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Al Qaeda Declares War on France

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Al Qaeda has announced an alliance with the Algerian terror gang known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, to take revenge against the imperialist crusading… French? Al-Qaida joins with group against France.

PARIS - Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests.

Current and former French officials specializing in terrorism said Thursday that an al-Qaida alliance with the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, known by its French initials GSPC, was cause for concern.

Al-Qaida’s No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, announced the “blessed union” in a video posted this week on the Internet to mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.

France’s leader have repeatedly warned that the decision not to join the U.S.-led war in Iraq would not shield the country from Islamic terrorism. French participation in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon could give extremists another reason to strike.

That last paragraph is a hoot. The first sentence states that France is a target no matter how they try to appease Islam. Then the second sentence states that France is a target because of their participation in the UN Lebanon force.

Poor France. They just can’t win for surrendering.

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