights advocacy group National Council of La Raza has said the plan sends the wrong message that Americans themselves are not willing to sacrifice to defend their country. Officials have also raised concerns that immigrants would be disproportionately sent to the front lines as “cannon fodder” in any conflict.

The author of this lying piece of MSM drek was Bryan Bender.

georgej on December 27, 2006 at 8:20 AM

Does jony cary look French…???…

I wonder if jony cary…who served in Vietnam ….briefly…will negotiate the surrender…???

areseaoh on December 28, 2006 at 10:45 AM