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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:57 AM
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Frenchmen told of Iraq 'holy war'
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 11:01 AM by leftchick
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4164337.stm

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The two French journalists released by kidnappers in Iraq last month have told the BBC that their captors supported the goals of Osama Bin Laden.

"We realised they had a jihadist agenda," said one of the ex-hostages, Georges Malbrunot.

Speaking on the BBC's Hardtalk programme, he said one gunman had told him: "We have to bring the fight to Europe... we're in 60 countries now".

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When they asked the kidnappers how they treated US or British hostages they were told: "They are dogs, we kill them".

Mr Malbrunot said he thought the kidnappers were Iraqis, but "some, they told us, were from Yemen, Saudi Arabia".

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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:23 AM
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1. Not a surprise
Bush started an all out crusade, and it is no surprise that it is turning into a holy war.

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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:26 AM
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2. To them it's a holy war, to many bushco supporters it's a holy war, but...
to most in the Bushco corporate run administration it's secretly a war for materials and access to resources. The truth rarely ever coincided with most machinations of a government foisted on the general US populations. I don't think Bushco is making any points for first inroads here either.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:01 PM
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3. For all of the freepers .....
who say bush is strong in the war on terra!

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The former hostages said the kidnappers were happy that US troops were in Afghanistan and Iraq because that gave the jihadists an opportunity to fight them.

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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:40 PM
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4. These fanatics weren't even there before the war.
Now Iraq is infiltrated with the fucker terrorists.
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