US airstrikes target French turncoat : This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here

Two European intelligence officials described the former French officer as the highest ranking defector ever to go over to the terrorist group and called his defection one of the most dangerous developments in the West’s long confrontation with al Qaida.

The identity of the officer is a closely guarded secret. Two people, independently of one another, provided the same name, which McClatchy is withholding pending further confirmation. All of the sources agreed that a former French officer was one of the people targeted when the United States struck eight locations occupied by the Nusra Front, al Qaida’s Syrian affiliate. The former officer apparently survived the assault, which included strikes by 47 cruise missiles.

via US airstrikes target French turncoat : This ain’t Hell, but you can see it from here.

This is pegging my weirdo-meter.

And its interesting that we took the shot, on behalf of the French.

5 thoughts on “US airstrikes target French turncoat : This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here”

  1. “French” – I am skeptical. Most likely an Arab, perhaps born in France but nonetheless even less French than you or me. My guess is that another Major Hasan has blown up in the face of the geniuses who think Diversity Is Strength. Bet you the guy was cossetted and promoted and protected despite ample warning of his anti-French views.

    1. Budget cuts have even tougher on the French military. Meanwhile, they’re deployed as often as our troops, in a variety of unpleasant places. Probably had a deployment in which he had to direct actions against his co-religionists while supporting a regime he felt was unclean and unworthy.

    2. Tarl, you’re forgetting your history. 🙂 Algeria was once considered an integral part of France. It’s likely the officer is of Algerian descent.

  2. “47 cruise missiles”?
    At $1.4million/each, with production of TLAMs shutting down at the end of the year.
    Yeah, this seems like a great idea…

    Why not just blast-off and nuke it from orbit?
    It’s the only way to be sure, and it’d probably be cheaper.

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