View Full Version : French open fire in Ivory Coast

Wounded Ronin
11/24/2004 6:05pm,

This video was linked to at the above URL: http://radioci.embaci.com/englishdownload/frenchsoldiersshootingcivilians2.mpg

Be warned, the video is 1.) really big, like 100 megs, and 2.) is extremely graphic, as it shows people who were shot.

Although some people allege that the French just went and opened up on civilians, I don't believe that this can be proven with this video clip. You don't hear a *huge* amount of gunfire, and it's possible that the people who were hit that the tape shows were hit by accident.

In any case, suffice it to say that the situation in the Ivory Coast is a nasty one.

11/25/2004 6:27pm,
The French still wants to maintain their colonies.

Its a nasty situation. I am sympathictic to the French civilians who have been terrorized. At the same time I would condone the French forces killing Ivory Coast civilians.

11/25/2004 11:57pm,
I beat you to it, like a week ago. (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=18731)

"Search" is your friend.

El Tejon
11/26/2004 1:18pm,
Dai, that the media is covering up this slaughter is no mystery. The French get a pass on everything as long as they are appropriately socialist.

Hmmm, I'm still waiting for the "NO BLOOD FOR COCOA!" signs to be carried around by chicks with hairy legs. Oh, wait, war is O.K. if you are French. :icon_roll

Wounded Ronin
11/26/2004 1:22pm,
I beat you to it, like a week ago. (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=18731)

"Search" is your friend.

I thought Search was broken.

In any case, in the other thread, no one discussed whether or not the French just randomly opened up on the civilians. Clearly, some civilians were hit, but based on the video I don't believe the French just opened up in the crowd at random.

Other opinions?