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Subject: French attempt to Assassinate Osama Bin Laden fails
DragonReborn    3/18/2004 8:14:54 AM
Worth a Chuckle. http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-13017592,00.html DRIVER TARGETS 'BIN LADEN' A French artist tried to mow down a pedestrian he thought was Osama bin Laden. The 35-year-old was driving through the French town of Montpellier when he thought he saw the al Qaeda leader walking down the street. Undeterred by CIA intelligence reports that have placed the terror chief in the mountainous tribal region boarding Afghanistan and Pakistan, the motorist put his foot to the floor and tried to take out the lookalike. Lawyer David Mendel said the man, identified as Pierre, was suffering from hallucinations. It was also suggested in court that the defendant had been traumatised by the Madrid bombings, which killed more than 200 people. But Mr Mendel added: "If it was (bin Laden), we would have won $5m." The defendant was given a three-month suspended prison sentence. The pedestrian escaped unhurt.
 
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DragonReborn    RE:Osama in Germany?   3/18/2004 8:20:33 AM
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-13017472,00.html 'HILFE - ICH BIN LADEN' Anti-terror police in Germany swooped when they got a call from a distressed woman crying: "Bin Laden, Bin Laden". More than 20 armed officers surrounded the supermarket in Kaiserslautern where the call came from. But there was not a terrorist in sight - just a cashier who had locked herself in accidentally. In German her "Bin Laden" cry translates as "I'm in the shop." An embarassed police spokesman said: "We cannot take any chances." It means the al Qaeda leader is still on the loose - but where is anyone's guess.
 
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American Kafir    RE:French attempt to Assassinate Osama Bin Laden fails   3/18/2004 8:21:11 AM
Why would a Frenchman believe Osama Bin Laden could move freely through France? Nevermind.
 
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Elbandeedo    RE:French attempt to Assassinate Osama Bin Laden fails   3/18/2004 9:07:45 AM
More to the point, why would a frenchman attempt to kill one of his governments greatest allies? E.
 
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SGTObvious    I think this shows the reality.    3/18/2004 12:14:59 PM
Even the Euros don't beleive their own crap. Have you ever heard of a European going into a panic because he(or she) thought he saw George Bush?
 
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sentinel28a    RE:I think this shows the reality.    3/18/2004 2:35:51 PM
Hey, lay off the Frenchman. He had good intentions! I wonder what he was thinking: "This is for Madrid!" "For 9-11!" "Five million bucks! Monaco, here I come!"
 
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American Kafir    RE:I think this shows the reality.    3/18/2004 4:08:45 PM
>>Even the Euros don't beleive their own crap. Have you ever heard of a European going into a panic because he(or she) thought he saw George Bush<< Would it be too Kafka-esque to point out the French legal system believes trying to capture or kill someone believed to be Osama Bin Laden is grounds for an insanity defense?
 
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chemist    RE:I think this shows the reality/ AK    3/19/2004 1:00:06 AM
You've got to sh++_ing me.
 
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freedom    WOW   3/19/2004 2:06:32 AM
MAybe there is still at least one decent frenchman left
 
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American Kafir    RE:I think this shows the reality/ AK    3/19/2004 7:26:57 AM
I was making a joke. Probably requires some explanation of the French legal system (judges are the prosecutors). Oh well.
 
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