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    French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    French authorities are searching for links between the stabbing of a soldier outside Paris and the brutal killing of Drummer Lee Rigby by suspected Islamic extremists.
    The French soldier was stabbed in the throat yesterday in the busy La Defense shopping area near the capital. The 23-year-old’s injury is not life-threatening, the Interior Ministry said. His attacker is still on the run.
    President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker was unknown, and warned against jumping to conclusions about the assault .


    French soldier stabbed in Paris - European News | Latest News from Across Europe | The Irish Times - Sun, May 26, 2013

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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    Funny, having read a few immediate reactions to the UK story where posters doubted it was "terrorism" - the French seem in no doubt.

    Knife attack on soldier in Paris treated as terrorism

    French anti-terrorist investigators are handling the case of a soldier stabbed while on duty in Paris on Saturday evening, prosecutors have confirmed.The soldier was wounded as he patrolled the French capital's La Defense business district with two comrades.
    Private First Class Cedric Cordier was approached from behind and stabbed in the neck with a small-bladed knife.
    Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian told reporters that he had been targeted because of his profession.
    His attacker, said to be a bearded man of North African origin, escaped and a police hunt is under way.
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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    I posted a discussion thread about this in Europe subforum too.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/europe...ear-paris.html

    The focus of that one is to discuss how such things happen and why.

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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    This is France, it could be a jealous boyfriend!

    When attacking an armed uniformed soldier while he's on duty is terrorism the meaning's getting a bit stretched.
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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Funny, having read a few immediate reactions to the UK story where posters doubted it was "terrorism" - the French seem in no doubt.



    If it barks like a dog, wags it's tail like a dog, smells and behaves like a dog - it's a dog.
    LOL, attacking uniformed, armed soldiers is terrorism. Jesus you guys will call ANYTHING terrorism.

    D-Day was one of the worst terrorist attacks in history, huh?

    And how the HELL do 3 armed soldiers get attacked by one man with a knife, and he still gets away?

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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    London: Machete terror attack.
    Paris: Cutter terror attack.
    French refinement FTW.

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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    London: Machete terror attack.
    Paris: Cutter terror attack.
    French refinement FTW.
    FTW... "For the win"... After having 3 armed soldiers being attacked by a man with a box cutter, and the man still manages to escape unscathed, I wouldn't be proclaiming ANY kind of win for France right now.

    It would be difficult to lose harder.

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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    FTW... "For the win"... After having 3 armed soldiers being attacked by a man with a box cutter, and the man still manages to escape unscathed, I wouldn't be proclaiming ANY kind of win for France right now.

    It would be difficult to lose harder.
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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    FTW... "For the win"... After having 3 armed soldiers being attacked by a man with a box cutter, and the man still manages to escape unscathed, I wouldn't be proclaiming ANY kind of win for France right now.

    It would be difficult to lose harder.
    Homegrown terrorist went as far as to take the French leave. And people say they do not assimilate? BS.

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    Re: French Soldier stabbed in Paris, Survives

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    LOL, attacking uniformed, armed soldiers is terrorism. Jesus you guys will call ANYTHING terrorism.

    D-Day was one of the worst terrorist attacks in history, huh?

    And how the HELL do 3 armed soldiers get attacked by one man with a knife, and he still gets away?
    You'll point out the military dress of the attacker in Paris to clarify your position?

    You'll point out the military tactics his attack fall under?

    If I (as a civilian) walk up to a soldier and punch him in the face - am I at war with his country? Am I obliged to operate under Geneva rules?

    Your D-Day analogy is one of the most foolish statements I've ever read on the internet.

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