Is a French guy the sniper?
I doubt it — (insert your own surrender joke here).
It’s not “French marksman”, it’s “French cocksman”.
He’s been gone since August and they just noticed?
WOW! A shooting surrender monkey…
I heard the deserter was of Yugoslavian origin, although a French citizen. Could it be that he’s a Kosovar or Bosnian Muslim, perhaps with links to Al-Qaeda, biding his time? Sometimes the most dangerous thing you can do is to save people from certain death at the hands of the likes of Milosevic!
He aims, he pulls the trigger and out pops a white flag on a stick.
The French have an ‘elite military school?’ Who knew?
This sort of reminds me of an old satirewire article.
When I was stationed in Germany, this was my favorite French Military joke:
Did you hear about the new French tank?
It has twelve gears in reverse, one in forward for when attacked from behind.
All the French soldiers I met, despite the jokes, were brave, decent, honorable, professional soldiers. The joke is still funny, though.
The French (and Europeans in general) have only one redeeming quality that I can think of.They love American blues music and helped keep it alive in the 60′s and 70′s when U.S. bluesmen could’nt find an audience in the states.Luther Allison lived in Paris for years.For that I’ve gotta give them the benefit of the doubt.
For Sale: French Army surplus rifle. Never fired. Only dropped once.
“I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”
- French Soldier, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
“I drain my nasal passages at you. You tiny little wiper of other peoples bottoms”
As further proof that the French are not marksmen, when Forsyth was writing “The Day of the Jackal”, a novel about the French OAS hiring a hitman to kill Charles DeGaulle, he had to use a British national as the sniper for believability.
Several French military officers were suspected of passing information to Serbs and Bosnian Serbs…I believe one was even convicted of doing so. There’s been a long connection between France and Serbia.
So if we’re offering theories, why not an ethnic Serb who’s enacting revenge for the bombing of Belgrade?